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03-04-2007 09:27 PM
Rotti
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

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The Singlecuts DO have carved tops - they are physically the same as a US Singlecut, except that the Flame Maple is a veneer over the top of the actual carved Maple top - which is what Tokai, Epiphone and I think Ibanez as well do to give their less expensive models a flamed or quilted top - the neck shape is sort of right in the middle between the wide fat and wide thin neck shapes that US PRS's come with - really worth checking out.
There are a lot of different models. Some double cuts have a nice carved top and some are flat. I think all the single cuts I've seen have a carved top.
03-04-2007 08:48 PM
jim777
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

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Even PRS can't quite work out why they were discontinued - this is the best sounding guitar I have ever owned!
Niiiice!

jim
03-04-2007 07:27 PM
David McCarroll
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

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one thing that turns me away from the se series is that they dont have carved tops.
The Singlecuts DO have carved tops - they are physically the same as a US Singlecut, except that the Flame Maple is a veneer over the top of the actual carved Maple top - which is what Tokai, Epiphone and I think Ibanez as well do to give their less expensive models a flamed or quilted top - the neck shape is sort of right in the middle between the wide fat and wide thin neck shapes that US PRS's come with - really worth checking out.
03-04-2007 07:22 PM
David McCarroll
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

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The 3 P-90 model is the one to get. Those are a blast!
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Even PRS can't quite work out why they were discontinued - this is the best sounding guitar I have ever owned!

On the (well, back to) the topic of SEs, I, as a PRS owner, really do view them fully as a PRS - the quality of the SEs, particularly the Customs, Singlecuts and Tremontis is absolutely top notch, not just for a Korean guitar, but as against any other guitar - the only reason I haven't bought one is that I found the colours a wee bit pedestrian ...... however, PRS has just released the Singlecut SE in Whale Blue, which is my favourite PRS colour - so one is coming my way in May!

For anyone looking for a great H-H configured guitar for around the $500US mark, they are just unbeatable - Venue Music, which is one of the biggest music shops here in Sydney said that the return rate of Epiphones (guitars that were so bad that they refused to accept them from the distributor) has risen to about 60%, whereas thay have yet to refuse an SE from our local distributor - 'nuff said.
03-04-2007 06:49 PM
norvan
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

one thing that turns me away from the se series is that they dont have carved tops.
03-04-2007 06:42 PM
Rotti
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

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I've been wanting to get a cheap hardtail recently and reading the reviews over here, it's got me thinking of buying a PRS SE. Saw a Singlecut on evilbay (250090227777) and really like the finish on it.
That is a really nice one. The SE's I don't like are the "flat" bodied ones and the ones with the "wave" style inlays on the frets.
03-04-2007 06:13 PM
LonePhantom
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

I've played a few of the SEs acoustically at the local store lately and they are very nice guitars for the money. I wouldn't mind getting one.
03-04-2007 04:41 PM
Gurj
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

Thanks Hopefully I'll get one to play first before I decide to buy one.

The other cheap hardtail that I played and was very surprised with was a LTD H-302. I'd actually brought a JS1000 of this guy and he had one lying there and he let me play it. Out of the two, I actually prefered the way the LTD played.
03-04-2007 04:29 PM
Darin
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

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I've been wanting to get a cheap hardtail recently and reading the reviews over here, it's got me thinking of buying a PRS SE. Saw a Singlecut on evilbay (250090227777) and really like the finish on it.

That's a nice unit. Before you buy though. There is a difference in that and the Tremonti. Not sure if the pups are different, but the toggle is in a different place and the Tremonti has 4 knobs instead of 2. The advantage to 4 knobs is, in the middle pos you can roll back the volume on one pup and get different tones. Not that it's better, just different.

Good luck with that.

Darin
03-04-2007 03:58 PM
Gurj
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

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Originally Posted by jono View Post
Having said that, if I wanted a cheap 2x HB hardtail, these are the guitars that I would be looking at.
I've been wanting to get a cheap hardtail recently and reading the reviews over here, it's got me thinking of buying a PRS SE. Saw a Singlecut on evilbay (250090227777) and really like the finish on it.
03-04-2007 03:30 PM
Darin
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/...he_family.html
03-04-2007 01:33 PM
Rotti
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

Yeah, the singlecut SE P-90 is nice.
03-04-2007 10:09 AM
jim777
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

The 3 P-90 model is the one to get. Those are a blast!
03-04-2007 04:54 AM
jono
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

I agree that they're not "real" PRS guitars, if the company was willing to accept them as PRS guitars then they'd be labelled up as such.

Ibanez and Jackson label everything up as their major brand name, but PRS and ESP have a dedicated "sub-brand" for their lower spec guitars.

Having said that, if I wanted a cheap 2x HB hardtail, these are the guitars that I would be looking at.
03-03-2007 10:33 AM
projectjem
Re: PRS SE.....Underrated

i used a tremonti se with a dimarzio fred in it, and the sounds are gorgeous. i wasing using it in the studio with my band last summer, and i love the sound. very good indeed. i would get an se custom if the front wasnt so damned flat


I call her the prs satrimonti :-)
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