Unfortunately, you tempting ebony will sound... like maple!
Only the thin veneer top is exotic. The wood underneath is traditional maple over mahogany so you're buying the exotic look, not the sound.
I would have liked to have heard the unique wood top combinations too but then again, they're SE's with an appropriate SE price so what can you expect?
I a bit confused. How does rosewood on a guitar that's built for a USA company earn restrictions when shipping back into the USA? Don't all the SEs get set up here in the first place? Wouldn't those restrictions have already somehow been satisfied along the way?Seandesigner::::Where did you buy that? I was gassing for the SE Custom 22 Semi Hollow in the Ebony finish and must have reached out to 5 or 6 different PRS dealers in the UK, all of which claimed world wide deliveries. Trouble was when I got to the check out everyone said they couldn't ship outside of the EEC due to the rosewood fretboard and the regulations limiting the distribution of rosewood. Nice looking guitar, BTW.