So enthusiastic about this new guitar. Such a profoundly EXCELLENT guitar that seems to address the shortcomings with every Stratocaster I've ever had, or played. Great attention to those details by both John Mayer and Paul Smith. It's loud, acoustically...a friend of mine remarked how loud it was unplugged. Hehe. The pickups are incredible. Excellent natural sustain, and NO volume drop outs on switch position 2 & 4!!!! Many of you already know the deal about this model. In the rearview mirror of instruments from my past, there have been a number of Gibson's, Fender Stratocaster's, 2 Tom Anderson Drop Tops and 7 different PRS (USA) guitars ...though the Silver Sky is a different PRS than those I usually gravitate towards, when I plugged it into an amp on a hunch at the store, I just KNEW....and didn't want to put it down. Thanks John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith.