Oh yes I fully agree in terms of the playability and feel. However in terms of fancy "toan" wood, I do believe PRS is top of the game, which is why they attract so many wall art collectors. Most of RG tops can just barely be categorised as tops(3-4mm) instead of veneers(not that there's any thing wrong). The regular production J.Customs also have great inconsistency in the "Axxx" grade figured tops. Only when you go a tier above to the fujigen/Sugi dealer/custom orders do you get similar consistency, however in terms of quality pure figured tops, I would still argue PRS is ahead purely due to their wealth of access to local US maples. This is where Sugi comes in and provide additional special finish on top of figured tops(multigradient/resin) to distinguish them selves, and part of Sugimoto's own motif/inspiration which is starry night sky(and you can clearly see it in his works). In a similar vein, if someone were to go for a high end Sugi J.C, they are most likely going for that signature finish otherwise what's the point(you can't separate aesthetics/finish from Sugi). Of course you can say something similar to most custom shop models(it's just Sugi is mainly custom shop, that sometimes does production run as oppose to vice versa), which is why I mentioned specifically wood library/private stock compared to modern JCS/JCRG(both are selling for CS/aesthetics/exclusivity), instead of PRS core cu24 vs production J.C RG8xxxs (both are custom only in name, sold for specs), they are made and marketed to different types of audiences.PRS look nice for what they are, but their specs are way off what I want in terms of feel and playability. J. Custom combines fancy PRS-esque finishes with the RG's winning formula for playability.