Did not expect this to happen. Was at my local guitar shop and lo' and behold, they had hanging on the wall both the SE Angelus Standard and the Custom, both with electronics. I have been jonesing to try these puppies out since seeing them at last year's Experience. Both guitars were extremely comfortable to play - they sat well on my lap and the necks were very smooth. And unsurprising for PRS guitars, I did not see a flaw on either of them. Just plain gorgeous guitars. After hogging them all afternoon, I ultimately decided I had to have ... the hog. It just sounded perfect for what I want. I have a very nice Taylor rosewood, so I thought a mahogany would be a perfect complement. Now, I am not so sure the Taylor will get much love at my household. I am not sure you can find a better overall guitar (either the Standard or the Custom) for under $1K.

Now, for the pics ...