I have owned about 6 of them over the years. The best being an '89 in Trans Black. All of them were consistently nice guitars, great finish work and the fret work was outstanding. Maybe the best I've seen. The part that puzzles me is if PRS is so good at making guitars why do so many people dislike their pickups. The last guitar I owned was a McCarty. It was a pretty nice guitar stock. The bridge P/up was a little thin and brittle sounding. I put in a Motorcity torque humbucker and it was a significant improvement. To be fair my main guitar (R7) has WCRs in it. Mine is a 2007 and I'm not a huge fan of the 57 classics that were in there. Today's R7s get the burstbuckers which I think are fine pickups. So what is the deal? Does everyone at PRS think the pickups sound great and the rest of us don't get it? Perhaps the pickup situation is just exaggerated on TGP and not really an issue.