Today I played my 30th CU24 through my amps, working on some ideas for an ad track. And I marveled at how really right Paul Smith got it way back in 1985 -- the guitar sounded so perfect with vintage style single channel amps, and with 2 channels as well. Roll off the volume for gorgeous, shimmering cleans; roll it up for great overdriven sounds; I mean, this model does everything so well! I got classic tones, I got modern ones, there wasn't anything I asked the guitar to do that it wasn't happy to oblige, in spades. I got my first Custom in 1991. I bonded with that guitar instantly, loved what it did, and it led me down a wonderful PRS-strewn path to greater enjoyment of the instrument, and an increasing ability to express my ideas the way I want them heard. This isn't my only PRS, I have several models and love 'em all. But this is the model that started me on my path, and I'm pretty darn happy I own one! Here's a shot of my CU24; it's a little different because it has a toggle switch instead of a blade, and the tone control pulls up to activate a Sweet Switch. This particular one is also finished in nitro.