Hello guys and gals. Due to a recent anniversary gift, I am able to participate in this forum. This is not my first PRS, but it's been a while. Bought my first Custom 22 (whale blue) back in 98. However, I primarily played bass and it seemed like a waste having such a nice guitar and never playing it. So I sold it to a friend who quickly moved it to number 1 in his stable. Then, back in 2011, I bought a used 2006 CE22 in antique gold that I just never got along with. I didn't own it for very long, nice guitar but not for me.
My wife had resolved, back when I sold my Custom 22, that if she could ever get me a guitar, it would be a PRS. I had always remained aware of what was going on with the brand and she paid attention when I would talk about guitars or go to a store. She was able to find a NOS 2012 P22 in McCarty Sunburst. It has quickly become not only my favorite PRS, but my favorite guitar that I've ever owned. I am really enjoying the tones of the 53/10 pickups much more than the Dragon IIs on my previous PRSi. The acoustic tone is gorgeous. I am still experimenting with all the different tones that are available. It is also prettier than my previously owned PRSi.
I thought I wanted a LP but I'm now glad that my wife made the decision to get me this one. She really outdid herself and I will have to bust my butt trying to pay her back.
Here she is: