Meet The New 2019 PRS Models

PRS New 2019 Products

Ahhh, Fall. The changing of leaves, the brisk cold mornings, and NEW GEAR FROM PRS. 

2018 has been a banner year for our company. We're experiencing a high demand for our products, adding talented craftspeople to our team, and keeping our culture alive in order to build the best guitars we possibly can. We owe a debt of gratitude to thousands of PRS fans, artists, and players around the world, thank you!

Now, on to the latest in our lineup:


We have three exciting additions to the PRS electric lineup this year - each spec meticulously thought out.

PAUL'S GUITAR // Paul's Favorite Features In Your Hands

Historically, the Paul’s Guitar (like the Modern Eagle before it) has been a realization of Paul Reed Smith’s latest discoveries surrounding tone. This revamped model represents Paul’s vision not only as a guitar maker but as a guitar player who needs versatile stage- and studio-ready gear that can achieve all the right tones. As a man who has every option available to him, Paul’s personal design choices include mahogany bodies with maple tops, Honduran rosewood fretboards, Nitrocellulose finishes, “Brushstroke” bird inlays, and narrow pickup bobbins. The Paul’s Guitar model also includes PRS’s TCI (Tuned Capacitance and Inductance) treble and bass pickups with two mini-toggle switches that allow players to put either or both pickups in either humbucking or true single coil mode.

"I don’t just like the newest version of my guitar, I love it. With these new pickups, I can move from a strong bridge pickup to a very clear, “whoopy” neck pickup – you can hear every note – by just setting the mini-toggles and using the 3-way as normal. It’s a highly musical and very usable setup. This guitar has clear, spanky single coils when you split the pickups but a very full soapbar quality when they are in humbucking mode. It’s just beautiful.- Paul Reed Smith

CE 24 SEMI-HOLLOW // Classic CE Character with Semi-Hollow Style

The original CE was introduced in 1988, offering players traditional PRS design and features with a bolt-on neck. A favorite throughout PRS history, the CE 24 was reintroduced in 2016 and is now expanding to include a semi-hollow model. 

"The CE 24 Semi-Hollow combines the snap and sustain of our maple neck bolt-on guitars but adds an airy resonance of a semi-hollow body creating a voice all its own. Every dealer who has come through the shop and checked out the prototypes has enjoyed the guitar. We think it is a fairly unique addition to our bolt-on lineup."- Jim Cullen // PRS Director of Sales

SE CUSTOM 24 ZIRICOTE // Classic PRS Design with a Fresh Look

The SE Custom 24 is one of our most popular models and it's easy to tell why: versatile tones paired with a great feel and look. Last year, we decked out our SE Custom 24 with a selection of unique veneers. For 2019, we're continuing to dress up these models with the option of a zebrawood or ziricote veneer. An exotic look on a classic model. 

2018 was a very exciting year for PRS acoustic guitars as we added 6 new models. For 2019, we are taking it a step further with some beautiful sounding additions. 

SE A55E & T55E // Bold Look with 3-D Sound

The SE A55E and T55E continue to bring our Private Stock aesthetic to the SE Series with quilted maple back and sides offered in two colors: classic Black Gold Burst or striking Abaco Green.

SE A60E & T60E // Full, Vintage Tone

The SE A60E and T60E also bring impressive aesthetics to the assortment, with ziricote back and sides, curly maple binding and heel cap, and abalone purfling and rosette details.

SE A50E & T40E /Now With Burst Options!

Rounding out the acoustic additions are burst options for the 40 and 50 series guitars! And as always, the 40 series comes with beautiful Ovangkol and the 50 series with flamed maple. 

“SE acoustics are born from our work inside the PRS Private Stock team making highly-individualized instruments. With years of intimate work experience to build on, we have applied our bracing pattern and other foundational design elements to the SE line, resulting in high-value instruments that we love. We are proud of our manufacturing partners and humbled by the reviews and support from our dealers as we continue to grow this offering.- Jack Higginbotham // PRS Chief Operating Officer


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Comments (15)

Roberto Cacucci February 03, 2019 - 10:29am
Dear Paul Reed Smith Guitars, I'm the very happy owner of 4 of your guitars and now I'm interested to buy your wonderful Archon 100 head+cab. So I've a question are there differencies between 2018 and 2019 versions??? if yes what's the difference?? I thank you very much for the time you'll dedicate to me . Best regards Roberto
Mike Sansoucy January 27, 2019 - 11:26pm
The Ziricote Custom is absolutely beautiful! I am anxiously awaiting mine!!!
JD Bradshaw January 27, 2019 - 12:16pm
Keep up the great work...
Vishnu December 16, 2018 - 10:48am
Will you bring back the SE ONE? Or at least offer the standard 245 with P90s? There are very few affordable P90 guitars in the market and that too with your quality!
Adam December 05, 2018 - 7:01am
Hi there! Will the new SE finishes (zebrawood and ziricote) and acoustic range be available in left handed configuration for 2019? Thanks!
Michael Lee December 01, 2018 - 6:41pm
Any chance that “Paul’s Guitar” can be ordered with Tremolo?
Charlie Thomes November 30, 2018 - 6:09pm
I have a McCarty 594, a C24 modified by your Tech Center (24-08 switching, 57-08's, black pup rings, Pearloid buttons), my new S2 Studio, and a Hollowbody 2 Piezo in Fire Burst Red Figured on back order. I have these because they are built perfectly, and are works of Mfg. art. Build my HB2P to perfection, and I won't care if it takes 6mo or a year. It's the quality standards that you operate under that make PRS guitars unique. Take your time. Blow me away when I open the case for the first time, again. Many thanks from a man who has played for almost 60 years.
Paul Estante November 28, 2018 - 5:15pm
I love PRS guitars but I am looking for a good PRS guitar that is most economical in cost.
Chris williams November 25, 2018 - 11:52am
I have a Mira and love it can I get a Starla with upgrade pickups ? And I was actually thinking bout get custom made but y’all have a lot to choose can I get more help on that?
RON CRANK November 20, 2018 - 6:46pm
Chris Woodall November 17, 2018 - 3:45pm
You know you guys are making it extremely difficult for me to decide which acoustic guitar I should buy! I haven't purchased one yet from last years lineup and now all these great new options have me even more puzzled. I'm in the market for something fresh and I will definitely be making a decision once I head down to Ryan Fowler's shop. Oh, that CE 24 semi hollow is absolutely killer. I love thos tones Bryan got from the guitar. Great new lineup for 2019!!
Joshua Wibert November 15, 2018 - 9:31am
Thank you thank you thank you for the Ziricote SE!!! This is a fantastic addition. I have always loved the Ziricote top PRS's but have not been able to afford the private stock price so i am very happy that it is now available outside of private stock. I will certainly be buying one. Perhaps a Ziricote core model or S2 model could happen in the future?
Josh November 13, 2018 - 4:03pm
Sweeeeeet! The CE 24 Semi-Hollow is sexy.
Gary John Hiles November 13, 2018 - 3:40pm
Do you have anything for us poor lefties? Already have a SE Custom in Trampas Green, but desire more from the masters of guitar build
JWS November 13, 2018 - 3:20pm
I was a long time Gibson player untill I played my 1st SC245. I still have my LP's but they haven't been played in years. What makes me chuckle is when someone plays one of my PRS's they'll be amazed how nice it feels. My answer is always the same it's not a Gibson it's a PRS what do you expect. Fan 4 life!!!!!

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