PRS SE Custom 24/08 VS

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Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple with flamed maple veneer
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard inlays: Old school birds
  • Neck profile: Wide thin
  • Scale: 635 mm
  • 24 Frets
  • Pickups: 2x PRS TCI "S" humbuckers
  • 1x Volume control
  • 1x Tone control
  • 2x Mini switches
  • 3-Way toggle switch
  • Nickel hardware
  • PRS patented moulded tremolo
  • PRS designed machine heads
  • Colour: Vintage sunburst
  • Includes PRS SE gig bag
available since February 2021
Item number 510503
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Sunburst
Soundboard Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 24
Scale 635 mm
Pickup System HH
Tremolo PRS-Style
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag Yes
$899
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Versatile work horse at a good price, with some downsides
Diatonico 27.02.2022
Was looking for a versatile rehearsal & backup guitar. I'm primarily a Les Paul guy, but PRS caught my eye as a great design — better for me than an HSS strat.

+ Individual split coils offer convincing tele twang (bridge) and strat sweetness (neck)
+ No huge volume loss when splitting coils
+ Looks nice with the zebra pups and maple top that looks like binding
+ Stunning veneers - nicely matched, no obvious dead spots. I got 2 copies to pick the nicest veneer, one was a fine tiger stripe the other a more classy cloudy/wavy pattern.
+ Comfortingly heavy, not as much as an LP but it's no Fender alder lightweight
+ Neck feels great - no stickiness, frets are properly filed, easy access to upper frets
+ Cost-cutting measures mostly not detrimental to quality (3-piece neck with scarf joints, maple veneer, 3 piece body...)
+ Vibrato bar feels stable, strings stay in tune reasonably

+/- Gig bag is okay. I've had better, but it's acceptable

- Definitely not "vintage sunburst" - the colours are more vivid than in the pictures, and the contrast is quite large, making it look cheap.
- The toggle switches for coil split look very DIY
- Nut & saddles/bridge feel cheap - luckily these can be upgraded if need be
- Linear potentiometers

Overall it's great value for money - a versatile, quality instrument at a reasonable price. I'm planning on returning though it because frankly I can't stand to look at that god awful clown burst job.
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Great all round tone. Plays great.
Big man 18.05.2022
The lead guitar player in my band is a PRS fanatic and has been telling me how great they are. I bought this to try out before possibly upgrading to a core model. I'm now a PRS convert. The versatility of this guitar is fantastic. It can sound like a Les Paul or a Strat and also maintain it's own personality.

Fantastic range of tones and great at any volume although screaming at top volume will send shivers down the spine.

The fingerboard is wide which really suits my long fingers making fretting really easy for me. I thought it would take a while to adapt from my Strat but it felt right straight out of the box. The factory strings were 9's which felt a bit limp so I put 10's on it and it plays beautifully. Setup out of the box was brilliant (I had to tweak the Bridge a little after the restring but that's to be expected.). My only slight (and I do mean slight) criticism is there are a couple of minor flaws in the finish which you wouldn't expect in a €1000 guitar but it looks amazing and plays and sounds even better. I still might add a core to the collection but this beast is staying put.
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perfect price/quality ratio
voodoostones 03.08.2021
Great guitar, with excellent quality review for this pricetag.
Great sound and versatility for not a lot of money. nothing more to say here.
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Larry_A 11.06.2022
The guitar is ok but was shipped in loose packaging and got slightly damaged by what appears to be the gig bag zip. Thomann gave me a bit of money back, so can I can live with this.
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