Another newbie from the UK. Owned my PRS approx. 7 years having played Ibanez for previous 25 years. Now, I still love my AR350 and my RG1550 Prestige, but the CU24 has a sort of 3rd dimension to its sound - I'm guessing something to do with the superior woods, most likely. My current issue is with the frets on the CU24 - I have flattened them due to my many many hours of playing (much bending and vibrato) and I just know a re-profile is going to leave them too small. I have therefore started making enquiries for a refret and may possibly opt for stainless steel frets if offered. I'm prepared for a brighter sound but guess it will be manageable with a tweak to the amp's (1987 JCM800) treble. I'll do a separate post elsewhere for this.