Everyone's different, with different tastes, needs, and so on and so forth. I get that. My own experience with quite a number of electric guitars over the years has taught me what works - for me - and what doesn't. I gravitate toward humbucker tones that are PRS' version of the warm, "classic humucker tones" many of us grew up with. The difference is the added clarity of tone that I think PRS guitars bring to the table. I've found that on such electric guitars, the neck wood I'm happy with, that gives me these kinds of tones, is mahogany. I've tried most of the others. I've also found, after much experimentation, that I like the mahogany body with maple top. One might think my CU24 30th PS would be further from those classic tones than a 22 fret McCarty with maple neck. Owning one proved it wasn't. The 22 fret maple neck McCarty took me further away from what I like than a 24 fret guitar with 'hog neck. My Rosewood neck McCartys took me further away from that as well. But when I switched back to a mahogany neck McCarty a few weeks ago, there it was: the tone I prefer. As a result, all of my electric guitars currently have mahogany necks, rosewood fingerboards of one kind or another, and maple tops. I love every tone I get with all of them. Not one makes me wish for something else. I know everyone's tastes are different, but here's a question: If you know what you like, and hear a certain family of tone in your head, do you enjoy departing from it, or would you rather have that tone, perhaps with some subtle variations, such as pickups or scale length? It's obvious which side of the coin I came down with. What's everyone else's feeling? And if you were ordering a PS guitar, would you want to get the ultimate version of the tone you like, or experiment because you like the looks of certain species of wood, or want to experiment with different kinds of tone?