“The SE Paul’s Guitar is a great example of design, engineering, and teamwork. It’s as close to home as we could get inside of the SE Series, and I am very proud of it,” Paul Reed Smith.
The SE Paul’s Guitar delivers a lot of “PRS,” starting with tone and versatility. The TCI “S” treble and bass pickups deliver a very pure, vintage sound. The SE Paul’s Guitar also features two mini-toggle switches between the volume and tone knobs. This setup allows players to put either or both pickups in true single coil mode, which delivers the clarity and uniqueness of vintage single-coil tones in both single coil and humbucking positions. This is the first model to offer this style of electronics outside of the Private Stock and Core lines. Likewise, the PRS stoptail bridge is the same machined stoptail with brass inserts as spec'd on the Core Paul's Guitar.
“The Paul’s Guitar, like the Modern Eagle before it, has always been about Paul’s latest discoveries in guitar making. To bring this guitar into the SE Series, we knew the tone, functionality, and playability had to be right and had to be consistent,” said Jack Higginbotham, COO, PRS Guitars. “We feel this guitar offers a lot of value to players.”
The SE Paul's Guitar is available in three colors, reminiscent of PRS's earliest guitar offerings: Amber, Aqua, and Fire Red.
|Top Wood||Carved Maple with Flame Maple Veneer|
|Number of Frets||22|
|Neck Shape||Wide Fat|
|Bridge||PRS Stoptail w/ Brass Inserts|
|Bass Pickup||TCI "S"|
|Controls||Volume & Tone Control w/ 3-Way Toggle Switch and Two Mini Toggle Coil-Tap Switches|
“The import version of Paul’s Guitar delivers a big dollop of the sort of looks you get from a high-end PRS, and the sound and playability make it feel much more expensive than it is.”
“Aside from the effortless playability, intonation, tuning stability and old-world resonance (all foundations of the PRS empire), the single-coil voices from these new TCI pickups raise the bar, while the humbucking side seems to pack musical heat, clarity and considerable versatility in equal measure.”