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Which PRS with trem would be nice for me?

GiorgioV

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I'm thinking about getting a "modern" guitar and PRS look interesting to me, but I'm not that familiar with the brand and all the various models so I'm a bit stumped about specs.

I want something from the core line (or equivalent from the past, since I'm definitely buying used), and it has to have:

- trem

- prs typical scale lenght

- neck that is close to a Gibson 59 profile, I can't play necks that are too thin.

Budget is 2500 or below and I would prefer double cuts and 24 frets.

I'm somewhat familiar with the custom line and was interested in a custom 24 mostly but I've heard that fatter necks are super rare (wide fat I think?). I also considered the DGT but they are a bit too pricey and also I've heard they are spec'd to sound more like a Les Paul which I'm not that interested into (I do have my LP already). Santanas supposedly have fat necks but they have a short scale lenght and also I hate the inlay on the top that most seem to have.

I can give up the 24 frets and look for a custom 22 which - if I understand correctly - are more likely to have the wide fat necks, but there's also lots of other models that I'm not familiar with that might be ok with me? Modern Eagle, 509, I have no idea about the specs of any of this more "obscure" (to me at least) models...
 

MjS88

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What are you looking for sound wise?

Custom 22 comes to mind if you’re willing to let 24 frets go, or try to find a CU24 with a wide fat neck.

For what it’s worth: I thought I only liked the PRS wide fat, but I’ve come around since playing a couple of wide thins. They aren’t super thin, more like regular thickness if you ask me. Since then, I bought a CU24 Floyd and couldn’t be happier.
 

David Garner

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My DGT did not really sound like a Les Paul. It was more vintage sounding, but it was its own sort of tone. I’d try one out. They are phenomenal guitars.
 

GiorgioV

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What are you looking for sound wise?
I don't really have a specific objective tone-wise. It's a guitar I'd mostly buy because of playability and variety and to have something with trem. As long as it has a clear tone suitable for rock I'd be happy.

I've heard good things about the 58/07 pickups but it's not a dealbreaker. I'd stay away from SSS tho.
 
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Production Custom 24s come with either a pattern thin or pattern regular neck. The pattern regular is a bit thicker and narrower at the nut than pattern thin, but not 59 thick like you’re looking for. Since you’re going used I’d probably keep an eye out for a McCarty trem with a wide fat neck.
 




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