PRS has just announced brand new SE 2020 models – including versions of its ever-popular Starla and Mira guitars that until now had only been available as Core or S2 models. The company says the new SE models are part of its 35th anniversary celebration in 2020.
PRS SE new models announced
The full list of new models introduced for the PRS SE range is the SE Mira, SE Starla Stoptail, SE Hollowbody Standard, SE Hollowbody II, SE Custom 24 Poplar Burland the SE Custom 24 Burled Ash.
PRS SE Mira and Starla models
The Mira and Starla models have a large following in the classic US-built PRS line up. We know they are both solid mahogany bodied guitars with stop tail designs. The electronics are mounted on the pickguard, just like the US versions. The Mira comes loaded with PRS SE 85/15 “S” pickups, whereas the Starla comes with the DS-02 treble and bass pickups. Here’s Jack Higginbotham, PRS Guitars COO, commenting on the new models:
“These guitars are beloved by so many of at PRS, it has been rewarding to reinvent them for the SE Series while maintaining their unique personalities that allow them to diversify the lineup.”
“From the electronics to the body shapes to the colour palette, these two guitars blend attention to detail with a with a no frills attitude that we feel is incredibly appealing.” –
The Starla comes in Antique White with Tortoise Shell Pickguard and Metallic Green with Mint Pickguard. The Mira is available in Black with Tortoise Shell Pickguard and Metallic Blue with Mint Pickguard.
SE Hollowbody Standard and SE Hollowbody II
PRS has also added two new hollow-bodied models to the SE lineup. These include the SE Hollowbody Standard and SE Hollowbody II. The SE Hollowbody Standard has an all-mahogany body with hollow construction. The SE Hollowbody II has a figured maple top and back and mahogany sides as well as a mahogany neck.
The Hollow Body Standard is available in Fire Red Burst and McCarty Tobacco Sunburst. And the Hollow Body 2 comes in Charcoal Burst and Tri-Color Burst.
SE Custom 24 Poplar Burl and Burled Ash
Again, the PRS SE Custom is already a popular model. These new SE models introduce new tops, Poplar Burl or Burled Ash, adding some more choices to the range.
The SE Custom 24, includes a maple top, mahogany back, Wide Thin maple neck, 24 frets, 25” scale length, the PRS patented moulded tremolo, and dual 85/15 “S” pickups with a 3-way blade switch and push/pull tone control for coil tapping.
The SE Custom 24 Poplar Burl comes in a Whale Blue finish and the SE Custom 24 Burled Ash comes in a Vintage Sunburst finish.
PRS SE Locking Tuners!
In conjunction with today’s announcement of new PRS SE models, Authorised PRS dealers and the PRS West Street East accessory store will be selling SE locking tuners for the first time ever. This for me is a huge deal, as up until now most of us have been adding locking tuners to our SE models to bring them up to the Core spec of their US counterparts.
RRP – SE Mira and SE Starla GBP 599 each, SE Hollowbody Standard GBP 899, SE Hollowbody II GBP 999 and SE Custom 24 with Exotic Tops GBP 799 each