PRS SE Custom
PRS SE Custom

SE Custom, Other Shape Guitar from PRS in the SE series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 10 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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tjon901's review"Budget version of the most popular PRS"

PRS SE Custom
PRS is a high end guitar maker known for their expensive guitars. They have been around since the late 70s making professional level guitars and many big names have taken to them. They have pretty unique design and their fit and finish is excellent. They are always evolving their guitar designs and that separates them from other big guitar makers who just constantly reissue the same models year after year. They recently introduced their SE line of guitars made overseas. These guitars sell for about 700 bucks and have a lot of the same features has the USA made models. This is the SE model based off of the PRS Custom 22 one of their most popular models along with the 24 fret version. A lot of cost is saved with the tops of these guitars. The tops are flat for ease of construction and the flame is from a veneer instead of having to use a thick piece of flamed maple. It has the traditional 25 inch PRS scale length on a 24 fret maple neck with a rosewood fretboard. It has PRS's wide thin neck and two PRS in house pickups. There is a master tone and master volume with a 3 way toggle switch that is unusually placed. The bridge on this model is the PRS style wraparound bridge. If any other company put out a guitar with a bridge like this I wouldnt expect it to intonate but PRS makes it work somehow.


These guitars are some of the best playing guitars for less than 1000 dollars. They may not look like it but they can be real shred guitars. All the parts work well together. The 25 inch scale with the wrap around bridge intonates perfectly which is pretty amazing considering its such a simple design. The feel of the 25 inch scale is nice and gives you a bit reduced string tension without losing much clarity and snap. One thing I dont like is where the pickup selector is placed. I wish it was closer to the rest of the electronics.


PRS uses their own pickups in these SE models. They are alright but a swap with some aftermarket pickups might be needed. The pickups are hot and clear but are nothing special. The guitar overall has a slightly bright tone to help with the clarity. The bridge pickup is nice and crunchy. You can get a wide open classic rock tone with it in this guitar, kind of like a hot rodded PAF. The neck pickup is also pretty bright. It is not the type of neck pickup I prefer I usually prefer a smoother neck pickup, but the brightness helps keep the clarity going. So many lower end guitars come with muddy pickups. With this you can still hear whats going on even if they may be a little bright.


These guitars are great for a beginner or even intermediate player looking for a great all around guitar without having to shell out big bucks for a USA made PRS. Most of the parts that effect the tone and feel of the guitar are pretty much the same. Having a veneer doesnt make a guitar sound bad but it can save tons of money. With a swap of decent pickups this guitar can give any USA made PRS a run for its money.
King Loudness08/11/2011

King Loudness's review"An awesome mid level ax"

PRS SE Custom
This guitar was designed to be basically a PRS Custom 22 that was made to a price point that younger players could more readily afford. It retails for about $600 new and despite not being a USA made PRS, still retains that vibe and general quality that the guitars are revered for. They're built in Korea and are nearly identical in specification to a Custom 22. They feature a mahogany body and neck, a maple top (a veener as opposed to a thicker maple cap), a rosewood fretboard with 22 frets, a set of PRS sealed tuners, a PRS designed tremolo (identical to their USA models in appearance) as well as a set of PAF type humbuckers. The control layout is very simple with just a volume control, a tone, and a 3 way selector switch a-la a Les Paul. It also comes with a very nice PRS gig bag as well.


I've always admired PRS guitars for their design and this one is no exception. It may not be a "real" PRS but it still feels like a great guitar. The weight is medium and it feels solid and robust. The shape feels like every other Custom 22 that I've tried, both in how the body sits and how the neck feels. The hardware functions all as it should and the upper fret access is great as always on PRS guitars. The one caveat I have with PRS' design as of late is their slightly blocky neck heel on the set neck models that does impede fret access to a small degree, but it's still nowhere near as obtrusive as a Gibson Les Paul or other similar design.

Getting a good tone out of this guitar is surprisingly easy. Despite being a $600 guitar, the stock pickups are remarkably good. They remind me of old school PAFs but with a bit more grind and attitude to them overall. They clean up very well with the volume knob, and the guitar covers everything from blues to shred with ease as far as tones go.


I've tried this guitar primarily through a rig based around a Line 6 POD 2.0, as well as a rig based around a Peavey 1x15 Delta Blues and various pedals. For being what it is, I was quite impressed with the tones produced by the guitar using either rig. The cleans varied from bright and jangly to sweet and warm. The guitar particularly excelled at a nice sweet blues tone using the Delta Blues and a Drivetrain to push it into perfect breakup. As I moved into the higher gain settings I noted how clear and punchy the pickups remained. They have a very "brown" quality a-la EVH and PAFs that I really look for in a guitar pickup. I am not surprised by this, as PRS pickups have always impressed me in the past, but to have their import sound almost on the same level as a $3,000 USA model... THAT is cool. The drive tones were great for everything from classic 70s and 80s rock to modern day shred and fusion. I don't really play much metal and I don't think these pickups would really do it justice as they're more of a low output and vintage voiced pickup set with a lot of sag, whereas an ideal metal pickup produces a tight and unforgiving tone with gobs of output. That all being said, for the styles of music that I play, from jazz to rock to shred, this guitar excelled.


All in all I feel that the PRS SE line of guitars is really a great step in the right direction for the company. Many players aren't in a position to get one of the admittedly expensive USA models, and this guitar really offers that same high quality feel and great tone, but at a fraction of the cost. Definitely worth checking out for sure!

kennedy6's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PRS SE Custom
In which country was it made? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France ...)
The PRS is manufactured in Korea.

How many frets, what kind of microphone and their configuration?
22 frets, 2 humbucker PRS Treble & Bass type "zebra" (black and white)

What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)?
PRS tremolo is available as a model or stoptail. I have version tremolo, and it is very well agree! Just do not abuse the tremolo!
What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)?

1 volume, 1 tone and a three position selector switch ... nothing easier!
What kind of stick?
Rosewood handle type.


The handle is it nice?
Bon ben handle ... PRS is therefore a delight, very good comfort game, slipping his own!

Access to acute (last string) Is it easy?
The access to the treble is very good with the ergonomics of the "custom", so for his big solos shred the fact <img class="smiley" src="" alt="" />

Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
Very good ergonomics, the guitar is well balanced and does not sting the nose, the weight is very correct, heavier than a Start, but much less than lespaul.

Do you get a good sound easy? ...

Thanks to the microphones of good quality (it is still worth the price! € 685 on thomann!), We obtain very beautiful sounds easy, the race potentiometers is very good and can handle a very light crunch to a big heavy distortion well that does not blur! nothing with the volume knob! I found that the cons by knob Tone on the other hand is not the most efficient ...
And the clean ... MAGNIFICENT middle position ...


Are they suitable for your style of music?
YES! The advantage of this prs is what is very versatile, you CAN do with funk, but also send the sauce lacking power without distortion, thanks to these humbuckers.

With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?

I play on my jcm 800 2204 on a 2 * 12, but I also tried on other lower-end amp! (Line 6 Spider, Roland Cube ..) And it does it all so much! But the play is better now on a good tube amp, it's where she reveals all its character.
What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat ",....)?
As stated above, one can obtain a wide range of different sounds with this guitar, crystal clear sound good playing on the volume knob, the big sound!

What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
I think I prefer the sound on this guitar is the crunch you get for having the volume knob is half way. in bridge pickup! a feast for rock'n'roll!


For how long have you been using it?

I use it for over a year now and we never tire of this guitar as opposed to others. It has a charm ..
What thing do you like most/least about it?
The versatility and aesthetics. And the one I like least ... maybe the neck pickup a bit vague, but nothing serious .. it turns a microphone! I think can be done be a Seymour Duncan SH-2

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Yes! PRS USA Custom (And to compare it with the, well obviously this is not the same range, the finish is not the same, and it is more accurate in the sounds, but it really is closer to the original !), Gibson Les Paul, Fender Start, esp, ibanez prestige ..

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
I think it was value for money, this guitar is superb! € 685 is an investment, but you will keep this guitar a long time ...

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
YES! Unless you have € 2,000 available or I would take the model usa necessarily.

SlashPerry's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PRS SE Custom
See above ...


I made the acquisition of this guitar, which at first seem the case of the century, three years ago
But this guitar is aging quickly and very EVIL!
Let me explain:
When it is in the hands for the first time two things are obvious immediately
Comfort-practice for all levels (except the heel of the neck emerges too a little mishap and Access in acute)
-A perfect sthtique (which Savre rather misleading: the grounds of the veins are infact a "decor" collavec a nice fillet
Then one branch and one wonders what justifies the thousand euros cart with her sisters: the sound is any evidence of a versatile and original pickups sound very well and good sustain possde ( I still get a seymour duncan alnico 2 pro in the bridge position for a lack of "precision" of the original)
And day after day you never get tired of this guitar
Until that small dtails eventually become exasprant and we recall the term "low end"
The potentiomtre-the selector and input jack "moves"
-The welds are extremely fragile and brittle by the movement of parts prcedement citbr />-A correction of the frets will not be Savre luxury either after 2 years maximum
The last mcanique are of poor quality and do not take the agreement
In recent years the guitar becomes unplayable
This guitar will satisfy those who like to tinker with their instruments (it's MRIT I never much apris in that the electronic rpar) but will be the nightmare of guitarists who do not like surprises


The settings are simple (one volume, one gets very quickly tonalitet ITS matter his style
The original pickups are very suitable
It is certainly not the sound you'll be caused by this guitar has a lot to make amends in other ways ...


I do not have that choice recess would do if I had known
If you are a lover of the mark (I am) was not going dgouter you with this guitar, You Save and attack in a range just over CHRE but a superior quality

mamans's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PRS SE Custom
PRS SE Custom ...
Core made
22 frets, PRS humbuckers
2 racks of your choice: stop-bar or vibrato (me I stop bar)
There are two pots: volume and tone, and a micro slecteur 3 positions.
PRS handle well in C, but not a little bomb as a stratum when even a little wider.
Head known PRS, PRS mcaniques with non-blocking. It is said in the Souvant test the SE Custom dsacorde it is but I find it!
The only major point ngatif and the table is not bomb each his own!


The handle is very well, access to acute is simple and natural. On "sails" fast enough: c a highway! Ngatif point of the handle is his painting that retains traces of the fingers but a good wipe c is good!
Average weight, you need the 2 cots (not too heavy nor too lgre!). It is VERY handy! We do acrobatics to hell!
It is easy to have a good sound quickly by the simplicity but effectiveness of pots and slecteur.


(I play ac Roland cube 30 and Zoom G21u)
C a PRS so we play everything with it! We just do everything: blues, funk ... with a neck pickup very effective. And all that is beefier with the bridge pickup (pop and yes rock, hard, mtal). Note the efficiency of the BTE in "heavy rock"-mtal for palm muted and tt ... Clearly, this is super nice and round trs a cost! L I think the pr c 2 microphones ok!
As against its bridge pickup is not of quality (but hey tt is relative): it is imprecise and not enough slamming and raping my taste!


I have my CHRIE for 3 months.
This guitar is a success (even if she gets upstaged by his sister Singlecut!). The spirit of PRS is engraved on it and clearly reconnaissable.J 've also tried the Singlecut, capabilities st identical but the look of the Custom ...

The only point is that micro ngatif BUT we can change it! V I buy a PRS HFS (150 euros) and this guitar will be transformed ca. It will go from midrange to above. The neck pickup is good and the HFS + is going to peter tt!

Care must be taken to other articles (and notes) for the! I put this guitar high marks because she deserves. But surely it does not MRIT these notes as low Low! I think as low notes come from someone who has little essay and do not like the sounds ... and PRS in the final was sacked.

For rsum with about 730 euro (guitar) + 150 euros (micro HFS) = 880 euros we have a guitar that sounds! and may well compete for higher-end.
I tried a true Custom 24 SE and this same time. It is on the SE is not the "real" but for the price it can be better!

Anyway everything is relative, and the tastes and colors ... So Try it and you will not due!

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PRS SE Custom
Given the large number of requests for opinions, I glue myself ... It will be worth it worth, not having had 50 guitars before ... Bah was not the means, unfortunately not all! Anyway ... That is not the debate!

As far as features I think the site of PRS ( ) (which has apparently recently reviewed the way) will do better than me.

I have the version without tremolo in sunburst, and I can only say that it is a Korean 22 fret, the violin seems very correct for the little we love the flat and not carved tables as top models! As for the handle is to taste ...


The handle I was not particularly pleasant at first, but it used to it pretty quickly. Access to acute seems easy enough, the weight on the other hand I was quite surprised my previous guitar was indeed rather heavy and I almost forget I have a guitar on his back. Then form side, nothing wrong, personally I love PRS!
Guitar into the hands of lovers of voluptuous sounds good, not lovers "Schreder" or other (I have nothing against, I also appreciate)


As for sound, I would say it is pretty decent although the microphones still ask to be changed. I blame them a little toothless and round ... If you are not with PRS able to have a well rounded and voluptuous in the neck pickup, where is it?! Micros to change it!
The amp I play on which did not contribute either to have the correct sound it must be acknowledged. But whatever the amp used so far is that conclusion coming back!
Once changed, and the microphones plugged into an amp drinking ... It's already much better! The sound is more voluptuous ... This much!


I use it for the past 3 to 4 months ... I appreciate the guitar's weight, although he did a little confused at first I must admit, feeling of not having a real guitar on his back, microphones missing some teeth n'arrageant nothing to it.
A change of micro would not luxury so I think (as a change of amp there ...)
The value for money seems a little Exess personally. You pay a little (much) brand in PRS. (Update: The new prices seem better suited)
It suits me for what I play, but plans to make more technical, it is not the ideal candidate. Just know what it was intended so I would say in conclusion!

kriss54's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PRS SE Custom
Manufacturing Corene this little thing is a marvel ... But beware it takes a few small modifs.Le neck and body are mahogany top is the Saddle we hear of these (veneer) The encastillage is correct , I stoptail and that's what I wanted since the keys do not stand in pas.Un volume pot that goes well and a trs tone.Le DLIC handle is a true, flat and fast .


As I say prcdemment the handle is the high quality of this guitar, Access in acute is how shall I merveilleux.le weight, well it is only 3 pounds and over, and yet it was but it's the sound that comes the rub.


This guitar suits me well for my trs style of music (blues rock, hard rock.stonner)
Although pick-ups or the zebras and it looks s'arrte l.J did it jump the two pick-ups and I, I put a Seymour sh-4 (Jeff Beck) at bridge trs old and a DiMarzio PAF 23 years of age. And it's the slap.


I use this little thing for two months and I love it. Qualitprix Obviously bin and adding the price of the sh-4 plus Dimarzio.Je would do without this choice should not be forgotten hsit.Il that it derrire Corenne mind that PRS.

electroboy421's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PRS SE Custom
Ben's all dj said on its technical specifications ... is all it takes ... and that any bill acceptable for the price


Use enjoyable, surprising even


The neck pickup and good, the bridge pickup I got a little skinny and lack of precision ... but buy the original and replace it and hop ...


I've had four months. I play every day and every night .... But even another guitar I'll use it all the same ...
I had a PRS Custom 24, birds inlay, black ... gray States. Purchase the era, sold to pay the rest of my studies ... I tjrs ENTSO When I saw this store SE MODEL, I jumped. I had an enjoyable surprise to find the same sensations as on the original sleeve (APRS qq file strokes on the frets). The only thing missing that rotocontact 5 positions, and the microphones of the original ... MODEL I come to forget the United States.
For the price ... frankly has done, and I do it again unless I slam 3000 Euros for the original ...
The only default in terms of comfort is the tremolo bar graph ... it's too ... but you can purchase the amricaine (too expensive for a piece of twisted scrap metal! !)

pinkbono's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PRS SE Custom
Ennoncées features already.
22 round box type stick-shaped C patent


- The handle is comfortable to the touch, glide well but is big and uncomfortable for small hands that boudinnées ... like me!
- A bit heavy for my taste.
- And the sound ... the sore subject ... I found its just wrong, see below.


I played on this guitar so fleeting in a sale to buy a guitar, I played that day (long) on ​​Telecaster Custom, Parker P44, PRS SE, Parker 38, Blade DD-2R ...
the blade has crushed all the others and I am left with.
I did my testing on that day a Genz Benz El Diablo 100C (
During the test of the PRS, I found it sluggish, not biting, screaming and draft.
I tried blues and pop rock ... it's over I tried, I do not do it again!
I put 2 / 10 because it replaces a fuzz just ugly!


The value is catastrophic, and based solely on looks and a name written on the head of the handle, PRS!

So if you dream of having a PRS, put money aside and avoid the economic series. (actually Student Study)

lebanneur's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PRS SE Custom
Prs made in korea
22 frets, 2 humbuckers prs,
on mine There is no vibrato as in the photo but a fixed bridge like on the picture of the same model cherry sunburst
1 volume, one tone knob a three-position
a rather thick neck a little over a Les Paul commme
Mahogany body with flamed maple top, mahogany neck and rosewood key


The handle is very nice, the eppaisseur reassuring.
l Access to Acute is correct for a set neck but c is not as simple as on a handle screwed Ibanez style but it is not a problem.
rather light for the mahogany.


I play on a Marshall MG 50 with a Zoom multi effect gu.1u
beautiful sound pallete, the I not know what to say because it's huge in the neck position for distortion and bright in the clear, the bridge position and completely different but nevertheless remains in the same Espitas, always brilliant and distortion clear
preferred to keep my position as the intermediate position c is a real mix of quality of both micro


I've had the past but I had tried the many times in store.
I love because the money is RAPORT exeptionnel, the level of the finish is just as much, the micro's great for the price
I do it again this time chose ten s it was necessary