Hi guys! First of all I apologize for my english.. I don't even know if the title has any english sense. Anyway it has been 2 weeks that I'm reading the forums and checking the market for a new guitar. I'm quite a newbie with guitars but I love it and I try to practice every day since when I started (2 years ago). I like all music genres and I play (at least I try my best) both clean and dirt, and the guitar I'll buy will be the only one I'll have. At the moment I have an Engl Ironball 20W Head + Bogner Cube 1x12 V30 and my guitar is a PRS SE 245 2017 with wide/fat neck which I'll try to sell. One day I realized that my guitar sounds thin. I don't know if it isn't a good one but I compared it to an SE Singlecut and the sound of that one was much thicker/fatter with more bottom end, it had more clarity and was more articulate.. especially with cleans. That really suprised me since the SE Singlecut was much lighter and had a thinner body/neck. So I decided to buy a SE Singlecut (400$ used) but although the tone was ok (better than my SE 245) I had to return it because I found the thin neck really uncomfortable and it had other minor problems. And here we are, I decided to do the big step and buy an american guitar. I ended up between 3 choices: - 2000 PRS Custom 22 - Dragon II pu, wide/fat neck, tremolo bridge, 3-way toggle switch + push pull split, bird inlays and very nice colour - 2000$ - 2009 PRS McCarty - McCarty pu, wide/fat neck, wraparound bridge, 3-way toggle switch + push pull split, moon inlays and nice colour - 1830$ - 2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard - Burstbucker Pro pu, very nice colour - 2060$ I found the neck of my SE (and the guitar in general) to be really confortable and I like the idea to have the coil split but I really would like to have a fat tone (that's the main reason why I'm buying a new guitar) and it should be versatile and clear.. all these 3 guitars should match with my needs and they are all in good conditions. I don't have the chance to try the two PRS (it will be a blind order witouth the chance of return) but if possible I'll try the Les Paul in a local shop tomorrow. My teacher use a PRS Custom 22 with Dragon II, which I really like although I only heard it from a THR10 amp. I added the McCarty in the list because I've read a lot of good things and in particular that it has a really fat tone and has some featurs of the CU22. Do you think I should buy the Les Paul (if I like it) or risk and blind order one of the two PRS? I'm really afraid I could receive an other "bad one".. but are there so many really bad american PRS? Is there a difference between the coil split of the CU22 2009 vs McCarty 2000? I'm really sorry if I wrote a poem but any suggestions are really welcome!!