Fresh Face and Versatile Voice
The PRS SE Swamp Ash Special is a unique offering in the growing PRS SE Series. With a swamp ash body and 22-fret maple neck with maple fretboard, the SE Swamp Ash Special is a fresh face and versatile voice.
The 85/15 “S” pickups flank a PRS-Designed AS-01 Single Coil “S” pickup in the middle position. The AS-01 Single Coil features both alnico and steel (hence the name), which adds mass to the pickups helping to create a powerful sound. Paired with a push-pull tone control and 3-way pickup switch, this pickup/electronics package gives players an array of sounds to enjoy, and the addition of PRS’s patented tremolo adds a touch more versatility. The overall tone of the PRS SE Swamp Ash Special offers tight lowend, bright but mellow high-end, and a welcome twangy tone that can reach “hot country,” blues, and even jazz territory.
PRS Patented Tremolo, Molded
Patented design, delivering tonal fidelity, player comfort, and tuning stability.
Designed to PRS's specifications, these lightweight tuners provide precise tuning and won't dampen your tone.
85/15 "S" & AS-01 Pickups
Three pickup layout with unique switching for an array of sounds that can cover “hot country” to blues and jazz.
|Body Wood||Swamp Ash|
|Top Carve||Shallow Violin|
|Number of Frets||22|
|Truss Rod||PRS Double-Acting|
|Neck Shape||Wide Thin|
|Neck Depth at the 1/2 Fret||13/16"|
|Neck Depth at the 12 1/2 Fret||57/64"|
|Neck Width at the Nut||1 11/16"|
|Neck Width at the Body||2 1/4"|
|Headstock Logo||Signature "SE"|
|Neck/Body Assembly Type||Bolt-On|
|Bridge||PRS Patented Tremolo, Molded|
|Tuners||PRS Designed Tuners|
|Truss Rod Cover||"Special"|
|Treble Pickup||85/15 “S”|
|Middle Pickup||PRS-Designed AS-01 Single Coil|
|Bass Pickup||85/15 “S”|
|Controls||Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control w/ 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch|
|Strings||PRS Classic 9-42|
|Tuning||Standard (6 String): E, A, D, G, B, E|
SE Swamp Ash Special - Controls Description
85/15 “S” & AS-01 Pickups
Master volume and push/pull tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Position 1 (down) - treble / humbucker
Position 1 (up) - treble / humbucker and middle / single coil
Position 2 (down) - treble / humbucker and bass / humbucker
Position 2 (up) - treble / humbucker, middle / single coil and bass / single coil
Position 3 (down) - bass / humbucker
Position 3 (up) - bass / single coil and middle / single coil
"I’m so impressed by the variety and range of tones you can get out of this guitar. The humbucker sound is so rich and warm and when you split to single coil the volume stays balanced without losing presence. I love the custom finish which gives a lot of style and finesse to this model, the neck is resonant, and its shape makes it very easy and comfortable to play.”
- Giacomo Turra