Not really amazing...people are going to hear what they want to hear and then justify it in a way that suits them...That's world's apart, if you care about this stuff.
Amazing, really, that nobody can't seem to get this right still.
it's a silly argument because you could put a pair of Seth Lovers in a Les Paul Studio or an Epi and it would be better value than the PRS.The '59 sounds a LOT better to me, but I will echo what most others have said - put some Antiquities in the PRS and it will be a much closer call.
In the real world a '59 burst won't be out gigging down your local pub and would likely be languishing in a safe somewhere, not doing what it was designed to do. Given that scenario the PRS wins for me.Beyond the sound, it's also the tactile sensation of each guitar which is also going to affect how you play.
While the 2 guitars are close enough now in a mix, pickup swap or not, who would be foolish enough to prefer the PRS to a 59 burst in the real world, unless you just don't know any better?!