PRS debuts striking Sand-Blasted Swamp Ash finishes for SE models

PRS Sand-Blasted Swamp Ash electric guitars
(Image credit: PRS Guitars Europe)

PRS has announced a limited run of Sand-Blasted Swamp Ash finishes for its SE electric guitars.

The head-turning guitars feature solid swamp ash tops, which are sand-blasted then grain-filled to add color - an idea lifted from the PRS Private Stock team.

Five finishes are available - Frozen Charcoal, Fire Red, Indigo, Yellow and Emerald - and no two guitars are alike thanks to the varying grain patterns.

They’ll be available on Custom 24, Custom 24 Lefty, Custom 24 Floyd and Custom 22 models.

Just 750 guitars will be produced and available in Europe only, at the same price as existing SE models. Bring these to the USA, stat, PRS!

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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 from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.