I am seriously considering the new SE Santana, it's the closest that the SE line has ever come to Carlos' pro model. The 24.5 scale, birds, and shorter top horn really have me intrigued. I have owned several SE models (including early Santana models), so quality is not a question here.

Does it nail the Santana sound? I know this is also subject to amp settings, string gauge, and other variables, but for the most part, does it do what it looks like it should do?

Sure I could play Santana songs on my other guitars, but I really want to get as close as possible to his tone without breaking the bank, and I think the bones of this guitar should get me there.

Can SE Santana owners or those that have played it offer me some feedback here? (pun intended) Thx!