Sorry, can't help you there as I have never had the chance to play a ZM! I have been drooling as well over that new SAS SE mentioned above!! And with the current 20% off SE models through end of year, if you can find an SE you like, I would grab it soon!!!I was thinking...are they like the ZM??
ThisSingle cut SE McCarty 594!
ThisCan't go wrong with the DGT or the new SAS, and the already mentioned McCarty is a great guitar.
The old SE Soapbar 2 known as the Soapy 2. It's at GC now for $600. They can ship it to you.
https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/PRS/SE-Soapbar-II-Maple-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc?cntry=us&source=4WWRWXMP&msclkid=1188b66ad8b818e39afdd330682a6955&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=**LP - Shop - Guitars - Electric Guitars - Used&utm_term=4578778806426253&utm_content=Guitars - Electric Guitars - Used
That soapie is yum yum! I'm with you, 245 is solid. I prefer the Korean too and would take a 245 over the 594SC. I'm not thrilled over the pattern vintage profile of the 594, and I prefer the s2 594 overall by a decent margin. I didn't see a Bernie listed, but that would be a good choice too.If you're into the LP style, the SE245 (24.5" scale) is a great option. Some of us are partial to the older Korean models. You can call the listing GC for the serial number to get the year and Korea vs Indo. I got 4 from GC this year and returned one in the 45 day return period. Of the three pictured I gave the one on the right as a present and still have the other two to complement a Core & S2. Awesome value "LPs" with upgraded pickups.