I'm in the market for a new SE Singlecut. I already have an SE245 that i absolutely adore.
My choice is between the SE Fredrik Akkeson and the SE Tremonti Custom.
I love my SE245 and the short scale and I know that I will also love the FA model, but the only real difference between that and the 245 is the ebony board, jumbo frets and the tonepros bridge. On the other hand, the SE Tremonti Custom has a wide thin neck (which is attractive to me) and the slightly extended scale. The only thing that concerns me about this model, and it's a big one, is the tremolo bridge. I like to change tunings and I am concerned that the bridge will make it a pain the ass having to set it all up if I want to drop it down 1/2 or full step on a whim every once in a while. If it had a hard tail, the choice would be easy (why won't PRS make an SE single cut with a wide thin neck and a hardtail bridge!!!!)
Are my concerns justified? I know it's not a FR trem, but are they sensitive to tuning changes? The FA is also about $100 cheaper, but I'd rather spend $100 more for the right guitar.
I'm at the stage now where I need some outside perspective as I can't see the wood for the trees.
Any opinions at all would be appreciated.