Okay, so my gateway drug to PRS was a Ted McCarty. Three years later I got a DC 594. At first, I preferred the neck on the Ted McCarty. As I got used to the neck on the 594 I would like it even more. Sound-wise it is my favorite PRS. There is this very pleasing mid-range that is present even when unplugged. The only other guitar in my experience that sounds this good unplugged is my R9. Anyways, I’m head over heels over my 594. That thing the the real deal. Here’s an old picture. The pickup covers have a nice patina now, so it looks even better. Mine has a maple neck with satin finish. I think Les is right, the neck contribution to sound is extremely important. I think he made an analogy to a pitch fork once. I believe he’s absolutely right. What a flipping beast of a guitar. I thank you Paul R Smith for creating this masterpiece.