Let’s take a closer look at the four SE acoustic options below:
The SE A10E has an all-mahogany body with a warm, woody tone. We offer the A10E in two finish options, Tortoise Shell and Black. The all-mahogany body construction of this guitar provides a controlled attack and strong fundamental, delivering a warm tone with a focused, punchy midrange. This strong midrange character allows the A10E to easily find a non-competing place in a mix, making it ideal for both the studio and the stage.
The SE A20E keeps the A10’s mahogany back and sides but adds a sitka spruce top to the mix. This pairing of a solid spruce top with mahogany is a classic favorite. You’ll find the A20E has a strong, even tone with plenty of sustain. Plus, it just looks great.
The SE A30E also features a solid spruce top but pairs it with beautiful rosewood. The rosewood back and sides give the A30E bell-light highs and full bass response. The A30E is the only SE acoustic in the lineup with an ebony fretboard and bridge, helping to provide an overtone-rich sound.
SE Alex Lifeson
This unique SE acoustic was developed through a collaboration with RUSH guitarist and PRS artist Alex Lifeson. Alex has been a longtime fan of PRS acoustic guitars, often seen playing them live and in the studio. Through close communication, Alex and PRS developed an instrument which offers a number of unique appointments. Most notably, it’s thinner body depth. The thinner depth provides an extremely comfortable playing experience and thus handles gigs and live-playing very well. A “Birds in Flight” inlay adorns the rosewood fretboard and pairs nicely with the unique back and sides crafted from figured Dao wood. Players will find a noticeably warm and resonate tone in the SE Alex Lifeson – even when amplified!
“I was very pleased when PRS presented me with my SE Angelus acoustic, a beautiful guitar of stunning quality. It was in response to the challenge of building a guitar that shared the integrity and attention to detail that the Alex Lifeson Private Stock Angelus possesses in a package more broadly accessible. The SE Alex Lifeson Thinline is that model. Carefully selected materials, expert craftsmanship and a smart approach to concept resulted in a guitar that is beautiful to look at and rewarding to play.” – Alex Lifeson