I love this guitar!
Saved up for two years for this after seeing Paul Reed Smith himself playing with Santana in DC; my darling wife kicked in the last $300 for a Christmas present. I took it out and started playing without plugging it in -- it has this incredible meaty sound just like that, I couldn't stop playing, went for two days without ever playing it through an amp! But of course once I did it was love. Each of the five pickup settings has its own personality, goes from twangy to super-rich. It's an extremely versitile guitar, sounding exquisite on lots of different types of music, after two months I'm only beginning to get a feel for the entire range. A big step up for me, glad I took it, thanks Paul!