PRS overhauls SE maple-top guitar models for 2017

PRS SE Custom 22 and 24
PRS SE Custom 22 and 24

Since its introduction in 2001, PRS's SE line has grown to become one of the mid-priced guitar market's leading lights, and now, 16 years on, the company is giving it the most radical revamp yet.

Models receiving the revamp include the Custom 22 and 24, Santana, Tremonti, 'Floyd' Custom 24 and SE 277 Baritone.

PRS SE Santana

For starters, the SE headstock will now feature Paul Reed Smith's signature with SE logo on the headstock, with the truss rod cover - a sign of "bold endorsement", says the company.

New pickups feature across the range, including the 85/15 'S', 245 'S', Tremonti 'S' and Santana 'S', which promise extended clarity and increased artist involvement.

PRS SE 'Floyd' Custom 24

Santana's SE model is also being updated with 24 frets and a new electronics layout, closer to the legendary guitarist's Core model.

RRPs for the new guitars range from £775/€910 to £1,015/€1,195. Expect reviews very shortly…

PRS SE 277 Baritone

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.