Before giving the PRS SE P20 a full appraisal, I’ll just disclose some bits here. Really, the workmanship is as good as it gets, no particular unhappiness relating to price-quality issues. The ones I’m highlighting here are too minor to cause a major upset. First up, we see the uneven corners of the truss rod cover; one end being sharp, the other, rounded off. We are well aware that wood working & plastic accessories are handled by different hands at the factory.
This one shows the uneven trimming of the binding but it’s only evident at this end, the other end is perfect.
On that note (forgive the pun), I’m happy to say that the PRS SE P20 is every bit worthy of its asking price. However, we still have people who whined at the fact that it’s made in China. Despite being educated & having access to technical information, we still get people who are dismissive of products originating from a certain country. This shows how narrow people still are today & they are willing to cascade their negative experience from another encounter unto something unrelated. From my end of things, I still rank China as the standard to beat when it comes to hollow/ semi-hollow/ acoustic craftsmanship in the entry level to mid-price bracket. Indonesia is well ahead, in the mean time, for the solid body reference for the same price considerations.