I didn't really look at other guitars when I bought this guitar. I had
previously owned a PRS McCarty Soapbar, and I had my eye on the
Brazilian ever since it was in the store. I traded my soap bar in and paid
the extra cash for the Brazilian
Great guitar. Worth the money. If you are looking for a cheaper PRS
model I recently played a CE 22 and it sounded pretty good.
Price: $2600.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Buffalo Brothers Guitar
Double cut-away carved top body
Natural maple binding
2 McCarty Humbuckers with hybrid finish (chrome cover, gold screws)
one piece wraparound tailpice with hybrid finish (chrome with gold studs)
"ten-top" quilt maple dyed orange
Natural mahogany back
Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, headstock overlay, and trussrod cover
Satin finished indian rosewood neck
Vintage style tuners hybrid finish
Abalone bird inlays on fingerboard
Abalone Bird Inlaid "Paul Reed Smith" signature on headstock
Excellent action, possibly the best guitar I have ever played
The necks satin finish feels extremely smooth and it is easy to play on
I do not see any flaws in this guitar
Excellent sound quality.
Goes from a blues sound, all the way to hard rock or whatever else you
want do do with it.
I have not had to adjust it at all and I have had it about 8 months.
All hardware is in excellent condition.
I wouldn't know about climate changes (living in San Diego, the weather is
always the same)