I think everyone here knows that on a cost/versatility ratio...it's hard, maybe impossible, to beat a PRS Brent Mason Sig. Posted previously one I picked up barely used for a great deal. When I save some $$$ on a great guitar makes me think "how could I make it even better?"
It's hard to improve on a guitar this perfect/versatile. My only minor quibbles with it were:
1) that middle 305 kinda got in my way...in a way it doesn't on my 513.
2) with the "In between" positions with the middle 305 and bridge/neck 408's the 305 was just overpowered (sounded great by itself).
3) more oomph from bridge pickup would be nice for solos....
4) being a huge Gilmour fan...B/N and B/M/N would be nice...please.
Thanks the prior experiences from JustMund and Hippietim, and the super expertise of the PTC (thanks Matt especially), I was able to fullfil all of these wishes...for total cost less than a new Brent Mason. Not sure if I should call it the "Beast Mason" or the "Brent Monster".