The more I play with my band the more I gravitate toward certain tonal qualities in my PRS. The pool these standouts are chosen from many times have the exact same model pickups and in many instances are the same specs overall...yet there are definitely tonal differences inherent to each instrument that has caused certain guitars to stand out. The standouts have a noticeable chimey higher upper sweetness to them that is discernible unplugged and seems to cut through the mix very well when playing live. It's odd because I have preferred more throaty deeper thicker sounding guitars when playing in private...or recording in the past...but the ones that I have gravitated toward when playing with my band are polar opposite...and they just work with my current mix.

any similar experiences? Observations?