I own a CU24-08 Experience 2016. When I bought it I compared it to half a dozen normal CU24s at the store. I found the CU24-08 to be more versatile than the normal Cu24 and the single coil sounds superior. Specifically, the CU24 single coil positions experience a significant volume drop compared to the full humbucker positions. They are almost seemed unusable since the volume drop is so severe in comparison to the CU24-08 single coil sounds. With the 408 switching and extra winds on the slug coils, the 24-08 has an even volume level across the single coil and humbucker positions. Playing the two models back to back made it a no brainier for me. Of course, the gaboon ebony board and abalone birds helped as well!