Full, Lush Voice
The PRS SE T40E 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 T40E’s voice projects with breathtaking volume and delicate nuance. The Tonare Grand body shape delivers a familiar feel and a thunderous tone, 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||Tonare Parlor|
|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.
“It produces a different frequency than the high end of maple back and sides, one that may further complement the sibilance of a vocalist – making the T40E perhaps the optimal choice for a singer-songwriter.”
- American Songwriter
"The T40E is an expressive, dynamic instrument with outstanding bass-to-treble balance that’s powerful, sweet, and rich thanks to its ingenious combination of X-bracing and classical fan-style bracing. The cathedral reverb-like resonance is stunning. This model is by far the best fingerstyle instrument I’ve played in the sub-$1,000 price range, and it even outshines guitars I’ve played costing three to six times as much."
The Guitar Magazine Best Affordable Acoustic Guitar – PRS SE T40E
- The Guitar Magazine