How's this for a story? Wednesday, I played my first PRS ever. Today, I bought my first PRS ever!
I am a long-time musician; old school Tele kind of guy as far as electrics go and predominantly an acoustic guy at heart. I had never seriously considered a PRS because the price tags always scared me away and they were always behind the counter, in the "no touch" zone (too much trouble, just grab a Fender).
So, I go into the store 2 days ago looking for an electric that is "different" (I currenly have a Tele and an old '76 Les Paul that appears to be on permanent "loan" to one of my sons ... ). So after playing several electrics and not hearing or feeling anything I particularly liked, one of the guys grabbed a Custom 22 and said, "Here try this". I have to say it blew away any guitar I had played up to that point. I was beginning to think the amp I was using was a poor choice until I plugged in the PRS. I got lost in playing for several minutes. Clean, articulate, sweet tones, and the versatility. I didn't want to try anything else out after that. My brain was too busy churning on how I might possibly be able to afford this instrument. Well to shorten the story, I traded in a Strat that I wasn't playing much which helped make the transaction possible. I'll still be paying off the credit card for several months, but in the meantime, I'll be enjoying my new PRS.
Being new, I hope to benefit from this community from those who are down the trail a ways. Thanks.