Thanks! Insight into others' experiences with PRS guitars like this really helps me. Based on what you say, I need to try the McCartys, 594s, and Modern Eagles. I may like those, as you did. I did own a Cu22 with P90s and liked it. Also a CE24. The DGT and S2 Custom 24 are the two where I've had tone issues.It may just not be the guitar for you. No one is a bigger PRS fan than I am and they have been my #1 guitars for 25 years. The DGT and Santana models however just do not work for me. I can only get odd tones that I really dislike. Give me the McCartys, 594s, Modern Eagles or Cu22s and I am in heaven! That's why they make different models. Hope you can get it sorted to your liking though of course!
- Two DGTs: 2008 and 2020; had the brightness and vol/tone problems I've described. But my favorite neck/frets.
- Custom 22 with P90s: loved its tone, but not the wide thin neck profile. Had no issues with the vol/tone knobs. I could have kept it though, but moved it only to justify other purchases.
- CE24: The tone was good. The main problem was the rotary knob on the gig; and the neck profile. It was so nice, I didn't want to mod it. No problems with the vol/tones. I could have kept it too.
- S2 Custom 24 - Sounds dull clean; vol/tone knobs work ok for me though. Neck profile is pretty good (Pattern Regular I think).