I know I'm really late seeing this but..... Not an investment banker, just a broken down former over spender. I'm actually grateful for my oversized collection, I lived off the proceeds from selling them these last 18 months since injuring myself into a medical retirement.
My wife bought this new from my local guitar shop. It's a 2011 faded blue burst, quilted 10-top CU24 and I still own it. I've bought and sold at least 30 PRS guitars since, but only 13 are still with me.
I like it, just like other colors more. I have a;
One off natural green burst Tremonti
Korina black Burst McCarty
Artist CU22 vintage Smokeburst
Purple fade 408
Faded blue burst CU24
Warring burst Waring
Copperhead private stock ME
Artists Faded blue burst...
I agree that black gold isn't one of my favorites, but it's perfect with the maple neck and the artist grade top. I don't usually do flamed tops, I'm a quilt fan, but this one is so good that I had to buy it.
The EVH Frankenstien is amazing, the Wolfgang a little less so, but still in the same vein and cheaper. My personal preference here is Frankenstein, BK VHII, Wolfgang.
I own an EVH Steath with zebra Wolfgangs
2 Charvel EVH Art Series ( red, white and black and black and white ) with...
I still have over 120 sets of PRS 10's and DGT's from the summer reward thing they did back in 2013 (I went on a bit of a buying frenzy!) but I love the NYXL's so much I keep buying them when I restring.
Me too, I too was in full GAS mode. I don't use them, I do throw a set of two in the cases...