With responsive and clear highs, crisply defined lows and a sweet midrange, the PRS Angelus Cutaway boasts a remarkable voice and lasting sustain. Though well-suited for fingerstyle players, this model is versatile enough for myriad musical styles. Check one of these award-winning acoustics out for yourself.
Born in the PRS Maryland shop, PRS Acoustics are heirloom-quality instruments with remarkable tone and exquisite playability. A small team of experienced luthiers handcraft all Maryland-made PRS acoustics with passion and attention to detail. PRS acoustics have a distinctive voice that can be enjoyed acoustically, with our customized pickup system, or with the Matrix Infinity pickup and preamp. The PRS Acoustic pickup system is a proprietary, full band width Piezo pick up that is combined with a proprietary 18 volt custom-voiced preamp. The Matrix Infinity pickup and preamp system is an undersaddle pickup with soundhole volume and tone controls, allowing for easily accessible adjustments.
|Top Wood||Adriondack Spruce Top (w/ Koa Back and Sides) or European Spruce Top (w/ Cocobolo Back and Sides)|
|Middle Wood||Koa Sides (w/Adriondack Spruce Top) or Cocobolo Sides (w/ European Spruce Top)|
|Back Wood||Koa Back (w/Adriondack Spruce Top) or Cocobolo Back (w/ European Spruce Top)|
|Body Shape||15 1/2" Cutaway|
|Body Depth at Neck Block||3 5/8"|
|Body Depth at Tail Block||4 1/2"|
|Bracing||PRS X-Brace/Classical Hybrid Design|
|Body Binding||Curly Maple|
|Rosette||Curly Maple and Paua|
|Number of Frets||21|
|Scale Length||25 1/4"|
|Neck Wood||Peruvian Mahogany|
|String Spacing||2 3/16"|
|Fretboard Inlay||Mother of Pearl/Paua "Old-School" Birds|
|Headstock Veneer Inlay||Mother of Pearl/Paua Private Stock Eagle|
|Strength/Truss Rod||High-Modulus Carbon Fiber|
|Acoustic Electronics||Proprietary, Full Bandwidth Piezo Pickup w/ Proprietary 18-Volt Custom-Voiced Preamp|
|Option||Optional Adriondack Spruce Top with Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides|
PRS SE Acoustics apply what we have learned from history and from our Private Stock acoustic instruments to a comprehensive selection of body shapes, wood pairings, and bracing styles. We have taken great care in these designs to ensure you are getting quality products with unique voices and PRS benchmark playability and quality.
The body shape of an acoustic affecs its look, its sound, and its feel. PRS offers two acoustic body shapes: Angelus Cutaway and Tonare Grand, meaning “Angel” and “Thunder” respectively. These shapes provide a comfortable, familiar feel for players and are both well suited for playing with a pick or fingerstyle.
The bracing pattern of an acoustic also contributes to its voice. PRS SE Acoustics come with either traditional “X” bracing or PRS’s hybrid “X”/Classical bracing. Traditional “X” bracing allows the top to vibrate while providing a stability that gives these instruments their signature punch. PRS Hybrid bracing features the traditional “X” at the soundhole with classical fan bracing across the belly. This allows the top to vibrate more freely for a rounder, more projecting tone. The back bracing on both body shapes is designed to “lock down” the back and sides to promote the instrument’s projection through the top, giving the instruments a unique tonal quality.
Acoustic back and side wood choices help determine the guitar’s fundamental tone. SE acoustics feature mahogany, ovangkol, and maple back and side woods – all paired with solid Sitka spruce tops – each one offering its own flavor. When matched with the body shape and bracing style, the guitars overall voice is largely formed.
Everything on an instrument that touches the strings has the ability to detract from the strings’ vibration. PRS carefully speced these parts to promote sustain and response as much as possible. All PRS SE acoustics feature bone nuts and saddles for this reason.
PRS SE acoustics feature a Fishman GT1 electronics system, featuring an undersaddle pickup and soundhole mounted preamp with easy-to-access volume and tone controls. This system delivers dynamic, organic tone that allows players to go from rehearsal to the stage with ease.
PRS SE acoustic names are organized by body shape, bracing, wood combinations, and electronics. Here is a quick guide to help you decode what our model names mean.
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