Hello everyone, I've been playing guitar for 20 years and I've played just about every brand out there. I am in a cover band that does songs from 50s Rock and Roll to 80s and contemporary rock. Everything from clean, funky, blues, to heavy rock. I love the aesthetics of the Custom 24 but want to make sure it's the right guitar for my needs. The unfortunate thing is that I have not been able to find a store that carries it for me to try before I fork over almost three grand! I particularly like the idea of a thin-wide neck as the 2012 model is described.

Any thoughts or comments that would convince me I'm making the right decision if I purchase this guitar will be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.