. Earlier in the summer I came across an abused PRS SE on Reverb at a fair price given the condition, described: "Looking for that sweet PRS Santana sound at a discount? The damage is over 10 years old. I thought I ruined the neck joint "see pictures" but it been that way for 10 years and it still play's just fine. Haven't used it live in 10 years but it sounds good for the studio except the switch is cutting out now so it needs some love." I expected more issues than the stated condition at looking over the pictures. Here is the listing image showing the neck damage (cracked all the way around and into the body). And here is the listing image of the hacked body edge, abuse inflicted on the guitar probably a result of the neck damage (and other issues I would uncover). The price I negotiated was fair given the situation and what I expected would need to be done to get this guitar playing again. I figured it could be a good summer challenge to fill in between other projects. I have a soft spot for abused guitars as long as the price is reasonable. Perhaps,.... I got the guitar and factory gig bag for $125 including the shipping to me, probably $35 worth of actual shipping cost given the box size and not too-far distance. By the way, the serial number and styling makes it the second year of the PRS SE line (2000). The guitar arrived quick, well packed, and I assessed the situation. Plugged it in. Oh, my .... this ... this will be a project! I took pictures as I went along. There were some challenges and notes that may be helpful to some. The guitar is playable now, sounds fantastic, and looks a lot better so there is a happy ending. But some work getting there. There is some brutal neck steaming ahead, especially since I contacted PRS technical help team to find out what glue was used and they said "...We do not do neck removal as a repair at PRS..." They did tell me they used 'wood glue' though. On to the adventure! .