New SE's!

Discussion in 'Acoustic Guitars' started by RedGuitars, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Mark Ray

    Mark Ray New Member

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    Looks like the Lifeson model is gone. Glad I snagged one during MF's blowout a few weeks back. I had a feeling it was going away.

    Listen to the $$$$$ going up!

    BIG MONEY
     
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  2. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    Looks like they dropped the Lifeson model. :(
     
  3. bryanewald

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    Be on the look out for another video soon that may be even more helpful for comparison. We worked hard to minimize any variables. On a side note, I'll be taking an A40E out for a proper amplified road test starting tomorrow.
     
  4. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Thanks, @bryanewald ! I will indeed keep my eyes peeled for it.
     
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  5. Mick Force

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    Just picked up my T40E and gobsmacked! lovely action, terrific sound I'm well pleased :D

    Thanks for making such a beauty PRS
     
  6. Truth

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    I'll try to remember to post my review of the A40E I receive today. Woot!
     
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  7. Whiskey Rocker

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    I'm also glad I got a Lifeson before they all disappeared... I Love the guitar, I also like what I'm seeing in the new models as well.
     
  8. Whiskey Rocker

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    G.A.S. Therapy could be in the works.
     
  9. Truth

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    Buy with confidence, guys. Just got my A40E in and it's an absolute stunner in looks and in playability. Beautiful tone. Not too warm or bright, and nice and even. Superb. Got mine in from Sweetwater with a serial number of 00018!
     
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  10. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    Another happy SE Tonare owner, here!

    My local shop received one of each model late last night, so I ran over today to check them out.

    Both the 40 and 50 models are stunning, aesthetically speaking.

    I started with the 50s (both A and T), and played half a dozen songs. Grabbed the 40s, and played the same mini-set.

    The choice was simple...and I now am the proud papa of a brand new T40E. Lucky serial number '777'

    :) :)
     
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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Sweet!
     
  12. Truth

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    How much brighter was the maple model?
     
  13. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    It wasn't overbearingly bright...but it WAS noticeable.

    Being a Taylor fanboy, I like brighter-sounding guitars, but I have a few of those, already...so the T40E struck a chord (no pun intended) that really resonated (2 puns in one sentence) with me.

    I happen to like deep bass, too...and my Martin D28 serves that purpose quite well.

    I would say that the T40E is a very comfortable, articulate, high quality balance between the Taylor and Martin tone.

    It's a musical love child. :)
     
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  14. Truth

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    Ah. Glad I went with the A40e then. I like the happy medium. Truly a quality instrument.
     
  15. BankstonGTR

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    I'm (im)patiently waiting for Sweetwater to get an A50E in stock!
     
  16. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    I almost bought one from SW, when they first arrived (the T50E)...but I decided to hold off and wait for my local shop to get some in, so I could lay hands on them and pick a favorite.

    I also happened to have a couple hundred bucks in gift cards, so I played the part of a fiscally responsible-ish person...for once.

    I'm not sure that I won't buy an A50E from SW, anyway.

    I hate this Godforsaken addiction.....and you people are no help.
     
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  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    C'mon man, you hurt my feelings........I try and help ALL THE TIME! :rolleyes:
     
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  18. Sonnny

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    I want one I need one!!!
    Can’t decide between A40E and A50E.
    All pointing to the A40E because it sounds most balanced and not too much treble but the A50E looks sweet and may be a good choise anyway! My wife think the A50E looks girly:confused:
    I don’t have the possibility to try one first because no one near me will have it in stock, so I need to order it online.
    Aaahh what should I do?
     
  19. Jerry

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    Can I assume when these are listed with “wide fat” neck profile that is the same as the wide fat necks on the electrics? That is a very comfortable neck for me. I do have an A10e and while I love the mahogany tone it has I am not fond of the neck and it’s baseball bat dimensions.
     
  20. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    Bodia would tell you to get one of each...and I'm not inclined to argue with him.

    Besides...if you get two, then I can tell my wife I'm not the only uber-obsessed Acoustic nut.

    And then, after I get kicked out of the house, I can shack up with you, and play your guitars, too.
     
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