I have the PRS bug pretty hard right now. There's no PRS dealer near me so I'm going to have to make a special trip. But on the off chance there is a deal that I can't pass up, I want to be pretty educated on what (I think) I want. I play a bit of everything and intend this guitar to kind of be my "everything" guitar. So I'm mostly looking at the newer models with the 5-way blade switch. The first battle for me is Custom 22 vs. Custom 24. This is a battle for me for a couple reasons. I'm swinging 24 at the moment because I like the idea of the neck pickup being closer to the bridge. Neck pickups always seem woofy to me and I think this would help with some of the higher gain lead stuff I do from time to time. But then my fear of the 24 is other guitars I have played with 24 frets generally feel cramped. But I think PRS combatted that issues with the way they extended the fingerboard and shift the bridge. So it might just be a matter of me just getting used to it. Next issue is that I hear the Custom 24s sound thinner overall. I don't know what contributes to this beyond what I mentioned about about the neck pickup. And really, that seems like a plus to me to have a "brighter" neck pickup. And finally... The neck shapes. The only current neck shape I have played is the Pattern shape. I loved it. I like big necks though, however, I'm not one to fret over neck shape too much. I have an SG with a pretty big neck and a Kirn Tele with a boat style neck that are just super comfy. I also have a Strat Plus that has a pretty thin neck. So I can jive with about whatever unless it gets too thin. When we are getting to Ibanez territory, my hands cramp. So the idea of the Pattern Thin neck scares me a bunch, but those are the models I see the most of on the 24s opposed to the Pattern Regular. So help me out guys, what do you think about all this? I'm mostly concerned about the possible "thinner" tone and the neck shapes.