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Spec'd by the Opeth frontman.

The PRS SE Mikael Åkerfeldt is a guitar with features designed by the player and developed with PRS. Here's what Mikael says about his signature guitar:

"It will be single cutaway mahogany body with a flamed maple top. The neck will be of the wide-fat type and made of 3-piece maple that also goes around to the front of the headstock. Sweet! Ebony fretboard and 24 jumbo frets with extra large side dots for the 5th and 12th fret (I have fluorescent tape on my other guitars so I can sing and still see where I'm at while playing, this will look better!)."

"There will be the old-style PRS bird inlays on the fretboard. One HFS and one Vintage bass pickup thrown in with a 3-way toggle switch. PRS-style tremolo and all the hardware all will be gold (Bling! Well... It's fool's gold or something, but whatever...). The main finish is called 'tortoise shell'. The whole guitar will be high-glossed up apart from the back of the neck which I've requested to be satin matt, which is so much better for me at least."

"There will be a nice little Opeth "O" logo under the bridge as well. Comes with a gig bag. I think I might spend the LA nights with it... yes.. kinky! I think it looks stunning, oh yes I do!"

Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician who served as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for progressive death-metal band Opeth. He has also been serving as the lead vocalist of death-metal band Bloodbath. Includes gig bag.

PRS SE Mikael Akerfeldt Electric Guitar Features:

  • Extra-thick single cutaway mahogany body
    Maple top with flamed maple veneer
    Maple neck with 24 fret ebony fingerboard
    Original PRS bird inlays
    PRS designed tremolo & non-locking tuners
    Gold hardware
    PRS HFS & Vintage bass humbucking pickups
    Volume & tone control with 3-way toggle switch
    "Opeth" logo on top
    PRS gig bag




PRS SE Mikael Akerfeldt Electric Guitar

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  • Mike Ackerfeld

    As reviewed by Paul Letteri on 3/22/2013

    This is. Very good looking guitar ,it has decent pickups .i bought mine for $580 During a sale.the wide Ebony board with Abalone inlays is something you never find Usually unless you spend $3k. Everything works fine a best buy for sure under $1,000. I opened up the back and I am picky.i had the tech remove he Alpha pots and put some USA made ones. The input jack is a must spend the $10 And replace, also if you want the best tone there is a 180 pico fared capacitor for The volume,and a .022 for the tone control. Buy a Silver mica, And the best capacitor bar none for tone is the Jupiter HT bees wax cap For $28 you will believe the resolution you get it is like magnifying everything .also if you plan on using the Tremelo a lot then buy The best - Shaller locking tuners They are a direct drop in replacement. I personally changed the pickups because i like classic Rock and jazz.i bought Seymour Duncan Sh-1 for the neck ,and Sh-4 for thebridge They are very clear they are 4 conductor so I added pushpull switches for $20 Which give you another 6 different tones out if phase,withexcellent rich tones.and if i want heavy metal ,i turn my fender Frontman on reverb,and it rocks even without the pedals kicked in. I would also Recommend this to any guitarist. Graphtech saddles , and TusQ nut these lube the strings And prevent breakage I added $450 in parts and it now plays as good as any $3,000 guitar.

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  • Amazing Guitar!!!

    As reviewed by Frank on 4/1/2010

    Ijust got this guitar today and I must say it is awesome. right out of the box the thing was set up perfect and ready to play. the action was low with no buzzing of frets, and the ebony finger board is fast! the guitar has great sustain and tone. The one problem I did have is that the stock pickups though hot and good for rock, were a little thin for my taste, but not bad sounding. Fit and finish is amazing, it is an absolute beauty with the flamed maple top, and the clasic bird inlays. I have played many guitars that are alot more expensive than this guitar, but they don't compare. I would recomend it to anyone.

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  • Awesome!

    As reviewed by ferma on 4/25/2010

    This model is head and shoulders above the rest of the SE line due to it's components and materials matching a lot of the American made PRS guitars. Mahogany body? Check. Abalony bird inlays? Check. Real PRS HFS and Vintage Bass pickups? Check. PRS tremolo? Check. 24 frets (the only SE model with 24 frets)? Check. Bonus features: satin backed neck; ebony fret board; flamed maple finish. All of these features add up to an amazing guitar for the price. I've played the SE models and all of them were garbage compared to this one. As for those concerned about the "O" logo, it's not massive and blends really well with the guitar. Akerfeld actually plays this guitar live, flawless switching from clean to massive crunch tones with ease. If it's good enough for profession live use, it should be good enough for most players, hobbyists and club/stage performers alike. You will not be disappointed.

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