I'm considering a PRS from their core series. Forgive my naivety on this since I'm not a brand fanboy, at least not of guitar brands. I have had SO MANY Gibson guitars over the years and the majority were let downs or just OK. I only have 2 now, a 78 The Paul (my first real guitar) and a Les Paul Menace I got in a trade. Of all my Gibsons those are easily the standouts (also, the more expensive models were the biggest let downs). Yes, I realize taste is subjective in that regard. Cosmetics aren't a huge deal to me, especially highly figured tops. I would like a guitar that feels as good as my best basses have felt and in general, that doesn't happen often, if at all. I have a lot of experience with high basses and brands like Warwick, Ken Smith, NS Design, Elrick and Alembic and I can assume a quality level up front and rarely if ever be surprised. Even Music Man basses are remarkably consistent though they aren't too my taste as much. I'm wondering if PRS guitars are consistent relative to high end bass brands? Minimal drift across a model in terms of sound, playability and overall feel even across multiple years of production. I've only played 4 PRS core series but they all felt precise in a similar way. They were a custom 22, (2) custom 24's and a CE 24 from the early/mid 90's? (just guessing). I remember liking the CE 24 quite a bit but it also resided in my house for 2 weeks while a friend was out of town so I got a fair amount of play time on it. Right now I'm considering a McCarty 594 and/or a CE 24. I've never owned or even played an LP that had the "vintage thing" and I've played plenty of RI's and even a real 58 and at best they were OK. The 58 sounded great but was setup for the owners taste so that's a factor. The RI's sounded nice too but I didn't feel like they justified the price or the hype. So this has lead me to PRS because I "want" one(ok, maybe 2) high end guitars that really feels like something special. I don't have time to go to every guitar shop and play them all. I'm in Austin Texas and I would be totally willing to travel to Sweetwater at some point to play a few because honestly guitars shops in this town are really patronizing and the SW folks are always nice to me. The shops here with the best inventory are prickly to deal with at best and downright rude at worst. If I knew a PRS from one to the next was pretty damn close I would be more OK with ordering online as well. So ordering from sweetwater is an option and I love they post the weights. Wildwood also does that so there is an option there as well. I have pretty good memories of my friends CE 24 and the McCarty 594 (double cutaway) looks pretty appealing as well and those may really be something special but I haven't had a chance to get my mits on one yet. Any advice is welcome. All you semi pro and pro bassist slumming it on a guitar forum feel free to weight in from that perspective.