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PRS SE Zach Myers Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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Zach Myers, lead guitarist of the multi-platinum rock band Shinedown, picked up a PRS Custom 22 at the age of fifteen and announced his first SE signature model in 2010. As a guitarist who has rocked ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Zach Myers, lead guitarist of the multi-platinum rock band Shinedown, picked up a PRS Custom 22 at the age of fifteen and announced his first SE signature model in 2010. As a guitarist who has rocked PRS on the stage and teched for several PRS bands, Myers has an intimate understanding of how a guitar should feel and what the build quality should be. After months of design and conversations with PRS' SE team, Zach and PRS are pleased to introduce an all-new SE Zach Myers for 2014.

The 2014 SE Zach Myers features a chambered mahogany body with maple cap, flame maple veneer and single f-hole that provides smooth mid-range tones with a natural, resonant internal reverb. The 22-fret 24.5" scale length wide fat neck boasts a satin finish that gives the guitar a very comfortable, woody, worn-in feel.

Additional appointments to the SE Zach Myers signature model include PRS adjustable stoptail bridge, vintage style tuners, and PRS SE 245 pickups paired with two volume and two tone controls and a 3-way toggle pickup switch.

Includes gig bag.

Features
  • Mahogany back with hmaple top and flame maple veneer
  • Mahogany neck with wide fat profile and rosewood fretboard
  • Bird fretboard inlays
  • Dual humbuckers with individual volume and tone controls
  • Adjustable stopbar tailpiece
  • Includes gig bag
Specifications
  • Body
    Top Wood: Beveled Maple Top with Flame Maple Veneer
    Back Wood: Mahogany
    Extras: Semi-Hollow with Single F-Hole
    Neck
    Number of Frets: 22
    Scale Length: 24.5"
    Neck Wood: Mahogany
    Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
    Neck Shape: Wide Fat
    Fretboard Inlays: Birds
    Hardware/Electronics
    Bridge: PRS Adjustable Stoptail
    Tuners: Vintage Style Tuners
    Truss Rod Cover: "ZM"
    Hardware Type Nickel
    Treble Pickup: PRS SE 245 Treble
    Bass Pickup: PRS SE 245 Bass
    Pickup Switching: Volume and Tone Controls for each Pickup with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch on Upper Bout
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PRSSE Zach Myers Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Solid electronics (9)
  • Good pick up (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Recording (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • Small venues (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A True Masterpiece

I have owned over 120 guitars and although I may not be the world's best guitarrist I do know what makes a guitar good, and this one is not only good, it's great,...Read complete review

I have owned over 120 guitars and although I may not be the world's best guitarrist I do know what makes a guitar good, and this one is not only good, it's great, even when comparing to other guitars that cost much more. Let's start with looks. This is a PRS SE (Made in Korea) but it looks like one of their maryland made guitars, it is BEAUTIFULL, hands down the best looking PRS SE ever. The guitar has an amazing trampas green finish in flame maple, a huge mahogany top, beveled top (similar to an arch top), natural back with sanded neck, rosewood fretboard, mop bird inlays, vintage kluson style tuners, clear knobs, prs stop tail piece and PRS se 245 (zebra style) humbuckers. The combination of all of these really go well with the guitar, It looks good in the pictures and ridiculous in person, it is an amazing looker. The only thing that would have made it look better would have been chrome or nickel covered pickups, but that's an easy fix, 10/10 for looks. Playability: The guitar is really comfortable to play and gets a 9/10 on playability, some people might not like the fat neck (especially Ibanez players) but it is in fact one of the more comfy 50's style fat necks I've ever played, especially because the neck is sande. Setup was quite nice out of the box (always an imppresive feat), the guitar came practically in tune, all I needed to do was to tune it properly and slightly lower the string height to my personal preference (although the way it came was quite comfortable as it was) PRS SE guitars are made in Korea but they are inspected at their Maryland factory and properly set up over there and that's always a good thing. No blemishes, scratches, dings or anything like that (Even $3K Gibsons can come with a small crack, happened to me once) SOUND: 9/10 While I'm not a big fan of the SE245 pickups (have had them before) I have to admit they sound good on this guitar. The guitar sounds amazing and it is truly versatile for any style of music: Rock, Jazz, Pop, Blues even Modern/Alternative Metal (It might not work for you if you're into death metal or heavier styles though, then again I've seen players use a Squier Hello Kitty strat for death metal sooo then this could definetly work with a pickup swap lol). Overall Musicians Friend experience: 9/10 I preordered the guitar some time ago and when it became available, Musicians sent me the guitar on a monday and it came on thursday, well packaged, at a good price so overall a very positive experience. The only negative is that the usps delivery man was extremely irresponsible and simply left the guitar at the front door rather than make sure someone signs for it, but that is not MF'S fault. I've purchased from them multiple times in the past and I'm very happy with them, will definetly keep on doing business with them. Overall this is an amazing guitar at an amazing price. This is definetly the best one I've ever played at this price point and is definetly a strong contender for the best guitar out there for les than a grand. Check it out if you can, you won't regret it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Some issues but would buy again

Sounds great. Wonderful neck shape and finish. I have seen comments from others like "PRS SE are setup as well as expensive guitars from other brands", I cannot agree with...Read complete review

Sounds great. Wonderful neck shape and finish. I have seen comments from others like "PRS SE are setup as well as expensive guitars from other brands", I cannot agree with this however. Mine must have been built at 4:30 on Friday... Loose output jack, switch not perpendicular to neck, and a loose knob. Fortunately I was able to fix these myself - but should not have to.

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5.0

Best guitar I've owned

By Sttraight 6

from Central ma

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about PRS SE Zach Myers Electric Guitar:

      Picked one of these up a few months back and haven't picked up any of my other guitars since. You won't be disappointed

       
      4.0

      Stay in tune and I'll love you forever.

      By JEFFREY

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about PRS SE Zach Myers Electric Guitar:

      Love the look, sounds great, not too heavy on my shoulder. I am having a little trouble keeping guitar in tune, I think it'll be fine once the stings stretch, if not I'll return it.

       
      5.0

      Very Nice for the Money

      By AZ Axeman

      from Arizona

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about PRS SE Zach Myers Electric Guitar:

        Like most people on here, I have owned and do own a lot of different guitars. While I am a Charvel fan, I did not have a hollow body or semi-hollow in my collection. This guitar blew me away. It is light and well built, but the most interesting thing are all the tones you can get out of it. Back off the volume and tone and you get a bluesy sound. Full volume and tone clean, and a jazz sound comes through, but add distortion and this thing goes to metal in a flash. First Korean guitar I have ever owned and I have to say, well worth the money

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Some issues but would buy again

        By None

        from Southern california

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about PRS SE Zach Myers Electric Guitar:

            Sounds great. Wonderful neck shape and finish. I have seen comments from others like "PRS SE are setup as well as expensive guitars from other brands", I cannot agree with this however. Mine must have been built at 4:30 on Friday... Loose output jack, switch not perpendicular to neck, and a loose knob. Fortunately I was able to fix these myself - but should not have to.

             
            5.0

            Absolutely Perfect

            By Midwest Charlie

            from Cleveland, Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Extreme Value
            • Great Tone
            • Wonderful Craftmanship

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about PRS SE Zach Myers Electric Guitar:

              I was hesitant about purchasing this guitar as I have never bought a guitar online sight unseen. I was so overwhelmed once I got it as the guitar is beautiful. It plays great right out of the box and only needs a setup if you want to play any strings heavier than 9's. I am absolutely pleased with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a wonderful single cut guitar for a crazy low price.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              love it

              By stu

              from nj

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about PRS SE Zach Myers Electric Guitar:

                  amazing guitar.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fell in Love Quickly

                  By Killer

                  from Minneapolis

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about PRS SE Zach Myers Electric Guitar:

                      This guitar has really good tone. To give you an idea of how good we're talking about, I actually had no intention of buying this guitar, but after playing it at the store, I sold my old LP Studio, and bought this one the day I first played it. That may be extreme for some, but I kid you not, this guitar has easily some of the best tone on the market. It's very mid-rangy and the pickups give it a very thick sound. You can play power chords and it will sound like you're playing a full bar chord. I've actually learned to be very minimal with this guitar as far as how many notes are needed to get a full sound. The thing that sold me on this guitar were the lead-tones. If you go up on the fretboard you just get beautifully sung notes. I mean sing too, because that's what it feels like. The only thing I'll miss about my old LP is the EMG's I installed in them. They have a little more bite, but I haven't needed that much bite in a long time as my tastes have changed. I've never gotten this much enjoyment from a guitar for about 1/6 of the cost of a Gibson of equal quality. Also, way better neck and feel than my old LP. Step aside Gibson, PRS is the new king.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Everything I Wanted

                      By Bobbymac

                      from San Francisco Bay Area

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Solid Electronics
                      • Sustain

                      Cons

                      • Built Only For 9s

                      Best Uses

                      • Plugged In And Turned Up

                      Comments about PRS SE Zach Myers Electric Guitar:

                      From my cold dead hands is the only way I'm parting from this guitar. Every time I play it I get wow comments for tone and appearance. Blues and Old R&R playing in a band and jams for longer than PRS has been around. Excellent quality, killer tone lite weight, excellent feel and in short it's hard to find the $3,000 difference for a Core PRS. My complaint is the guitar is set up for 9s and installation of 10-52s required drilling out the #6 tunner post and a nut filing. Short Scale players understand string tension with 10s feels like 9s on a long neck. Other guitars I've owned accomidated heavyer gauge strings. Buy this guitar, it doesn't matter what amp I plug into I always get sustain and drive in my tone. Changed my playing style for the better.

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The quality one would expect from a more expensive guitar.

                      By Tim

                      from Milwaukee, WI

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Acoustic-like Resonance
                      • Dynamic
                      • Good Feel
                      • Rivals Pricey Guitars

                      Cons

                      • Heavy
                      • Stock Strings Too Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues
                      • Whatever You Can Think Of

                      Comments about PRS SE Zach Myers Electric Guitar:

                      I can't say enough good things about this guitar.

                      My first "real" guitar was a 1988 Gibson SG--purchased new in 1988. I played that guitar exclusively until I bought a 2007 Gibson Les Paul Studio. I thought I'd play that Les Paul forever.

                      My band plays a lot of different styles of music (acoustic rock, punk, blues-rock, 80s Brit Pop, etc.) and I found myself switching between my Martin acoustic, Les Paul and SG throughout our two hour set. Keeping 3 guitars in-tune (and safe!) while working out the cabling and effects for 3 instruments was a pain. I set out to find one guitar to rule them all.

                      I decided that a semi-hollow would help with resonance to get a more "acoustic" sound. I often switch between the pickups with different volumes/tones, so an easily accessible 3 way switch and separate tone/volume controls was necessary. And, I've always been a humbucker guy. I have a couple of songs that could use a screaming single coil, but I'm okay with the humbucker sound.

                      After months of research, I finally found this Zach Myers guitar. Note: I'd never heard of Zach Myers prior to purchasing this guitar (sorry, Zach!). I was a bit concerned that at the price point it would be less of a guitar than my Les Paul/SG, but was willing to take the chance.

                      I bought it online and it arrived within a few days. I never thought I'd buy a guitar without playing it, but knew that there were only a handful of options -- and -- I have a Guitar Center nearby so I knew I could return it if necessary. Besides, I wanted to try it with my equipment, not a mis-match of things at Guitar Center. I wouldn't really know how it played/sounded until I played it on --my-- rig.

                      I've since sold my Les Paul and thought I'd pine over losing it for the rest of my life. I was wrong. From the time I plugged my new PRS into my rig, I loved it. I haven't looked back. I've always been a Gibson guy, and here I am with a PRS.

                      I don't understand the electronics enough to tell you how all of this works, but I can tell you that the volume and tone controls are TONS better than both of my Gibsons. I can back off the volume on my rhythm pick up, drop the tone a bit, and it sounds like my SG. I can switch to the treble pickup at 10 and 10, and it sounds like a "shredder" guitar. Back it off a bit, and it's a nice chunky Les Paul sound.

                      With the rhythm pickup, on a clear channel, it sounds like an acoustic plugged in. How do I know? At my first band practice with this guitar, the rhythm guitarist had stepped out. I'd switched to the clear channel and was strumming. He walked in and looked puzzled. He said, "I thought you were playing your acoustic."

                      That was it--one guitar to rule them all.

                      I've since added a BOSS Acoustic Simulator to my signal chain and the resonance really comes through.

                      This is a SOLID guitar.

                      Two suggestions that go together:

                      1) For my playing style, the stock strings are too thin. I saw a YouTube video about this guitar and that person also agreed. Those thin strings might work for some people, but I think it should come stock with 10s.

                      2) GET A SET UP ON THIS GUITAR! I'm a do-it-yourselfer, but Guitar Center (at least mine) offers discounted setups for new guitars. At my GC it was $25. $25 well spent. He re-set the guitar for my preferred strings (I use Gibson Vintage Reissue 10 Lights) and lowered the action. As a result, this guitar practically plays itself.

                      Oh yeah, and I don't really care what a guitar looks like. My Les Paul was one of those "faded cherry" wood stained guitars. No special finish or anything. I bought it for the feel and the electronics--not the look. My SG is the original finish, which was white and is now a faded yellow. Again, I play it for the feel and electronics, not the looks.

                      This Zach Myers guitar not only has the feel and the electronics, it has great LOOKS. Not a selling point for me, but I'm not complaining. It really looks amazing. It's the best looking guitar I've ever owned.

                      The only drawback to this guitar is its weight. I know it all comes together to make this guitar sound and feel the way it does, but I miss the breaks I had from my Les Paul when I'd switch to my lightweight SG or acoustic. I went from getting those breaks to playing a heavy guitar for a couple of hours. Not that big of a deal for our shows, but a 4-5 hour practice session... Whew... This is easily as heavy as my Les Paul. Keep that in mind.

                      I don't know why this guitar isn't the best selling guitar year after year. If you want a Les Paul feel with more options, this is it.

                      Overall, this sums it up: if anything happens to mine, I'll quickly buy another. I'll recommend this guitar to anyone.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Guitar!

                      By Beans

                      from Lincoln, NE

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts

                        Comments about PRS SE Zach Myers Electric Guitar:

                        A little background on me--I've played guitar for about 13 years, have gigged regularly and am a lover of a great tone. This guitar was an early Christmas present from my wife. She kept it a secret until the box arrived...and then it was impossible. Just FYI if this is a gift, this box is MASSIVE, but very well packed--the guitar was kept very safe. I opened the include gig bag and found a beautiful vintage sunburst finish. This is my first SE since I purchased a used 2002 Tremonti Standard years ago. With American electronics and a little refinishing that Tremonti was my number one guitars--until now. This guitar is beautiful for starters. It is a looker for sure. The flame maple really is an eye catcher. The vintage tuners add to the look. The neck is a satin finish and it feels surprisingly good in the hand...I've never had a satin neck and I dig it. I put on a set of my Ernie Balls, did a truss adjustment to compensate and reintonated the strings. With that in mind, it's worth mentioning this is the only SE I've ever seen with an adjustable hardtail bridge. I saw a video interview with Zach Myers where he said this is the American adjustable bridge they put on this thing! This thing plays like a dream. It has sustain for days. I thought maybe I would replace the pickups, however the tone is actually quite nice. I did purchase a set of nickel-silver pickup covers to put on purely for aesthetic reasons--I'm not a fan of zebra pickups. I am having trouble finding an affordable hard case. I am a worship leader at a large church and travel with my guitar twice a week. The gig bag makes me nervous, but due to the thickness of this beast, it does not fit in a lot of standard hard cases. The only real flaw my guitar has is a scratch on frets 20-22 on the lower three strings. I will eventually fix this with fret recrowning tools, and I never use those frets on those strings, so it is no issue, however it is worth mentioning. I'd highly recommend this guitar. The craftsmanship, tone and playability are much higher than the price point!

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