PRS Paul Reed Smith 2018 SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

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A versatile semi-hollow from the SE series, this Custom 22 comes loaded with 85/15 "S" humbuckers for wide-ranging tone and an eye-catching flame maple top.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Flamed maple top Premium wood grain with bright, projecting tone
Mahogany back Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
PRS 85/15 "S" humbucking pickups Clear voice with extended frequency range
The 2018 PRS Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar has musical midrange and outstanding resonance. The semi-hollow body provides an airy, sweet tone but with a twist of the tone knob, the dual humbuckers can get plenty of bright spank. Additional appointments include a maple top, mahogany back and neck, rosewood fretboard, and dual 85/15 "S" pickups with volume and tone controls paired with a 3-way toggle pickup selector. 85/15 "S" pickups lend remarkable clarity and extended high and low end to this semi-hollow's voice.

The SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow is both versatile and comfortable, making it a reliable tool for professionals, a solid choice for beginners, and a welcome addition to any arsenal.
Body
- Top Wood: Beveled Maple and Flame Maple Veneer
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Body Contruction: Chambered with Single F-Hole

Neck
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 25"
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Neck Shape: Wide Thin
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlay: Birds

Hardware
- Bridge: PRS Stoptail
- Tuners: PRS Designed Tuners
- Hardware Type: Nickel

Electronics
- Treble Pickup: 85/15 "S"
- Bass Pickup: 85/15 "S"
- Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone (push/pull coil-tap), 3-way blade pickup switch
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (410) 643-9970
Email: custserv@prsguitars.com
(3 ratings)
Submitted February 25, 2020 by Mike Knowles in Owasso, OK
"Light and Versatile"
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Full disclosure, I owned the 2017 version of this with the wraparound stop tailpiece bridge in vintage sunburst (beautiful guitar). I sold it after a couple of years to finance another guitar purchase. But with the tremelo bridge, upgraded pickups, and the push/pull coil tap on the tone pot, I had to go back for the 2018 version. At 7 pounds and change, with a wide thin neck profile, it's comfortable and easy to play. And between the 3 way switch and coil split option, you can find nearly any sound you might want.Out of the box I lowered the action with the bridge saddles to my liking. This guitar didn't need any other attention. Fret edges are marble smooth (did you hear that Gibson?). Intonation was good out of the box. All controls are crisp and quiet. Having owned more quality guitars than any reasonable person should, this one holds it's own among any of them. Neck is a fraction wider than my Gibsons or Fenders, but still very comfortable and playable. With the extra tone bells and whistles built into this one compared to my previously owned model, this one will be a keeper, and rank high on the "most played" list.
Musical Background:
50 years guitar - a little gigging in the past, now mostly jam at home.
Musical Style:
Classic rock, blues, Christian, a little reggae and trop rock.
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