PRS Guitars releases Santana signature model

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-10-05)

PRS Guitars releases Santana signature model

PRS Guitars is happy to announce the official launch of the SE Santana, Carlos Santana’s new signature model and the very first SE offered with a 24.5” scale length. The Santana is also the first SE created using the same silhouette as Carlos’s revered American-made model. Look for the model in stores in October and on tour with Carlos as he tours the US in support of his new album “Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time.”

Carlos’s influence as a PRS guitar player led to the development of the SE electric guitar series ten years ago, and he continues to play an integral role as an advisor, player, and endorser for one of the world’s most well-respected guitar brands. In honor this legacy, PRS welcomes players of all backgrounds and skill levels to visit a dealer this fall to try this guitar in person. The SE is an extremely versatile product line, and the value and quality continue to receive the industry’s praises year after year.

“It is very important for PRS and Carlos to offer this high quality Santana model in a financially accessible price point. This SE Santana offers musicians an instrument well in excess of its price tag,” commented Paul Reed Smith.

SE Santana features include a carved maple top, flamed maple top veneer, mahogany back, 22-fret one-piece “wide-fat” mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard with white perloid, old style PRS bird inlays. Electonics include treble and bass humbucking pickups, master volume and tone, three-way toggle switch, PRS tuners, and PRS tremolo.

SE Santana Model Specs

Back Wood Mahogany
Top Wood Maple with Flame Maple Veneer

Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.5"
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Neck Shape Wide Fat
Fretboard Inlays PRS "Old-School" Birds

Bridge PRS Designed Tremolo
Tuners PRS Designed Tuners

Truss Rod Cover "PRS"
Hardware Type Nickel
Treble PickupPRS Designed Santana Humbucker
Bass Pickup PRS Desigend Santana Humbucker
Pickup Switching Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Switch
Colors Black, Orange, Santana Yellow

From information on the PRS Guitars website:

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