Price paid: $ 606
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
This guitar has a very distinct sound that sets it above any other guitar in the SE class of PRS. I play mostly light rock, classic rock, and reggae. This guitar has a very Vintage sound and loves to have a very pushed sound. It can acheive very bright chiming highs or toned down to a warm-fat tone. Might not be the best metal guitar with the stock pickups, but other than pure death metal these pickups are outstanding! The sustain on this guitar is awesome. I am coming from a Jackson Soloist and am SO glad I switched to this guitar. It is perfect for cover bands that need to cover a wide variety of sounds. I am only playing through a solid state 65 watt Crate with alittle delay.
Overall Impression — 10
In conclusion this guitar will handle all playing types and responds very well to dynamic picking techniques. I have been playing around 5 years and have owned guitars twice this price. This is now my main guitar and I can't seem to put it down. It's neck is such a joy to play!
Reliability & Durability — 10
Just came in today so can not comment to much on this category. Overall this guitar seems very well built and I would gladely gid it without a backup, and I plan too! Finish is very deep and durable and overall this thing is a tank. I plan on keeping this guitar til it falls apart, which might be many many years.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The set-up was perfect from PRS. Low action does make alittle tiny bit of string buzz, but that is covered up the second you plug this beast it. I am a firm believer that PRS has the most quality guitars on the planet. This SE line is no exception. Paul Reed Smith offers us a USA quality guitar at a 1/4 of the price. It feels no different than an USA model I have played.
Features — 9
2007 PRS SE Singlecut in Whale Blue color. Wide-Fat neck with 22 frets on a 25" scale. Slightly carved solid flamed top with transparent finish. Three way pickup Switch, volume control, and tone control. Dual passive humbuckers. Non-adjustable stop-tail bridge with non-locking tuners. Comes with great gigbag and cable. Only giving it an 9 because some would prefer dual volumes and dual tones.