New tasty inexpensive PRS SE Custom

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  1. journo

    journo Member

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    Hi,

    I just saw this on the PRS web site. I think they look very nice.
    Especially the grey black.
    http://www.prsguitars.com/showcase/current/secustomgray.html

    Here a peek at the grey:
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    Here's a cherry sunburst:
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    Supposedly in Sweden at the end of November so in the US they must be out pretty soon.

    Something for the Christmas stocking. I'd love one of these with P-90s.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
  2. teleking36

    teleking36 Supporting Member

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    wow those look great! i wonder what the street price is?
     
  3. johnmfer

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    Sam Ash and Sweetwater have them listed for $549.
     
  4. Garrett Bagby

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    are these flat tops are carved tops?
    and how thick is the maple veneer?
     
  6. mbratch

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    They appear to have the same contour as previous SE models (flat, with some beveling at the cutout).
     
  7. cvansickle

    cvansickle Supporting Member

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    They look great, and most of the SEs I've played in the last year of so have been decent guitars (especially at that price). I could see myself owning the cherry with a trem....
     
  8. captain_rusty

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    A sort of cross between the existing SE range and the nicer woods of the top models, at a great price... hmm... GAS... :D
     
  9. NuSkoolTone

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    Hmmm, at that price with decent woods/workmanship I might consider one. Not that I really need another guitar ;)
     
  10. cvansickle

    cvansickle Supporting Member

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    PRS is getting dangerously close to the risk of cannibalism - their low end line is getting good enough that it may eat into the sales of their high end line.
     
  11. Garrett Bagby

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    They're flat tops. I don't know how thick the veneer is, but I'd guess 1/8". Not enough to impact the tone of the mahogany, except the extra glue.
     
  12. dwoovre

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    They have a plain maple top of substantial thickness covered by a thin veneer of a fancy flame top, getting both the tonal properties and 'the look.'
     
  13. Essex Boy

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    I can feel my pants getting tighter.
     
  14. axpro

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    And here i was thinking i might not buy any more SE's until the come out with a CE version...

    that would make 3 SE's and 3 Usa's

    That SE Custom would be cool with a 5 way.... Hmmmm

    Dave

    ... would a CE made in korea be a SECE or a CESE????
     
  15. Scott Peterson

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    Now those are indeed tempting.

    Saw them at Summer NAMM, nice stuff man.
     
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    Anyone have in-hand experience with these yet? They look great.
     
  17. Texsunburst59

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    I played one at GC last weekend. The guitar had a nice comfortable neck, and I don't have very big hands. The pickups sounded nice a clear without being bitey. I have one of the 1st run SE's and I think this guitar is a little bit better. I can get one out the door for $500 which is a heck of a deal.
     
  18. Jason Calieri

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    How do the these pickups compare to the real PRS pickups?
     

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