So I got the PRS bug again, plus I had an empty spot on my wall....plus, I really wanted a hardtail.
Another PRS, an SE 245. I really lucked out too, Sweetwater shows pictures of each guitar so you can pick the one you want. Late September, they were out of stock so I pre-ordered, was told they were expecting several by October 5th. Got a message on Oct 4th "now expected November 29th".
However, last week while my son and I were riding bikes in Moab, I get a call saying one came in and it's mine if I want it. "Dang" I'm thinking, I won't have the opportunity to choose from a group (the flame maple varies greatly from each guitar, some are frankly, uninspiring), and I'm too impatient to wait. The sales guy says, let me pull up the pictures "it's gorgeous!" he says. I think, yeah, right. He emails them to me....and he's right, it is exactly the grain pattern/type I was looking for.
Oddly, even though he told me only one came in, I looked on their site a couple days later and there were four more there.....and honestly two of them were some of the most uninspiring (I am refraining from saying lame) grain patterns I have ever seen on that model....the others were just ok. I really feel like I hit the jackpot with this one.