Hi all. Just got my CE 24 yesterday as detailed here (http://forums.prsguitars.com/threads/the-wait.18771/) and I thought I'd share my early impressions of the guitar. I also own a 2000 Gibson Les Paul Classic with Duncan Alnico 2 Pro pickups and a 1996 stock Fender American Standard Strat. So those are my two biggest points of comparison. This is the first PRS I've owned, and although I've played other models in stores, I don't have a ton of hands on experience with the brand. I'm playing through a Blackstar HT Club 40. Looks/fit/finish: I had high expectations here and they were fulfilled. The top looks great and the build quality seems flawless. All the little stuff is accounted for. The knobs turn easily and smoothly. The tuners are smooth and accurate, the nut is cut just right, the neck is perfect and so is the intonation. My only issue was that the action was a bit high for me, but that was easily changed. It's a nice touch that PRS includes the allen wrenches (and also the screwdriver/truss tool) to make your adjustments in case you don't have a set of your own. Feel: VERY comfortable to play. All of the frets are smooth and the rolled edges on the neck feel great. The guitar is very light (especially compared to my LP) and the thin and contoured body feels good whether you're sitting or standing. My favorite part here though has to be the finish on the neck. The satin finish over the maple neck is awesome. Really smooth and fast, and doesn't get sticky at all like my LP does with the glossy finish. This model has the pattern thin neck which I really like. I don't have huge hands so I've always preferred thinner necks. This one actually feels slightly larger than my other two guitars though (my LP has the 60 slim neck and the neck on my strat is very thin). The width takes a bit of getting used to, but I really like it and the 25 inch scale length is very easy to play. Sound: Playing unplugged, you can tell that the wood used in the instrument is great. It's very resonant and you can feel the body vibrate with every note. The sustain is great, and is at least as good as my LP. Plugged in, the biggest thing I can say about the tone is that it is very versatile. The 85/15 pickups are significantly hotter than my other two guitars. Compared to the Alnico 2 Pros, they're hotter and brighter. Not as warm, but still very balanced. All 6 sounds (3 positions and split or unsplit) are very usable both clean and dirty. It has its own sound which I really like overall. I think you could do a great job with basically any style of music on this thing. Downsides: I love this thing, so I'll have to nitpick a bit here. Obviously looks are subjective, but as for build quality and playability, I can't see any downside. Sound wise, although it is a great sounding guitar and incredibly versatile, it doesn't sound like a LP or a strat or a tele. Yes, that sounds like an obvious point, but those models especially have such an iconic sound that people want to emulate that I think it's worth noting. You can get great tone from the CE 24, but you can't get those tones (although if you buy one and start swapping out pickups, all bets are off). Also, it is a bolt-on neck. This doesn't bother me a bit and I can't see any downside to the tone or sustain, but some people may have their hearts set on a set neck. Last thing I'd mention is price. I managed to score a great deal on this, but assuming the usual price of $xxxx, I do consider this a very expensive guitar. Yes, the price is awesome for a core line US built PRS. It competes well with Gibsons, but is significantly more than most comparable Fenders. I played a PRS S2 custom 24 in a store and I thought this played and sounded quite a bit better and I think it justifies the price jump over those. That's all I've got. Hopefully this is helpful to others who might be considering one of these. Questions are welcome.