Intonation is pretty damn good with the wraparound. 5 out of 6 strings are about dead on, with the fifth (A) string being just a touch "long". I'm fine with it.How is the intonation?
I’m guessing ‘good enough’, but it would be great if you could elaborate.
Since the stoptail is round and doesn’t sharply break away from the string, does this effect the sustain?
I’ve always wondered about the comparisons, but had no one to ask.
The bridge is rounded overall, but it does have a fairly sharp ridge where the string breaks. There is no buzzing or sitar sound as a result. I have noticed no difference, positive or negative, in sustain, but that's honestly not a factor I've ever cared about since it's so easily manipulated anyway. I may not be the best one to ask about that.
A non-adjustable bridge is either intonated well or it's not. A PRS bridge would only help if there was something wrong or inaccurate with my current one. A PRS bridge would be an upgrade over a standard non-compensated wraparound, in terms of intonation, but should not necessarily offer intonation benefits over the one I have. I would argue that it would probably be worse, given that mine was specifically designed for guitars with my scale length and bridge placement. Another consideration is that the PRS bridge is intended for guitars with post-60s-style non-slanted bridge studs, and probably would not play well on a guitar with angled studs. And if it did, it would look super weird.Maybe I will sound as a heretic, but maybe using a PRS wraparound bridge in your guitar could improve even more the intonation?