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I got this guitar around 10 years ago. Way before Gibson went all Disney on PRS's ass. I was actually in the market to buy an Ebony Gibson LP Standard I played a bunch of them and found myself massively under-whelmed. By pure fluke I dropped into a guitar shop I never visit and found this beauty. I fell in love with how it played and looked (not so much the price tag). This guitar still sounds and plays beautifully. It doesn't have the famed bird inlays which is a bit of a shame, but certainly not a deal breaker. Whats really nice about the guitar is it truly has a voice of its own, regardless of its obvious similarities to another very popular singlecut guitar. Surprisingly sounds really nice played finger picked clean. My main issue, breathing on it makes paint flake off, it has a really soft finish. But I will say that the craftsmanship was far above and beyond what its Gibson counter parts were doing at the time. PRS truly are the Rolls Royce of guitars. Was it worth the money...maybe.