I'm looking to buy my first PRS, it will be a Custom 24 Charcoal Burst. I searched and played a few models on my local store, but I couldn't find the Charcoal/Thin Neck so I decided to buy online.
I found what I was looking, great looking Charcoal Burst and thin neck with the price I can afford (about $3000+$200 shipped). The problem is, it's the 25 anniversary model with the old specs. Basically it doesn't have the V12 finish and the neck is the "Wide Think". I can't find any old specs models here and couldn't find any comparison pictures of the finishes....
The MAIN questions is: What's the real difference between both finishes? I'm asking mainly for the "looking" of the finish. Does the V12 finish is really more "beautiful" and "better" than the old ones? Should I avoid the old finish and wait a little more to get one with the new finish?
How is the old "wide thin" compared with the new "pattern thin"? Which one is more thinner or easier to play the high notes?
Also, $3000 for a guitar produced 3 year ago is a good deal?
Sorry for the questions, but I'm sooooo excited to buy this baby