So many VARIATIONS....I need just a bit of help here.
I have NO qualms or concerns at all with PRS' build quality or sound....so, basically, I'm trying to decide among aesthetics and the "bell and whistles" available on the SC.
To start, take a look at this article from 2008:
What color is this SC? It looks McCarty, but not really. It looks Smokeburst, but not really....
Is there any advantage to the V12 finish over PRS' older finishes?
Is there any advantage to the current 2-piece bridge over the 1-piece? Or, the other way around?
Sound wise: Looking for that 70's era "oh, we can replace pickups in these things?"....like Kiss, Boston, etc...would the 57/08 get me there? The 59? Do something daring like the Dragon or Dragon 2?
From my studying, it appears the recently discontinued SC58 would be the best choice....BUT....the tuners don't look "right"...A SC needs the vintage tuners. I don't know why, they just do....
Could I replace them with theses locking vintage tuners with little or no headstock surgery?
Was there a "stock" SC58? Everyone I've seen online tends to be "Artist Package"
Thank you for reading my post. I appreciate any advice I can get......I'm looking for a good stop-tail to complement my trem guitars
P.S. The first person that recommends "why not a McCarty?" gets a kick in the pants for confusing me even more!! LOL