Just a little different sound. I've always wanted a double cut with SC thickness and can't get that outside PS. Access isn't much of an issue for me but I feel a little more "mobile" live with a double cut.
Love the faded blue jean finish!
My most recent PS is a double cut with SC thickness. I've been wanting one like that for a pretty long time. It is a little different sound. With single-cutaway guitars in general, I think that extra connection of the body with the neck leads to a more prominent low-midrange in the overall sound – which a lot of people love as it's the characteristic "oomph" that, for example, attracts them to the Les Paul thing.
For me, though, I've come to realize that single-cutaway sound, while useful at times and something I'll always want in my tool kit, is generally a bit overbearing for what I want to hear in the music I usually play. At the same time, PRS-recipe guitars have always tended to sound a little too midrangey to me, with not enough at either end of the frequency spectrum. Craig from CR Guitars and I have talked about this at length and it's what led to the specs for this one. (the 58/15 pickups are key, btw!) It was chambered fairly substantially at Paul Miles' suggestion. I don't know if it would be anyone else's cuppa tea, but for me it's everything I've been chasing for oh, about 35 years now.