PRS SE Angelus Custom Piezo Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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The PRS SE Angelus Custom model is made with high-quality components, including a solid back and solid spruce top, a bone nut and saddle, and PRS SE designed tuners. This model comes with the PRS pick... Read More

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Overview

The PRS SE Angelus Custom model is made with high-quality components, including a solid back and solid spruce top, a bone nut and saddle, and PRS SE designed tuners. This model comes with the PRS pickup system, highlighting the instrument's rich, resonant, and responsive tone. The PRS pickup system is an under-saddle design with three bands of EQ and an anti-feedback loop. The pickup uses one 9-volt battery for power.

The SE Angelus shares the same proprietary bracing pattern and several distinct construction features as PRS' acclaimed Maryland-made acoustic line, as well as the company's trademark bird inlays and headstock design. The PRS SE Angelus Custom includes rosewood sides, a solid rosewood back, and an ebony fretboard bridge.

"The SE Angelus models are the newest additions to the SE product family, which has matured into a comprehensive line of electric and acoustic guitars as well as amplifiers. My hope is that all of our SE products become tools for making music and sources of joy," said Paul Reed Smith. Includes hardshell case.

Features
  • Solid spruce top
  • PRS X-brace/classical hybrid bracing
  • Rosewood back and sides
  • Mahogany neck with PRS "Wide" neck shape
  • Ebony fingerboard with bird inlays
  • PRS piezo pickup system
Specifications
  • Body
    Shape: 15 1/2" Cutaway
    Bracing: PRS X-brace/classical hybrid
    Back and Side Woods: Solid Rosewood
    Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Neck
    Neck Wood: Mahogany
    Neck Shape: "Wide" Neck
    Fretboard Wood and Bridge: Ebony
    Truss Rod: Adjustable Truss Rod
    Inlays: Birds
    Hardware
    Nut: Bone
    Saddle: Bone
    Tuners: PRS SE Tuners
    Electronics
    PRS Pickup system
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
2 year warranty on parts, hardware, cases, and electronics. Limited lifetime warranty on all other products.


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PRSSE Angelus Custom Piezo Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Enjoying my SE Angelus custom very much !!!

Overall there are a couple of small things that could have been better. After buying it I found two tiny flaws in the finish and I think the truss rod cover looks cheap. They...Read complete review

Overall there are a couple of small things that could have been better. After buying it I found two tiny flaws in the finish and I think the truss rod cover looks cheap. They should use an ebony or ??? wood truss rod cover. The best feature is the sound/tone. It's very different than my other guitars, so it's a great addition. It has wonderful ring in the mid range that's great for open tunings. The low end is uniquely crisp, hard to describe with words but less muddy/boomy??? It's surprisingly loud and I found it easy to hear myself when I'm jamming with others. It has an addictive sustain that make the open chords really sing. The action is set very low and is really easy to play up the neck. Mine plays buzz free despite the super low string clearance. The intonation is nearly perfect and have yet to even think about a set-up. Plugged into a mixer/PA system it sounds great. Plugged into my amps it's a little bright and crispy. It may be a little over priced but it's one of my favorite sounding guitars and way cheaper than many others that I'm not nearly as impressed with.

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This is a PRS Guitar? Very Disappointing

After reading all the glowing reviews on here and on YouTube I traveled 2 hours to a Guitar Center so I could get ready to be blown away by this amazing guitar. I actually...Read complete review

After reading all the glowing reviews on here and on YouTube I traveled 2 hours to a Guitar Center so I could get ready to be blown away by this amazing guitar. I actually had my mind set on owning one based on all the hype that I had heard about the guitar from these sources. Upon arriving at the Guitar Center the nice gentleman found me a PRS ANGELUS CUSTOM SE so that I could finally get my fingers on my next guitar!!! This guitar played and sounded like a $400 Ibanez acoustic but cost twice the price. I was so astonished and disappointed at the under performance of this guitar. To give it a second chance I played a PRS ANGELUS SE Standard version to compare it with the custom version. It sounded better (IMO) but not enough to convince me to spend $800.00 on it. Again it played like a cheaper guitar and in fact my Big Baby Taylor plays and sounds way better than both these guitars. I was very excited going into the store and extremely disappointed with the PRS after playing it. I wanted to love this guitar and go play some solo acoustic stuff and play with my band but no way am I shelling out $800 for this guitar. Just for giggles I tried out a TAYLOR 210 CE which is about $150 more and it totally smoked the PRS. I encourage you to go into GC yourself and play the guitars in this price range and the lower price range to compare them.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Between Taylor and Martin

By Heriot Mungo

from Midlothian, VA

Comments about PRS SE Angelus Custom Piezo Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I went to my local GC to pick up a new acoustic guitar. I tried several different acoustics in the $500-$1k range. The Martins were a little darker than what I was looking for and seemed to lack some excitement in its tone. I found the Taylors had the excitement i wanted but were just too bright. After trying several different models I knew I wanted something between the two, sonically. I then picked up a PRS Angelus STANDARD. Wow, tonally, it was exactly where I wanted to be. I didn't think I would find a better sounding guitar in my price range. Then I saw the Angelus CUSTOM right next to the standard. I decided to give it a try too. WOW! It occupied the same tonal territory as the standard but with way more luscious overtones and more body to the overall sound. A difference of night and day. It also plays and feels extremely good. If you are considering this one or the standard, go for this one!

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5.0

Wow!!!

By Donny Comardo

from New Smyrna Beach, FL

Comments about PRS SE Angelus Custom Piezo Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for a few days now and I have to say.... I am very happy and completely satisfied with my purchase. For this price range guitar none compare to the tone and play-ability of the custom. I played both the Standard and Custom version. As soon as I picked up the custom I could feel the difference. The custom was a little heavier in weight. It played and sounded much better than the standard. The tone of the Custom is warmer and cleaner. I can't believe the tone that comes out of this guitar, omg wow!!!! I agree with one of the reviews about some small finish issues. They are ever so slight though. At a glance you would never see them. I had to look over it for a while to find some. Don't let that stop you. Overall this is a very beautiful guitar. I played several other Acoustic/Electric cutaways in this price range and couldn't find one I liked at all. I thought I would need to spend a lot more money. This guitar plays and sounds better than some of the $2500 guitars in the store. If you don't believe it, well I guess you will just need to play one for yourself to see. The only bad review I found on this guitar said that he wasn't happy that it didn't have a pick guard. Believe the reviews. You will be happy!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Revised Review

By Christopher Thompson _

from Rohnert Park, CA

Comments about PRS SE Angelus Custom Piezo Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

My first review of the PRS ANGELUS SE was a bit too harsh as I have gone back and tried the guitars again and have to revise my assessment on this guitar. My opinion of Taylor Guitars remains in tact and they are just spectacular guitars ... that being said Taylor offers several series of guitar in three different styles whereas PRS has the $5000 "Maryland Made" and the ANGELUS SE. I went back and played the 200 series Taylor which left me flat in comparison to the 300 series and the price level jumped along with the series jump. So believe it or not I am recommending the PRS ANGELUS SE STANDARD because it turns out to be a really good guitar at a really good price. I followed my own advice and went down (again) to retry these guitars out and Im glad I did. Will I own a 800 series Taylor eventually? Yes and it will never leave the house (LOL) but meanwhile I'm going to play this one out "Live" as much as possible.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this guitar!

By ROBERT OLANDER

from Phoenix AZ

Comments about PRS SE Angelus Custom Piezo Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have been playing 30 years in all types of bands and solo engagements. This guitar is awesome! It has all the options and more you would want to find on an electric acoustic guitar. The tuner, EQ, volume, notch filter, EQ bypass all sitting right where you can see them while you are playing. The tuner is easy to use live. The sound is amazing. I was playing a Gibson acoustic electric that just wasn't ringing through live. This guitar rings like a bell! I plug it straight into my TC Helicon (vocal effects floor unit)and out of that straight into a Mackie PA speaker and I can do coffee shops and restaurant solo gigs with one small load of equipment. It sounds beautiful. When I play with my rock band "Narcoleptic Spiders" it cuts through the mix and sounds beautiful. I own a PRS electric and after playing it awhile sold my Gibsons and Fenders in favor of a couple PRS' after playing them and a Schecter for Drop tuning stuff since they have really similar necks. The PRS acoustic has a neck that I love. zero time to get used to the neck. I bought it Wed and played a solo acoustic gig with it Friday. I went into Guitar Center Scottsdale AZ before buying it and tried everything. Price is no indicator of the quality of sound. I played Yamahas, Gibson, Taylors, and some of the more expensive ones were just okay, and some of the $300 acoustics sounded better than some of the $3000 acoustics. The PRS SE Angelus Custom Piezo Acoustic-Electric Guitar sounds really close to their $5000 model, close enough that I would never pay the extra $4000 (I'd grab a nice Santa Cruz Guitar if I planned to spend that much). I could not be happier! Gave my wife the Gibson acoustic and this is my main acoustic for performing.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Enjoying my SE Angelus custom very much !!!

By Gary Korb

from Port Angeles

Comments about PRS SE Angelus Custom Piezo Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Overall there are a couple of small things that could have been better. After buying it I found two tiny flaws in the finish and I think the truss rod cover looks cheap. They should use an ebony or ??? wood truss rod cover. The best feature is the sound/tone. It's very different than my other guitars, so it's a great addition. It has wonderful ring in the mid range that's great for open tunings. The low end is uniquely crisp, hard to describe with words but less muddy/boomy??? It's surprisingly loud and I found it easy to hear myself when I'm jamming with others. It has an addictive sustain that make the open chords really sing. The action is set very low and is really easy to play up the neck. Mine plays buzz free despite the super low string clearance. The intonation is nearly perfect and have yet to even think about a set-up. Plugged into a mixer/PA system it sounds great. Plugged into my amps it's a little bright and crispy. It may be a little over priced but it's one of my favorite sounding guitars and way cheaper than many others that I'm not nearly as impressed with.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best acoustic for the price.

By Bonnie Clark

from Sterling, Colorado

Comments about PRS SE Angelus Custom Piezo Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've been searching for a quality acoustic for under a grand for awhile now, and this guitar was one of the few that seemed to fit the criteria. It's not a very wide guitar, but the warmth of the tone and volume of the guitar rivals most dreadnoughts that I've played. I couldn't be happier with this guitar, and I'm completely sold on PRS. This will not be the last guitar I buy from them.

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(11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

This is a PRS Guitar? Very Disappointing

By Christopher Thompson _

from Rohnert Park, CA

Comments about PRS SE Angelus Custom Piezo Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

After reading all the glowing reviews on here and on YouTube I traveled 2 hours to a Guitar Center so I could get ready to be blown away by this amazing guitar. I actually had my mind set on owning one based on all the hype that I had heard about the guitar from these sources. Upon arriving at the Guitar Center the nice gentleman found me a PRS ANGELUS CUSTOM SE so that I could finally get my fingers on my next guitar!!! This guitar played and sounded like a $400 Ibanez acoustic but cost twice the price. I was so astonished and disappointed at the under performance of this guitar. To give it a second chance I played a PRS ANGELUS SE Standard version to compare it with the custom version. It sounded better (IMO) but not enough to convince me to spend $800.00 on it. Again it played like a cheaper guitar and in fact my Big Baby Taylor plays and sounds way better than both these guitars. I was very excited going into the store and extremely disappointed with the PRS after playing it. I wanted to love this guitar and go play some solo acoustic stuff and play with my band but no way am I shelling out $800 for this guitar. Just for giggles I tried out a TAYLOR 210 CE which is about $150 more and it totally smoked the PRS. I encourage you to go into GC yourself and play the guitars in this price range and the lower price range to compare them.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Instrument

By Jamie Frisby

from Hyannis, Massachusetts

Comments about PRS SE Angelus Custom Piezo Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Out of the box this guitar was amazing !!! The setup, intonation and sound was unbelievable !!! Then I plugged it in (I must have looked like the Cheshire Cat with the grin on my face) My Instructor was here with his back to me and he said "It sounds like a Taylor". Pretty amazing comment for the sound of a guitar that costs under $ 1000.00, comes with a decent case and ITS A PRS !!!!

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

TOTALLY UNBELIEVEABLE

By Jamie Frisby

from Hyannis, MA

Comments about PRS SE Angelus Custom Piezo Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Right out of the box this instrument is outstanding !!!! The setup, the intonation blew me away !! Played it for about 20 minutes unplugged which produced a very large smile on my face. Then I plugged it in...I must have looked like the Cheshire Cat :-). Kudos to PRS for an building an outstanding affordable High Quality instrument !!!!

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By ERICK SYKES

from Sarasota Fl

Comments about PRS SE Angelus Custom Piezo Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is by FAR the best acoustic for this price range anywhere.The quality and tone of this guitar is superb! Buy a PRS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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