I agree.....Although I prefer a wider necks, there is no way I am ignoring my SRV signature Strat. Before some recent acquisitions, it was my electric that saw the most playing time.@NJDevil your responses in this thread have been legendary and i am sorry i am only replying to them now.
You are right on the neck profiles, i am a fan of schecter and have owned 3 C1s at the one time, 2 early 2000s model ones and one 2018 apocalypse, the earlier 2000 models have a standard C shape neck and loved both, not the slimmer shredded neck like the 2018 one and you are right, i am not a fan of slim necks which is why the 2018 one didn't stay, same reason i just can't get on with Gibsons slim tapper D neck, or any shredder neck for that matter, don't get me wrong I'll play anything and make it work if someone handed it to me but yeah not to own.
The nut width is here nor there, my squier is 42mm and my 6119 is 43mm and am happy with the feel of both so thats not a deal breaker for me.
Didn't think about the bridge pick up, i think id use a humbucker more then a single bridge pickup, so won't rule out that combo.
The american pros down here retail for around 3000 so used still go for about 2200ish so a bit up there, the prs se new is 1400 sames as a player series so thats probably more my budget for one.
Id be happy with a player series if they didn't weigh too much, i like the player teles but they all weigh a bit, if i could find one that weighs around 7.5pds id happily buy it but all have been a lot heavier then that, im only a small bloke so am not a fan of super heavy guitars, my penguins are heavy enough.
You like the PRS SE Silver Sky neck and can afford one? Without question, I would not hesitate to buy it. I love that guitar and it produces the sweetest tone......the neck is just too thin and narrow for me. I wasn't paying attention to the fact you're in Australia so that does increase the cost. Brisbane? Nice! My best friend is from a suburb of Sydney.....Now I'm in the mood for a dozen meat pies!!!
Tony @TSims1 has one and I think he loves it. I actually like the tone a bit better on that SE than the far more expensive Mayer Silver Sky. Aside from the SE maybe being one of the best Strats on the market, the quality is exceptional..... one of the best deal in the market place today in my opinion. I even like the single coil in the bridge on that guitar.....great tone and not shrill.