#1
I'm planning on purchasing a new guitar in the $600-$800 USD range. I want an H-H, non-tremolo, semi-hollowbody that's fairly versatile. So far I'm down to 3 choices:

PRS SE Custom Semi-Hollowbody:http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/PRS-Guitars-SE-Custom-SemiHollow-Electric-Guitar?sku=514461

PRS SE Custom Sem-Hollowbody w/ Soapbars: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/PRS-Guitars-SE-Custom-Semi-Hollow-Soapbar-Electric-Guitar?sku=515827

Fender '72 Tele Thinline*: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-72-Classic-Telecaster-Thinline-Electric-Guitar?sku=510474

*the thinline is $750 at my local guitar center.

Also, is there any noticeable difference between the soapbars and the humbuckers? If not, I'd be happy to grab the soapbar PRS for $500.

I'm open to other suggestions, as well.
#3
thanks for the clarification regarding the soapbars. Are they about halfway in between single coils and humbuckers? I'm going to assume they hum, also.
#4
Personally, out of the ones you are looking at, I would go with the Fender Tele Thinline. I've never been a real fan of PRS guitars (Lacking in tone IMO). The Thinlines are great for what they are.
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