I had been playing Lesters for several years, but found their weight to be daunting. I was sick of swinging a 10 pound ground around my neck for hours at a time (back when I was gigging, anyway).
So I went looking for something that sounded lester like, but weighed much less. Guitar Denter guy put a McCarty in my hands. Wasnt a big fan (though years later I would become a fan!). Another guy online said "Try out a CU22." I started shopping and bought one without playing it.. the store in NJ (No longer aorund) told me I could send it back if I didnt like it, so I figured, why not?
It started a love affair. That was 2002, I believe. I have had too many PRSi come through my stables to count or remember... but I have 9 currently. Started with one little CU22.