While we would never want to offend fans by suggesting the iconic PRS was due for an overhaul, even the original Paul Reed Smith faithful will admit that this Paul's Guitar model brings a fresh look, sound, and flexibility to the earlier standard. At barely over 7 1/2 lbs, it's certainly easy on the shoulder, and the neck profile has that late '50s feel without seeming bulky. This is one of nicest looking mahogany bodies we've seen, and of course the maple top will have you reaching for your sunglasses if you move it into bright light. It's amazing the number of tonal options this rig offers you with just two knobs and three switches, inlcuding the PRS TCI “S” bass and treble humbuckers which are said to be wound to vintage specifications, although their 11k ohm resistance seems hotter than what most would consider “vintage”. The hotter specs do, however, enable what PRS calls a “true single-coil split” via the individual mini-switches, delivering the approximate output of a vintage-wound Stratocaster pickup. It's in almost unplayed condition, with original case and all the paperwork.