Best SE ever?

  • DGT

    Votes: 15 29.4%
  • SAS

    Votes: 7 13.7%
  • Bernie

    Votes: 6 11.8%
  • Paul's

    Votes: 2 3.9%
  • Santana

    Votes: 5 9.8%
  • Chris Robertson

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • 594

    Votes: 6 11.8%
  • HB/HB II/HB Piezo

    Votes: 9 17.6%
  • Cu/Std 24/24-08

    Votes: 2 3.9%
  • CE 24

    Votes: 2 3.9%

  • Total voters


Established in 1963
Mar 15, 2018
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.

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Also, NUGD, SE SAS, another outstanding guitar. This one is so unique with the middle pup and special switching, excellent sound options. I got this one used, and so far no fret sprout, and no issues at all. Matched with my Hot Rod Deluxe, it sounds just wonderful, bright and clear, percussive and touch sensitive, a real joy to play. This might be a close second to the DGT IMO


Personally, my favorite is the SE 245 Soapbar. Like the Bernie's, it's a variant of the SE 245. I haven't played a Bernie but they have an awesome reputation; I'll bet that each of them got extra attention and select woods like my 245 Soapbar did.

Glad to hear that the DGT is up there too.
Wish there was multiple votes. 2 or 3. But if there can only be one. That's easy. Best ever is Bernie. PRS felt the same at one time with a limited release with the coveted 5310 pickups.

Current production is easy too, seHb2. It's consistently a solid guitar through out the variations and the Indo factory should go to the China facility for training.

Honorable mentions worthy of the crown. Is either the seDGT or seSAS. I've yet to play a seDGT with an issue and can only think of a few I've read. Absolutely rockin guitar that punches above its class. The seSAS is definitely great but consistency seems to be a little bit more of a wild card.. rather that's QC, matching, or the swing in swampy weight. Still a bang up highly successful release that's a tweakers paradise.

And since it's not listed, gotta throw out the most UnPRS PRS ever released.. The Torero. Neck through, 25.5" scale 14" radius, inlay free ebony board,.Floyd, and I EMGs. Guitar kills!

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I think all of us have a guitar that has a special place in our hearts
For me its this SE Singlecut
It was the first guitar that I bought to upgrade
and my first single cut
I cleaned it up and put pearly gates pickups in it
put a proper setup on it
Wow what a tone

Don't look to close, this one has a few more battle scars than my other guitars
I have better guitars but this one always brings a smile to my face