The PRS 2018 SE Custom 22 Semi Hollow Electric Guitar is shaped to the same sophisticated body profile that we've all come to know and love, but features a semi-hollow design that improves resonance and warmth immensely. The richness of tone produced by this beauty has to be experienced to be believed. Whether you're playing for fun, or taking things a little more seriously, the Custom 22 Semi-Hollow is perfect for studio use, and live performances, and would make a welcome addition to any guitarist's arsenal.
Sweet semi-hollow body design
As noted, the Custom 22 Semi-Hollow is honoured with the ergonomically designed curves and arched top that creates such a joyful playing experience. The addition of the semi-hollow rout improves the lightweight feel, making this featherweight a delight in the hands. However, it doesn't skimp on power thanks to the improved resonance of the tonewoods, infusing the timbre with an enviable warmth.
The body back is built using mahogany, a tonewood that is favoured by many due to its sumptuous mid-range warmth. Paired with this is a crisp maple top, complete with flame maple veneer. As you might expect, the long tradition of maple and mahogany holds true, producing a well-rounded output from swelling low-end to soaring highs, with a breathiness and depth afforded by the semi-hollow body rout.
Lightning-fast neck profile
Joined with the body is a solid maple neck, which extends along a generous 25-inch scale length that results in increased shimmer and shine across the strings. The wide thin neck profile is a joy to perform on, allowing your fingers to glide effortlessly. Married to the neck is a glorious fingerboard, which is home to 22 frets that are decorated with PRS' unique bird position inlays to guide your way in style.
The 2018 SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow is equipped with a pair of PRS 85/15 "S" pickups in the neck and bridge positions. These humbuckers sing sweetly with crisp cleans, and when given a nudge, they burn brightly with a searing heat. They're perfect for tackling any musical style, and have enough versatility to keep your dynamic shifting on point. Control over the pickups comes in the form of master volume and tone controls, as well as a three-way pickup selector switch.
The master tone pot is equipped with push/pull coil-split capabilities, allowing you to pull single-coil tones from this beauty. The extended range of tonal options allows to move seamlessly between genres with the greatest of ease, putting total control at your fingertips.
The PRS 2018 SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow is fitted with a PRS-patented moulded tremolo, which anchors each string securely for fastidious intonation and sustain. Your vibrato technique is translated transparently, with the trem returning to position efficiently for a consistent and highly responsive feel. The headstock is home to PRS-designed tuners, which uphold tuning integrity dutifully throughout the most enthusiastic of performances.
Manufacturer PRS Model 2018 SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Top Material Bevelled Maple Top with Flame Maple Veneer Back Material Mahogany Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Hardwood Bridge Tremolo Neck Profile Wide Thin No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Bird Tuners PRS-Designed Bridge PRS Patented Tremolo, Moulded Pickups Neck: PRS 85/15 “S” Bridge: PRS 85/15 “S” Pickup Configuration HH Active/Passive Passive Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup Controls Master Volume Master Tone with Coil-Split 3-Way Pickup Switch
Other than that for the money I am stoked to own it. Funny people look at the headstock and see the signature first, so they just assume it is a Paul Reed Smith......lol, silly musicians!
This is my third and best SE that I own!
Next purchase is a real one.i do have 2 Les Paul's and 3 strats........but I just love the feel of PRS!
Oh I did buy a set of real PRS dragon pickups for this guitar. And I have 2 set of Dunlops Alnico pro 2 and JB. For the other 2!
Don't wonder, worry or justify.....just buy this and you'll be hooked!!!!!!
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