After being a serious guitar player since 1964 and started playing in 1958 I have played all the standard brands. Gibson Fender ectera and have always been devoted to those USA made instruments. After all these years I finally decided to try a Paul Reed Smith. I had purchased a Paul Reed Smith Sonzera 50 amp and figured that I might at least try a PRS guitar. Rather than spend thousands of dollars on a USA PRS I tried an Indonesian built SE 24 Custom tobacco sunburst 2018 model. Being an import guitar I was a little apprehensive but since I had not too long ago bought an Indonesian made Ibanez AS93FM 335 style guitar that was quite impressive and became my number one work guitar. Apparently some of the instruments coming out of Indonesia are very well made. Although I am a thousand percent positive that the USA made PRS instruments are superior to this one I'd like to say that this Indonesian built one would easily make any working musician a great piece to gig with, without risking a much higher investment USA PRS built instrument. The fit and finish was excellent, the 85/15 s pickups are very nice. There is a great balance of tone and string separation, articulation and dynamics with these pickups. The neck is very comfortable to play. It would be pretty hard to come up with another guitar at that price point that could possibly be better in my humble opinion. So much so that it is very possible it will become my new number one work instrument. I truly think that highly of it and it has changed my mind about the quality and consistency of the build and materials and craftsmanship that are coming from some Pacific Rim factories. Being a Gibson / Fender snob all these years I humbly concede that they are slowly catching up with USA built instruments. What I find truly impressive is that Paul Reed Smith demands close to the same consistency and excellence in the materials, build quality and the quality control of his imported SE line across the board as well. So now my sights are set on a PRS CU22 Gen 3. Just for home use I would never take it out as a working instrument. Too much risk for it to get damaged or stolen which happens way too often. This is what makes my SE 24 Custom such a great investment for the money spent. So in conclusion well done Mr. Smith. If your imported guitars are this nice I'm quite positive USA made models will be extremely impressive.