Those Korean PRS models

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  1. Doodad

    Doodad Member

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    Any feedback on these? I played one of the semi hollow models the other day. Unplugged because it was a busy Saturday at the store, but it sounded and played great. The price is right.

    What has been your experience owners?
     
  2. bluesrules

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    My Korean PRS singlecut SE soapbar is a definite keeper! There are some great guitars out there, no matter where thier made.
     
  3. bassbuster33

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    My SE Singlecut and my SE Soapbar II are both keepers.
     
  4. dbeeman

    dbeeman Gold Supporting Member

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    MY son has one. He bought it after we tried just about every sub-$600 in GC,
    I think it is a good guitar
     
  5. Chito

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    I have 2 Soapbar SE IIs, 1 Soapbar SC SE and an SE Custom. Excellent guitars and the quality is consistent unlike...
     
  6. crosse79

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    The Koreans PRSes are great guitars. The single cut SE is especially sweet!
     
  7. jads57

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    +1 on the Soabar
     
  8. prsflame

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    I'm a big PRS fan, however:

    The guitarist in my old band had a Santana SE with soapbars. It never stayed in tune, and lacked the stability that PRS guitars typically have. She had to sink a small sum of $ into it in order to make it playable.
     
  9. Traps

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    I had a Tremonti SE, and it was 'ok'. For the price, not bad. But nothing compared to the real thing. But, $2k extra gets you a lot.
     
  10. CS'56

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    I have a Soapbar II. It's a wonderful guitar and it plays just as good as the American PRS's that I owned. I am really amazed at the quality and sound from such a low cost guitar. It's sounds fantastic through my Dr. Z.
    FWIW I never have tuning problems with mine.
     
  11. Dan Gardner

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    I got one of the Santana SE's when they first came out. For the money, it's a great guitar... but it IS a ~$500 axe. In other words, it doesn't play like a $2K PRS, but that's not exactly a fair comparison either. That said, it's nice and light, plays well enough, and with a few upgrades (tuners/pickups), my version sounds fantastic.
     
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    They never made a Santana with P-90's. I gig'd one for 3 years before buying my first US model. If they are set up right and strung right they stay in tune well. IMHO the SE line is one of the best bang for the buck out there in import guitars.:BEER
     
  13. Wizard of Ozz

    Wizard of Ozz Silver Supporting Member

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    Good guitars for the money. I'd probably switch the pickups though.
     
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    Good for the money. I have a Singlecut SE - and I'll say this for it: it's the only single-cutaway guitar I own on purpose.

    The stock pickups are so-so; it sounds much better with the aftermarket (Gibson) pickups that are in it now, plus the better pots, switch, and jack. I had to file out the nut slots a LITTLE BIT, but mostly because I use 10s and they're set up for 9s and I'm just picky that way.

    Tuners & bridge are fine, workmanship and paint are fine. Fret ends popped slightly when winter rolled around, but that's not something I blame on anything other than Old Man Winter and my leaving the guitar in my band's (basement) rehearsal space.

    It does not sound or play as well as my American-made PRS guitars, but it plays and sounds better than many other guitars I have owned.

    --chiba
     
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    At that price range you can't go wrong with quality. I have yet to see a PRS SE that has bad quality.
     
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    I'm really digging my SE Custom with the tremelo. I haven't had any tuning issues whatsoever and the feel is great for anything under 1K. Just super psyched about the bridge pickup sound but that's the only complaint.
     
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    I recently got the SE "One", and I gotta tell you, it is really a nice guitar...period. The thing is all mahogany, great fret dressing, paint, neck, & the stock P90 sounds very good.

    I haven't seen any others locally, and only a few online.
     

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