Mark here from the U.K. This is my first post, although I often drop in to the forum to see what's being discussed.
I've had a 2012 SE custom 24 for a while now and have been so impressed by the quality and playability I decided to break open my piggy bank and buy a U.S model.
The guitar is great, however the difference to the SE is not as big as I thought it would be. This initial reaction is only based on playing in the house though can't wait for this Friday coming when I'll get to use them both back to back on stage and cranked up.