PRS SE 2018 Guitars Revealed
Paul Reed Smith guitars have unveiled their new 2018 lineup of SE models, including a run of left handed Custom 24's, a new 245, a seven string, a signature model and a new Multi Foil finish. Let's dive in and explain some more.
So let's start with you wonderful left handers out there. PRS has always been a company that listens to their players and fans, and have finally released a left handed Custom 24 SE. The reason they have taken so long is that they are a company that prides themselves in making everything in house, instead of outsourcing parts. PRS have invested in all the new machinery and tooling necessary to produce left handed parts for their new models from now on. Commitment or what! The first run of these lush left handed finishes will come in Fire Red Burst, Tobacco Sunburst, Trampas Green (pictured here) and Whale Blue. We love how PRS seems to up their game every year.
PRS SE Custom 24 Lefty - Trampas Green 2018
PRS SE 245 2018
Another model released into the world from Paul Reed Smith is the SE 245. Pictured here in Whale Blue, it features a wide fat mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard, thick select Mahogany back with a wonderful flamed Maple top, SE Humbucking Treble Pickup & SE Humbucking Bass Pickup with two volumes and two tones, to produce a vast array of sounds that is sure to be a players guitar for definite.
PRS SE Chris Robertson Signature 2018
When on tour fronting the hard rock band Black Stone Cherry, Chris Robertson heavily relies on SE Series instruments. His love of single coil neck pickups led to the design of this signature model.
“The reason for the humbucker/soapbar pairing comes from my love of singlecoil neck pickups and soapbar pickups in general. The wide variety of tones the guitar is capable of with this set up is astounding! The middle position with the 57/08 split is beautiful. I hope everyone enjoys these guitars as much as I do!” – Chris Robertson, Black Stone Cherry
The SE Chris Robertson is a singlecut guitar with a mahogany back and maple top with flame maple veneer and a 22 fret, 24.5” scale length Wide Fat mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. With a Soapbar in the neck position and a 57/08 “S” humbucker in the bridge, the SE Chris Robertson delivers old-school tone to match its classic appointments. The three-way toggle switch and volume and push/pull tone controls for each pickup, allow players to dial in a wide range of tones.
We personally love this model at Music Street, so next time you pop in or decide to call, ask us why and we'll let you know!
PRS SE SVN 2018
The SE SVN (“Seven”) offers classic PRS looks, playability, and reliability. The Wide Thin maple neck and 26.5” scale length make the SE SVN addictive to play, and the 85/15 “S” pickups, modified for seven strings, deliver full, modern tone with clear, strong low end and clear, musical high-mids and treble. Topped off with coil-taps for the pickups and the String-Through Plate Style 7 String Bridge, the SE SVN is a pro-level instrument with amazing versatility and response.
PRS SE Standard 24 2018
2018 also marks the return of the upgraded, budget friendly SE Standard 24 range. One of our favourites finishes is Vintage Cherry. This stunning finish looks amazing with the matching headstock, bird inlays and contrasting cream and black pickups. However, this beautiful looking guitar is a powerhouse of tone ready to be unleashed as soon as you touch it. Again, you have SE HFS bridge pickups and SE Vintage Bass pickups to play with across the range which includes a Tobacco Sunburst finish and Translucent Blue Finish – depending on your preference, as well as Volume, Tone with Push/Pull functionality, and a 3-way pickup selector switch to give you a vast array of sounds. Nickel hardware ensures your guitar lasts a lifetime and the maple neck wood with wide thin design and rosewood fingerboard will be a joy to play.
PRS SE Standard 24 Multi-Foil 2018
Designed around a finish offered by PRS in the late 80’s, the PRS SE Standard 24 Multi-Foil (or Multi-Metal back in those days) may be a nod to the past, but it keeps its striking, modern feel even a few decades later. Created by layering different finishes in a unique way, this distinctive finish has graced stages for decades – always commanding attention from the crowd. Sporting two 85/15 “S” humbuckers and a 3-way blade switch with push/pull tone control, the SE Standard 24 Multi-Foil has the tone to match its powerful look.
Be sure to check out PRS Guitars and check some more information out for yourself, or come in and have a chat to us about these new beauties. We're sure you'll be pleased once you visit us Music Street and we put one in your hands to play.