Meet The All-New 2018 SE Acoustic Lineup

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PRS 2018 SE Acoustic

After countless hours spent researching, prototyping, play-testing, and enjoying, we are excited to introduce to you a whole new lineup of PRS SE Acoustics. Below, meet the new models and read about how they came to be. 


The 2018 SE acoustics are offered in six (yes, six!) varieties. Our goal? To offer players a wider selection of features than ever before, and no matter the model, to give musicians the perfect tool to utilize for songwriting, studio recording, or live gigging on stage.

The six new models can best be broken down into three pairs: the SE AX20E & SE TX20E, the SE A40ESE T40E, and the SE A50E & SE T50E.

The A & T prefix in each model correspond to the body shape, "A" for Angelus, "T" for Tonare. To help you visual the product offerings, check out the graphic below:

Both shapes are designed to be instantly comfortable and well-suited for fingerstyle or picking players.

Listen to Paul Reed Smith explain some of the process and philosophies behind these new instruments:

Let's explore what makes each of these pairs unique: 



  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Traditional "X" Bracing
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Ebony Fretboard & Bridge
  • Bone Nut & Saddle
  • Fishman GT1 Electronics



A40E T40E


  • Ovangkol Back & Sides
  • PRS Hybrid "X" / Classical Bracing
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Ebony Fretboard & Bridge
  • Bone Nut & Saddle
  • Fishman GT1 Electronics



A50E T50E


  • Maple Back & Sides
  • PRS Hybrid "X" / Classical Bracing
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Ebony Fretboard & Bridge
  • Bone Nut & Saddle
  • Fishman GT1 Electronics




Check out the 2018 SE acoustic product pages here!

To order your new acoustic, find a dealer here!

Comments (11)

Özgür Özcan January 16, 2018 - 3:41pm
Did you consider using any other wood than spruce (e.g. cedar) for the
Camille Moussa January 16, 2018 - 1:24pm
Are the sides and back solid wood or laminates?
Marc Luckey January 15, 2018 - 4:42pm
Any plans to make acoustic models in left hand?
Chris Gazzeny January 15, 2018 - 12:39am
Today's Guitar's are made with so much thought and love. You want to hang them on the wall as Art. Just joking play away peps.
Kerry Murray January 12, 2018 - 7:12am
Hi guys you planning on doing any left hand versions on the new acoustic electro acoustic range??
David Allsopp January 10, 2018 - 8:10pm
The new 2018 lineup of acoustics look and sound great just one thing- still no left hand options!!!! Was starting to get excited when I saw the new se electric lineup in left handed option, here’s hoping it may happen later in the year
Wayne Anderson January 10, 2018 - 6:59pm
Impressive looking, impressive sounding. One question: aside from the solid sitka spruce tops, do any of these configurations come with solid back and sides tonewoods? Thanks, Wayne..
Walter Hamlin January 10, 2018 - 5:21pm
I would like to hear each guitar in a comparison played the same. What I heard today was wonderful but each guitar was played differently. The strumming and tune played was different for each guitar. That is great to show case each guitar but for someone listening for a particular sound, it is difficult to determine which would be best if you cannot hear them played the same way. A definative sound track played on each guitar then a sound track that accentuates that particular guitar would be most helpful I think. Thank you.
Brian Evans January 10, 2018 - 4:39pm
Bill January 10, 2018 - 3:48pm
It would be nice if you offered at least one model in nylon strings.
Gary Thiele January 10, 2018 - 2:39pm
Awesome line of new acoustic instruments! Have you ever considered a cedar/hog model and incorporating a short scale neck? I'm 62 with arthritis in my hands and a short scale neck make a big difference - and I've always enjoyed the feel of the lesser string tension as well. Cedar top short scale - I'll buy one!

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