Price paid: £ 799
Purchased from: rockguitarstore.com
Sound — 9
The sound of this guitar is unbelievable. I play in a classic rock band who have a few pretty heavy metal songs (think alterbridge etc) I wanted to get a guitar that had the power to create that wall of metal. This one certainly did the trick, I've even started using it live for most of our songs metal or not. I am using it through simple Marshall Valvestate in the bedroom which sounds fantastic and a Marshall Vintage Modern at live shows.
Overall Impression — 9
I play Rock/Metal and it matches this sound perfectly had loads of compliments on my tone and playing since buying this guitar. If it was stolen I would get one again might go for the Grey Black though just for a change. My favourite feature is the Floyd Rose you can literally go mental on it and it will always return to tuning. PERFECT!
Reliability & Durability — 8
This guitar so far has taken a bit of a beating and is still playing great.. I think it will keep going long into the future but time will tell. Certainly feels solid and I haven't noticed any flaws or cut corners yet. (I've given it an 8 as I believe it to be worthy of a ten however as I said 'time will tell')
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Guitar was set-up perfectly, I don't have any ambitions to alter it at all I love it just the way it is.. I couldn't find any flaws at all. I should probably mention now I have been playing for about 20 years now and even used to work in a guitar workshop so I do know my stuff.
Features — 9
This one is a new for 2010 Korean made PRS SE. As far as I know it is the most expensive in the SE line and also one of the first to feature EMG Pickups. It comes with a floyd rose, 24 frets and has neck through body construction oh and a PRS branded gigbag which is of great quality but I would have prefered a hard case. I guess I cant have everything. :) This guitar is mahogany with a maple top and the finish is fantastic, normally I find with the lower market guitars (under 1500) the biggest issue is finish quality, however this one shines and sparkles like a gem.. I love it! I decided to go for the Cherry Red as at first glances it was the most appealing to me, however with true human nature I am now starting to pine for the grey black one which has a more subtle but great character.