So, you may remember back in December of last year, I bought a whole load of guitar parts, with the intent of taking a Tremonti SE, and converting it to a US Tremonti. I am fully aware that the actual US built version is still superior... but for less than half the price, I've taken a brand new 2018 Tremonti SE, and completely gutted it, and rebuilt it with US parts. Here's a shot of the new Tremonti SE: Here's the pile of parts I have for her (basically gutting everything): MannMade / PRS Stage II Locking Tuners (designed to fit SE model) MannMade 2000NOS Tremolo Bridge PRS Tremonti Chrome Bass Pickup PRS Tremonti Treble Pickup PRS Black Pickup Rings PRS Strap Buttons PRS Lampshade Knobs CTS Potentiometers (PRS spec) Orange Drop Capacitors Switchcraft 3-way Switch Switchcraft Output Jack Wiring Harness Black TUSQ Nut Within 10 minutes, I had her on the operating table... completely gutted. Every single part, less the wood body is being replaced with US parts, including the nut. Fitting the new Mann-Made Locking Tuners: Tremonti Bass Pickup: Tremonti Treble Pickup: The holes had to be reamed-out, to accomodate the CTS pots and Switchcraft 3-way Switch: Even the jack was replaced, with a Switchcraft: I got carried away, and forgot to take pictures of the 2000-NOS Bridge installation. But if you want to see the process, here's one I did on my CE24: https://forums.prsguitars.com/threads/2000nos-upgrade-and-a-few-other-mods.28321/ Well, here's the finished product: The SE comes with 9-42 strings, but I re-strung it with 10-46 D'Addario strings (per the US spec) They sound a lot better with the Tremonti pickups, and the Black Tusq nut was setup for these strings. Spent about an hour setting up the bridge and doing intonation... Let me say; "it sounds friggen wicked!" The Tremonti pickups are snarly as heck. Especially the neck pickup. I really love the sound of it. Very different than my CE24. About 5 hours of total labor... totally worth it. Total cost was less than half the price of a proper US Tremonti. I've asked the local guitar store to call me when they get a US Tremonti in, because I want to compare how this one sounds vs. a true Tremonti.