Meet The Models: The 2017 SE Lineup

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As a musician, you want an instrument you can trust. A guitar that can take a beating but keep on giving, stay in tune when it matters, and sound incredible. You want it to look good and make your playing feel effortless. Oh, and you don't want to spend your life savings.

Meet the 2017 SE lineup. 

The newest version of our PRS SE guitars have arrived and brought with them some changes. Let's dig in below. 

What's Different?



A great guitar needs a great look, and we've introduced a new headstock logo for nearly all of our 2017 SE models.


Paul Reed Smith and our design team set out to engineer new pickup models that better align with our flagship USA pickups. The new PRS 85/15 "S" pickups were designed to deliver remarkable clarity and extended high and low end, and are now offered on the SE 277 Baritone, SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow, SE Custom 22, SE "Floyd" Custom 24, and SE Custom 24.

We also worked closely with PRS artists Carlos Santana and Mark Tremonti to update the pickups offered in their SE signature guitars. The collaboration resulted in new SE Santana pickups that bring Santana's signature sound to life, and SE Tremonti pickups that have more articulate aggression than ever before.



Santana fans rejoice! In addition to the new SE Santana pickups, the 2017 SE Santana also features 24 frets and an updated control layout so you'll sound and feel more like the man himself.

Models In Focus


We believe there is an SE model suited for everyone, from hard-riffing metal players to melodic blues players. In fact, many of our SE models can cross these genres seamlessly. Below, let's take an up-close look at a few of our favorite 2017 SE models.

SE Custom 24 & SE Custom 22

Our SE Customs are built to be versatile and instantly comfortable to the modern player. Whether you prefer 24 frets or 22 frets, the PRS 85/15 "S" pickups and PRS designed tremolo on the SE Customs will surpass your expectations for instruments in this price point.

Give them a listen below!


SE "Floyd" Custom 24

Maybe dive bombs, distortion, and aggressive playing are more your thing. Don't fear, we've designed the SE "Floyd" Custom 24 for that purpose and more.

Give it a listen below!

SE 277 Baritone

If you're searching for a new spot in the mix, want to stand-out, or you just want to get low, the SE 277 Baritone is your answer. The 27.7" scale length and B to B tuning help your old riffs achieve an all-new sound. Try it, we think you'll be impressed (and hooked).

Give it a listen below!




There's more to see! Between SE Electrics, SE Basses, and SE Acoustics, there's a perfect fit out there for you. Check out the SE Product Pages for in-depth specs, color options, and more!

Already found your fit? Check out our list of PRS dealers and get one in your hands!

Comments (37)

Bo February 17, 2017 - 5:26pm
Is there/will there be an SE 24 semi-hollow? I only ask because of the coil tap on the 24 doesn't exist on the 22. Thanks
Nikola January 16, 2017 - 7:00am
No this is not left handed guitars. If you steel have a problem contact me. I will send you a image of left handed guitars to see major difference. :-)
Stefan January 14, 2017 - 10:47am
Are there any plans für a lefty ? I World love to have a Single Cut SE beside my McCarthy
[email protected] January 05, 2017 - 12:25pm
Hey Callum, no plans at the moment!
Callum January 05, 2017 - 4:06am
Hi, any chance of a Holcomb SE 7 being released in the near future? Thanks!
Grey Johnson January 03, 2017 - 6:30pm
I was wondering if there are any plans of a SE 8 string coming out? I know it's past the 8 string boom/trend but I would love to add a PRS SE 8 string to my collection. Possibly use the same scale as your baritones. The 27.7"
Marcel December 25, 2016 - 9:15am
Dear PRS guys, I'd love to see a PRS SE Mark Holcomb seven-string guitar released in the future! With the same specs as the USA model (26,5 inch scale-length, etc.). Cheers and Merry Christmas to the greatest guitar company on this planet! PS: I currently own four PRS SE guitars. ;-) Greetings from Germany! - Marcel
Matt R December 21, 2016 - 12:59am
The introduction of some left handed se models would honestly make me so happy. So hard to find good guitars for those of us with useless right hands!
Dan December 16, 2016 - 9:33am
I have a Bernie SE. Was intending to buy a single cut from a certain other US company, but nothing within twice the price of my Bernie even came close. Fit, finish, sound and attention to detail is incredible for the price. I will almost certainly get a 22/24 at some point. Time will tell if it is SE or S2. Keep doing what you're doing.
Jared Pennington December 11, 2016 - 5:06pm
Can there be a Single Cut SE with a two piece bridge like a classic LP design but more color options and the PRS vibe?
killian December 03, 2016 - 8:53am
I have to say my favorite PRS guitars are the ones with the wraparound bridges.i own 3 ..wish you made more .. I think my ideal guitar would be a wraparound satin finish 22 fret model...
Mark December 01, 2016 - 12:28pm
Would love an H-S-H or another H-S-S model!
Rich November 14, 2016 - 5:07pm
Love the new lineup! Definitely made the wish list big time! I just wish that the SE line would include a Custom 24 in jade green. It's my favorite PRS color and as I can't currently afford one of the real-deal American customs so hopefully they'll come out with that soon!
Gyorgy Ligeti November 11, 2016 - 8:45pm
Hi there, Is that correct, that this new line SE Custom 24-s have three-piece neck? If it is, could you tell us the reason? Cheers, G.
[email protected] November 10, 2016 - 11:34am
Hey Greg, that is the SE 277 Semi-Hollow Soapbar, copy and paste this link into your browser to check it out:
Greg November 10, 2016 - 7:43am
What's the P90 model in the picture ?
Ejel November 08, 2016 - 11:45am
Had no idea you made acoustic guitars. We don't see many of your higher end electrics here in Northern Colorado. We own 3 of the Korean guitars. Each with its own unique personality. Love the P22 and P245.
Kyle November 08, 2016 - 8:52am
Will there be any developments in the SE line as far as high gain amps or something along the lines of a custom 50? Thanks again for making awesome products! 20 years this year I have been playing PRS! 23 of them still hanging on my wall!
Dane Thompson November 06, 2016 - 8:46am
Very nice guitars would be even better with some left handed models.
DKM November 05, 2016 - 7:04pm
Have decided to no longer offer the Dave Navarro model? If so, will you still offer the Jett White with gold hardware in the C24 model?
Dan November 05, 2016 - 3:00pm
Wish you would offer a left handed option for these. I would love to be able to get one of the S2's.
Danny Ball November 05, 2016 - 11:58am
No Hardtail option on the Custom 22? The 24 could use a hard tail option as well! :(
Jon Marjanen November 01, 2016 - 7:20pm
How come you picked this year of all years to stop offering an SE Custom 22 with a hard tail? This makes me a sad panda!
[email protected] November 01, 2016 - 4:08pm
Hey Ben, thanks for playing PRS! 2017 SE models should be shipping now. Contact our distributer in Australia for a more accurate time frame for that region! Electric Factory 613 948 059 88 [email protected]
Ben November 01, 2016 - 12:26am
I love SE's & already have an SE Standard 24 & an SE Single-cut Trem. I'd love to get an SE 245 in Cherry Sunburst, but haven't heard anything about a release date for the new SE range in Australia. Is there an ETA for availability of the 2017 models over here?
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