John Mayer PRS Silver Sky: An upcoming new maple neck version?

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The PRS Silver Sky rumour mill went into overdrive again this weekend, as images emerged of Mr Mayer playing live with a maple neck/fretboard version of his signature model. John Mayer PRS Silver Sky with a maple neck The PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Signature model usually comes with a rosewood fretboard, so when the […]

John Mayer Silver Sky SE: Is PRS building a cheaper model?

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At the beginning of 2018, PRS presented a brand new signature electric guitar designed in cooperation with John Mayer. It looked pretty much like a Fender Stratocaster with some modifications including, of course, a PRS headstock. Bit given that not everyone can afford that, we thought PRS might do well to introduce a cheaper SE version. Now it […]

Amp modelling vs Tube Amps: Has ‘digital’ won the guitar tone war?

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Recently, the “tube amps versus modelling” debate has heated up online. Products like Line 6’s Helix, Fractal Audio’s FM3, Hotone’s Ampera and, of course, the Kemper Profiler are getting closer and closer to the sounds of real classic valve amps. Recently, players like John Mayer and even Mark Knopfler have used guitar modellers live during concerts, instead […]

How to tell a fake PRS John Mayer Silver Sky guitar from the real thing

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Unfortunately, the guitar market is replete with fakes and copies of respected brands. We’ve all seen our fair share of copies of famous models by Fender and Gibson. This week, a bunch of suspiciously cheap instruments advertised as PRS John Mayer Silver Sky guitars have turned up on the internet. The only problem is, they’re not. Not […]

T-Rex files for bankruptcy: Is this the end of a popular pedal brand?

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In recent years T-Rex has made a name for itself with the Replicator delay pedal, a real tape echo in pedal form. Then there was the Replicator Junior and the attempt to revive the Binson Echorec. Above all, the company has been known for making great boutique effects pedals and pedalboard power supplies. Now news […]

Watch John Mayer play the insane new Tosin Abasi Larada 8-string guitar

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Abasi Concepts is the company run by guitarist Tosin Abasi that’s had, shall we say, a bit of a difficult start. I reported about the new Larada models during Winter NAMM, but now the firm has released some official specifications and pricing. After the Frank Falbo incident nearly brought the company to its knees, Abasi Concepts seems to have recovered […]

NAMM 2019: Is John Mayer about to release a PRS SE Silver Sky?

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John Mayer has just posted on Instagram teasing what may well be a new PRS guitar release and after last year’s Silver Sky tease and then release, the guitar world could be arguing over this new product throughout 2019! SE Silver Sky? Are we about to get a PRS SE version of the Silver Sky […]

Top 5 Guitars of 2018 by Fender, PRS, Ibanez, Reverend and Lucem

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For me, 2018 has been a pretty epic year for guitarists. We’ve had some amazing new gear and advances in both guitar design and technology. Some of them have even been quite controversial for the reserved ‘old guard’ of guitarists…  Top Gear 2018 Okay, I’m going to say it and I have no qualms about […]

PRS John Mayer Silver Sky prototype teased on Instagram

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The PRS John Mayer Silver Sky signature guitar could be available in new colours soon! John Mayer has just posted a photo on Instagram of a Silver Sky model with a finish  we haven’t seen before. Silver Sky Colour Version 5.0.1 According to My Mayer’s Instagram post, it is currently called Colour Version 5.0.1. It also […]

PRS launches four new ‘Experience PRS 2018’ Limited Edition models

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PRS is launching three new semi-hollow models: the McCarty 594 Semi-Hollow, McCarty Singlecut 594 and the Special Semi-hollow. They look very similar to a guitar it built for John Mayer, as part of its Experience PRS 2018 campaign. The US maker is also offering a Private Stock McCarty ‘Graveyard Limited’ model made from Michigan red maple. […]