Full, Lush Voice
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 PRS-Voiced Fishman Sonitone pickup 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. Ships with a high-quality hardshell case.
PRS Hybrid “X”/Classical Bracing Pattern
With an “X” brace behind the bridge for support and classical fan bracing on the belly of the guitar, PRS’s acoustic top bracing pattern allows the guitar’s top to freely vibrate and project, resulting in a powerful and unique voice.
Bone Nut and Saddle
PRS acoustics feature bone nuts and saddles. Bone is a hard material (that can still be shaped to fit) and helps the guitar to sustain longer with more tonal character.
EQ’d in Paul Reed Smith’s home studio and implemented by Larry Fishman and his engineering team, the PRS-Voiced Fishman Sonitone Pickup provides players with a warm, organic tone that allows the natural sound of the instrument to come through.
|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 Purfling||Tiger Acrylic|
|Rosette||Tiger Acrylic, Cream/Black|
|Number of Frets||20|
|Neck Shape||Wide Fat|
|String Spacing||2 7/32”|
|Neck Depth At The Nut||7/8”|
|Width of Fretboard at the Body||2 1/4"|
|Width of Fretboard at the Nut||1 11/16"|
|Pickup||PRS-Voiced Fishman Sonitone with Soundhole-Mounted Volume and Tone Controls|
Download Our PRS Acoustic Gear Guide
PRS Guitars offers many acoustic instruments, including three body shapes and several tone wood options. To find the guitar that’s right for you, download our PRS Acoustic Gear Guide here.
“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
“Overall, the A40E was really impressive…Every detail, line, joint, fret end, and nut edge was right.”
- -Acoustic Guitar Magazine