2013 SE Standard question

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  1. akabek

    akabek New Member

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    I bought a 2013 SE Standard from Reverb and after looking it over I noticed the top and bottom are bowed outward. The intonation, neck alignment and string height look good. I am wondering if this model came from the factory with the top and bottom bowed outward?
     
  2. akabek

    akabek New Member

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    Anybody?
     
  3. bodia

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

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    Pics would help.
     
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  4. akabek

    akabek New Member

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    Attached are pics with carbon rod show the outward bow on the front and back of the guitar.

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    #4 akabek, Oct 19, 2020
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  5. bodia

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

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    Sorry, I can't help. I don't have an acoustic to look at. Hopefully someone can chime in.
     
  6. Roy

    Roy Still warming up

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    Both my T55e and P20e have arched fronts and backs. Thank you for pointing this out as I discovered something new about my guitars!
     
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  7. akabek

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    I reached out to PRS and this is there response.

    "Thanks for contacting PRS Guitars.

    The SE Angelus top and back are designed to be radiused and not flat. From the photos this appears to be correct.

    Thanks"

    This is a relief.
     
  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Acoustic tops move upwards with the tension of the strings on the bridge and the backs generally bow outward also.
     
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  9. akabek

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    I was concerned at first the bridge and top moved up due to improper storage but according to PRS they were designed with a front and rear radius so that is a relief.
     

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