Build and features
Like the ESP, this Korean SE is not a traditional semi. Its back and sides are solid mahogany, the treble side is solid (with the exception of the control cavity) and the bass side chambered with a soundhole, although the centre-block stops below the bridge adding more air in the base of the body.
It’s topped with a solid maple slab, with ‘slash’ soundhole, that’s then faced with a figured maple veneer and hallmark natural edge ‘binding’ giving it that luxurious PRS look that matches its higher price.
With its PRS Custom outline, unbound 22-fret rosewood fingerboard and wide-fat mahogany neck it’s the most compact, solidbody-like guitar on review in terms of feel.
It features beautiful, pro-level build-quality - not a line out of place or hint of finish bleed - and is superbly set up. Our sample is finished in blue matteo - a now discontinued colour, but there are some still available in the UK - paired with a dark back and sides.