The Paul Reed Smith SE 277 Baritone is a powerful sonic tool for guitarists who love down-tuned riffing and for players who need a vast array of new low-end colors for recording and performing. The two SE 85/15 S humbucking pickups on the 277 Baritone can be split to offer you both humbucking and single-coil tones. And the birds in flight inlays, the beveled flame maple top, and the identifiable body shape exude unmistakable PRS quality. This SE 277 Baritone is sure to add new low-strung colors to your playing.
Baritone electric guitars have been in use with popular music for decades. Both '60s surf rock sounds and spaghetti western soundtracks were full of these down-tuned instruments. Not only did they offer their own muscular twang, but baritones were often used underneath the bass part — known as tic-tac bass — for more definition. Today the baritone tradition is going strong with the aggressive lows of heavy metal. Extended-scale instruments like the SE 277 Baritone offer sonic adventurers a way to find new chord voicings.
The two humbucking pickups in this SE 277 Baritone are Paul Reed Smith-designed 85/15 S's. An update on PRS's original humbuckers, the 85/15 S is designed to sound terrific whether used in humbucking or single-coil mode. They offer you plenty of output for driving your amp hard, while sounding clear and detailed when you want. These SE humbuckers closely resemble the tones of the US-made versions found in the solidbody electric guitars crafted at PRS's Maryland factory.
The SE 277 Baritone is loaded with appointments that immediately identify the guitar as a Paul Reed Smith. The beveled flame maple veneer top maintains a classy look and feel to the instrument. A PRS-designed plate-style hardtail bridge delivers solid tuning stability in a low-profile design that feels comfortable to your picking hand. And the birds in flight fretboard inlay speaks volumes about the quality of craftsmanship and tone you can expect from this PRS. Guitarists at Music Experience are definitely adding this baritone to their collections.
The SE 277, like all PRS guitars, is designed for top-notch performance right out of the case. Since 2001, the SE Series has provided excellent tone and playability at an incredibly affordable price point. Constructed from quality tonewoods and components, these instruments carry on a commitment to quality that's been the brand's hallmark since Paul Reed Smith started handbuilding guitars for some of the most elite players in the world.
Built with a longer 27.7” scale length, the SE 277 is perfect for heavier, more aggressive guitar playing. But this is no one trick pony. The 277’s 85/15 “S” were designed to deliver remarkable clarity and extended high and low end, allowing the 277 to handle blues and funk with flair as well. Additional appointments include a string-through bridge design for strong, resonant tone. So whether you’re interested in rocking a clean tone, picking bass lines beneath higher melodies on one guitar, or chugging out the heaviest drop-tuned riffs, the SE 277 offers versatility in a reliable package for players looking to push the envelope. Ships tuned B to B.
|Body Shape||SE 277 Baritone|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Acrylic Urethane|
|Neck Shape||Wide Fat|
|Color||Fire Red Burst|
|Fingerboard Inlay||PRS Birds|
|Number of Frets||22, Medium Jumbo|
|Bridge Material||PRS Designed Plate Style, String-thru|
|Neck Pickup||85/15 S Bass Humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||85/15 S Treble Humbucker|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 1 x master tone (push/pull coil-split), 3-way toggle pickup switch|
|Strings||PRS, .014-.068 (tuned B to B)|
|Case Included||Gig Bag|
|Manufacturer Part Number||100466:FR|