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    Don't rule this guitar out if you can get on with the neck...extra deep cutaway:
    http://www.prsguitars.com/sefredrikakesson/specs.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalingus View Post
    They're made in the same factory of the PRS SE, so it will be pretty similar in built quality!
    Don't bank on that. Every company will have their own specs and +/- tolerances. I might be wrong on this but I believe all the SE's pass thru the Maryland factory for inspection also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vchizzle View Post
    Don't bank on that. Every company will have their own specs and +/- tolerances. I might be wrong on this but I believe all the SE's pass thru the Maryland factory for inspection also.
    I will say that the LTD line (at least the 300s and up) have a great build quality. I've got a LTD Hybrid (tele pickup in the neck and humbucker in the bridge) and it's put together really well. I thought I was sold on ESP until I tried out the PRS SE... now I'll just be socking my pennies away to get a US PRS. I blame you, V.

    Anyway, IMO the LTD and SE line seem to be tops in quality at the price point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coop View Post
    I will say that the LTD line (at least the 300s and up) have a great build quality. I've got a LTD Hybrid (tele pickup in the neck and humbucker in the bridge) and it's put together really well. I thought I was sold on ESP until I tried out the PRS SE... now I'll just be socking my pennies away to get a US PRS. I blame you, V.

    Anyway, IMO the LTD and SE line seem to be tops in quality at the price point.
    Anything I can do to help!

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    Probably much too late but I LOVE my Tremonti SE Custom. It's my Les Paul. OF course it doesn't have stock pickups in it.
    I don't find that the maple setneck makes it real bright sounding. I have a Duncan Custom Custom in the bridge (they're my fave bridge pup and are described as being good for taming bright guitars. I suppose.) and a 59/09 in the neck.
    I can squeeze Les Paul tones out of it. Les Paul with a trembridge. Does a Paul with a Floyd still sound like a Paul? A PRS trem bridge (even an SE), I think, sounds a little less...ummm.."tremmy" than a Floyd...but it IS still a trem. I like my trems though.
    You do have to think about that if you're planning on any alternate tunings. Can be a pita on a floater like the Tremonti..unless you tremol-no it etc...or just deal with it.

    Hey..if you want a Paul, get a Paul.
    I'm like the OP and don't like chunky necks though..but some Pauls are pretty ..well, relatively slender. Anyway yeah, you can get a Studio brand new, from MF for like UNDER $800!!!
    Sure it's gonna be satin and I think either black, bgndy or brown (BLACK!!!), they're plain with dots and no binding, a gigbag instead of a hsc? But it IS a Les Paul and it's under 800 clams. Pretty hard to argue if you're REALLY after a Gibson Les Paul.

    Maybe that poor upper fret access is part of the magic tone mojo?

    I always wanted a Paul. I bought one just about annually. Bought a wine (glossy) early '90s iirc Studio with trapezoid inlays, ebony board, hsc, in MINT shape a couple years ago on eBay for like $600. It looked and sounded beautiful but....kinda chunky neck (not overly) and I just can never bond with a Gibson's feel/action/scale. Even with fat strings :-(.
    I sold it to my drummer and it's still wicked and mint.

    fwiw

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