Two new acoustics from PRS
Paul Reed Smith Guitars adds the A20E and A30E to their SE range of acoustic instruments, both with Angelus Cutaway
Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Guitars is adding two new models to its SE line of acoustic guitars, with the A20E and A30E. Both feature the PRS 15-and-a-half-inch Angelus Cutaway body shape with a solid spruce top and the x-brace/classical hybrid top-bracing design found on PRS’s Private Stock acoustic instruments, as well as the company’s trademark bird inlays and headstock design. Under-saddle electronics, which are accessible via the sound hole with both tone and volume controls, also come as standard.
Where the two models differ is in their wood appointments. The SE A20E pairs the solid spruce top with mahogany back and sides and a rosewood fretboard and bridge, whereas the SE A30E possesses rosewood back and sides and an ebony fretboard and bridge. Both models join the ranks of the A10E, which features all-mahogany body construction, and the SE Alex Lifeson thinline acoustic, which was designed with the Rush guitarist.
“We are constantly touring we also are constantly getting our gear handled by random airport personnel and random stage hands. I need a guitar that is going to sound as good as a high dollar guitar and something that I enjoy playing but don’t have to be freaked out when I see the guy at the airport toss the road case. The A30E seems to have a very balanced, loud, full tone, and it translates amazingly through the piezo. The guitar itself is fantastic to play,” commented Trevor Young, guitarist for the Grammy-nominated reggae band SOJA.
The PRS SE A20E is set to retail for $699 (approx. £492) with the SE A30E expected to have a retail price of $829 (approx. £583). For more details and specifications, visit: prsguitars.com