PRS Paul Reed Smith SE Custom CU22 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

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With a very musical midrange and outstanding resonance, this SE Custom 22's semi-hollow body provides an airy, sweet tone, along with bright humbucker spank.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
PRS 85/15 "S" humbucking pickups Clear voice with extended frequency range
PRS tremolo Resonant, stable and smooth vibrato
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Semi-hollow mahogany body Full, rich tone with sweet harmonics
PRS Guitars introduced the SE Series in 2001 in an effort to bring high quality, high value guitars to the market. Popular with professional, casual, and beginning players alike, the SE Series has grown considerable since its introduction both in the style of models offered and in the detailed quality of the instruments. Created for the professional or casual player, the Special Run SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow has a very musical midrange with 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. 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.
- Top Wood: Whale Blue Quilt Veneer and Head Stock Veneer
- Back Wood: Natural Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 25”
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Neck Profile: Wide Thin
- Bindings: Crème
- Pickups: SP 85/15
- Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-way toggle electronics configuration
- Knobs: Clear Speed
- Tremolo: PRS
(3 ratings)
Submitted June 23, 2019 by Jeff F in Des Moines, IA
"More than expected!"
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I didn’t want to like this guitar as I was looking for a reason to get into the more expensive Core models. This guitar is my first foray into PRS and I must say that it is on a different level than any other import guitar I have owned...and that’s been dozens! The fit and finish is superb, fretwork is top notch and playability is better than any other guitar I’ve owned. These are bold statements to be sure, however I have been playing it for a month now and find them to be true. I sold my American Strat as a result of this guitar’s refined qualities. The tone takes some learning to dial in without being too harsh but this is common on PRS guitars in my experience. I played a CE22 Semi-Hollow prior to, and after, purchasing this guitar and other than the top not quite “popping” as much it is equal in every way. The 85/15 “S” pickups sound very good with nice tonal range and excellent harmonics. This is not a honeymoon review as I was actually very critical in my assessments. The only flaw I can find is that the veneer edge in the lower horn cutout stands out on my natural back and sides finish (whale blue). It isn’t really a flaw but rather something I wish would’ve been addressed. That said, this guitar is worth every penny what I paid and delivers the goods more into the $1200-$1500 price range.
Musical Background:
25 years playing guitar, non-professionally
Musical Style:
I play blues, blues rock in the styles of Gilmour, Clapton and Page.
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