Other than the name on the headstock! I've decided my next PRS will be a Singlecut, just not sure which model. I'm seriously considering a Singlecut Hollowbody II, but want to focus on these solid body models for this post. I've been playing my JEM & Torero a lot lately and it got me thinking a few things. Namely, I really prefer thin necks and I do like having the option of a trem. I will admit I tend to be a traditionalist in terms of not liking the look of a trem on a Singlecut, but I'm sure I'd get over it if the guitar delivered on playability.
Unlike neck profiles, I'm not sure I have a preferred scale length for playability as I tend to just adapt. However, I do know it does effect tone. My only 24.75" scale length guitar is an LTD EC-1000VB, which has 24 frets and I love.
The SC 58, Stripped 58 and SC 245 are all pattern neck 22 fret 24.5" scale length and come with 57/08 pups. The differences I'm aware of are the SC 58 has an artist top, binding and headstock veneer standard that the Stripped 58 can't get with birds optional. With the artist package, you can basically make the new SC 245 an SC 58 except no binding or headstock veneer. What I'm unsure of is if there are any differences as far as weight relief or not between these models.
The Tremonti is a pattern thin neck 22 fret 25" scale length with his spec pups and a trem. Best I can tell, they use the same woods and the bodies are the same thickness.
The music that moves me most to play is blues/southern rock/rock/80's hair bands. Think 60's through 90 with a smattering between then and now.
Obviously pups can be changed much easier than neck profiles or scale lengths and bridge types. Please add anything about these models you think I've missed or overlooked that may be pertinent in the decision process. Thanks.