Another great TMDC and just 7 lbs., 2 oz.! This one appears to be the first batch of regular production model with a black headstock and unengravedpickups rather than from the limited initial run. Like the Ltd model, we agree with the consensus that this is PRS’s best ever interpretation of a late 50’s ‘Burst. In fact, click here for a YouTube comparison with a ’58 Historic VOS. The 57/08 pickups, nitrocellulose finish, 24.5″ scale, bound neck, and vintage style tuners combine to lend a traditional look, feel, and tone. The first thing you’ll notice is the original PRS headstock (commonly referred to as a Santana headstock), which harkens back to the early Annapolis days. Other features include highly figured maple “10” top, 22 frets, mahogany neck with wide/fat carve, East Indian rosewood fretboard with “pre-2008″ style bird inlays, bound neck, stop tail bridge, nickel hardware, 57/08 covered humbuckers, 3-way toggle with push/pull pot. If you’re looking for a classic LP tone, for me this guitar is better than any Historic model I’ve played in terms of tone, feel, and looks. I love the shorter scale on the this model. At 24.5″ it’s a tad shorter than a Les Paul and a 1/2” shorter than their regular scale which is just enough to make a 5-fret stretch possible. This body is much easier to play in the upper register than an LP and once you play it, you might never go back to a Paul. It has seen very little playing time with perfect frets and a killer, low set up. Other than two small clear coat scratches on back, it’s in immaculate condition and a nice savings compared to new. This model sells new with “10” top and birds for $3459-$3800 but you can own this killer feather-weight TMDC245 for just $2099.