Here's the situation. I live in New Zealand and there are not a lot of PRS guitars here. The big chain here has 61 PRS guitars spread around the country, compared to over 200 Fenders and 125 Gibsons. We're not exactly spoiled for choice. There's one P22 in the country, one Mira, one NF3, three Studios ... you get the idea.
There is a very nice Tremonti at my local shop. I've played it a few times and liked the feel of the neck and how it played but how it sounded left me a bit cold. That was through a digital transistor amp. Today I played the Tremonti through a valve amp. Wow. It was night and day. The pickups are still a bit too hot for my tastes (I play blues mostly, unlike the modern rock Mark plays) and I despise tremelos but otherwise it's an awesome guitar.
So here is my question; would you buy a guitar that is awesome but doesn't tick all the boxes, knowing that you can change the things you don't like with relative ease? Or would you wait until you found one that definitely ticked all the boxes right out of the gate?
I'm really interested to hear what you guys have to say about this one. Thanks in advance.