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38Roars
02-12-2013, 03:24 PM
Everyone is different, thats why there are so many choices....
Whats your take 1-3?

Danerada
02-12-2013, 03:27 PM
This is my kind of thread:

SE 245 Soapbar

SE Semi-hollow LTD w/Bigsby (Silver Sparkle)

SE Bernie Marsden...

jfb
02-12-2013, 03:32 PM
SE Custom 24 7-String

SE Fredrik Åkesson

SE Clint Lowery

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02-12-2013, 03:34 PM
I'd focus on the models you can't get from Maryland.
1) The SE One - This one is a staple
2) The Mushok Baritone
3) The 3-Mike-7 string

sergiodeblanc
02-12-2013, 03:43 PM
Japan only SE CU24 in Bonni Pink

SE Semi-hollow w/ Bigsby (sparkled red)

SE Bernie.

Chris528
02-12-2013, 03:45 PM
SE Clint Lowery

SE Bernie Marsden

SE One (I'm picking up one tomorrow so I will have to think of a number 3)

Rodicus
02-12-2013, 03:50 PM
3M7, 245 and the Torero.

Mikegarveyblues
02-12-2013, 03:55 PM
SE Bernie Marsden (Got. (You hear that Shawn! :p ) My shared #1 - Would buy a blue one in a heartbeat as long a it's not Whale Blue)

SE 245 Soapbar (Cracking looking guitar and may well get it if I have the funds saved this year)

SE C24 2012 (Got. Great guitar!)

tdiers
02-12-2013, 04:07 PM
SE Custom 24
SE Paul Allender
SE Mikael Akerfeldt

Hopeful Sinner
02-13-2013, 12:56 AM
1. SE Angelus Custom

2. SE Mike Mushok Baritone

3. SE Korina One

Aeetus
02-13-2013, 02:19 AM
A Bernie, then semi hollow and finally an 245 soap... great guitars.

Jay Xander B
02-13-2013, 04:47 AM
SE Tim Mahoney 1st

SE Clint Lowery 2nd

SE 245 Soapbar (black) 3rd

getting all 3 this year if i don't get distracted =3

CoreyT
02-13-2013, 05:10 AM
I posted this at the other site, will post here too.

Listed in order of favorite too as in ease of playing and fun factor:

1. 2012 SE Custom 24

http://www.pnw4runners.com/guitar_stuff/virtuoso/7.jpg

2. 2012 SE Tremonti Custom

http://www.pnw4runners.com/guitar_stuff/skb/1.jpg

3. 2012 SE Santana
Wide/fat neck, 24.5" scale, I am more of a fan of the wide/thin neck on the first two, and also the 25" longer scale.

http://www.pnw4runners.com/guitar_stuff/virtuoso/6.jpg

They all get along though, they were hanging out on my new love seat I picked up last weekend.
We were watching an Alice Cooper concert from 2011 in Australia on the MoshCam channel on my Bluray box.
Orianthi was smokin' hot playing two PRS guitars.

http://www.pnw4runners.com/guitar_stuff/clothing/1.jpg

If I were to buy another SE down the road, I would get a Semi-Hollow Custom like I got my youngest son in September for his birthday.
25" scale makes it play really nice.

Also is they decide to produce an SE bass (5 string hopefully too), I might pick one up.

http://www.pnw4runners.com/guitar_stuff/20.jpg

http://www.pnw4runners.com/guitar_stuff/21.jpg

Drastion
02-13-2013, 05:23 AM
Custom semi hollow soapbar

Custom 24 7 string

Clint Lowery

MrGuitarDon
02-13-2013, 06:58 AM
Custom 24 7 string
SE245
Current SE Santana

Boogie
02-13-2013, 09:00 AM
Would purchase, as in, don't have yet. Because the SE One is the baddest mamma-jamma on the planet. :rock:

1.) SE245 Soapie
2.) SE SH Soapie (I know it's not in production any more, but...)
3. Mike Mushok / Bernie / SE Santana - 3 way tie.

RedGuitars
02-13-2013, 09:53 AM
1) Angelus acoustic w/electronics
2) 245
3) semi-hollow

moyboy
02-13-2013, 09:58 AM
Good choice calling out the acoustic.

Most of the time when we thing of SE we think of only the electrics.


1) Angelus acoustic w/electronics
2) 245
3) semi-hollow

IRG
02-13-2013, 11:12 AM
I'll play along.

1) 245 (which I already have. If I didn't, it would be replaced by the Marsden)
2) Custom 24 (I need one in the classic shape, and now with the beveled top, it looks much nicer)
3) Tough one: I prefer singlecut styles, so likely the Tremonti Custom. But the new 7 string has me curious too, as does the Clint Lowery.

I'm very close to selling my Gibson SG to fund one of the above too, still waiting on some of the new colors to show up for 2013.

andy474x
02-13-2013, 11:48 AM
Don't know if I could put them in order until I played them all, but I would say:
SE One
SE Semi-Hollow
SE Tremonti Custom or SE Santana

IRG
02-13-2013, 08:48 PM
I might change my vote from the Custom 24, to the SE Santana in Emerald Green. Sharp looking color there:

http://www.prsguitars.com/sesantana/img/main1.jpg

Chris528
02-13-2013, 08:51 PM
I might change my vote from the Custom 24, to the SE Santana in Emerald Green. Sharp looking color there:

http://www.prsguitars.com/sesantana/img/main1.jpg

Damn I'm digging that green, but I already have one in orange.

geese_com
02-13-2013, 09:00 PM
1) Marsden
2) Akerfeldt
3) 7-String Custom

IRG
02-13-2013, 09:05 PM
Damn I'm digging that green, but I already have one in orange.

The orange is nice too. I've never owned a green guitar before, never really thought of wanting one, but this grabs me for some reason.

andy474x
02-13-2013, 09:59 PM
I dig that color too... but not as much as the eriza verde, would've liked to see that one on a SECU24 or a Tremonti Custom. But who knows, one of those green Santana's might just strike me the right way!

Desperado
02-14-2013, 02:35 AM
I don't yet own a SE but would love either of the following:

1. Bernie Marsden Ltd Edition (there are still a few to be had in the UK).

2. SE Custom 24

3. SE One

DanLono53
04-04-2013, 06:33 PM
Already own an SE Santana, so here is my top 3:

1. SE Custom 24
1a. SE 245 Soapbar
2. SE Semi Hollow
3. Paul Allender

I know, I cheater a little, but what the heck.....

Cheers!

D.

maxtuna26
04-05-2013, 04:36 AM
i've got a SE Custom 24 in my arms, so i'd cross it off the list.

1. SE Singlecut in Black/Antique White
2. SE Mark Tremonti in Black
3. SE Santana in Black/Emerald

notice all the black colour preference :X i'm no (fulltime) metalhead but black definitely looks classy!

Jon van derlim
04-05-2013, 06:08 AM
2013 SE Custom 24 in Royal Blue (got)

I do really like the semi's with the Bigsbys

and I quite fancy a 245

Raven17
04-05-2013, 06:45 AM
1. Angelus
2. 7-String in burst
3. Torero

Brad737
04-05-2013, 10:49 AM
Personally, I'd have a very hard time buying an SE at this point in my life. I want to make this abundantly clear. IT'S NOT BECAUSE OF SNOBBERY, OR BECAUSE I FEEL THE SE LINE AREN'T GOOD GUITARS. As a matter of fact, I've played a few SEs and the quality is fantastic. I tried a Korina Singlecut that was unreal...really lightweight, great frets and neck, and it SANG! I was shocked at the quality of guitar for less than $600.

My hangup against the SEs is because the US economy is in very poor shape. We've lost an incredible amount of our manufacturing industry. With so many of my fellow Americans out of work, I can't in good conscience buy a new imported guitar while American-made options are available. I remember when I was a kid, whenever there was a recession, you saw "Buy American" billboards, stickers, and ads everywhere. With the development of the "world economy", that's becoming less and less of an option. To my way of thinking, it's like an autoworker driving a Honda to his job at the Ford plant, then wondering why he lost his job.

Perhaps, I'm just being naive. But I buy American products whenever I can.

AP515
04-05-2013, 01:19 PM
... is because the US economy is in very poor shape. We've lost an incredible amount of our manufacturing industry. With so many of my fellow Americans out of work, I can't in good conscience buy a new imported guitar while American-made options are available. I remember when I was a kid, whenever there was a recession, you saw "Buy American" billboards, stickers, and ads everywhere. With the development of the "world economy", that's becoming less and less of an option. To my way of thinking, it's like an autoworker driving a Honda to his job at the Ford plant, then wondering why he lost his job.

It is a nice thought, but that Ford you are buying may not have been built in America. "In North America, Ranger and F-series trucks are built in Oakville, Ontario, Canada; Dearborn, Michigan; Claycomo, Kansas; Louisville, Kentucky; St. Paul., Minnesota; and Edison, New Jersey. Trucks also are built in Mexico, Malaysia, Vietnam, Argentina and England.": Where Are Ford Vehicles Made? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5040488_ford-vehicles-made.html#ixzz2Pc4i7Jx2

To complicate matters, Toyota makes cars for the American market in the United States, usually in one of five plants located in Kentucky, Alabama, Indiana, Texas and West Virginia.

Like you, I like to buy American, but it is more "Assembled in America than Made in America." And just like Toyota gets the profit in Japan for that car assembled here, PRS America gets the profit from that SE you are not buying. Don't get me wrong, I love that PRSi are made in America. I don't want that to change, but it's a very complex buisness environment out there today.

Brad737
04-05-2013, 02:04 PM
Yes, I'm well aware of that. But my point was buying a USA guitar vs. an import. The example you're making is akin to the Fender Strats from awhile back with parts made in Mexico, but assembled in the US. I'd go for the American Standard everytime.

Mikegarveyblues
04-05-2013, 05:13 PM
Totally understand your thinking Brad.

When I bought my Laney Lionheart it had the Union Jack over all the paperwork etc, and a stamped badge saying Made In Britain. Our manufacturing base has been decimated so it fill me with pride to own something built in my own country by British workers. I can totally understand you feeling the same way about USA built guitars.

Having said that. The economic climate is in very bad shape worldwide and although the talking heads say things are recovering they've been proved wrong time after time. Having a lower cost line built overseas is actually very important in these times. Although the SE's are made in South Korea it employs Americans to design the guitars. It's American workers who work at PRS setting up the guitars, American workers who make their living in guitar shops selling these items. So much of the money is coming back to the US.

The cheaper guitars will provide a very necessary line of income for the major US manufacturers. It's the same for Gibson with Epiphone, Fender with their Squier and Mexican guitars and for PRS with the SE line.

These companies cannot make these guitars in the US without either dropping the QC massively or upping the prices. People have a lot less disposable income these days so it's important to have a low cost line and the only way to keep it low cost whist still delivering a certain level of quality is to move production overseas.

The shops are going to sell more guitars because more people can afford the cheaper guitars. With luck they may stay with the brand and when they come into the money they may upgrade to the premium American guitars.

It's a finely balanced thing. Certainly it's a shame to see jobs go elsewhere but perhaps the affordable line that sells in big numbers is actually keeping people in work.

slev
04-06-2013, 06:13 PM
Back to the guitars...
Tremonti Custom
SE 245
SE CU 24

Chris528
04-06-2013, 06:44 PM
SE Clint Lowery

SE Bernie Marsden

SE One (I'm picking up one tomorrow so I will have to think of a number 3)

Since I have purchased one of my top three I made a new list, two are the same.

SE Clint Lowery

SE Bernie Marsden

SE Tremonti

Desperado
04-08-2013, 05:36 AM
1. SE Bernie Marsden Limited (the one with coil tapping)

2. SE CU 24 2012 model - any colour will do

3. SE One - love the look of those beauties

Chuckblues
04-08-2013, 06:08 AM
1. SE 245 (I already have one .It's my go to guitar )
2. SE 245 Soapbar Waiting Patiently !!!!!! It's on order !
3. SE Bass ( I hear there will be one next year ?)

thieves&foxes
04-08-2013, 07:55 AM
1. Se Korina One
2. Se Mustok Baritone
3. Se Custom 24 7 String

Chris528
04-08-2013, 02:17 PM
1. SE 245 (I already have one .It's my go to guitar )
2. SE 245 Soapbar Waiting Patiently !!!!!! It's on order !
3. SE Bass ( I hear there will be one next year ?)

If there will be a bass I will adding that to my top 3 for sure!

dogrocketp
05-16-2013, 11:11 PM
SE Single Cut Soapbar
SE Single Cut Korina
SE Bernie
I'm working on #3 later in the year. 1 & 2 are downstairs. I like them so much I'm playing blues again, just to have a reason to gig with them.

Chris528
05-17-2013, 07:00 AM
Since I have purchased one of my top three I made a new list, two are the same.

SE Clint Lowery

SE Bernie Marsden

SE Tremonti

Changing my list again since I just picked up a Tremont

SE Clint Lowery

SE Bernie Marsden

SE Custom 24 7 String

Hoping to possess the Lowery very soon so will have to change it again.

Slartibartfarst42
06-05-2013, 04:40 PM
1) SE Custom 24
2) SE Paul Allender
3) They don't make it yet but similar to the Torero

blaren
06-05-2013, 05:40 PM
but it's the American companies that are doing it to you BY exporting your jobs overseas.
Don't forget, PRS is an AMERICAN company and buying SEs puts money in Paul's pocket..that I'm sure he pays taxes on...but nevertheless, just like Fender in Mexico and their Squier line made in Asia, or Gibson's Asian Epis..or Martin and Tatlor's Mexican made models....they ALL do it...to you.
And they COULD be making them stateside and remain profitable. Godin has guitars assembled in the USA. Larrivee builds guitars in California.
Foreign companies can make money using American labor but American companies can't/won't?

Anyway...sorry...this is a bit of a pet peave of mine. Fact is that, buying an SE IS buying American and supporting an American company (and encouraging other American companies to continue to export American jobs).
Just sayin'

CantankerousCarl
06-05-2013, 06:07 PM
Can't believe I missed this thread before...

In no particular order, sticking to electrics only:

- SE Custom 24 (2012 onwards with the coil tap)
- SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow Soapbar
- SE EG SSS trem

Yes, unfortunately only 2 of 3 are currently in production, but that triumvirate can pretty much cover anything in the universe. If you swap in an SE Angelus Custom, take out the EG.

Raven17
06-05-2013, 07:12 PM
Ok, at the risk of looking like a flake I'm gonna recast my vote.

1. Lowery
2. Torero
3. If they put real Tremonti pups I'd go with the Tremonti SE, but they don't so the 7-string gets the nod

vchizzle
06-06-2013, 10:40 AM
SE 245 Soapy - make the goldtop already!
SE Clint Lowery
SE MM Baritone

sergiodeblanc
06-06-2013, 10:50 AM
Clear Perspex SDB SE 24 x3.