Submitted October 19, 2020 by Dave D in Wise, VA
"SE Hollowbody II Piezo"
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Good guitar, sounds good and looks even better. Had trouble with the Piezo after having the guitar for about a month, but PRS fixed it.
This guitar has the hollowbody sound you'd expect. The 58/15 S pickups sound really good. I have a core PRS and the core pickups are darker, but the"S" pickups are not too thin or shrill by any means.
One of the things I like about this guitar is the fact that you can blend the Piezo in with the regular magnetic pickups. There really is an endless amount of tones one can get out of this guitar.
Ease of Use
Easy to play and set up well out if the box.
After about three weeks the high E string volume dropped significantly on the Piezo system. zZounds did not have another one in stock at the time for an exchange (they were very kind and helpful), so I contacted PRS and they paid for shipping to and from the factory. It looks like they replaced the bridge, though they never told me what the problem was. I'm thankful for their customer Support but when I got my guitar back it appeared that they did not even attempt to adjust it at all (it was way off, strings literally laying on the bridge pickup). Not a problem for me, but not everyone can do their own guitar set ups. Just makes me wonder what they would've done if it had been my core McCarty 594 or my PRS tube amp I sent in for repair...but none the less they fixed it. Took about two weeks turn around time.
I think this guitar is a bit over priced. But I do like it, so I'm gonna keep it.
PRS is very easy to reach and responded quickly, and communicated with me along the process.
The Wow Factor
I got this guitar because as I'm getting older I just can't play acoustic much anymore. The piezo fills that gap for me.
40 years playing worship music
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