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I agree with this 100%. Mine is a 2004 with a rosewood neck, and it feels nothing like a Les Paul, especially not mine which is a R7. Still feel old school in a way, but it's a faster and easier guitar to play IMO.Was playing mine tonight. I have a 98' in McCarty burst. 25 years on from its inception, it is kind of a classic guitar of its own at this point. Sure, it does do the throaty LP type thing, but feel wise it is distinctively PRS, pickups split nicely, and i have gotten on with it better than I have with Pauls.
Meant to say esque. Sorry, fat thumbs. I don’t want a Gibson substitute for sure, just something throaty. I have an LP style guitar (Eastman SB59) that I like more than my 09 LP Standard Plus. Also have a Cu22. I just don’t know if I want to spring for a 594 when several older McCarties can be had for less and are classic PRS. Just thinking out loud I guess. Plus I’m bored during the SIP.Not exactly sure what Gibson-sequel vibe means, but I have a '95 since new and like it enough to have added an '07 from the Emp recently. Fantastic guitars. They're not "worn in" or anything but have some good miles on them.
As you will hear and read, they aren't a direct "LP" substitute, but most of what I would have used an LP for in the past is now heard on a McCarty. Increasingly, and this might sound weird, I feel like it's an LP crossed with a great sports car.
Wow. That top!
Just to chime in here; the older PRS guitars have hot pickups, even the old McCarty pickups are hot. It was the thing back then. It's only recently that everyone is PAF mad.Just couldn't dig the tones. Too dark, too mid focused. Tried adjusting pickups, fiddled too much with no improvements, got frustrated and sold them off..
Many swap the pickups, which is something I didn't try..
I'm sure I'll own another down the road.