PRS Paul Reed Smith 2018 SE Santana Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Just like its namesake, the SE Santana combines smooth tone and effortless style. A pair of humbuckers faithfully recreate Santana's signature creamy tone.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Mahogany back Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Maple top Long sustain with crisp, bright tone
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Wide Fat neck profile Comfortable; great for articulate playing

The SE Santana in Santana Yellow is the SE guitar that started it all. PRS aimed to build an affordable guitar with quality standards so high Carlos himself could play one on stage. Their dream to honor Santana's signature tone and style became a reality with the SE Santana.

Carlos Santana's influence as a PRS guitar player led to the development of the SE electric guitar series, which launched in 2001. The SE Santana is the first guitar in the SE series offered with a 24 1/2" scale length and is also the first SE created using the same silhouette as Carlos's revered American-made PRS models. PRS believes this guitar and its appointments honor Santana's skill and style better than ever and offer players great quality and value.
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

- Top Wood: Maple with Flame Maple Veneer (no veneer on opaque finishes)
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 24
- Scale Length: 24.5"
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Wide Fat
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlay: Birds
- Bridge: PRS Patented Tremolo, Molded
- Tuners: PRS-Designed Tuners
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Treble Pickup: SE Santana
- Bass Pickup: SE Santana
- Controls: Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Santana Yellow
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 100472:SY

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 410-643-9970

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted May 16, 2019 by Frank B in Eureka, CA
"PRS SE Santana as good as Core Model"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful.
Sometimes the effort to produce a less expensive or entry level, parallel product must back fire, for I have never found a core (USA-built) PRS Santana which plays, sounds and performs as well as my SE, now over 7yrs old. I bought one of the first Korean SE Santanas, and have gigged with it hard, four to ten sets on most weekends on the Nor. Cal Casino, brewery and Festival circuit, for all that time. It's never let me down, sounds great, sustains forever, looks good in itsflame maple veneer and stays in tune all night with moderate trem use. (No one can tell the maple top is dressed with a veneer instead of a solid flamed maple plank available on the Core Santana for a $2,000 upcharge) , and there is no perceptible effect on the voicing or tone) It's lighter than any LP (though the weight varies among individual guitars) I eventually purchased a second, backup SE Santana a few years ago which is a bit heavier but has the same tonal characteristics. At the time, I considered buying a $4000 core USA Santana with a very pretty deep flame crimson top, but careful play-comparison left me wondering why anyone would pay the extra $ for so similar a product, and I went for another SE as a backup. (a beautiful purple flame veneer top) Overall, the playing experience and the tonal range -- as applied in classic rock cover styles -- is more like playing a weight-relieved Les Paul than anything else. I play through Orange Rockverb combos which have a very smooth, Santana like sustain and read more distortion/drive sound with a tube-driven reverb even without any pedals.

Musical Background:
Playing for many years, steady gigging over the last seven years. Some studio time and jamming with friends contiually

Musical Style:
Classic Rock, Blues and funk -- and of course, Balinese chillwave reggaeton
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