Early this morning, the Fedex truck was at my door with my #1 fresh from the PTC setup.
My Artist V was always hands-down the best playing guitar I've ever owned. It came to me new with a great setup. It's been my #1 for two years. One of my session guys remarked a few weeks ago that it was "like a surgical instrument." So we are starting out with a very fine playing guitar, certainly the best-playing instrument I've had in 47 years of playing guitar.
But as with any guitar, after a couple years of Michigan seasonal climate changes, I felt it might benefit from a tweak or two.
Well, the result is so fantastic that I hardly know where to begin.
Anywhere on the neck you fret a note, it is absolutely even and effortless. You have merely to think a note, and it plays. I mean, dead-on perfect up and down the fingerboard. I have never played any guitar with action like this.
No fret buzz no matter how hard I strum, even with this low action. A couple of frets that had begun to poke out the slightest, tiniest bit were smoothed without so much as a mark on the fingerboard or scratch to the paint on the side of the neck. The new nut is installed perfectly, no gaps between it and the fingerboard, smoothed precisely and fitted to the slot. The old nut was in the case. There isn't a scratch, smudge or even so much as a fingerprint on the guitar. Everything was handled professionally, including the shipping back to me with tracking information provided by PRS.
In short, the guitar is whole orders of magnitude better than any new guitar I've ever experienced.
It's that good. My kudos to Shawn and the PTC team for this one. HUGE thumbs-up!
Now I know what the rock stars get in terms of setup. Oh man, it's good.