The PRS SE A60E pairs ziricote back and sides with a solid spruce top. The tone favors a full bottom end with rolled-off highs reminiscent of some vintage acoustic guitars. When matched with PRS hybrid “X”/Classical bracing, which allows the top to freely vibrate, the SE A60E’s voice projects with breathtaking volume and delicate nuance. The Angelus Cutaway body shape delivers comfort and playability, well suited for picking and fingerstyle playing.
Plugged in, the Fishman GT1 pick up system delivers dynamic, organic tone and allows players to easily take this guitar from rehearsal to the stage. This electronics system features an undersaddle pickup and soundhole mounted preamp with easy-to-access volume and tone controls.
The SE A60E is beautifully appointed with abalone and figured maple accents. Additional high-quality features include a solid spruce top, ebony fretboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, as well as PRS trademark bird inlays and headstock design. All PRS SE acoustics ship with a high-quality hardshell case.
|Top Wood||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Body Shape||Angelus Cutaway|
|Body Depth at Neck Block||3 19/32”|
|Body Depth at Tail Block||4 3/8”|
|Bracing||PRS Hybrid “X”/Classical Bracing|
|Body Binding||Curly Maple|
|Number of Frets||20|
|Neck Shape||Wide Fat|
|String Spacing||2 7/32”|
|Fretboard Wood||Ebony w/ Curly Maple Binding|
|Fretboard Inlay||Abalone Birds|
|Headstock Veneer||Ebony w/ Curly Maple Binding|
|Headstock Veneer Inlay|
|Neck Depth At The Nut||
|Width of Fretboard at the Body||
|Width of Fretboard at the Nut||
|Included Accessories||Hardshell Case|
|Acoustic Electronics||Fishman GT1|
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.
“Whether you’re into linear licks or blocked chords, and no matter if you’re a nuanced fingerstylist or a bash-it-out plectrum strummer, here’s a beautiful acoustic from a name you know that’s well worth the dough…You’d never know that this is a ‘budget’ PRS.”
- Guitar Player
“No matter how I played the Angelus, it delivered a nicely proportioned sound, with a spanky top end layered over a controlled bass and midrange. The low end wasn’t cavernous or boomy, which helped it feel balanced across the frequency range, especially useful for fingerstyle parts on open tunings and easy to control through a loud amp.”
“After spending a few hours both in front of the instrument and behind it, I was fully prepared to take it to the gig and it did not fail…The SE Angelus is worth considering for its combination of looks, sound and utility in this price class.”
"The SE T60E was designed with vintage guitars in mind, to have a full, rounded-out dynamic range that favors the low end and midrange (something helped by the use of ziricote). The sound is big but is also spread out evenly—making it versatile without being too in-your-face and clearly lending itself to a range of styles."
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