I just found out about this, so apologies if it's old news.
Apparently, they've just released these S2 guitars, which are still MIA, but priced like Gibson LP Studios. You can get an S2 Custom 24 for $1399
...and it looks just a step above the SE Custom 24s looks-wise.
You can also get a Mira or a Starla for $1179 or $1249 (but $1299 or $1369 if you want birds on those models)
So what do you think? Would you be interested in a less-frills PRS that's still made in the same US factory? I suppose these are kinda like the CEs of the 90s, except they're not bolt-ons. The question for me would be if it is worth it to pay 2x the SE price. I know that the $3k Custom 24s are better than the SEs, but are these S2s? I like the SE Custom 24s a lot, and I think they're one of the best upper-mid-range guitars out there. The more affordable Mira and Starlas are nice options, but I've seen brand new Miras and Starlas on sale for the same or less.