So perhaps the maple neck is more of the snappy culprit in the PRS example.This one is a bolt-on, mahogany neck.
I've owned a CE-24 and a Custom 24 for a couple decades and I definitely think the CE is more "snappy". The same difference can be said for this Tele and my LPs but I don't think the difference is simply swapping out the four bolts and neck plate for glue. The heels are different, the mounting surface area is different, the overall geometry is different.
It's fun talking "what ifs" or "can you" do this or that and that's exactly why I built mine. But, if you want an LP...buy an LP. If carve-tops aren't your thing, buy a Special with humbuckers. If single-cuts don't float your boat, buy a SG or DC. All of those get much much closer to the real thing than a Fender-styled guitar ever would
Yes I really just wanted to open a discussion about the ingredients and see what everyone thought about the different variables before going down the partscaster rabbit hole again lol. Maybe it's best to just throw some PAFs in my Squier Strat and see what happens. Needs new electronics anyways. Thanks for sharing your experience and the cool TeleGib.