I've been looking to get my hands on a Japanese Gretsch Jet since about 5 minutes after I learned my first chord, but I haven't had any luck finding a store close to me to try one. So, Friday I was off work and wandered into one of the two non-GC music stores here in Corpus Christi. I asked about the Gretsch, and of course, they didn't have one. Played an Electromatic that was fine, but just wasn't the one. The guy helping me was awesome and pulled down a Les Paul with robo-tuners and I tried it out. I didn't like very much about it, as I have small, sausage-y fingers and that neck was not for me. Then he pulled down another Las Paul that was super-light. He said it was hollow with a center block, and it didn't have any f-holes. It was made in Memphis. It was super sweet, but $3,500 is both well beyond my ability and only slightly less out of my price range. Then he asked if I had ever played a PRS. I had not, and I never had any interest. He pulled down a McCarty that I liked, but was even more expensive than the Les Paul. To bring this long, rambling post to a close, he handed me a PRS S2 Singlecut that was, for lack of better explanation, the one. It sounded loud and clear and sweet unplugged, and was even better plugged in. The neck just feels "right". I never really considered a PRS as an option before, but it was probably the first guitar I've ever played that I understood what people meant when they said that you'll know the right guitar when you find it. Anyway, pictures below.