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Introducing the SE ‘Maple on Maple’ Ltd Run

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Exclusive to Europe, PRS Guitars proudly launch this limited run of SE Custom models ‘Maple on Maple.’ Based on the latest SE specifications, these great looking models feature Rock Maple fingerboards with black birds, on top of a Natural Rock Maple neck. Available models include SVN , Custom 22 Semi Hollow, Custom 24, Custom 24 Floyd Rose, Custom 24 Lefty. There are 5 great colours, available across the range as outlined below:

Custom 22 Semi Hollow – Vintage Sunburst, Grey Black

Custom 24 Vintage Sunburst, Grey Black, Whale Blue, Purple Burst, Fire Red

Custom 24 Lefty – Vintage Sunburst, Grey Black

Custom 24 Floyd Rose – Grey Black

Custom SVN – Grey Black, Purple Burst

This limited run is available across Europe now! Contact your local dealer for more information

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Introducing the SE A265 & A270 Limited!

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Following the phenomenal success of the 2018 PRS SE Acoustic Angelus and Tonare range of guitars, PRS Europe are proud to announce the addition of two very special Ltd Editions, featuring super exclusive tone-woods at no extra cost.

The A270 features highly figured Koa back and sides, and the A265 has beautiful book matched Pau Ferro back and sides. Both feature Paul Reed Smith’s acclaimed Hybrid bracing pattern first seen on the $10,000 signature Private Stock acoustics made for Martin Simpson and Alex Lifeson amongst others.

These SE guitars also produce the signature well balanced tone with rich bass and clean highs and therefore punch way above their price tag! As with every PRS, each acoustic is set up to perfection by our European PRS Tech centre and features a lifetime limited warranty. To top it all off both models come fitted with the Fishman GT1 under-saddle electronics provide outstanding, pure amplified acoustic tone and a PRS DL SE Hardshell case.

With Limited numbers and beautiful up-graded timbers, these great acoustics are sure to sell out fast! Contact your local PRS dealer for more information.

 

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Introducing the SE Standard 24 Limited

PRS Guitars Europe are pleased to announce a limited run of the SE Standard 24 in 6 unique colours. Featuring the same great specs as the regular model, this limited run features 6 unique finishes. Bay Bridge Blue, Cola Metallic, Metallic Orange, Royal Blue Metallic, Satin Black & White Pearl.

 

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The SE Standard 24 is the most affordable version of the most iconic PRS, the Custom 24; but don’t be fooled by the price, it features the same great neck carve, and award winning 85/15s pickups as the regular SE Custom 24.

 

Visit your local PRS dealer and try one today.

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PRS Europe announce SE Bernie Marsden LTD Run

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We’re pleased to announce a Limited run of the SE Bernie Marsden!

Back due to popular demand, the SE Bernie Marsden Ltd run 2018 is exclusive to Europe and in stores now.

The fantastic singlecut is available in three colours, Vintage Sunburst, Dark Cherry Sunburst & new to the model, tobacco sunburst.

The PRS SE Bernie Marsden Signature 2018 LTD is available now, Contact your local PRS dealer for more information

 

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PRS Europe announce LTD Edition SE Mark Holcomb in Whale Blue Satin!

Following on from the success of this year’s Satin Stealth Quilt Ltd Edition – we are proud to announce a Ltd Edition Run of the Mark Holcomb Satin Quilt in Whale Blue featuring a beautiful hand rubbed finish.

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Inspiration for this model came from his original USA Ltd Ed Custom 24 from 2015 which, was a huge success. Mark’s Signature SE is already one of the best-selling guitars in the SE line, Periphery and Mark Holcomb fans everywhere will be excited by this amazing guitar players latest PRS Signature Model.

The SE Mark Holcomb Whale Blue Satin Quilt LTD is available across Europe now.

Here Mark playing his signature model below

Contact your local PRS Dealer for more information!

 

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Introducing the SE Satin Quilt Stealth Ltd run

Each of the models feature a hand rubbed faded Grey Black Quilt top finished with a fine Satin top coat.

The stunning tops are complimented by CITES free Ebony fingerboards with Satin black backs and necks. These features combine to provide a slick feel and unique monochrome look that really pops.

These guitars are exclusive to Europe and available now! Visit your local PRS dealer for more information.

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Available models include Custom 22, Custom 24, Custom 24 Lefty, Custom 24 Floyd, SVN, 277 Semi-hollow, Tremonti & Zack Myers

 

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PRS Guitars Announces New John Mayer Signature Model: The Silver Sky

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“It’s been a dream of mine for years to design a guitar that includes some of my favorite vintage specifications but with a modern spirit and aesthetic. After two years of study and refinement, the Silver Sky is my vision of what a reboot of the electric guitar should look and feel like.” – John Mayer

The PRS Silver Sky is the result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith. More than two and half years in the making, the Silver Sky is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once familiar but also newly PRS through and through. This model was based off of Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements from 1963 and 1964 vintage instruments, resulting in an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar. The attention that was paid to every detail sets this guitar apart.

Some of the more distinctive specifications include, the headstock shape, tuners, neck and fretboard, bridge, and pickups and electronics. The headstock shape is based on PRS’s trademark design, but inverted to both accommodate Mayer’s playing style and also to keep a consistent length of string behind the nut, which makes staying in tune easier. The tuners are a traditional vintage-style, closed-back tuner, but with PRS’s locking design. The neck shape was modeled after 1963/1964 vintage instruments, and the fretboard has a 7.25” radius. The moment your hand grabs this neck, it just feels right. Like the tuners, the steel tremolo takes a classic design and incorporates PRS’s trem arm and Gen III knife-edge screws. The bridge on the Silver Sky is setup flush to the body in the neutral position so that the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch. By keeping the bridge in contact with the body, the guitar itself is acoustically louder, which improves the signal to noise ratio of the single-coil pickups. The 635JM single-coil pickups are very round and full, with a musical high end that is never “ice-picky” or brash.

Other high-quality specifications include a bone nut, a molded metal jack plate that is curved and makes plugging and unplugging a guitar cable hassle-free, retooled knobs, fretwire that is slightly smaller than what you’d find on most PRS electric guitars, and PRS’s double action truss rod (accessible from the front of the headstock for ease of use).

The Silver Sky comes in four colors with distinctive accents on PRS’s trademark lower horn scoop.

The PRS Silver Sky will start shipping on March 20, 2018. The first 500 guitars to ship to dealers and distributors worldwide from PRS Guitars’ Maryland, USA factory will include a commemorative hardshell case. The Silver Sky model will then ship in a newly-designed, premium gig bag.

 

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In collaboration with Mark Tremonti, we are proud to introduce the new MT 15 Amplifier.

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“We knew we wanted a low-wattage amp. The challenge was getting a lot of tone and features in a little box. We’re all blown away with how it turned out. It’s going to be great for someone to take it out of the box, set everything to noon, and have it sound great.” – Mark Tremonti

The MT 15 is a commanding two channel amp with balanced aggression and articulation. Powered by 6L6 tubes, the MT 15 has a large, bold sound, so you can dig in heavy with rhythms but also get singing lead tones out of one amp. Whether recording, practicing, writing, or playing a small room, this amp has everything you need.

The MT 15’s design started with heavier players in mind, but in the end, it has a lot to offer players of all genres. Like the PRS Archon amplifier, the MT 15 features five gain stages before the Master for full, lush distortion. The gain channel gets big, chunky tone with massive, tight low end, but it never loses its articulate note definition or great lead tone. The clean channel is bright and chimey, good with chords and fingerstyle playing – whether with a pic or not. The clean channel also features a push/pull boost control that adds a little overdrive for old school crunch. No matter what tone you dial in, the MT 15 stays balanced across the spectrum with a sweet, smooth tone that won’t bite your head off.

Additional features include an effects loop and bias adjusters that are accessible from the back panel for ease of servicing. Despite its 15 watts, the MT 15 sounds more like 50, so a half power switch that takes the MT to 7 watts is a welcome edition. Bottom line, the amount of features, the hugeness of the sound, and the raw horsepower of the circuit make the MT 15 an impressive lunchbox hero.

The MT 15 is Mark Tremonti’s first signature amplifier.

 

 

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Meet The All-New 2018 SE Acoustic Lineup

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After countless hours spent researching, prototyping, play-testing, and enjoying, we are excited to introduce to you a whole new lineup of PRS SE Acoustics. Below, meet the new models and read about how they came to be.

The 2018 SE acoustics are offered in six (yes, six!) varieties. Our goal? To offer players a wider selection of features than ever before, and no matter the model, to give musicians the perfect tool to utilize for songwriting, studio recording, or live gigging on stage.

The six new models can best be broken down into three pairs: the SE AX20E & SE TX20E, the SE A40ESE T40E, and the SE A50E & SE T50E.

The A & T prefix in each model correspond to the body shape, “A” for Angelus, “T” for Tonare. To help you visual the product offerings, check out the graphic below:

Both shapes are designed to be instantly comfortable and well-suited for fingerstyle or picking players.

Listen to Paul Reed Smith explain some of the process and philosophies behind these new instruments:

Let’s explore what makes each of these pairs unique:

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FEATURES

  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Traditional “X” Bracing
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Ebony Fretboard & Bridge
  • Bone Nut & Saddle
  • Fishman GT1 Electronics

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FEATURES

  • Ovangkol Back & Sides
  • PRS Hybrid “X” / Classical Bracing
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Ebony Fretboard & Bridge
  • Bone Nut & Saddle
  • Fishman GT1 Electronics

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FEATURES

  • Maple Back & Sides
  • PRS Hybrid “X” / Classical Bracing
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Ebony Fretboard & Bridge
  • Bone Nut & Saddle
  • Fishman GT1 Electronics

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Check out the 2018 SE acoustic product pages here!

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2018 SE Lineup announced!

The PRS SE Series continues to see significant additions in the 2018 model year with nine new models, growing on the huge strides made by the brand last year. For 2018, there is a striking new finish, extended range tweaks, an artist addition, a refinement of the SE Standard family, and PRS’s flagship guitar is adding a new look and a left-handed version.

“Ultimately our mission with the PRS SE Series is to bring tremendous value to the player. Whether you’re searching for a great first guitar or the last guitar you’ll ever need, we believe you can find a PRS SE instrument that will work flawlessly for you,” said Jack Higginbotham, Chief Operating Officer, PRS Guitars. “When developing new models and refining existing ones, it’s the details that add up to making an exceptional instrument. We sweat the details.”

Here is a look at what’s new for the PRS SE Series in 2018:

SE Standard 24 Multi-Foil

Designed around a finish offered by PRS in the late 80’s, the PRS SE Standard 24 Multi-Foil (or Multi-Metal back in those days) may be a nod to the past, but it keeps its striking, modern feel even a few decades later. Created by layering different finishes in a unique way, this distinctive finish has graced stages for decades –always commanding attention from the crowd. Sporting two 85/15 “S” humbuckers and a 3-way blade switch with push/pull tone control, the SE Standard 24 Multi-Foil has the tone to match its powerful look.

SE SVN (“Seven”)

The SE SVN (“Seven”) offers classic PRS looks, playability, and reliability. The Wide Thin maple neck and 26.5” scale length make the SE SVN addictive to play, and the 85/15 “S” pickups, modified for seven strings, deliver full, modern tone with clear, strong low end and clear, musical high-mids and treble. Topped off with coil-taps for the pickups and the PRS patented molded tremolo, the SE SVN is a pro-level instrument with amazing versatility and response.

“The PRS 7 string is the guitar I pull out to write with when I want to break through song writing barriers, and typically the results are riffs that make me want to smash things.” – Clint Lowery / Sevendust 

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When on tour fronting the hard rock band Black Stone Cherry, Chris Robertson heavily relies on SE Series instruments. The SE Chris Robertson is a singlecut guitar with a mahogany back and maple top with flame maple veneer and a 22 fret, 24.5” scale length Wide Fat mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. With a Soapbar in the neck position and a 57/08 “S” humbucker in the bridge, the SE Chris Robertson delivers old-school tone to match its classic appointments. The three-way toggle switch and volume and tone controls for each pickup, allow players to dial in a wide range of tones.

“The reason for the humbucker/soapbar pairing comes from my love of singlecoil neck pickups and soapbar pickups in general. The wide variety of tones the guitar is capable of with this set up is astounding! The middle position with the 57/08 split is beautiful. I hope everyone enjoys these guitars as much as I do!” – Chris Robertson, Black Stone Cherry

SE Standards

The SE Standards from PRS offer some enviable appointments for their humble price tag, including versatile switching systems complete with coil taps and rosewood fretboards. New for 2018, PRS SE Standards now come with 85/15 “S” pickups, fretboard binding, and the PRS SE signature headstock logo. The SE Series began in 2001 with the goal of providing a quality instrument to players of all levels. This segment of guitars is meant to extend this promise to an even more affordable pricepoint.

“With so many aspiring players struggling to stick with guitar past the first year, we knew we wanted to deliver an affordable quality guitar that players didn’t have to fight. We want the guitar to inspire you to play; it can’t be something you have to worry about staying in tune or simply working right. So while the [SE] Standards are our first foray into the below $500 price point, that doesn’t mean we compromised on tone, versatility, playability, or reliability,” said Jack Higginbotham, COO, PRS Guitars. “We’re very proud to offer these guitars to the world.”

SE Custom 24 – Exotic Veneers & a Lefty

The PRS SE Custom 24 is the quintessential SE instrument, designed to faithfully reflect the PRS model that started it all. For 2018, PRS is adding two new veneer options: spalted maple and zebrawood. Both new veneers come finished in Vintage Sunburst, adding a distinctive new look while serving up classic PRS playability, reliability, and vibrant tone. The SE Custom 24 Lefty is another new model in the SE lineup, for left-handed players the world over. These new offerings for the SE Custom 24 keep the same foundational specifications as the SE Custom 24: maple top, mahogany back, Wide Thin maple neck, 24 frets, 25” scale length, the PRS patented molded tremolo, dual 85/15 “S” pickups with a 3-way blade switch and push/pull tone control for coil tapping.

For complete specifications and a closer look at the 2018 PRS SE lineup, visit www.prsguitars.com. 2018 PRS SE models are available across Europe now!