I own two older PRSs. A '94 CE24 with of course the WT neck and an '03 McSoapy Standard with, again of course, a WF neck.
I much prefer the WT. In fact, I barely played the McSoapy because (mostly) of the neck. I decided to delegate it to being my open G slide machine. Raised the action and it's KILLER!!
In 2011 I got a new PRS Studio with the Pattern Thin neck carve. I love that guitar. The neck is great...but I still prefer the old WT. Well...the neck on my CE is maybe a little TOO thin? Or too damned LONG? Probably a combination of those and the small heel...and the fact that I have about as much finesse as a Samsonite Gorilla cause when I squeeze it it is all over the place. I can't/couldnt use that guitar to record rhythm tracks on our album cause I squeeze, pull and push and twist the neck too much for it to play chords in perfect tune. I used it for solos and the McSoap (before it was my slide rig) handled ALL the rhythm duties.
The Studio's 22fret PT neck is stable but feels to be, at least to me...lands somewhere in between he old WT & WF carves.
A couple weeks ago I was shopping for (and bought) a new SE. I didnt realize that they were still using the WF and WT carves. I bought a Tremonti SE Custom with WT neck and...WOOHOO!!!
Man I LOVE the WT carves. I wish the USA models still came with the availability of the old carves :-(
How about all you guys? And girls.
Of those of you who have owned or who own the old carves and the new Patterns, which do you prefer?
Put me down as a lifer for the WT carve.