It took me well over a decade to accept the fact that I'm more of a 22-fret guy than a 24-fret guy. Specifically, I'm a McCarty guy. To me, 'McCarty guys' are playing McCarty models (obviously), double-cut Modern Eagles, double-cut hollowbodies, 408 guitars, Paul's Guitars, DGT's, etc. I understand that there are worlds of difference between these models and that many people who might play one would never play the other. This is just the way it breaks down in my head. That doesn't make it true.
That I got me wondering which camp most PRS fans fall into these days. Creating a poll for such a question isn't easy. There are so many variations that limiting a poll to McCarty or CU24 doesn't quite capture it all. In an effort to try and create a poll that makes sense, some of the options have been grouped together.
The 'CU22/CE22 guys' are very closely related to McCarty guys IMO. Swamp Ash Specials originally had McCarty pups but I'm not sure the body is McCarty thickness. Do they fall into the CU22 camp or McCarty camp?
'513/305 guys' are in there somewhere but the long scale feels pretty different from a McCarty, IMO
There are many guys who are faithful to the original PRS guitar; the 24-fret, 25" scale, double-cut that took the guitar world by storm. 'CU24 guys' are playing pre-standards, standards, customs, early Sigs, early Sig LE's, Navarro's, CE24's, and SE CU24's. Even the SE 7-strings!
'Singlecut guys' are playing US and Korean Tremonti models, SCT Modern Eagles, SC245's, SC250's, Starla's (full-fat or S2), SE One's, etc. I'm curious... is an SC Ted player really a McCarty guy?
'Santana guys' like the 24-fret neck on a short scale with the old-school body shape. Though I suppose the DC22 (a 22-fret Santana) falls into this lane pretty well. or does it. Mira and Mira S2 as well?
Maybe you only play Bass?
Perhaps you're a Gibby or fender player who is just here for the amazing PRS Amps?
Perhaps you're strictly (or primarily) an 'Acoustic guy'?
Which "Camp" are you in, if any? What is it that you love so much about the guitar(s) in your camp?