SE Hollowbody thread

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Frank McNerney, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    For those buying at SW, here’s my timeline:
    Photos dated Dec 19
    Serial number assigned to order on/around Dec 22
    Credit card charged on Dec 23
    Guitar *scheduled to leave* Sweetwater on Dec 24
    Expected delivery date Dec 27 (the only day I’m working this week. — Argh!)
    As of now, I still haven’t received an email confirming shipment.
     
    #61 Tim S, Dec 24, 2019
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  2. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    A small mistake but shouldn't detract from the purpose of the video. I don't think many would be put off by finding out its not a 5-ply as mentioned and far more interested in the sounds of the guitar and first impressions....
     
  3. drawshot

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

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    I have the SE HBII coming in January. The local shop tells me they expect delivery sometime during the first full week of the month.

    Naturally, I'll be counting down the seconds, come the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve.....
     
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  4. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    Premier Guitar First Look: PRS SE Hollowbody

    "Muscular output and magnificent overtones meet in the first affordable, SE version of Annapolis’s hallowed hollow. "

    If this has been posted already, my apologies. I glanced and didn't see it. One can, of course, go to that link and then link through to the YouTube video.
     
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  5. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    It sounds A1 and John is having a blast

    Cheers!
     
  6. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded

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    I watched John's video earlier tonight and it has me wanting one of these. :)
     
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  7. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    I had to run home for lunch...
    [​IMG]

    SW has a large "Do Not Open for 24 Hours" sticker on it. So close and yet so far.
     
  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    So what? Open that sucker!
     
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  9. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Yes! That sticker is just marketing hype that Sweetwater and PRS are known for. :D
     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    What’s gonna happen to it? Is the polyurethane finish going to check? :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    I’m paranoid after seeing the damage my dad did to his ‘48 ES-300 driving to a job in the winter with the guitar in his trunk. Check-city. I can’t unsee that.

    I can wait.
     
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  12. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    It sounds SO good in this video. I want one based on that video alone.
     
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  13. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    Ok. I unboxed my guitar. 6.10 lbs (vs the 6.0 reported by SW). As others have reported it’s fairly loud acoustically albeit with the muffled tone you’d expect from 3-ply mahogany.

    The neck does feel a little smaller than an SE W/F but bigger than an S2 Pattern Regular.

    So far I’ve only plugged it into a THR-10, but I do like these new 58/15 “S” pickups. The neck pickup is warm and country licks sound right at home on the bridge pickup.

    I’m looking forward to plugging it into my Tone King later to get a better idea how it sounds.

    Other than the ebony being slightly uneven in color (a little conditioner should fix that), it looks cosmetically perfect.

    I’m now in the “waiting for the first ding” mode. ;)
     
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  14. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Nice! Congratulations, now we need photos please!:D
     
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  15. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    You know, I tried to save you from viewing my wretched photography by posting SW's photos of my guitar. But since you asked for it....

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    And here are some very bad attempts to show some innards:

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  16. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Looks great! These standard HB’s seem to have a great warm woody tone. Let the Woody jokes fly!:D
     
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  17. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Exactly!
     
  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Thanks Tim, she’s a beauty and your photography skills are on point.

    Guthrie, Allen or Toy Story?
     
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  19. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    As nice as the Hollowbody sounds clean, it sounds fantastic using an overdriven tweed. A little less cutting than the 85/15 “S”, these 58/15 “S” pickups are a little more rounded — more musical.
    It’s like the guitar is challenging you to make it sound bad knowing it’s simply not possible. :)
     
  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Bangin’!
     
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