PRS has four new axes in its stables – the SE Paul’s Guitar, SE Santana Singlecut Trem, McCarty 594 Hollowbody II and SE Schizoid, all being shown at the ongoing NAMM 2019 event.
Here’s what the company has to tell us about these guitars:
“The SE Paul’s Guitar delivers a lot of ‘PRS’, starting with tone and versatility. The TCI ‘S’ treble and bass pickups deliver a pure, vintage sound and with two-mini toggle switches, you have easy access to true single coil mode in both pickups. This is the first model to offer this style of electronics outside of the Private Stock and Core lines.
“The SE Santana Singlecut Trem pays tribute to Santana’s one-off gold leaf Private Stock PRS. Modelled after the workhorse gold leaf guitar that Carlos plays on stage, the SE version of this special instrument began when Santana heard the 2018 Paul’s Guitar TCI pickups. Impressed with their tone, Santana requested a set of those pickups without the coil taps, and from there, TCI ‘S’ pickups were born. Wanting to capture their full-range tone in a special model, Santana and Paul looked to Santana’s personal instruments and choose the gold leaf Singlecut.
“This year, the legendary English progressive rock band King Crimson celebrates their 50th Anniversary. To celebrate we’ve created a signature guitar for Crimson’s lead singer and guitarist, Jakko Jakszyk. We’re offering a maximum of 1,000 SE Schizoid guitars, adorned with the classic artwork from Crimson’s In the Court of the Crimson King album.
“The McCarty 594 Hollowbody II joins two of PRS Guitars most beloved models. Starting with the Hollowbody II platform, this guitar features fully-hollow build construction, making it a resonant guitar with warm, woody tone. 58/15 LT (low turn) pickups add to the organic feel of the guitar while keeping the tone clear and musical. The single coil settings are especially transparent and paired with the hollow body construction, create an almost acoustic quality to the guitar.”
We can imagine how drool-inducing these must be to the PRS fan.