Hey all, I just started following this thread a few days ago. I guess the type of gear you choose is a part your style right?
Originally Posted by gomestar
I've owned a handful of PRS guitars (custom 22, 24, McCarty) but ended up parting with all of them. They're beautiful and perfectly crafted instruments. I got a small ding on the custom 24, and I was completely mortified. I couldn't deal with the perfectness.
I bought a lovely Charcoal Burst Custom 24 used. It had a few dings and scratches on it, but was a good price for what it was and makes me less precious about it. The great things about the PRS I've tried are the playability and sustain, build quality is up there. I love the contours of the carved top, but still prefer the feel of the rounded curves of my Strats, though the new S2 range may fit in the spot right between utility and quality instrument owning the PRS badge. Pickups are useful, but a little too hot for my liking (59/09). May swap to lower output stuff for better response and classic sounds. Oh, Piobaire, I still keep going back to my Strat (decent Chinese made Squier that I've upgraded over time), so definitely get a Strat!
I'm surprised no one's mentioned this yet: Isn't it "TONE IS ALL IN THE FINGERS"?