I've always thought about acquiring a PRS but always thought the American made ones were too expensive and the SE editions were just cheap Chinese produced ones. I was walking by some guitars in the big Thomann music store and just saw 'PRS' and the word 'custom' on the headstock that was sitting next to the really expensive custom shop guitars. I picked it up, held it and stummed it a bit and thought, 'dang, this is a sweet guitar, probably way out of my price range.' I looked again carefully, saw it was an SE and under €1000,-. I was amazed - it played, looked and felt like a top-shelf guitar. I had to have it. It now sits very nicely in my collection and feels like an amazing guitar - I love it.