When pop virtuoso John Mayer and master guitar builder Paul Reed Smith unveiled their new PRS Silver Sky in March, the online message boards erupted with the white-hot intensity of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. While many guitarists were excited by the six-string creation, others were, eh, shall we say…less enthused.
“Nothing to see here,” groused one irate Tweet, “it’s just a Fender Stratocaster with a PRS neck and headstock.”
“It’s a goddamn betrayal of two great guitar companies,” thundered a host of other Facebook trolls.
And this was before anyone had a chance to play or hear one.