“A fresh face”: The latest PRS drop brings back one of the most distinctive guitars in its history – and it’s only available as an SE

PRS SE Swamp Ash Special Iri Blue
(Image credit: PRS Guitars)

PRS has announced three new additions to its affordable, South Korean-made SE line, including the Custom 24 Quilt, CE 24 (in its SE debut) and, in a reprisal of one of the firm’s most unusual builds, the Swamp Ash Special.

The latter is noteworthy for several reasons. First, it’s an intriguingly unique combination of influences.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.