1. shimmilou

    Best SE ever?

    NGD, SE DGT Goldtop with moons, just an outstanding guitar in all aspects. IMO, the best SE ever. Once I heard DGh say that he forgot for a minute that he was playing the SE and not his core, because it is "that close" to the core, I had to try one, and I am thrilled that I did, it sounds amazing.
  2. You_Narf

    PRS Santana x Frampton SE DEMO (Modified Santana SE model)

    Hello, Steve here, The demos of this modified SE are now live!!! Thanks to everyone for your patience. I know I said I'd do it a fee weeks ago but couldn't get around to it. This is a Santana SE that's been a bit modified, the biggest thing is the super limited Seymour Duncan pickups (I believe...
  3. T

    PRS SE Intonation Screws

    Does anyone have an idea about the size of the intonation screw of a PRS Santana SE 2021? I unfortunately stripped off my Low E intonation screw but I managed to remove it so I am finding a replacement. I'd read in a PRS forum that it is a #4-40 but unfortunately, after ordering from amazon and...
  4. D

    Santana Retro setup specs

    I'm having a tricky time getting my neck pickup on my Santana Retro to really sing, it's sounds a bit muddy to my ears. I've tried the factory setup specs on the PRS website, but those only seem to work for the bridge pickup. If any Santana Retro owners could share their neck & pickup adjustment...
  5. J


    A very warm 'hello' to everyone here. My name is Jim, aged 63 and I live on the Isle of Wight, a small Island off of the south coast of England, with my wife and soul mate Ruby. I have been playing guitar for more years than I care to remember, getting on for 50 years now. I have played in bands...
  6. shimmilou

    Not trash ;)

    2022 Santana Retro, McCarty Tobacco Sunburst, TCI tuned Santana neck pup, TCI tuned 58/15 bridge pup, absolutely amazing!
  7. GuitarJammin

    NGD-Ok...I'm gunna find out if Sergio is right and if all my other guitars are trash.

    For a while now I've been browsing and browsing for a Santana. It's probably been over a year. I haven't really played a Santana, I picked up an SE Santana at a local shop years ago and put it back up after 15 sec with it...unplugged. I've been hearing from others that they bring something...
  8. P

    It would be cool if PRS made...

    ... something like a cross between the McCarty Thinline and the Santana. Thin mahogany slab, probably McCarty 594 scale. (Though maybe 24.5 - is there enough difference in that less-than-a-tenth-of-an-inch to hear?) But in the Santana doublecut body which (don't tell anybody) owes a bit to the...
  9. matonanjin

    Row 13 Middle Section!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Santana!!!!!!!!!!! Row 13 Middle Section!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Julian

    PRS Mira vs Santana Body Shapes

    Hey everyone, I was wondering if there was a difference between the PRS Mira and Santana bodies. I know the Mira has a longer scale length and the Santana has a carved top, but I was wondering whether or not the double cuts are of the same length.
  11. P

    Pickup Decisions…HELP!

    Trying to pin down a good upgrade set of pickups for my daily driver. she’s a 2002 Santana SE All mahogany body/neck Rosewood fretboard Stoptail Bridge Tuning : she lives in E Standard & Drop D 40/60 of the time, for all playing styles. I never tune it below Drop D, as I have a Strat that lives...
  12. Utkarsh

    NGD and Unboxing: 50th Anniversary Abraxas SE Santana

    Yes I promise this will be the last one for a while. Picked this up after thinking I won't be able to get my hands on one, as my friend, the Indonesian dealer, had all of his domestic allocation sell out in less than an hour. But I could find one in Singapore luckily. Quite interestingly...
  13. Going Modal

    NuGD incoming - UPDATED: It's here!

    It just shipped, and will take the better part of a week to get from one corner of the 'States to the other, but... ----- Update: 7/27/2021--It's here!!! Pics added further down the thread...
  14. G

    Upgraded SE Santana good buy?

    I found a used Sananta (older model I believe). Looks in good condition, I don't think it originally had coil split, but it was upgraded to have it, and with Dragon 2 pickups, coil split, and tuners. Asking, the equivalent, of $620 USD. Keep in mind, things a generally a little more pricey...
  15. M

    Can someone clarify a question about TCI pickups in Santana core?

    Hi ho all, So, I am looking at picking up a 2019 Santana Retro with the 58/15 & Santana Bridge/Neck config respectively. She was built in early January of 2020 according to the tag, but the headstock has her pegged as a 19. Were the pickups in this model TCI tweaked or no? Just want to get my...
  16. Wakester

    N(U)GD! an Oldie and a keeper.

    So, we were out delivering a Christmas tree to my daughter 2 hours away from home, when I decided to swing into a music shop that I had never been to before. After performing the necessary Pre Entry Covid precautions. I scanned the walls for something interesting, something PRS. And, what to my...
  17. Axis39

    NP(ickups)D for my SE Santana

    So, I bought the Santana as a replacement for my 2015 double cut LP Special P-90. I particularly loved the pickups in the Gibby, but the neck was just too shallow for me to really enjoy for long gigs. I stumbled across the 2017 SE Santana... and have truly fallen in love with the guitar's...
  18. Woggers

    Core Santana - What’s the deal?

    I’ve noticed a few of you veterans around here are big fans of the classic double cut core Santana guitars. I’ve never had the pleasure to try one myself, or even see one. So I’m wondering, what is it about these guitars that you guys love so much? How do they compare to a core custom 24? What...
  19. Wakester

    You want how much for that??!!??

    Some one posted this on FB. I had to check to make sure it was a legit ad on reverb. PRS Santana - Pre-Production 1979 - Cherry Sunburst...
  20. J

    1992 Santana Tri Color 'Rasta' Flag Custom 24

    Anyone have information on this rare guitar? I've heard a few things that only a handful were made for Santana himself and he kept two and the rest were released to the public. Not a lot of information on these guitars. I've read they made 6, I also read they made 10. One story goes Santana...