Price paid: $ 664
Purchased from: Musician's Friend
Sound — 10
I play hard rock, heavy metal, pop-punk, and some blues. This guitar is great for all of those styles and more. I usually play it through my Marshall MG100HFX half stack and it sounds amazing. The neck pickup produces really rich sounds, and the bridge pickup sounds amazing with some distortion. You can get pretty much any sound you want out of this guitar.
Overall Impression — 10
I have no complaints about this guitar. It perfectly suits my needs/wants, and I couldn't be happier with it. I've heard that guitars from Korea are crappy. In this case, that is totally not true. This guitar can hold its ground against any other. The only thing that can pass this up is the U.S. Made Custom 24. If this guitar were stolen, I would track down who took it, and beat them to death with a shovel. I absolutely love this guitar. It is my new #1. But don't just take my word for it. Try one out!
Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar can withstand anything I throw at it, although I am a little afraid to play it too hard because it looks so gorgeous. It does go out of tune if you use the tremolo too much, but that's not a surprise. I will put some locking tuners on it eventually to help fix that. I will absolutely use this at a gig, but I would have a backup because of the tremolo. Then again, I always have a backup guitar anyway.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar came out of the box ready to play. The neck feels great; it's slightly thinner than what I'm used to, but it is also easier to wrap your hands around. I was pretty much a Les Paul only guy, but that's all changing because of this PRS. It came with D'Addario strings from the factory, but I put some Ernie Ball .10s on it. It feels even better now.
Features — 10
- Made in Korea - Flat flamed maple top - Mahogany body - Maple neck - Rosewood fretboard with bird inlays - 24 frets (obviously) - PRS designed tuners, bridge, and pickups - 1 volume, 1 tone, and 3 way switch - Mine has an Orange finish