I keep spewing it at the other PRSForums...ad nauseum I'm sure..but I've had it since May and it's still my #1 stage axe. It's still putting my USA PRSs on stands and in cases instead of strapped around my shoulder.
I own several USA PRSs. I'm not just loving the Tremonti SE Custom because it's my only or first PRS or anything. I don't HAVE to love it or even PLAY it.
It's the first singlecutaway guitar I've ever kept. It feels better for me than thee new PRSs with their Pattern family of neck carves. It is every bit as stable tuningwise as my USA babies. Even the stock pups were great and actually...I was going to leave them in the guitar. I've never said that about ANY stock bridge pup...not even on my USA PRSs.
I did wind-up swapping them out though but it wasn't because I was hating the SE245 pups. I wasn't. It just worked-out that I had some awesome pups to put in it.
It has a Duncan CC in the bridge and a 59/09 bass in the neck. I get complimented on it's tone after EVERY show. That didn't used to happen with the USA models...honestly.
I put Shaller locking tuners on it but they did not improve tuning stability. It was already very very stable. The lockers DO facilitate and speed-up stringchanges but other than that, unnecessary.
OK...at rick of sounding like an even bigger idiot....the Tremonti SE Custom is the best guitar I've ever owned...or PLAYED!! I kid you not.
The WT carve is absolutely my favorite neck on the planet.
It's heavy. REAL heavy...but there's a reason old Pauls sound great. It isn't just those pups...it also has to do with the weight of the guitar and probably even a little due to their (yuck) beefy necks.
When I unplug the Tremonti and insert the jack into my Studio or CE...those guitars just SOUND lighter than the Tremonti...not only FEEL lighter. You can HEAR the heft of the Tremonti coming out of the speakers.
Next time you're in a guitar store to buy a USA PRS (or an S2), put about $1500 back in your pocket and test drive the Tremonti SE Custom.
If you like WT carves...you WILL leave with a Tremonti SE Custom.
I HEART my Tremonti SE Custom. Best guitar I've ever played, And yes..I DO get out. A LOT! ;-)