PRS SE Custom 22 Electric Guitar  

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Genuine maple top with flamed maple veneer on a mahogany back plus a set wide, fat mahogany 22-fret neck produce the resonant sustain and high-end bite that made PRS famous. PRS-designed components in... Click To Read More About This Product

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Genuine maple top with flamed maple veneer on a mahogany back plus a set wide, fat mahogany 22-fret neck produce the resonant sustain and high-end bite that made PRS famous. PRS-designed components in the SE Custom include dual open-coil humbuckers with zebra bobbins, chrome tuners, and high-sustain wraparound stoptail or vibrato.

  • Mahogany back
  • Genuine maple top with flamed maple veneer
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with moon inlays
  • Wide fat neck carve
  • 25" scale
  • 22 frets
  • PRS-designed open-coil Treble and Bass Humbuckers with zebra bobbins
  • 3-way pickup selector toggle
  • Volume and tone knobs
  • PRS-designed tremolo or PRS-designed stoptail
2 year warranty on parts, hardware, cases, and electronics. Limited lifetime warranty on all other products.

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PRSSE Custom 22 Electric Guitar

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(38 of 49 customers found this review helpful)


Tonal Odyssey

By TonalFreak01

from Huntsville, AL

Comments about PRS SE Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

There is finally an affordable guitar for all those sensitive-eared, tonal freaks out there?.. The PRS SE Custom is just that Guitar! I actually purchased mine (the grayish black model with tremolo system) from Guitar Center, being that I could actually place my grubby little paws on the instrument and feel as well as hear the tonal resonance. I closely compared the PRS with an Epiphone Les Paul Standard?. Though the Epiphone Les Paul was a great guitar, pleasing to the eye and ear, it just didn?t have the smooth, mellow, rich, creamy, tonal taste of the PRS. I highly recommend the PRS SE Custom to a moderate level or even professional level guitarist. You will not be disappointed my good friends! (By the way, I would also recommend using a Monster instrument cable. They really bring out the sonic capabilities of the guitar?) Keep jammin? Trey

(32 of 38 customers found this review helpful)



By DSDub

from Chula Vista, CA

Comments about PRS SE Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar after looking at many others, mainly the Fender Showmaster and the Epiphone Les Paul Custom. This guitar is, without a doubt, one of the best guitars for the money. I was initially attracted to the finish - a beautiful sunburst on flame maple. The matching headstock is a nice touch. Zebra pickups look cool too. I was suprised by the weight - not as heavy as I thought it would be - for a mahogany body. The tone is PRS all the way - nice definition with good gain. But, I spent a little extra and bought some PRS Dragon II pickups...WELL worth it. More sustain and low end punch, along with a lot more gain. The only thing I would like to have is 2 volume and 2 tone pots like the PRS Tremonti SE. However, I have been able to dial in any sound I've wanted so far. Truly a great guitar!!

(32 of 35 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome for the $$$

By Greggo

from North Texas

Comments about PRS SE Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

I've always been a Start guy but I've wanted a PRS from the first time I laid eyes on one in the early 1990's but could never justify the cost. I'm getting back into guitar after about a 10-year hiatus and wanted a new guitar. I still can't justify $2500 for a Custom 24 (I'm not a working musician) but can easily justify $500 so I picked up the SE Custom. I love this guitar. It plays smoothly after a few adjustments, sounds great (even through my little hybrid amp), and has a beautfiful finish. Before buying this I played several guitars in this price range (Fender MIM Strat's and Epiphone Les Paul's) and for the money, I don't think you buy a better guitar than the PRS Se Custom.

(29 of 32 customers found this review helpful)


Great Guitar

By jlchamp

from East Falmouth, MA

Comments about PRS SE Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

I own an american made strat that I have customized as well as a fender tele. I wanted a guitar with 2 humbuckers and was interested in the prs. This guitar is amazing. the action is better than my fenders, it sounds great and looks great. It is light weight so playing gigs and rehearsals wont leave you with a sore back. The price can't be beat. I was looking in this price range because I wanted a backup guitar to my strat but I find myself playing this guitar more and more. Great buy you won't be dissapointed.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


A Good Guitar

By Kyle Parker

from Dahlgren, VA

Comments about PRS SE Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

I played a 2001 Santana SE which is pretty much the same thing as this guitar. PRS screwed up or put some really nice tuners from the real Santana model and put them on most of the 2001 SE's. I'd imagine this is the same thing. Anyway, this is definitely a solid guitar. I played it for 6 years and it never let me down once. Went through the stages of punk rock to jazz/blues to death metal and it served it's purposes well. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to get more serious about playing. Some good additions would be a nice set of EMGs or Seymour Duncans. I prefer the Ceramic plate Duncan's myself, but that's just me.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


IN LOVE with this guitar

By Drake

from GA

Comments about PRS SE Custom 22 Electric Guitar: a non wierd way. The PRS SE Custom is absolutly amazing. I've had it for about 3 months now and love to play it whenever I can. For the longest time, I was debating getting the 22, or 24, but the both sound amazing. I chose the 22, 1-for the Cherry Sunburst, and 2-it seemed to have a little better tone. One thing that inparticular that is awesome with this guitar is that although it only has one tone knob, you can drastically change the tone by moving it just a little. It is awesome. I recommend buying the 22 with a tremolo bridge, but if you prefer the stop tail, i'm sure it would sound great with that too. Though I have NOT played it with a whammy bar, I imagine one small problem would be it coming out of tune a bit,as mine sometimes does just with a few whole step bends. I plan to get locking tuners though pretty soon so it will help with that problem tremendously. Overall, this guitar makes me happy. I play it with a Boss ME-50 pedal and a small, but decent sounding Marshall MG 15 watt amp. This guitar sounds good with clean sounds, heavy sounds, bluesy sounds, WHATEVER sound you are looking for.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)



By gabrielflo

from Arlington, Texas

Comments about PRS SE Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

I was shopping for my first electric guitar and really thought I was going to end up buying a Epiphone Les Paul Standerd or Custom because I had heard so much about the legendary les pauls and how great they were plus alot of them were on sale and were a reasonable price. That is until I ran into this PRS. I origanally was was going to buy the prs se single cut with a trem for about 665 and it was the same price as this guitar which I got without the trem. The prs se looked and sounded great as well as the epi les pauls I compared them to but nothing sounded as smooth and as clean and felt as perfect and comfortable to play as this guitar. Way lighter than the epi les pauls and had was more sound and sustain than the prs se singlecut. This is an amazing guitar it looks beautiful plays anything you want it to from clean acoustic sounds to hardcore heavy metal. This guitar blew all others in and above its price range outta the water, big thanks to the guitar center in ft.worth they gave me a great deal and ended up saving 120 dollars off the advertised price in store and with that extra 120 I bought a sprider line 6 amp new cables and a road runner guitar case. THANKS PRS FOR MAKING AN AWESOME GUITAR AND THANKS GUITAR CENTER FOR SAVING ME A BUNDLE

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Paul Reed Smith se custom

By PRSdude

from Texas

Comments about PRS SE Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is amazing. I play it on a 1980's crate with a Mark Tremonti Wah pedal and a Tech 21 NYC distortion. It is very easy to play. I tried to play eruption by Van Halen on it and it sounded just like the recording. I play for the youth group on Wednesdays at the church that I go to. This guitar does exactly what I need it to do when I am on stage and off stage. The tremolo is also great. All you have to do is put it in the hole on the tremolo and tighten it with the small Allen wrench that it comes with. Mine came with a gig bag. The gig bag is very sturdy and padded. It does an excellent job of keeping the guitar safe. Before trying this guitar I tried many others such as Fender, Shecter, Ibenez, Epiphone, Kay, Jackson, ect? They were all great guitars. But then I tried the Paul Reed Smith se custom. It was so much better than the others in my opinion. I definitely recommend buying this guitar. It gets great tone and sustain. It is well worth the money

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Love at first sound!


from Kannapolis NC

Comments about PRS SE Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

Ever see something you wanted and wouldn't be content until you had it? This was my problem. I am a vintage Fender Strat collector, from 50-80 year models. I own a 57, 59, and a bunch of 70's strats. And I am a strat freak, but this guitar has totally blown me away. I looked at it on line for 3 months, researched it- and found the best price at Guitar Center.Brought her home, made a few playing adjustments, and I can honestly say this is the smoothest guitar I own! The sound? Just go and try it! You will not leave the store without unless your broke!I actually have not touched a strat in 2 weeks, and I feel a little guilty- but I am addicted. I play professionally, and I wouldn't be scared to step into the studio or on a stage of 20,000 and strike a note. Don't mess around - Get it !!!!!!!!!! BiggT

(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Great Guitar

By Rick

from Maryland

Comments about PRS SE Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

I ws looking for my first guitar,and wanted to spend around $500. I compaired everything out there, and played a bunch of different guitars. This guitar just felt right, I can't wait to learn to play.

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