PRS has long had an electric baritone among its ranks – Mike Mushok's now-discontinued SE model – but for anyone who'd rather not be affiliated with Stand, the company has now launched a pair of new baritones: the SE 277 and SE 277 Semi-Hollow Soapbar.
Tuned B to B and packing a 27.7-inch scale length, both guitars are primed for big low-end straight from the factory.
Aside from the Semi-Hollow's f-hole, the pickups divide the two models: the 277 solid packs a pair of high-output Tone Furnace humbuckers (as seen in Marty Friedman's SE model), while the Semi-Hollow includes two SE Soapbar pickups for a lower-output flavour.
Both guitars feature a beveled maple top with flame maple veneer on a mahogany body, plus a 22-fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard; a PRS-designed plate-style bridge and PRS-designed tuners round off the spec.
Available finishes for the SE 277 include Black Cherry and Tobacco Sunburst, while you can pick the 277 Semi-Hollow up in Gray Black and Vintage Sunburst.
The PRS SE 277 Semi-Hollow Soapbar is available in Europe now, with the SE 277 expected February 2016 – both guitars are £795/€1,149.PRS has more details.