SE A40E

  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • Ovangkol Back & Sides
  • Fishman GT1 Electronics
SE A40E

Full, Lush Voice

SE A40E

The PRS SE A40E pairs Ovangkol back and sides with a solid spruce top for full, lush tone. When matched with PRS hybrid“X”/Classical bracing, which allows the top to freely vibrate, the SE A40E’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.

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. 

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  • 2018 SE Acoustics w/ Paul Reed Smith

    2018 SE Acoustics w/ Paul Reed Smith

  • SE A40E Demo w/ Bryan Ewald

    SE A40E Demo w/ Bryan Ewald

Specifications

Body

Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Middle Wood Ovangkol
Back Wood Ovangkol
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 Purfling Tiger Acrylic
Body Binding Cream
Rosette Tiger Acrylic, Cream/Black

Neck

Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.3”
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Wide Fat
String Spacing 2 7/32”
Fretboard Wood Ebony
Fretboard Inlay Birds
Fretboard Radius 11.81"
Strength/Truss Rod Adjustable
Neck Depth At The Nut
7/8”
Width of Fretboard at the Body
2 9/32"
Width of Fretboard at the Nut
1 11/16"
Nut Bone

Hardware

Bridge Wood Ebony
Tuners PRS-Designed
Acoustic Saddle Bone
Strings 12-53
Included Accessories PRS Hardshell Case

Electronics

Acoustic Electronics Fishman GT1

Design & Build Philosophies

Accolades

“The SE A40E’s neck feels fast, and its low action makes it easy to play barre chords and fast single-note lines in all positions. I can even bend notes on the G string a whole step without great difficulty. And I can play the guitar for longer stretches without experiencing the fret-hand strain than I can on many other acoustics.”

- Premier Guitar

Available Colors

  • Natural

    Natural

  • Tobacco Burst

    Tobacco Burst

Signature Dealers

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