5 Reasons Why PRS SE Standards Are Great First Guitars!

Filed Under Electrics / SE Electrics

Recently we announced a new line of SE guitars called the “SE Standards.” We released four models in total: the SE Standard 22, SE Standard 24, SE Standard 245, and the SE Santana Standard. The release of these models brings to market the most affordable PRS guitar to date — $499. However, our only concern wasn’t the price; we wanted a quality, great-feeling, and great-sounding instrument. Here’s why we believe the SE Standards are great for first-time guitarists (or seasoned musicians).

1. PRS Design
Proprietary is a word we use a lot here at PRS. Proprietary designs are what make a PRS a PRS. Paul and our team spend a lot of time inventing (and re-inventing) pickups, bridges, and other materials to make our guitars the best they can be. Even though our SE parts are built by a partner manufacturer, the design of our quality parts are created by PRS and Paul himself.


2. USA Inspection
We choose the manufacturers of our SE instruments very wisely and trust them to build at the high level of quality our customers expect. Even so, every SE guitar sold in the US first comes to our Maryland factory for a strict quality inspection and set up. European-sold SE guitars are set up and inspected by PRS Europe and other SE guitars sold to the world are set up and inspected by our trusted network of PRS distributers. Your SE Standard will be given the attention to detail it deserves before you play your first note.


3. Tone and Playability
Because of our strict quality standards, you can expect the SE Standards to play and sound great right out of the box. Intonation, action, and tuning stability are important! Whether you are learning to play or playing a few gigs a week, you don’t want to fight with your guitar! During the research and development of these models, we set the bar high for the tone and playability we expected, and we believe we hit the mark.


4. Affordability
The SE Standards are affordable, just $499. More hardworking musicians can afford a PRS without breaking the bank.


5. No Need To Upgrade
When new guitarists are learning to play, they will typically start with a sub-par instrument. If the SE Standard is your first choice, you won’t need to upgrade to “real” guitar - you have one! And you’ll be more satisfied with your tone.

Bonus: All of the SE Standards come with a gig bag! You can travel to your lesson or gig in style without hurting your new baby.

Check out the SE Standard models here!
SE Standard 22
SE Standard 24
SE Standard 245
SE Santana Standard

Check out this video to see an overview of the SE Standard models!


Comments (3)

Aaron Goldstein September 28, 2016 - 1:56am
Was kinda saddened by the fact Guitar Center didn't have any PRSs on the floor when I went by this week, Shame on Guitar Center for that. I had them specifically order a Standard 24 for me as a replacement for my Squire. Thank One Ok Rock, Rob Chapman/Andertons, and my guitar teacher. They showed me how amazing the PRS brand is.
[email protected] August 29, 2016 - 11:36am
Hey Wiley, you can download the catalog at the bottom of our product's page. Copy/paste this into your browser and scroll to the bottom: http://prsguitars.com/products/
Wiley Snow August 28, 2016 - 3:19pm
Will you please send me a copy of your latest Paul Reed Smith guitar catalog?

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