I will admit I wanted a PRS McCarthy Hollowbody II Piezo guitar. However at the time the Carvin SH575 with its Alder body and beautiful maple top for thousands less is what I went for. My finances also were limited when my wife agreed to be a stay at home mom until the kids were in school full time. Several years later I am still happy with the Carvin as it's built well, I was able to get a custom color and it plays well. With that being said, I would still love that PRS guitar. The Carvin is my jazz guitar with 011's on it. Carvin/Kiesel has a more acoustic sound while the PRS has a warmer tone. Both are nice, but if there was not a big price difference I would have gone with the PRS. At this point, I decided I will be going with the McCarty 594 single cut instead. I don't want another semi hollow body guitar and my Les Paul at some point will go to my son.