So, I've been having a blast with recent PRSi purchases, like my Siggy, lately and it is great for my current band.
My former number #1, the BCB Artist V needed some TLC, and after fixing it up a little, I'm just blown away by it once again. I love the new 408 electronics and all that jazz, but I can't seem to find anything that quite competes with "that thing" the A-V does.
So I'm asking a legit question to others who own, or have cycled through more PRSi, including perhaps the AV - what makes it so special? For example, I don't have another 5x/0x equipped guitar, or a custom 22 based guitar or one with an ebony board....to really compare it to. My PRS references are the aforementioned Siggy, a 90's CE24, DGT, and a HBII.
Besides the "sum of its parts," I really do want to know what makes it stand out so much, so that I can look for those features in a future PRS.
Is it the ebony board? The pickups - are the 59/09s the closest? The particular lightweight ribbon mahogany back? The Pattern Regular carve?
I realize this is a highly subjective question, but would really like to hear others thoughts as to what "objective" factors might make it so distinct and appealing.