NEW FOR 2023 – SE Hollowbody Standard Piezo

SE Hollowbody Standard Piezo

SE HOLLOWBODY STANDARD PIEZO

Warmth and Resonance

The SE Hollowbody Standard Piezo features an all-mahogany body with hollow con- struction for a warm, resonant tone. Boasting 58/15 LT “S” pickups and an LR Baggs/PRS Piezo system, the SE Hollowbody Standard Piezo provides musicians with the versatility of wielding both acoustic and electric tones in one instrument. Additional appointments include a 22-fret wide fat neck, bone nut, and PRS adjustable Piezo stoptail bridge.

The instrument is designed with two discrete volume controls (magnetics and piezo) and output jacks (magnetics and mix/piezo). Players can plug into the “Mix/Piezo” jack and use the individual volume controls to blend the 58/15 “S” pickups with the piezo’s acoustic tones. Alternatively, players can plug into the jacks separately, so the guitar can run magnetic pickups into an amp and run the piezo through an acoustic amp or DI into the soundboard. When using the magnetic output jack in isolation, the piezo battery is bypassed completely, acting as a failsafe (in this scenario, the magnetic pickups still work even if the piezo battery has run out of juice).

The SE Hollowbody Standard Piezo is one guitar that can cover any gig in style.

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NEW FOR 2023 – Sonzera 20

SONZERA 20 COMBO

Clarity & Definition in a Low-Wattage Combo

Sonzera [Portuguese]: from som (sound), meaning a cool and/or stunning sound (in the sense of music) – a kind of slang.

The Sonzera 20 is a moderately powered 20-watt combo amplifier with two independently controlled, footswitchable channels designed for maximum versatility. The clean channel delivers full, 3D tones reminiscent of American mid-1960’s amplifiers. The gain channel is related to the clean channel circuit-wise, so that it can be set up to act as a boosted clean channel or manipulated to make the channels sound like two completely different amps (the gain channel can be set from slight to very heavy distortion by simply using the drive and level controls). The bright switch on the gain channel has been carefully tailored to deliver familiar high-end snap and is particularly effective on the low strings, neck pickup settings, and with singlecoils, while the low-end response of the gain channel is full, tight, and clear.

Both channels on the Sonzera are designed to maximize note clarity and definition. The global presence control and the tone stacks allow players to dial in a variety of tones from bell-like chime to warmer, thicker tones. The Sonzera 20 Combo also features global spring reverb control that is designed to enhance notes without clouding them. The reverb can be turned on and off via the footswitch. The addition of a built-in effects loop allows players to use all their time-based effects with ease without negatively impacting the overall tone of the amp.

With robust construction, a wide range of tones, and steadfast controllability, the Sonzera 20 Combo is a solid gig- and studio- worthy amplifier.

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NEW FOR 2023 – SE DGT

SE DGT

Meticulously Vintage

“I didn’t just rubber stamp this. This guitar is something I have been very involved in and am really proud of. The SE Series is lightyears ahead of anything I could get my hands on when I started playing – it’s amazing how far the quality has come – and I am proud to be able to offer this guitar to more people.” – David Grissom

The PRS SE DGT (David Grissom Trem) brings David Grissom’s signature model to the SE Series for the first time. Based on the McCarty platform, the DGT model has been a constant favorite since its introduction in 2007, thanks to Grissom’s deep knowledge of vintage guitars and his painstaking attention to detail. Every feature on the SE DGT has been considered from the neck shape to the fret choice and dressing, from the colours to the pickups and electronics layout.

The SE DGT features vintage-voiced humbuckers paired with individual volume controls for each pickup and a push/pull master tone control that taps the humbuckers for sweet, single-coil inspired sounds. This layout puts a lot of control and versatility on tap so you can focus on playing and not the guitar. Additional appointments include a maple top, mahogany back, 22-fret, 25” scale length mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, and bird or moon inlays (inlays are colour dependent).

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NEW FOR 2023 – SE Mark Holcomb

SE MARK HOLCOMB

The SE Mark Holcomb model stands on its own in the PRS lineup and delivers addictive playability thanks to some unique specifications, including a 24-fret, 25.5” scale length wide thin satin maple neck with 20” radius ebony fretboard. Designed to work with modeling amps in mind, Holcomb’s Scarlet & Scourge pickups bring full tone with slightly less drive, offering more articulation than ever. Whether playing sophisticated chords or melodic leads, in a band or solo, you’ll hear every note. Other specifications include a quilted maple veneer, black chrome hardware, and a 3-way blade pickup switch with push/pull tone knob for coil splitting.

“My SE signature model is an incredibly special instrument, and one that has been the mainstay of my rig in the studio and onstage for the better part of a decade. Now outfitted with my brand new Seymour Duncan signature pickups, it sounds better than ever.” – Mark Holcomb, Periphery

The band Periphery has become a force to be reckoned with in the progressive metal scene thanks to their complex rhythms and soaring melodies. Guitarist Mark Holcomb helps achieve this full, lethal sound with his PRS guitars and signature Seymour Duncan “Scarlet & Scourge” pickups.

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NEW FOR 2023 – Dustie Waring CE 24 Hardtail Limited Edition

DW CE 24 Hardtail Limited Edition

Dustie’s Favourite Features

The DW CE 24 Hardtail Limited Edition brings Dustie Waring’s signature specs to a trem-less guitar. Dustie Waring’s signature model starts with the PRS CE 24 bolt-on platform and includes a satin-finished maple neck, maple fretboard, a slightly modified Pattern Thin neck carve (Waring’s carve is slightly thinner front to back), and – unique to this limited edition – a hardtail bridge.

The pickups and electronics are also unique to Waring’s signature axe. The pickups are Waring’s signature Mojotone “DW Tomahawk Gen 2” pickups. Made with both ceramic and alnico magnets and a special winding technique, DW Tomahawks have plenty of out- put and big bottom end while remaining articulate and clear – a notable quality for high gain pickups. Paired with a volume and tone control and 5-way blade pickup selector, the DW CE 24 Hardtail is menacing, sophisticated, and addictive to play.

“Having a hardtail option of my signature model is incredibly important to me. This setup is something I use all the time, and PRS has once again knocked it out of the park with their attention to detail. Doesn’t hurt that these guitars just look amazing!” – Dustie Waring, Between the Buried & Me

The DW CE 24 Hardtail Limited Edition comes with satin black hardware and is available in six colour options, including Waring’s signature finish: Waring Burst. There is no limit to the number of DW CE 24 Hardtail guitars that will be made, but the order window is limited to January 10 – December 31, 2023. Contact your Authorized PRS Dealer to place your order.

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NEW FOR 2023 – SE McCarty

SE McCarty 594

Vintage Inspired Versatility

The SE McCarty 594 is a versatile, vintage-inspired instrument that delivers both humbucking and single-coil tones in a reliable, roadworthy guitar. Thanks to its dual volume and push/pull tone controls, the SE McCarty 594 can seamlessly master humbucking and single coil sonic territories, so players can find all the tones they are looking for.

Its 58/15 LT “S” pickups were carefully designed to deliver warm, vintage-inspired tone with sweetness and clarity. The zinc two-piece bridge and vintage-style tuners anchor the SE McCarty 594 and stay true to its vintage promise, while the classic PRS body shape and bird inlays add a hint of modern style to this classic feature set. Other features include a bound 22-fret Pattern Vintage neck and slightly thicker back for sustain.

Designed to capture the heart of the McCarty family of instruments, the SE McCarty 594 is high-quality workhorse instrument.

 

SE McCarty 594 Singlecut

Classic Features, Modern Playability

With dual volume and push/pull tone controls, 3-way pickup selector on the upper bout, two-piece bridge, and vintage-style tuners, the SE McCarty 594 Singlecut is built with a classic feature set that will make players feel right at home. Its 58/15 LT “S” pickups were carefully designed to deliver warm, vintage-inspired tone with sweetness and clarity. Whether you are looking for rich, authentic humbucking tones or nuanced, sweet single coils, the SE McCarty 594 Singlecut can master both sonic territories with ease.

Other specifications include a bound 22-fret, 24.594” scale length Pattern Vintage neck and slightly thicker back for sustain.

Designed to capture the heart of the McCarty family of instruments, the SE McCarty 594 Singlecut is a high-quality workhorse instrument.

SE McCarty 594 Singlecut Standard

All-Mahogany Vintage Workhorse

The SE McCarty 594 Singlecut Standard brings an all-mahogany option to this versatile, vintage-inspired platform. Whether you are looking for rich, authentic humbucking tones or nuanced, sweet single coils, the SE McCarty 594 Singlecut Standard effortlessly masters both sonic territories thanks to its dual volume and push/pull tone controls. 58/15 LT “S” pickups were carefully designed to deliver warm, vintage-inspired tone with sweetness and clarity, and the all-mahogany body brings beautiful midrange and a subtle aesthetic.

The SE McCarty 594 Singlecut Standard is anchored by the zinc PRS two-piece bridge and vintage-style tuners. Other specifications include a bound 22-fret, 24.594” scale length Pattern Vintage neck and slightly thicker back for sustain.

Designed to capture the heart of the McCarty family of instruments, the SE McCarty 594 Singlecut Standard is a high-quality workhorse instrument you can play at home, in the studio, and on the stage.

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NEW FOR 2023 – Modern Eagle V

Innovation Realized

The Modern Eagle V is an innovative instrument that offers highly musical tones for both recording and playing live. Utilizing a hum/single/hum (five-coil) pickup layout and unique electronics configuration, the Modern Eagle V gives players a vast array of tones in one guitar. The 5-way blade switch selects the pickups in intuitive groupings: treble, treble and middle, middle, middle and bass, and bass. There is a single volume and a push/pull tone control that activates both humbuckers when engaged; this allows players to access all three pickups simultaneously. Finally, the mini toggles allow players to individually separate the humbucker coils, turning the outside pickups into true single coils. This electronics design puts a whole set of classic and new tones at your fingertips.

Additional appointments include a maple top and mahogany back, a 22 fret, 25” scale length, Pattern mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, bone nut, and PRS patented Gen III tremolo.

 

 

“Modern Eagle models have always been built to stand up to history while celebrating tonewoods and the discovery of new tones. The Modern Eagle V is a sophisticated instrument not only in its craftsmanship but in its electronic and mechanical design,” said Paul Reed Smith. “We’ve refined the pickup tones and are pleased to now add it to the Core lineup.”

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NEW FOR 2023 – 10th Anniversary of the S2 Series

 

The PRS S2 Series began in 2013 as a way to offer the fit, feel, and attention to detail of PRS craftsmanship in a fresh, straightforward design. Meaning “Stevensville 2,” the S2 Series was named for a second manufacturing line that was created inside the PRS Stevensville, Maryland shop that blended new manufacturing techniques with practiced quality control and workmanship to create instruments at a new price point for players. Over the last ten years, the S2 Series has grown from three to more than a dozen models and has become a powerful part of PRS Guitars.

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the S2 Series, PRS is offering two celebratory models: the 10th Anniversary S2 Custom 24 and McCarty 594 Limited Edition guitars. These special models will retain the guitar’s standard specs and add a Cuban mahogany neck, mother of pearl bird inlays, and – most notably – USA-made PRS 85/15 and 58/15 LT pickups (respectively). PRS has been on an inspiring journey studying pickup tone and design for many years now. These pickups have been fine-tuned using the PRS TCI process for rich, clear, and balanced tone. Only 2,000 total 10th Anniversary instruments will be made — 1,000 of each model.

For more information and specs on the 10th Anniversary S2 Custom 24 click here.

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ARTIST FEATURE – SOPHIE BURRELL

SOPHIE BURRELL Q&A

 

PRS: You’ve said that Mark Tremonti is one of the big things that introduced you to PRS Guitars. What about his style do you like? Any other early PRS memories that drew you in?

SB: It was Alter Bridge in general I would say. Tremonti’s style…I can’t place it directly, but I like how melodic Alter Bridge is, and it’s the same with Tremonti’s playing. They have been my favourite band since I was 11, and nothing has ever really made me feel the same way since. And it was the birds on the frets, I just thought they were the coolest inlays I’d ever seen in my life. None of the other brands ignited that sort of feeling inside of me like PRS did, so it was quite easy for me to decide and be like yeah that’s me!

 

PRS: Which is your go-to PRS lately – the Dragon Fruit PRS SE Silver Sky or your Custom 24? Why?

SB: It’s got to be my Custom 24. After getting the SE Silver Sky, I went through a phase of just playing that for a good while, but I think that was just because it was new. I get new guitars for my YouTube channel, and getting a new PRS is something I get very excited over, and I know that I’m actually going play them all the time. The Custom 24 to me is literally perfect, so if I was to ever have a signature model it would essentially be that but maybe a different colour, maybe with a signature 12 fret inlay. I love everything about it, how pretty it is, I just worship that guitar.

 

PRS: What has been the biggest “bucket list” moment of your career so far?

SB: Probably my PRS endorsement! And D’Addario endorsement because both are companies that I’ve liked and played since I was 11 years old, and I always wanted to work with you guys and be part of the family, so to speak. For those two things to actually materialise and happen has been amazing. When you’re younger, endorsements seem really untouchable and unreachable, so when it actually happened and I made the announcement, I cried, like ugly cried. To me it’s like a symbol of my hard work and my commitment to it over all these years. Just guitar in general and wanting this to be my career, it was a little nod to say “you’re going in the right direction.”

 

 

PRS: Any exciting new projects coming up?

SB: Yes! I have a very, very exciting project coming up. I will be launching my new band, and we’ll be releasing our first single hopefully in the new year, and we’ve got our first music video shoot coming up. It’s going to be interesting because I’m fronting it, and that’s not something I’ve done before. I’m a little scared, but I’m super excited. I just cannot wait to be in a band again and play live again because that’s really what I want to be doing…and ultimately why I’m doing this. I’m very grateful for the online stuff, and I love doing it too, but my soul comes alive when I’m on stage and with a family.

 

PRS: What artists have you been listening to recently?

SB: Love this question! Top of my playlist is Billie Eilish. Maybe people wouldn’t expect that, but it’s the songwriter side of me that really enjoys her music. The new Alter Bridge album has just come out, and I’m going to go and see them next month so that will be cool. The new Polyphia album as well –  very good stuff, absolutely blows my mind.

 

PRS: As a social media influencer, what have you found the most challenging?

SB: This question comes at an interesting time as it’s been a bit tricky recently. I have received a ridiculous amount of support for as long as I’ve been doing this, but, obviously as you grow your audience, you also face more criticism. I’m in a really weird place where I can still read a lot of my comments and DM’s. I can’t reply to them all, but I see a lot of both positive and negative messages. It puts you through quite the rollercoaster, and I would say two things. First, is dealing with burnout because you permanently have to be making content in order to stay relevant, which is actually insane. Second, is facing criticism and hateful comments from other people. I think they forget you’re an actual person. It can be quite hurtful. You have to grow really thick skin and not take things to heart. It’s never to do with the actual playing, it’s more about me as a person or what I’m wearing. It feels like a lot of pressure at times when people are constantly telling you what you should or shouldn’t do, so it puts you in a weird head space.

 

PRS: What advice would you give to aspiring guitarists?

SB: Give it enough time, be patient, work hard consistently, but most importantly enjoy it because that will be what creates a nice long happy career.

Learn more about PRS Artist Sophie Burrell – www.sophieburrell.com

Sophie’s first reaction to the PRS Pedals!

PICKUP POP-UP SHOP

Shop the Pickup Pop-Up Shop: 58/15 LT and 85/15 Available Now

For the first time ever, we’re offering our coveted 58/15 LT and 85/15 pickups for aftermarket sale. If you’ve ever desired to update the pickups of your favorite guitar with our exclusive USA-built pickups, now is your chance! Learn more about each of these time-tested and player-loved designs below.

58/15 LT

Our 58/15 LT (“low turn”) pickups are vintage-inspired pickups with exceptional clarity. Designed to capture the sweetness of vintage single coils and the warmth of late 1950’s humbuckers, these pickups are lively and open with focused midrange and balanced treble and bass.

85/15

Our 85/15 pickups bring vintage and modern pickup design together to deliver exceptional clarity and extended high and low end. With balanced full-spectrum clarity, PRS 85/15’s are perfect for modern players driving a pedalboard, and have enough character to deliver when plugging straight into an amp.

Act quickly, only 2,300 sets will be available worldwide – 300 sets through our online West Street East store, and the remaining 2,000 sets will be available through Authorized PRS Dealers around the world.

Shop UK: https://uk.prsaccessories.com/collections/2022-pick-up-pop-up-shop

Shop EU: https://eu.prsaccessories.com/collections/2022-pick-up-pop-up-shop

Below, watch Paul Reed Smith discuss our approach to pickup design and voicing – complete with playing samples of some of our most popular PRS pickup models:

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