So, I have a fetish with old junk (classic, vintage) guitars. My latest acquisition is an old pl2550. I've fallen in love with the old prolines. My first was a flying v that has gone through hell and back, purchased for $200, almost lost/stolen, etc, etc. I've always thought it played so well. As much as I've abused that guitar, it always gives back to me with one of the sweetest feeling necks. Came across this one, and have never owned one of the higher end models of prolines, so, had to find out what they hype is all about.
It's basically a soloist copy. Has a splittable humbucker and couple single coils. The button switching system is really neat. I was leary about it, and have read that most folks like it, but I honestly thought it was a bit gimmicky. It really is quicker to just tap a button in the middle of playing. Not sure I would want the system on another guitar, but it certainly works and seems much less gimmicky while using it. The pups aren't all that horrible, but my ears might be slightly jacked.
The neck is a bit different than my other bolt on prolines, big surprise. It is just as comfortable and pleasant to play. The only complaint about the neck, if any, is the width. This sucker is thin. I haven't measured it at all, but it is a couple mm thinner than every other neck I've played. Luckily, I don't have fat fingers. The strings are slightly crowded. Makes other guitars appear to have miles between the strings.
The finish isn't near perfect, but there are no cracks in the neck that are visible. All the switches, buttons, push pot, etc work. Couple fret issues higher up, but a level, crown, and polish ought to square that away and make her a dream to play.
Apologies for the long winded post, just not a lot online about these thigs other than "I had one back in the day and it was cool".
My attempt at pictures will follow...