The Paul's Guitar is essentially the signature model of PRS' founder — Paul Reed Smith. In his own words: “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.”
Akin to a PRS Custom 22 model with its 22-fret fingerboard and highly-recognisable PRS Custom body shape, what makes the Paul's Guitar unique is its flexible control layout that makes the instrument extremely versatile.
Body & Neck
The PRS SE Paul's Guitar boasts a Mahogany body, delivering a warm sound with plenty of harmonic richness in the mid-range. Adorned with a stunning carved Maple top with a Flamed Maple veneer, this instrument's beauty is guaranteed to inspire you to pick it up and play for hours on end!
Joining the body is a Mahogany neck shaped to PRS' vintage-esque 'Wide Fat' profile. While the material adds plenty of roundness to the guitar's overall sound, the custom neck carve provides a comfortable and supportive feel. The neck is also topped with a silky-smooth Rosewood fingerboard that offers a luxurious touch under the fingers.
Although this particular model may be a part of the affordable SE line, PRS spared no expense when it came to the instrument's hardware and electronics. The PRS Stoptail bridge keeps things solid, with its brass inserts enhancing sustain and resonance. At the other end of the guitar you’ll find a set of PRS-designed machine heads that'll keep your tuning super-stable too.
The PRS Paul's Guitar features two TCI “S” humbuckers with two mini-toggle switches that allow you to put either or both pickups in humbucking or true single-coil modes. The clarity and unique tones of these vintage-inspired pickups are both big and nuanced, so that you can easily find your tonal sweet spot. This is the first model to offer this style of electronics outside of the Private Stock and Core lines.
PRS SE Paul's Electric Guitar Specifications
- Body Construction: Solid Body
- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Top Wood: Maple
- Veneer: Flamed Maple
- Top Carve: Shallow Violin
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Construction: One-Piece
- Neck Joint: Set
- Number of Frets: 22
- Neck Shape: Wide Fat
- Neck Depth At The Nut: 7/8"
- Neck Of Fretboard At The Nut: 1 11/16"
- Neck Of Fretboard At The Body: 2 1/4"
- Scale Length: 25"
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fretboard Radius: 10"
- Fretboard Inlay: Birds
- Headstock Decal: Signature "SE"
- Truss Rod: PRS Double-Acting
- Bridge: PRS Stoptail with Brass Inserts
- Tuners: Vintage-Style
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Nut: PRS
- Treble Pickup: TCI “S”
- Bass Pickup: TCI "S"
- Controls: Volume & Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch & Two Mini-Toggle Coil-Split Switches
- Strings: PRS Classic 10-46
- Tuning: Standard
- Case: Gig Bag