Price paid: $ 800
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 9
You can get pretty much any sound out of this guitar ranging from brutal death metal, to twangy country. The EMGs can get a little harsh on the clean channel but come on, they're active EMGs! With distortion this thing sounds amazing. The pickups give it a really warm, thick tone. With the coil taps you can get pretty close to a Strat or Tele sound, although there is a noticeable drop in volume when using the coil tap feature.
Overall Impression — 10
I mainly play metal, blues, and classic rock. This guitar suits just about any style. I can get some heavy Cradle Of Filth sounds, as well as twangy Black Crowes sounds out of it. Even though this guitar is mainly geared towards metalheads, I would recommend it to any other musician as well.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I don't play live, but so far this guitar is very reliable. I've accidentally banged it against walls and stuff pretty hard a few times, and there isn't a single scratch on it. I replaced the strap buttons with DiMarzio clip locks, but I'm sure the original strap buttons would be very reliable.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
Factory setup was pretty decent. There was a lot of buzzing on the low e string, but it was easily fixed by adjusting the truss rod and saddle height. Other than that the action is perfect. The thin, wide neck is perfect for fast, comfortable shredding. Another thing I love about this guitar is the intonation. Out of all the guitars I own, this one has absolutely PERFECT intonation. Every single note and chord sounds perfectly in tune.
Features — 10
This guitar has a scarlet burst finish, PRS designed tuners, PRS designed tremolo, a 24 fret ebony fretboard with bat inlays, and EMG pickups with coil taps. Also has a volume knob, tone knob, and a 3 way pickup selector