I paid a visit to Cardiff today and tried a PRS SE guitar. It was very nice if a little ‘toppy’ (though that may have been the Marshall amp I tried it through). I couldn’t be sure if it was as good as my pair of Japanese ’81 Ibanez Blazers. I plugged the guitars in when I got home and also A/B ed them against the Vintage AFD and the Yamaha SG1000 that I have been using to practise, just to see how they fared.
Conclusion: When I begin selling gear after I retire from teaching, I’ll be keeping the Ibanezes and selling my other electric guitars. The Blazers have a lower action and ‘faster’ neck than my other electrics and have both a ‘rib cutaway’ and an ‘arm bevel’ that my other guitars lack.
I’m listening to more and more ‘Prog rock’ though I’m not sure that’s a good thing 🙂 and hoping to find/establish a suitable band to perform with. I wish I’d kept the third (pictured left below).