One thing I believe is that while the SE is a great guitar line for the money they are made by World Musical Instrument Co. they are their OWN company. they buy would their way - they dry wood their way etc etc. They build guitars for many companies to their SPECS ie parts shapes and wood combos colors etc. Line 6 has their new ones made there. Chapman guitars ( Rob Chapman) has his line made there. Now while their drying and buying etc may be good enough for decent guitars they are not to the same detail as USA PRS guitars. Nuts-- electronics- Bridge - frets etc. PRS USA models are known for neck stability because of their intensive drying process etc. My boys SE singlecut plays very nice and sounds great( after USA HFS/VINTAGE pu set and USA electronics) it still does not resonate and stay tune stable quite like my USA P22. The bridge stands a mile off the top on the SE where the USA sits close to the top-- more stability. all in the neck set angle. Another area the USA excels etc. I think the new S2 models will be a hit and I have a hankering for either the new mira or starla.