Yeah, this one is the black burst but calling it a burst is a stretch...as is calling it black. It almost looks like a really deep dark plumb/purplish color. It's a pretty guitar.
I ripped off the strings and wooled and buffed the fretboard a little, put some lemon oil on and buffed it then restrung it with lighter gauge strings than were on it. Adjusted the truss and action and it plays sweet now. New strings really brought out the pickups, it was so late I didn't think it wise to run it through the amps, so I was going into my POD Pro and using headphones. I dialed up the AC30 model and man did that sound fantastic. I a/b it against my strat that has Lindy Fralin Hot 54's in it, definitely similar character of the tone, but the PRS has a lot more guts to the tone...it's much more focused in the lower mids with a smooth top end. The fralins are more even sounding across all freqs. The PRS has it's own sound, not a strat, not a Paul...somewhere nicely inbetween. I will likely replace the pots at some point, but no need right now. I actually came up with few really cool licks almost immediately. I'll run it through the boogie and rivera tonight and see how many fillings I can shake loose.
I'd have to say that I highly recommend one of these. The fretboard and neck, although a little bigger and slightly less flat than your typical Iby neck, is not all that foreign at all, it definitely feels "vintage" and sure sounds it as well, it was nice that it doesn't cost "vintage."