Meet the New 2018 SE Models!

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2018 PRS SE Lineup

Here at PRS, we love the idea of continually refining our craft, working earnestly towards the goal of building a better instrument for musicians to do what they love.

With that comes our latest product offering, the 2018 SE LINEUP. Let's take a look!

What's New?

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SE STANDARD 24 MULTI-FOIL

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.

SE STANDARD 24 MULTI-FOIL PRODUCT PAGE

SE STANDARD 24 MULTI-FOIL DEMO

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SE SVN

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.

The PRS 7 string is the guitar I pull out to write with when I want to break through song writing barriers, and typically the results are riffs that make me want to smash things.” – Clint Lowery / Sevendust

SE SVN PRODUCT PAGE

SE SVN DEMO

 

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SE CHRIS ROBERTSON

When on tour fronting the hard rock band Black Stone Cherry, Chris Robertson heavily relies on SE Series instruments. 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 tone controls for each pickup, allow players to dial in a wide range of tones.

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

SE CHRIS ROBERTSON PRODUCT PAGE

SE CHRIS ROBERTSON DEMO

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SE CUSTOM 24 - EXOTIC VENEERS

The PRS SE Custom 24 is the quintessential SE instrument, designed to faithfully reflect the PRS model that started it all. For 2018, PRS is adding two new veneer options: spalted maple and zebrawood. Both new veneers come finished in Vintage Sunburst, adding a distinctive new look while serving up classic PRS playability, reliability, and vibrant tone.

SE CUSTOM 24 SPALTED MAPLE PRODUCT PAGE

SE CUSTOM 24 SPALTED MAPLE DEMO

SE CUSTOM 24 ZEBRAWOOD PRODUCT PAGE

SE CUSTOM 24 ZEBRAWOOD DEMO

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SE CUSTOM 24 LEFTY

Lefties rejoice, we've heard your cries. These new offerings for the SE Custom 24 keep the same foundational specifications as the SE Custom 24: maple top, mahogany back, Wide Thin maple neck, 24 frets, 25” scale length, the PRS patented molded tremolo, dual 85/15 “S” pickups with a 3-way blade switch and push/pull tone control for coil tapping.

SE CUSTOM 24 LEFTY PRODUCT PAGE

SE CUSTOM 24 LEFTY DEMO

What's Changed?

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SE STANDARDS

Updates have been made to our SE Standards, but the humble price tag remains. New for 2018, PRS SE Standards now come with 85/15 “S” pickups, fretboard binding, and the PRS SE signature headstock logo. The SE Series began in 2001 with the goal of providing a quality instrument to players of all levels. This segment of guitars is meant to extend this promise to an even more affordable pricepoint.

With so many aspiring players struggling to stick with guitar past the first year, we knew we wanted to deliver an affordable quality guitar that players didn’t have to fight. We want the guitar to inspire you to play; it can’t be something you have to worry about staying in tune or simply working right. So while the [SE] Standards are our first foray into the below $500 price point, that doesn’t mean we compromised on tone, versatility, playability, or reliability,” said Jack Higginbotham, COO, PRS Guitars. “We’re very proud to offer these guitars to the world.” 

SE SANTANA STANDARD PRODUCT PAGE

SE SANTANA STANDARD DEMO

SE 245 STANDARD DEMO

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If you're interested in any of the models above, contact your PRS dealer today!

Comments (33)

Brent Carpenter May 16, 2018 - 11:58am
looking forward to a 12 in radius fretboard in the se line. that's the onlyreason I haven't bought a Se or sc
Colin May 11, 2018 - 6:31am
I own a Custom 22 SE 2017 and love it, but also agree with others who would really like to see a McCarty 594 SE double cut with two piece bridge and Korean made 58/15s
Ron April 01, 2018 - 3:59am
Nice Models, but I'm waiting so bad for a SE-Version of the Mira...
Matin March 19, 2018 - 7:57am
Where are the the floyd rose models then?
John March 16, 2018 - 7:39pm
Thanks for thinking of us lefty’s....you know we are really aliens here to take over the world? Just ordered the 2018 SE Custom 24 in Whale Blue...can’t wait!
Tony 2 January 17, 2018 - 6:57am
Will you please make an affordable double-cut Guitar that has 2 volume and 2 tone controls ? Thanks
Andrew January 12, 2018 - 7:02pm
A SE Vela or Mira would be nice.
[email protected] January 08, 2018 - 11:01am
Hey John, similar but there may be some subtle differences. Your best bet would be to try them in store or if that's not an option, maybe our customer service can send you some specs! Reach out to them at [email protected]
Lukas Bronk January 02, 2018 - 11:49am
Will the Mark Tremonti Signature model be part of the 2018 line-up? And if so, will it be changed in any way?
Robb hoffman December 26, 2017 - 11:32pm
513 se model , when could this happen ???
John C Tiller December 21, 2017 - 1:04pm
Love it. Are all the electronics the same for SE Custom and SE Standard...pots and treble bleed caps?
TONY December 21, 2017 - 11:05am
Pls make a 7 string version of Mark Holcomb's sigature SE
unholz December 20, 2017 - 3:39pm
Nice new guitars! A CUSTOM 22 SE with fixed bridge would be awesome....or why not do a MCCARTY SE??? I'D buy both immediately!
Michael December 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
They´re making such great instruments...I´m a BIG fan of PRS. Keep on rockin´... Cheers from Germany
Loagz Beatz December 14, 2017 - 8:14am
For the lower end, these are some amazing designs. I'm going to get the foil one. It's vintage look is killer and I can see this being sought after down the road.
Jan December 13, 2017 - 6:56pm
There were times when Paul tried to save toggle cap on tremolo arm, logo on SE guitars, good finish on SE models.... now things have changed for good!
Tim December 13, 2017 - 12:32pm
Please make an SE version of the 594 !!!
Matt Mickln December 05, 2017 - 10:42pm
Thanks for making LEFTY SE Custom 24. Now, can you make LEFTY SE Custom 22 ??? Please do so.
Mills December 03, 2017 - 5:47am
Will the lefty lineup be a permanent addition or will it be a limited series like in the past?
Andy Coeyman December 01, 2017 - 11:09am
Really like the SE Chris Robertson model. I have my order in for one and was told they are backordered and that I probably won't get it for 2 months. This will be my first SE, and have 3 core models and an S2 Vela. All are superb guitars! Keep it up PRS!
Evan Alire November 28, 2017 - 1:29pm
When will the se and/or s2 series have the charcoal cherry burst? It’s my fav finish on guitars and it’s only on the super expensive PRS models.
Orlando P Salazar November 23, 2017 - 8:37pm
Hi which PRS is best for a new guitar player the 22 or 24? Thx.
S Jay November 19, 2017 - 11:41pm
Finally a PRS lefty guitars at a decent price, Please make more lefty models and please keep the high quality and the reasonable prices.more choices, more color and gold hardware for lefties.
Brian November 18, 2017 - 12:16pm
So great that left handed models are here ! Thank you.
Vicente November 18, 2017 - 12:43am
those looks amazing! are you guy gonna realase a SE starla version some day? i always wanted a Starla but i can not get a S2 because of money things :/
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