Well, for the first time since about 1993, I am currently without an Ibanez guitar (except for the one in the mail to arrive soon I hope). I dumped three of them to buy my Collings acoustic, and just sold another one to help offset what's in the mail (the UV that Jeremy had for sale), but yesterday I just couldn't resist.
So I brought home a brand new Tri-color sunburst PRS Hollowbody Spruce with Piezos, abalone birds and a wide/fat neck. I currently don't have any server space set up so I can't post pics but I'll try to figure that out tonight or tomorrow. It's a spruce top and back which makes it super warm sounding. I was wanting a hard tail, double humbucker guitar, and was looking at just a straight solid body McArty model, but I picked this one up and it was just great. Very comfortable and build quality it out of this world. Spent a few hours getting acquainted last night and through the Rivera/Bogner that neck pickup running clean was just sinful. What was a great surprise was that the piezos sounded awesome through the amp too...a little strident perhaps, but nothing a little eq can't fix. Blended tones are just crazy. It is just a very very fat and warm sounding guitar which is exactly what I wanted. Blues and jazz just fall out of the thing as one would expect, but what really surprised me was how good it sounded with loads of gain. I've never been drawn to PRS guitars except for the hollowbodies and archtops (drool), this is a very very good guitar...me pleased.
So now I'm down to just the strat, the PRS, the UVMC, the Collings and the Taylor (for sale). Not many, but I like the diversity and I think I've got all the bases covered for a while...or at least until next week.