I started a thread about a second / complimentary guitar to my Nash T52 which I am gigging regularly in a Modern Country Rock cover band. We lean heavily towards the rock side of modern country (Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Dirks Bentley) and I'm a seasoned 80's rocker and I'm afforded tons of room for guitar wankery in this lineup I do also play very clean sometimes as well to stay truer to some of those older "new" country songs as well. Many recommendations for LP Junior style guitars, P90's, maybe something with a Gretsch vibe. My current partscaster tele has the TV Jones Tele set and they are KILLER... fantastic clean, overdriven and high gain, not exactly Tele and other stuff going on. So researching all of these great options the PRS core and S2 models all pop out as top contenders for great build quality (I've owned 2 DGTS and I'm convinced PRS has the most consistent and commitment build quality and setup for a large(er) guitar company. My former co-guitarist works there as well. Looking at the Starla, the Mira and now the Vela and even the Standard they are all intriguing. The Vela is a strange bird, not really a Tele or Gretsch or Junior or Special but something pretty darn cool looking! And or course after all of this hand wringing I see a Vela demo and the guy is busting out every fantastic King's X riff I adore... that's of course a huge bonus. Things that I might not like: Body shape hard to play / manage seated during practice? Body shape NG for a standard A frame type guitar stand? Let's hear your experiences! I need a SLAB of Mahogany stat!