PRS expands the SE range with 6 new models
PRS has announced 6 additions to the SE range for 2020, including two exotic-veneered instruments, an update to both the Mira and Starla models and the first hollowbody models in the SE range.
SE Starla stoptail and SE Mira
The 2020 updates of the Starla and Mira, according to PRS, deliberately distance themselves from the contemporary vibe of most of the PRS lineup. With pickguard-mounted electronics, including vintage-voiced humbuckers and coil-splitting tone controls, the Mira and Starla offer a wide variety of tones each, while retaining a no-frills, retro approach. The Starla features a two-piece bridge, while the Mira features PRS’ own single-piece hardtail design.
While the models do hark back to various vintage designs, they retain some of the distinct modern flair PRS is known for. The fretboards feature bird inlays, and the lower cutaways have PRS’ signature deep carve for easy access to all 22 frets.
The PRS SE Mira in Frost Blue Metallic. Image: PRSThe PRS Starla in Frost Green Metallic. Image: PRS.SE Hollowbody Standard and SE Hollowbody II
The 2020 SE range is the first to see hollowbody models. The SE Hollowbody Standard offers an all-mahogany body, the guitar combining the warm characteristics of the wood with the articulate resonance lent by the hollow construction. The SE Hollowbody II sandwiches mahogany sides between a maple top and back for a more snappy response.
Both hollowbodies offer two humbuckers and a single-piece stoptail bridge – familiar characteristics for players of both vintage and modern styled dual-humbucker guitars. For solid-body players who want to begin exploring the world of hollow guitars, either SE Hollowbody could be a great entry point – but in any case, the models offer two differently voiced, highly-spec’d instruments.
The PRS SE Hollowbody Standard, in Tobacco Burst. Image: PRSThe PRS SE Hollowbody II in Charcoal Burst. Image: PRSSE Custom 24 Poplar Burl and SE Custom 24 Burled Ash.
The PRS SE range is also seeing the addition of two exotic-finished SE Custom 24s. Both models retain the core specifications of the SE Custom 24, with zebra humbuckers, a PRS tremolo and a bound rosewood fretboard featuring, of course, 24 frets. The veneers on the Poplar Burl and Burled Ash models offer unique, exotic grain patterns, with a finish of Vintage Sunburst for the Burled Ash and Whale Blue for the Poplar Burl.
The PRS SE Custom 24 Burled Ash. Image: PRSThe PRS Custom 24 Poplar Burl. Image: PRSThe pricing for these additions to the SE range is as follows:
SE Mira and SE Starla: £599
SE Hollowbody Standard: £899
SE Hollowbody II: £999
SE Custom 24 with Exotic Tops: £799
More information at Prsguitars.com
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