PRS SE DGT vs USA Core DGT: what are the similarities, and how do the builds differ?

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As PRS’s Jack Higginbotham tells us, building the SE David Grissom wasn’t straightforward, not least that the signature guitar had to satisfy the “uncompromising soul” that is Grissom.

“The DGT is the result of a lot of years and a lot of gigs,” Jack tells us. “I think the difference is that David says, ‘This is what I want.’ David knows what he wants; he approaches the guitar like a guitar builder. He speaks our language.” 

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.