Ok, to start off with, I'm 66, and determined not to go out quietly. This Oct I found my perfect guitar: a splendidly faded blue jean CU22 with natural back (ebony board to boot). At least I thought it was the perfect guitar. A couple of months ago I started noticing the thumb side of my left wrist was really starting to hurt like hell...continually. Now I'm already locked in a losing battle with arthritis in my left hand, and I was really bummed at the thought that the battle-lines were expanding. Then a few weeks ago, I was practicing (pushing through the pain) and I noticed that the discomfort throttled up considerably when I was up in the fret 12+ range. I play up there a lot, and the combined ergonomics of the fret-to-fret placement being closer to the guitar body on a 22 layout vs 24; along with how the Custom's longer top horn slides the guitar down to the right when it hangs off the shoulder (I always play standing up,) was placing my hand closer-in towards my body and forcing my hand to cock backwards in order to play in the upper range. With this in mind, I laid off the CU22 and stuck with my Hagstrom Deuce (a symmetrical double cut) for a week. This placed my left hand much further to left when playing at the 12th fret, and kept my wrist good and straight. And sure enough, the pain was gone. Now I dig the hell out of my Hag, but it ain't no PRS. So I needed a Made-in-Maryland solution to my problem. The answer: a PRS Santana. 24 frets and a symmetrical double cut. So the Blue-jean CU22 is going on the blocks, which really breaks my heart. BUT...I just found a spectacular Charcoal Santana Retro with natural back hiding in Germany! It's stunning.It's on it's way. And I'm super psyched. I'll post a NGD separately, but in the interest of science and medicine, I thought I'd share this with the aging among us.