Gut Rumbles

April 25, 2006

it's pretty

I've never played one of these guitars, but the one he's considering sure is pretty. I just wish that he had mentioned the price.

Any of you readers familiar with Paul Reed Smith guitars? Do they play and sound as good as they look? Can you save me some searching and tell me the price range?

I really like name "Swamp Ash Special." I'll bet that you can't say "Swamp Ash Special" three times fast without... well, you probably can see where I'm going here.

"Swamp Ash Special." Sounds like a good name for a kick-ass rock & roll band to me.


Try Ebay.

Posted by: mark on April 25, 2006 01:20 PM

Not to spill a bean but I'm paying $1,400 for it.

Posted by: BlogDog on April 25, 2006 02:45 PM

I searched for it and it said "please email for price"

Posted by: Monica on April 25, 2006 03:15 PM

I played one a long time ago... I think "honey-butter" is about the right description for how they play. Rather like a Les Paul Custom.

Posted by: middy on April 25, 2006 05:13 PM

I have one. It is as if you combined a Les Paul with a Strat. I couldn't decide between those two and once I "tried on" the PRS, that was it.

Posted by: Jim -PRS on April 25, 2006 05:37 PM

I've always lusted for one, but could never afford it. If you're set on getting one, try Guitar Center in Atlanta. You can play one before you buy it.

Posted by: Mrite on April 25, 2006 08:39 PM

Oh, and don't forget about "The Swamp Fox" Tony Joe White... obviously he found the swamp reference to be pretty kick-ass too.

Posted by: Big Daddy 2x4 on April 25, 2006 11:49 PM

yeah, it's pretty. "hand made" in a small factory too. had a guy i worked with in a grateful dead-ish band used one. i had a stratocaster with a whammy bar and a les paul. these days i've got a stratocaster with a whammy bar and a les paul(an '81-'82 ish with a SOLID, not laminated back. haha, try to find that for 1400 bucks these days. anyways, they have a 25 inch scale length so they are inbetween fenders and gibsons. but dang, the ultimate desert island is a tele with a humbucker in the neck anyway. drive nails and play too!

hang in there, rob!

Posted by: richard on April 25, 2006 11:57 PM

I know a couple of people who play Paul Reed Smith guitars you may have heard of -- Carlos Santana and Donnie Cogdell.

Posted by: Cop 1 on April 28, 2006 04:38 PM
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