I'm suffering bad case of GAS, perhaps, has me finding justifications for another purchase.
I got a 2002 PRS McCarty a couple months ago, love the overall fit, finish and tones compared to the $200 Epiphones I've had in the past. I just really enjoy playing it.
That said, I've read some mixed opinions about the McCarty pick ups and model compared to other PRS models, and was curious about trying another model. I don't really like hanging out in guitar shops trying guitars because I feel like I don't get a good comparison unless I'm playing at home with my same gear, and it can take me weeks or longer to really play around with a guitar's potential. So I like the idea of buying used guitars at a reasonable price and figure I can resell them without taking too much of a hit if they do not work out for me. To that end, I regularly browse different websites where guitars are sold to see if something jumps out at me.
Well, what has now jumped out at me is a 1992 PRS CE24, alder body, wide/thin neck, HFS/VB pickups. I'm curious about playing a pre-factory PRS and comparing wide/thin neck to the wide/fat (which is what I believe is on my McCarty), and generally comparing the tonal options.
Would this be much different than the McCarty, or would these be very similar? Any thoughts what would be a reasonable price to offer for a 1992 PRS CE24 in decent shape (as far as condition, I think it's all original, some minor cosmetic blemishes, no birds, I don't see it as eye-candy the way my McCarty is, it's more of a guitar I'd buy for the functional aspects, not to hang on the wall or whatever).