Ok so my new copy of Guitarist magazine just dropped through the door (I subscribe so get about 2 weeks early) In it there is a review of the 2018 SE Santana Standard & Tremonti Standard. Both get favorable reviews but it does mention neither come with a gig bag anymore?. Then I read the little sidebar, according to this America with get Cor-tek Indonesia built models whereas Europe gets PT Wildwood Indonesia models. I've typed out the sidebar for you to look at (some of the info seems a little odd). The Standard Background The first wave of all mahogany Indonesian made SE Standards launched back in late 2014 included a Standard 24, Standard 22, 245 Standard & Tremonti Standard with the Santana Standard & the Santana Standard Special appearing at the start of 2015. "They were originally developed for the third world markets", Explains PRS Europe's MD, Gavin Mortimer, but a range that kicked off then at £399 (including a gigbag) soon found it's way into the European & then USA markets. Instead of using their long time partner for the SE line, World Music Instruments in Korea, the Standards came from Indonesia's PT Wildwood facility that, certainly around the time their launch was also building for Yamaha, Schecter, Fender and ESP(LTD) among others. As of 2018 however, SE's heading for the USA are now being produced entirely in Indonesia by Cor-Tek(Cort). Europe meanwhile, is staying with World Music Instruments (Korean) and PT Wildwood (Indonesia) factories for the foreseeable future. This leads to to my questions According to press releases at the time the Standards were first released in the UK (paul actually mentioned this himself when did a tour of UK guitar stores in 2015) not the 3rd world (I know the US president thinks we're a 3rd world country but seriously we're not quite there yet). The more intriguing thing for me is the last statement. Does this mean that all USA bound SE's both Standard and maple capped are now purely going to come from Indonesia, while we in UK & Europe still get the 2 factory tier system? The reviews are in the Sept issue of Guitarist available in stores at the end of the month.