PRS SE Paul’s Guitar!

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  1. MichaelC24

    MichaelC24 New Member

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    Just came across these beauties available for pre-order. Aqua, fire red & amber. TCI “S” pickups, and a Carved figured maple top?!? VERY INTERESTED......

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    From PRS:

    “The SE Paul’s Guitar is a great example of design, engineering, and teamwork. It’s as close to home as we could get inside of the SE Series, and I am very proud of it,” Paul Reed Smith.

    The SE Paul’s Guitar delivers a lot of “PRS,” starting with tone and versatility. The TCI “S” treble and bass pickups deliver a very pure, vintage sound. The SE Paul’s Guitar also features two mini-toggle switches between the volume and tone knobs. This setup allows players to put either or both pickups in true single coil mode, which delivers the clarity and uniqueness of vintage single-coil tones in
    both single coil and humbucking positions. This is the first model to offer this style of electronics outside of the Private Stock and Core lines.

    “The Paul’s Guitar, like the Modern Eagle before it, has always been about Paul’s latest discoveries in guitar making. To bring this guitar into the SE Series, we knew the tone, functionality, and playability had to be right and had to be consistent,” said Jack Higginbotham, COO, PRS Guitars. “We feel this guitar offers a lot of value to players.”

    Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple
    Back Wood: Mahogany

    Number of Frets: 22
    Scale Length: 25”
    Neck Wood: Mahogany
    Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
    Neck Shape: Wide Fat
    Fretboard Inlays: Birds

    Bridge: PRS Stoptail with Brass Inserts
    Tuners: PRS-Designed Tuners
    Hardware Type: Nickel
    Treble Pickup: TCI “S” Treble
    Bass Pickup: TCI “S” Bass
    Controls: Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector and Two Mini-Toggle Coil-Tap Switches

    Included Accessories: PRS High-Quality Gig Bag
     
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  2. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Hmmmmmmmmm, interesting. Actually intrigued to see what they price at.
     
  3. bodia

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

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    Wow, didn't see this coming! That's very cool.
     
  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Such a good idea.
    And there’s still NAMM
     
  5. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    I like the 408 style pickup rings....
     
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  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    [email protected] me! Really?!?!

    Right?
     
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  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Are these Chinese? Those birds look like abalone.


    .... and are those pickups smaller or regular sized?
     
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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    And brass inserts on the bridge?!?!
     
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  9. MichaelC24

    MichaelC24 New Member

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    $999 street, looks like regular sized humbuckers, but with new pickup. Looks like it might be made in the newer Indonesian Cor-Tek factory.
     
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  10. MichaelC24

    MichaelC24 New Member

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  11. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    Yeah, there’s a vertical brass rod swaged into each string position that the string goes over on its way from the wrap tailpiece to up the neck, etc.

    I can’t hear any difference from my other McCarty wrap tailpieces and my Paul’s Guitar, but everything adds a nuance of some kind I s’pose.
     
  12. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Not a fan of the kluson style tuners personally
     
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  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I like ‘em on stoptail guitars.
     
  14. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    To me they just belong on an outdated design attributed to a heavy guitar with a baseball neck and breakaway headstock ;)
     
  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    This gonna sound weird coming from a guy that willingly puts an extra two pounds of winged tuners on most of his guitars but, I think there may be some benefits to having those light suckers on a headstock.
     
  16. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    I'll take one of each, as is and ready to play.Thanks!
     
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  17. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Nothing on the PRS website.....wonder if this is another dealer listing them before the official go ahead? Reverb is the only place I can find any mention of them on the web.
     
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  18. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Very cool!! The pickups appear as narrow as the 408N’s, but shorter in length. That makes it look more like a regular pickup aspect wise.
     
  19. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    For all the times I’ve shook my head at the “I want an SE version of the (insert sophisticated core model here) guitar” comments... looks like the dreamers won. Well played.

    Mahogany neck, double cut body, stoptail, a recipe sorely lacking from the SE catalog for many years, IMO. The individually tapped pickups (TCI no less) are icing.
     
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  20. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    LOL at "breakaway headstock!"
     

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