PRS SE Standard 22s have been favorites for years, thanks to their focused tone, straightforward aesthetics, and top-tier quality. This SE Standard 22 wraps all of that into an attractive instrument that plays as good as it looks. The guitar's all-mahogany body sings with articulation and warmth that will bring to mind some legendary vintage rock tones. Those tones emanate from a set of PRS 85/15 "S" humbucking pickups with coil-splitting capabilities. Add in the wide-thin neck profile, PRS tremolo, and iconic birds-in-flight inlay, and you have a fantastic instrument that is unmistakably PRS.
This PRS SE Standard 22 displays its mahogany construction proudly through its stunning translucent finish, the wood grain assuring you of the natural tones that are to come. Around the perimeter of this guitar, you'll find binding that sets the top and back of the guitar apart in a truly artistic manner. As your eyes move up the SE Standard 22's rosewood fingerboard, you'll find the company's iconic birds in flight inlaid in beautiful mother-of-pearl. Paul Reed Smith's signature adorns the headstock to complete this guitar's exquisite look.
The all-mahogany body of the SE Standard 22 gives you warm, detailed tones that make your music jump out of the guitar. The SE Standard 22's maple neck has a wide-thin carve, making it very fast and playable. And the distinctive neck joint means you can reach all 22 frets easily for stellar high-fret access. The hardware is, as always, very stable and dependable. Take it from Music Experience — you can count on the PRS-designed tremolo bridge and tuners to keep the SE Standard 22 in tune while allowing you to express yourself at home, onstage, or in the studio.
Playing your favorite licks through the PRS SE Standard 22's 85/15 "S" pickups is a wonderful experience. That's because 85/15 "S" pickups are modeled after the 85/15 pickups Paul Reed Smith designed for PRS’s 30th anniversary. From shimmering cleans to blistering high-gain tones, the clarity and extended tonal range provided by these pickups make the SE Standard 22 the ideal workhorse guitar. A push-pull tone pot further fortifies your sonic arsenal with a range of spanky single-coil tones.
The SE Standard 22, 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.
Perfect as a first guitar or the last guitar you’ll ever need, the PRS SE Standard 22 faithfully recreates the foundational design of the Custom 22, PRS’s flagship model, with all-mahogany body construction. This guitar features classic PRS appointments, including a 22-fret maple neck, rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, 85/15 “S” pickups, and the PRS patented molded tremolo, resulting in a guitar that handles well and sounds as good plugged straight into an amp as it does run through a pedal board. The SE Standard 22 is a modern instrument with a powerful voice for players who demand a rock-solid, reliable guitar.
“With so many aspiring players struggling to stick with guitar past the first year, we knew we wanted to deliver an affordable quality guitar that players didn’t have to fight. We want the guitar to inspire you to play; it can’t be something you have to worry about staying in tune or simply working right. So while the [SE] Standards are our first foray into the below $500 price point, that doesn’t mean we compromised on tone, versatility, playability, or reliability,” said Jack Higginbotham, COO, PRS Guitars. “We’re very proud to offer these guitars to the world.”
|Body Shape||SE Standard 22|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Acrylic Urethane|
|Neck Shape||Wide Thin|
|Fingerboard Inlay||PRS Birds|
|Number of Frets||22, Medium Jumbo|
|Bridge Material||PRS Adjustable Stoptail Bridge|
Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control with 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch
|Case Included||Gig Bag|
|Manufacturer Part Number||100465:TS|