Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Gardendale, Alabama
Re: Advice on Premium or Prestige
I really really like the premiums. Having now played all the new 25ths on several amps against my own, I can say that the neck/fret quality is right there with my late MIJ 550 neck on my 470 (and while my MIJ rosewood is very very dark, I can't tell how stained the Premiums are just yet, but they all appear very very dark, lending well to their tone). The pickups are good, but you can pick and choose things you like or dislike about them the same as the V7/V8's. In the end, the Dimarzios in my Prestige sound the best, and it's quality as an instrument seems more "perfect" or "complete" (however, my PGM is also a much higher tier guitar - and it shows!). I'd say though, a pickup change in the premiums would make all the big difference; they are awesome guitars and gorgeous to boot.