First off, it came two days early! (Forgive my awful pics, and I did not even wipe all my grubby fingerprints off first!)
In short. Markie was right. I LOVE both the maple CU 22 semi hollow LTD and this one, but this one (Walnut) does a bit more of what I like. Its a touch woodier sounding, and seems to be just a bit more unique. Actually, the word that PRS uses on their website "throaty" is a really good description. The big issue, the pattern neck, is no issue on this one. I may actually like it as much as my WFs, but time will tell. Unlike the Quatro, this one seems to be just about as large, with just a different shape. (More C shaped, less U shaped) The workmanship is unreal. Comparing it to my PS, I really cant tell any difference. Tonally, it is EVERY bit as good as any of my PSs. The one complaint I have, and I still feel this will make it sound even better is the V12 finish. Its sticky, and just seems much thicker than the nitro on my PSs, and seems even thicker than my 10th anniversary, and is stickier than that for sure. Other than that, its pretty much as good as a guitar can be IMO. PRS lives up to its reputation. I will do some clips in the next day or two. Really busy, and I did not expect it to be here until Tuesday! (Oh yea, the inner carving seems to be exactly the same as the Maple capped LTD, so it seems the Abalone headstock sig, Brazzy fretboard, and Walnut top are the only differences, at least as far as I can tell having them side by side here) An absolute killer, world class guitar in looks, tones, workmanship and playability for well under 4K. How can you beat that? SMOKING guitar! Now I have to sell my tele to pay for it. For everything good, there is an evil!