I'm in the process of buying a new guitar and am looking seriously at the PRS SE custom, http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/product/reviews?base_pid=519370&g=guitar&rpp=10&page=2 which is a little steeper in price compared to my other option

the Fender Standard Strat with humbuckers http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-FSR-Standard-Strat-HSS?sku=517584

I love playin hard rock, rock, classic, and some occasional blues riffs, I play with a Peavey Rage 158 amp, it's not for gigs or anything, but i find it great for around the house

I'd appreciate any advice from guys that own either or both, thanks for the help
I'd go with the Strat if you're going to be playing those genres, it seems better suited.

Though, the PRS is a great guitar for any genre IMO..
For your styles i'd take the PRS SE custom. It's a great guitar and sounds like it'll be perfect for your styles.
would u suggest the tremol or hard tail? I'm afraid to go w/ the tremolo and it be a piece of crap and out of tune constantly. and is the PRS really worth the extra bang for the buck?
Trem is all preference, and PRS make great trems that will last you as long as you don't do any crazy Floyd Rose dives.

Yes, they ARE worth the extra cash.
PRS SE hands down. its an amazing guitat that can handle those styles very well and much more. Its worth the cash dude. Just go for it.
PRS Singlecut Trem

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