24-08 compared to 408

Silvertree

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I absolutely love my 408. How does the 408 compare sound wise? I’ve had my eye on one for a while and would love to hear a comparison from those who have played both.
 

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For one, I think the 24-fret neck—and subsequent shift of bridge position, and thus relative neck-pickup placement—would be the one of the biggest differences in neck-pickup tone between the 24-08 & 408. Secondly, in handling, the 408 has a thicker "McCarty thickness" body, whereas I expect the 24-08 to be the slightly-thinner "standard" PRS body.

These two points are, of course, in addition to the obvious (and probably lesser-noticeable than you'd think) pickup differences.
 

LEscanilla

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I've played both but ended up buying the 24-08. Not because of sound though. They're both versatile guitars and I doubt I'd be able to hear a difference especially when playing live. I just preferred the feel of the 24-08.
 
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