I could no longer resist the urge and went for my first Private Stock. This is one of the McCarty Singlecut beauties. This guitar sounds incredible! The feel/comfort/playability is amazing and it is really impossible to get photos really show off its looks. I'm also pleasantly surprised that it sounds different enough from my Gibson R8 to make me really happy about having this in addition. I was somewhat concerned it might be too much the same. I definitely notice more clarity in the PRS pickups and a very wide range of tones available with the different pickups and knob adjustments. It also has maybe a slightly woodier, more resonant tone than the R8. Hate to compare the two guitars since it's all subjective but there may be others wondering too. Anyway I'm a happy camper. Definitely some magic right here.