Meet The Models: The 2017 SE Lineup

Posted Oct 17, 2016

Behind The Gear

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!