NAMM 2019: PRS Announces Three New SE Signature Models

PRS Guitars has announced three new SE signature electric guitar models in advance of the 2019 Winter NAMM Show—the SE Santana Singlecut Trem, the SE Schizoid and SE Paul’s Guitar. 

The SE Santana Singlecut Trem, shown above, pays tribute to Santana’s one-off gold leaf Private Stock PRS. Modeled after the workhorse gold leaf singlecut that Santana plays on stage, the SE version of this 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, the TCI “S” pickups were born. Wanting to capture their full-range tone in a special model, Santana and Paul Reed Smith looked to Santana’s personal instruments and choose the gold leaf Singlecut.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.