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    Got an SE custom semi hollow.

    I bought mine about a week ago and I'll eventually post pics later on. It plays great and is a good value. I have some people telling me I wasted my money and should've got a used USA one.

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    Nah you did not waste your money. The SEs are very good instruments. I had owned one and now my boy has one. I believe it will inspire you to do what you can to save for a USA one some day. what I thought may be a cool mod for those semi hollow bodies is intall the PRS USA starla pickups and the USA drop in 3 way push/pull tone. that could really make it a special guitar. even after those mods you still have a very reasonably priced guitar with a bit of added mojo.
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    The advisers who told you that, so they own both types of PRS?
    I would guess not.

    I have USA PRSs and had them first. I just got an SE. It is a fantastic guitar by any and every measure and I dont believe it is an exceptional example of the SE line.
    I did NOT waste my money and if you like your...YOUR SE, not THEIRS, then no, you did not waste your money.....either.
    Now let's see some pics of that thing!!

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    I had two USA models, but had to sell them and probably will never be able to afford one again. College tuition isn't cheap so I used the money towards that. The SE tops are impressive and I think my friends felt I paid too much $720 for it. It plays great but I did see some Santana's going for $500 new on some sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeasam View Post
    Nah you did not waste your money. The SEs are very good instruments. I had owned one and now my boy has one. I believe it will inspire you to do what you can to save for a USA one some day. what I thought may be a cool mod for those semi hollow bodies is intall the PRS USA starla pickups and the USA drop in 3 way push/pull tone. that could really make it a special guitar. even after those mods you still have a very reasonably priced guitar with a bit of added mojo.
    That's a very good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestormz View Post
    I had two USA models, but had to sell them and probably will never be able to afford one again. College tuition isn't cheap so I used the money towards that. The SE tops are impressive and I think my friends felt I paid too much $720 for it. It plays great but I did see some Santana's going for $500 new on some sites.
    You might be able to afford a USA model again after school - if you feel the need for one. An education is a good choice for the money now. You got a nice guitar for a price you were comfortable with. That's all that matters. Enjoy.

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    Congrats! The SE Custom Semi Hollow is one of favorite PRS guitars. Enjoy!

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    I don't believe you wasted your money. Those are very cool guitars, better than a lot of what's out there especially at that price point.
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    One of my all time favorite PRSi is the SE Semi-hollow soapbar......

    Good buy.
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    Thanks guys. I'm enjoying it, gonna mod it a bit. I'll get the pigtails bridge for it eventually and locking tuners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danerada View Post
    One of my all time favorite PRSi is the SE Semi-hollow soapbar......
    +1 much love for the SE Semi Soapy!
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