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PRS SE Standards Unveiled

It’s hard to believe that PRS Guitars’ SE range has been around for 13 years. But it’s true – since 2001 the series has been offering incredible quality and great tone at affordable prices.

Now the new SE Standard line-up is taking this philosophy to another level! Inspired by Paul Reed Smith’s early pre-factory guitars of the 1970s and early 80s, the SE Standards are built using all-mahogany construction and deliver fantastic tone thanks to their PRS-designed pickups. Despite their stripped-down price (the SE Standard series starts at just £399 / €499)  the new guitars also sport a host of features shared with top-of-the-line PRS models including the iconic birds inlays, PRS stoptail or trem bridges and PRS’s legendary wide-thin or wide-fat neck carves.

Of course, PRS’s renowned manufacturing standards are very much in evidence in the SE Standard range and with every guitar receiving a comprehensive pre-delivery inspection, they’re gig-ready right out of the box! Each model even ships in a PRS SE gigbag…

There is a great choice of models in the series too, including versions of much-loved PRS classics (with a couple of others due early in 2015 – stay tuned for news!)…

 

Standard Custom 24:

25″ scale length, 24 frets,  PRS design tremolo, Wide Thin neck profile, PRS design HFS and Vintage Bass pickups, three-way blade pickup selector and push-pull coil-tap

Colours: Black, Platinum, Vintage Cherry, Trans Blue, Tobacco Sunburst

 

Standard Custom 22:

25″ scale length, 22 frets, PRS design stoptail, Wide Fat neck profile, PRS design 245 treble and 245 bass pickups, three-way blade pickup selector and push-pull coil-tap

Colours: Black, Platinum, Vintage Cherry, Trans Blue, Tobacco Sunburst

 

Singlecut Standard

24.5″ scale length, 22 frets, PRS design stoptail, Wide Fat neck profile, PRS design 245 treble and 245 bass pickups, two volume/two tone, three-way toggle selector

Colours: Black, Platinum, Vintage Cherry, Trans Blue, Tobacco Sunburst

 

Tremonti Standard

25″ scale length, 22 frets, bound fingerboard, PRS design stoptail, Wide Fat neck profile, PRS design SE treble and SE bass pickups, three-way blade pickup selector switch and push-pull coil-tap

Colours: Black, Platinum, Vintage Cherry

 

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PRS Guitars: Celebrating 30 Years

In 1985 a long, curly-haired Paul Reed Smith took a selection of PRS Custom and PRS Guitars (later known as the Custom 24 and Standard 24) to a tradeshow and PRS Guitars was born. Unbeknownst to everyone at the time, Paul was becoming “arguably the first ‘little guy’ to give guitar making giants…a run for their money. By upping the ante on quality, PRS compelled big American companies to improve their game, resulting in a full-blown American guitar renaissance,” (Guitar World). From two electric guitar models, to a full line up of electric guitars and basses, acoustic guitars, and amplifiers, PRS has kept that quality standard and has grown into a major industry presence.

In celebration of the last three decades, PRS will be creating a series of blog stories recounting moments from the last 30 years as well as inviting and presenting testimonials from artists and players on their experiences with Paul and PRS guitars.

Please join us in celebrating the history, and future, of PRS. http://www.prsguitars.com/30/