Hello all. My name is Greg and I am a new member to the forum. Not a good player but like to noodle and want to get better. In the early 90's, I saw that wonderful catalog of theses guitars flying through space with all of the crazy tops always wanted one. A few months ago, I tried a new guitar shop and fell in love with PRS all over again. These guys Brians Guitars are a master dealer so the guitars in the store are absolutely unbelievable pieces of art and sound. So what did I do? I bucked up and bought a near mint CE 24 from 1998. (Note I read the post on the definition of mint.) The guitar is in great shape with a cherry sunburst tiger stripe maple top and Indian rosewood board which is the smoothest rosewood board I've ever played. All original with the HFS and VB pickups. So far, I love it although it has some stiff competition from a 1968 MIJ Strat reissue (The unofficial hendrix guitar) and a Gibson Blues Hawk. The Strat really cranks. Initial comments on the guitar are - Nice player, action seems a bit too high and strings a bit too heavy. Thinking of going with 9's. Have heard that this model had a mahogany or alder. Not sure which but is pretty red so I think it is mahogany. Neck feel is awesome. Need to get used to the switching. Like the HFS because it is not bright but powerful and the neck is creamy. Playing through a little blues junior which improbably not the best amp but have to experiment. Look forward to participating!