Anymore on this?
I'll chime in with my opinion. I like the one piece wraparound far better visually. Sonically I cannot speak on it because I haven't tried. I'm sure they sound great. It's PRS. They won over my confidence years ago.
I won't slam the 2 piece design. But I doubt I'll ever own one. It would be a deal breaker on any guitar I'm considering.
LP Customs I played were all-mahogany guitars, inherently darker and thicker than maple tops. I don't know enough about Gibson any more to know if that's still the case, but they were once all 'hog bodies. So that might play into some of the differences you've observed.
I wasreluctant to make the switch because I thought The old bridge was great, and I thought the new one was somewhat of a stolen idea (not like Gibson is the only one using that set up). However, I found the new, two-piece was much more comfortable and felt like the action was lower, even though it was not. I don't have the ears to notice a difference in tone between the two.
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I'm probably gonna try both this weekend just to put some "X"s in my checklist. I'm curious to see what some are calling "brightness" maybe a certain "clarity" instead.
I think there's a certain symmetry in PRS improving on Paul's friend Ted McCarty's design (just my opinion, it certainly makes string changes simple).
For anyone with doubts about the tone differences (advantages to my way of thinking), take a listen to Chris Reynolds' Stripped 58 in a video he's posted recently reviewing a different Marshall style amp over on Vintage Rocker. He's CRGTR there, too:
Then play your older style Singlecut and see if you can get the same tone with it. There are audible differences. Not saying you won't prefer the wrap, that's a matter of taste. But it does create a somewhat different tone.