I have owned lots of guitars, this is by far the best instrument I have ever owned. It is not the top of the line, and yet, it is like silk to my fingers. The tone, run direct even, is so sweet to my ears. I have a very hard time putting it back down once I get started. Played through my Marshall, it is like nothing I have ever had the pleasure t o experience. I am not a wealthy person, I work on the docks at a freight company. If the higher end models are better, just wow, then. I have recorded my best works to date on this guitar, and the sound is to my ears what I have always sought after. I have songs posted on Soundcloud, under Bard of Asher, the electric is this work of PRS art right here.