Price paid: $ 3800
Sound — 10
Flippin' amazing, nothing can touch it. I've got a '80s Les Paul Standard, use to think it was untouchable tonewise. Blows that piece a shit out of the water. Thick, rich, and talk about sustain and articulation. tight all around. In a word, perfection. It's a PRS come on.
Overall Impression — 10
Great guitar, recommend it to anyone. I play rock/metal, it's solid for anything I want to play. I like to think I've spent a lot of time thinking about and developing my tone, and there is no amount of little magic boxes, or amps/speaker cabs that would have given me tone like this. no one could ever steal it from me because I would never take out of my sight.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Bullet proof, and that's it. Solid as it gets. Although I still gig with a backup, strings break and shit happens. It is perfect in every way, although you do have to be carefull with the nitro finish, it's a little more delecate than your Standard poly urethane. But the benefits of it are pure tone, which is amazing.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I've never seen a guitar with this level of craftsmenship, this thing was flawless right out of the box. I have never played anything like this in my entire life, I've got a pretty wide collection ranging from USA Jacksons, Gibsons, Ibanez, ESP, USA Strats, and none of them can touch this thing. It is my first prs, and it's all PRS for me from here on out. It's ridiculous.
Features — 9
I got the artist package, it's Orange. this is the greatest guitar ever concieved. It is your basic cut but with wicked inlays, brazillian RW fretboard/headstock, gold hardware, and the damn coolest quilt ever. I went with the WF neck carve, and the stoptail (endless sustain). the only complaint I have is the rotary switch, but I had it switched to a 3-way toggle and a push/pull. Rating it a 9 cause of rotor thing and there so damn expensive, and for that much money the thing better be able to fly.