I'm not worthy!
There, I said it so you don't have to.
But don't feel bad for me. Unless you're a player on the level of, say, a Warren Haynes, you're not worthy either.
Paul R. Smith clearly designed and built The Hammer Of The Gods for rock royalty, true artists of the 6 string, and other players way, way higher up in the pecking order of musicians than I can ever hope to be. And I don't say this because it's expensive. Even at its lofty price, it's a steal, really. Go find something that sounds as good as this guitar for less than the price of a nice summer house on a lake. Hint: you can't.
In fact, if I were you, I'd just get on the horn to one of the dealers that has this model in stock, and make a deal. Then play the guitar every day until you drop dead, which is what I plan to do, and make sure you leave it in your will to someone who will get the most out of it and not hoard it away somewhere, because it's meant to be played and heard.
There is no point in my trying to describe the tone; it's the tone in your head from a million zillion records that you love. I'll post some clips for you to suffer through so that you can say, "He's not good enough to play that guitar." But at least you'll get an idea of how it sounds in the real world.
It's so easy to play. The nitro finish looks and feels sweet. It's put together like a Private Stock. Its huge sound must come partly from its mammoth ivory inlays (you funny, Les!). It's not light, just under 9 pounds, but it's very well balanced and I played for hours today standing up without any back pain, which isn't bad for a guy who's nearly 800 years old. The fingerboard is Madagascar Rosewood, as is the headstock overlay. The back is lightweight African Ribbon Mahogany. The top is PS Grade European curly maple. It's even got maple fingerboard binding. The neck is high grade mahogany of some kind (I have no idea what kind). Bone nut.
When you strum it unplugged, you hear what it's going to sound like. The neck vibrates forever as the chord sustains. Get the picture? It's a really superb instrument!
EDIT -- To call this guitar vintage sounding kind of sells it short. It's more than that. It's got a wider range than the vintage models I've played. Yes, it can do the vintage sounds, in spades, but it actually does more, the controls give you more usable sounds than I've gotten with the vintage stuff I've played. Typical PRS fashion, it goes one better...
Speaking of pictures...