1 Sligo Ray 3 years ago So, I had my first real PRS experience today. I've ignored these for years, dismissed them as wannabes and furniture, without really considering them as an option. But I've been in the market for a number one guitar that would be versatile, functional for my playing needs, and of good quality for a medium price. So they have swung onto my radar amongst other options. I was curious after viewing the fairly serious marketing of a scientific and prolonged investigation into all things important to the solid body that PRS presents. Because my interest comes more from a Les Paul end of the spectrum, I had decided to concentrate on trying the singlecut varieties. I played a Mark Tremonti Custom, Santana, and the Marty Friedman all signature SE series. The finish and construction was good on all of them for the price point. I was surprised by how chunky the necks were. I found the 25" scale length on two of them a bit like playing my SG, but with the bulk of an LP body. Overall I was a bit surprised by the overall concept of them. They actually made me think 1970s rather than 80s, which shows my stereotype of them was flawed! And while the time spent on them was short and not through my own amp, I was struck by how characterless they seemed, which surprised me. Now, I'm not suggesting a vs. Gretsch critique here, I just figure members here are a knowledgeable bunch about guitars in general and might offer some useful insights about these. While I was initially predisposed to dismiss these, I was actually surprised at how little they rang my bell. Any thoughts?