PRS launches new SE line
(John Gorbe | Posted 2011-01-26)
Paul Reed Smith introduced a budget-conscious line of guitars in the late 1990’s to keep up with the demand for their instruments. This was the beginning of the SE line which stands for “Student Edition”. Although these guitars from Korea do not match the build quality of the higher-end USA-made PRS models, they are very nice guitars that include set necks instead of the bolt-on necks that some companies use on lower end guitars.
There are four new SE models for 2011 that are sure to turn some heads: the Tim Mahoney Signature, SE 245, SE Custom 24, and SE Singlecut Trem. PRS continues to be recognized by gigging musicians who know their SE line will deliver solid, quality instruments that are highly playable and sound great.
The ,b>SE Tim Mahoney features an all mahogany body, a 24-fret, 25” maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with bird inlays, stoptail bridge, nickel hardware and SE HFS Treble and SE Vintage Bass pickups
If you like the single cutaway look and feel you’ll need to check out the new SE 245. This model features new SE 245 pickups, a thicker single cutaway body for increased resonance, PRS-designed stoptail and a 4-knob configuration offering a plethora of tonal options.
The SE Custom 24 is based on the beautiful model that started it all 26 years ago. This guitar features a stunning flamed maple veneer top and SE versions of PRS’s popular HFS Treble and Vintage Bass Humbuckers. The SE Custom is now being offered in Orange and Tri-Color Sunburst with bird fret markers standard.
If you need tremolo you’ll want to look at the ,b>SE Singlecut Trem, featuring a mahogany body, maple top and flame maple veneer. It also boasts a 22 fret, wide-fat mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and is offered in Scarlet Red and Black with bird inlays.
Do we have “Student Edition” guitars here or well-made instruments with serious upgrades to aid the working professional? With this new line of SE models you’ll be questioning this yourself.
From a press release.