Hey guys, I've been playing 20 years. I've got some pretty nice guitars in my collection (mid level stuff ...Shecter, ESP, Ibanez) and my favorite higher end of all is a Gibson Les Paul Classic. However for gigging I have an ESP LTD EC-1000FR Deluxe that I just love. The LTD is ESP's "made in Korea" line ...like the PRS SE series guitars.
So last week I'm at Guitar Center helping a friend pick out a guitar and the salesman puts some kind of $3,000 PRS in my hands. I'm not in the market for it and $3,000 is way more than I'm looking to spend on a guitar so I didn't pay close attention. But it really felt awesome ...playability was so freakin' great that I haven't been able to stop thinking about it.
So now I'm looking at adding a PRS. I should probably just wait until next year, but I'm like an addict and just really badly want to add a PRS to my collection now. (In like a year or two God willing I will be able to add a really high end PRS but not just yet.) Since I can't afford a brand new USA made PRS, I'm looking at picking up something used but in great condition. I've found some guitars and before I plunk down I figured I'd throw this out to you PRS fans and see what you say.
Here's what I'm looking at:
PRS STANDARD 24 STRAWB W/OHSC for $1200
PRS CE24 TRANS RED for $1200
PRS CE24 SCARLET RED WC for $1100
PRS SE TORERO CRIMSON RED for $640
The SE TORERO is probably going to be the closest thing to my ESP - they both have EMGs and a Floyd Rose. Would the CE or Standard models really be THAT much better than the SE TORERO? Like what are some differences that would make you definitely spend the extra money for the CE or Standard?