...at least according to this guy: https://reverb.com/item/19515030-fa...model-2001-in-correct-hard-case-px-considered "The Santana Signature model was created in 2001" "This is a 2001 guitar. Within a year PRS had added things like a scratch plate and MOP neck binding. So, this guitar was made in Japan, rather than Korea (where the SE2 models were made). The very first models apparently had covered pickups. This model has open pickups (like the SE2), so, I guess, it was an early re-development. " I love Mr. Copy/Paste's attention to detail.