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PRS SE 2018 Guitars - A Bumper Range Of Models Coming Soon
The exciting new 2018 range of PRS SE guitars has been announced and will be available to buy before the end of this year. PRS has released some major updates including the introduction of left-handed models, some stunning new finishes, exotic veneers, even more signature models, and some brand-new designs for 2018. The SE range now has more choice than ever - so what's new?
The SE range now boasts many more finishes to choose from and the Standard 24 Multi-Foil looks particularly good. Based on an 80s design it features layers of different finishes and colours to create a truly modern looking instrument. PRS also brings new exotic wood veneers to the Custom 24 range which will be available in spalted maple and zebrawood.
Along with new finishes, PRS has announced some brand-new models. The SE SVN ("Seven") should please 7-string rockers with effortless PRS playability and versatile sounds. A new Black Stone Cherry signature model from Chris Robertson will be ideal for those seeking classic rock tones, with a great humbucker/soap-bar pickup combination and 22 fret single-cut design crafted to be an ultimate blues-rock guitar.
Left-handed players can also celebrate because PRS has appointed the SE Custom 24 Lefty into the range. It has the exact same great playability without the premium price-tag. Other bargain-seeking guitarists will also find that the improved SE Standard range really hits the spot. The whole series now features PRS 85/15 "S" pickups and offers a performance that you'd usually expect from much more expensive instruments. It's perfect for progressing players who still want a quality instrument....
"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"
- Jack Higginbotham, COO of PRS Guitars
If you're looking for a value guitar, this range now seems to epitomise what PRS originally set out to create when they first introduced the "Student Edition" SE range.
For guitarists seeking a more premium edge to the SE line, the brand-new Custom 24-08 model offers the mini-toggle switching and versatility that you'd usually only get on the 408 model; a guitar from higher up the PRS family that uses clever switching to access 8 distinct sounds. The 24-08 features all the classic tone woods and specifications of the Custom 24 range but with the same 408 model switching; if you need a truly affordable work-horse guitar, this will be a great choice.
Anyone who has met or seen Paul Reed Smith talk about his instruments knows how fastidious he is with his design and development process. 2018 is no different and looks set to be a buyer’s market for the SE range of guitars; you'll be spoilt for choice whatever your budget.
For our full range of PRS guitars, see our PRS product page.
By Matt WilkinsonPosted on 10 Nov 2017 17:01 to category : Instruments News
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