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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Then don't buy one. And the last thing you want to do is actually, you know, play one to find out.
    I own the first SE ever made. Not bashing the guitars, but they are nothing more than american made SE's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Em7 View Post
    Except for one important attribute; namely, the S2s are "real deal" PRS guitars. The SEs are World Musical guitars. That's a huge distinction. Is a Gibson Studio just an American-made Epiphone?
    It's really not a huge distinction. Both are made with the same woods, hardware, scale length, designs, etc. I can make the same recipe of chocolate chip cookies in 2 different ovens, but they will still taste the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyD View Post
    It's really not a huge distinction. Both are made with the same woods, hardware, scale length, designs, etc. I can make the same recipe of chocolate chip cookies in 2 different ovens, but they will still taste the same.
    Challenge accepted, I'll judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyD View Post
    I can make the same recipe of chocolate chip cookies in 2 different ovens, but they will still taste the same.
    Is that what trolls eat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustRob View Post
    Is that what trolls eat?
    Just because someone makes a point you don't like, doesn't make them a troll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyD View Post
    Just because someone makes a point you don't like, doesn't make them a troll.
    The S2 isn't for you. We got it.
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    Mike didn't sell it to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyD View Post
    Mike didn't sell it to me
    That's a historical guitar. I'm surprised he cut it loose. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    That's a historical guitar. I'm surprised he cut it loose. Congrats!
    I agree! I'm surprised he cut it loose then the other guy did too. I just got lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyD View Post
    Just because someone makes a point you don't like, doesn't make them a troll.
    What you made was a declarative statement based on opinion, repeatedly. We got your opinion.

    You've determined it's an American made SE, but I haven't seen a picture of the one you own, or played, or built.

    You know, there are a lot of interesting threads here. Many members have some awesome SE mods. There's a song title game. and not least of all, Private Stock Friday.

    You might find something interesting enough to post about in one of those. Join the rest of the fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyD View Post
    I agree! I'm surprised he cut it loose then the other guy did too. I just got lucky.
    No kidding! I'd love to have that one in my collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    No kidding! I'd love to have that one in my collection.
    I'll thumb wrestle you for it.

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    I just did the math on how much it would cost to upgrade an SE to S2 spec... The S2's are an incredible deal!
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyD View Post
    It's really not a huge distinction. Both are made with the same woods, hardware, scale length, designs, etc. I can make the same recipe of chocolate chip cookies in 2 different ovens, but they will still taste the same.
    For many people, the company that actually built the guitar is a huge deal. PRS is not forcing anyone to purchase an S2. They are merely offering a lower cost Maryland-made alternative to the SEs. There are many guitarists who will not purchase a PRS-branded World Musical Instruments guitar.

    As an aside: I remember all of the hate that was directed at PRS when they first introduced the PRS Electric (a.k.a. the CE24). Most guitarists saw the PRS Electric as the SE of the day. People loved how they played, but no one wanted a bolt-on PRS, especially when the retail cost differential between the PRS Electric and a no-frills Custom 24 was around $450.00 to $500.00. What did PRS do in response to lackluster sales? They tweaked the specs, resulting in the CE becoming one PRS' most successful models. The tops on the early maple-topped CEs were nothing to write home about. In fact, some of the tops on the early CEs were butt ugly, but the product improved over time. I suspect that the same thing will happen with the S2 models.
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    This ought to sell out pretty quickly.....They look and sound great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy474x View Post
    Gonna need some milk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyD View Post
    It's really not a huge distinction. Both are made with the same woods, hardware, scale length, designs, etc. I can make the same recipe of chocolate chip cookies in 2 different ovens, but they will still taste the same.
    yeah, but one may be soft and chewy while the other one is brittle and crumbly. Plus it will be someone else mixing up the other batch. Difference could be night and day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyD View Post
    I own the first SE ever made. Not bashing the guitars, but they are nothing more than american made SE's.
    That's an interesting pronouncement to make without ever having played one or seen one in person.

    And by "interesting" I don't mean to imply that it's a particularly intelligent thing to say, under circumstances where you have no experience with one whatsoever. And neither do the rest of us.
    Last edited by LSchefman; 07-22-2013 at 05:39 PM.
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    I have been reading and I have heard about the S2 but has anyone really picked one up yet?

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    They are due in the stores in early August so only a few here have played or seen one in person yet. The Starla S2 is calling me so I may come back from the Experience with one.
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