The import models are SEs, not CEs. CEs are made in the USA.Originally Posted by WhoFan
I've owned a number of US-made PRS guitars and a Tremonti SE and have played a dozen or so SEs in stores. I recently composed some thoughts after trying out one of the new SE Customs. Long story short: I was unimpressed.
Your friend's idea of "almost just as fine" must very different from mine. If you try out a bunch of SEs, you can find a very good instrument but on average, they're just well-made imports. That's not to say that they're not good guitars but in my book they're nowhere near the quality of a US-made PRS.