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Open-Box PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The SE A30E expands PRS Guitars' SE acoustic offerings to include the classic combination of a solid spruce top with rosewood back and sides. Rosewoo...Click To Read More About This Product

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(Open Box) An easy-to-play body design paired with PRS' special inlays and own electronics.

The SE A30E expands PRS Guitars' SE acoustic offerings to include the classic combination of a solid spruce top with rosewood back and sides. Rosewood provides players with bell-like highs and full bass response for an overtone-rich sound.

The A30E also features the PRS 15.5" Angelus Cutaway body shape and the x-brace/classical hybrid top-bracing design found on PRS' acclaimed Maryland, USA-made acoustic line, as well as the company's trademark bird inlays and headstock design. The undersaddle electronics, which are accessible via the soundhole with both tone and volume controls, provide added flexibility and functionality for the gigging musician.

High-quality components include a solid spruce top with rosewood back and sides, a mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, bone nut and saddle, and PRS designed tuners. The Angelus Cutaway body shape is both aesthetically pleasing and provides easy access to the upper frets.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Angelus Cutaway
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back & sides: Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: X/Classical hybrid
  • Body finish: Info not available
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard neck carve
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.35"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Info not available
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: PRS
  • Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: No
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Other
  • Tuning machines: Chrome
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Inlays
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Korea

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PRSSE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (14)
  • Good audio (13)
  • Stays in tune (12)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Fun to play (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Jamming (8)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Astonishing quality for the money!

I have owned USA PRS electric guitars since becoming a dealer back in 1990. I have worked on many guitars, sold many, and simply enjoy being around them and playing. I wanted to...Read complete review

I have owned USA PRS electric guitars since becoming a dealer back in 1990. I have worked on many guitars, sold many, and simply enjoy being around them and playing. I wanted to get an acoustic, but did not want to break the bank.

I really can tell the difference in good quality instruments, and was concerned that I would not like the import line. I guess I am a bit of a guitar snob. I have friends who work at PRS and asked one about the SE line acoustics. The comments I received back indicated they were consistent, of good quality, and a pleasure to play.

I am really glad I went ahead and bought this guitar. It is excellent! The action is nice and low, the tone acoustically is sweet and warm, the dynamics respond well to the intensity of playing, and it really is a pleasure to play. The case is of good quality as well.

Beyond all of those favorable comments, it is a beautiful instrument visually. The woods are gorgeous, and the bird inlays are classic. If I had one wish, I would like to see the PRS logo on the front of the headstock. I think they may have put it on the truss rod covers in the prior models, but you can tell it is a PRS by looking at it, and it has the name on the back of the headstock.

At any rate, I was torn between this model and the Alex Lifeson one. I am a huge rush fan, and that SE model looks great as well. Some reviews I saw indicated it had a thinner tone, which would make sense given the form factor. I did not have a chance to play either of them, and if I were made of money, I would have bought both. I am very happy with the decision I made to get this one. Just a great guitar for the money all around. PRS continues to rock and rule!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Arrived with chip, no discount

For almost a grand And I received a chipped guitar with stains on the fret board from excessive playing. After sending pictures to Musiciansfriend, they offered to exchange it for a discounted open box...Read complete review

For almost a grand And I received a chipped guitar with stains on the fret board from excessive playing. After sending pictures to Musiciansfriend, they offered to exchange it for a discounted open box item, since no new models are available.

Why would I buy a new item, recieve a used guitar, to then pay shipping to recieve another used guitar, potentially worse than this. They should have been honest from the beginning and labeled this used and sold it at a used price. It is certainly not "mint" condition.

For my trouble, Customer service could have offered me a discount or a gift card, or something, but instead wanted me to pay tax again...it started to make less and less sense the more days this dragged on....
Now I'm stuck knowing I paid full price for a used not mint guitar.

Guitar sounds great, just wished I didn't get screwed by musicians friend on the product and service.

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Astonishing quality for the money!

By vanhalen26505

from Morgantown, WV

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I have owned USA PRS electric guitars since becoming a dealer back in 1990. I have worked on many guitars, sold many, and simply enjoy being around them and playing. I wanted to get an acoustic, but did not want to break the bank.

      I really can tell the difference in good quality instruments, and was concerned that I would not like the import line. I guess I am a bit of a guitar snob. I have friends who work at PRS and asked one about the SE line acoustics. The comments I received back indicated they were consistent, of good quality, and a pleasure to play.

      I am really glad I went ahead and bought this guitar. It is excellent! The action is nice and low, the tone acoustically is sweet and warm, the dynamics respond well to the intensity of playing, and it really is a pleasure to play. The case is of good quality as well.

      Beyond all of those favorable comments, it is a beautiful instrument visually. The woods are gorgeous, and the bird inlays are classic. If I had one wish, I would like to see the PRS logo on the front of the headstock. I think they may have put it on the truss rod covers in the prior models, but you can tell it is a PRS by looking at it, and it has the name on the back of the headstock.

      At any rate, I was torn between this model and the Alex Lifeson one. I am a huge rush fan, and that SE model looks great as well. Some reviews I saw indicated it had a thinner tone, which would make sense given the form factor. I did not have a chance to play either of them, and if I were made of money, I would have bought both. I am very happy with the decision I made to get this one. Just a great guitar for the money all around. PRS continues to rock and rule!!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SE Angelus A30E - Fantastic Guitar For The Money

      By Pedal Down John

      from Goochland, VA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I tried many name-brand high-end acoustic guitars. For the price point of this guitar nothing comes close to it. I played guitars that were triple the cost that did not sound as good or have the fit and finish of this guitar.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar for the price!

      By Tom Sawyer (really!)

      from Connecticut

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Go-to acoustic in my teaching studio

        Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I love this guitar. It's my first guitar of any sort with a 25" scale and I found that I really like it. The neck is a bit "beefier" and fills the hand more than most acoustics in this price range. Build quality, fretwork and materials are excellent...BUT...mine had an irritating and persistent vibration that appeared in the low register. I have a well equipped guitar workshop and I went to work trying to find the cause of the vibration. After determining there were no loose braces or poorly positioned wiring harnesses I finally found that the 9 volt battery was vibrating in its holder! Put a piece of masking tape around the battery and the vibration ceased! I had emailed PRS before discovering the problem and received no reply if that's any indication of their after-sale customer service.

        (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Arrived with chip, no discount

        By Barefoorrunner07

        from Corona

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording

          Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          For almost a grand And I received a chipped guitar with stains on the fret board from excessive playing. After sending pictures to Musiciansfriend, they offered to exchange it for a discounted open box item, since no new models are available.

          Why would I buy a new item, recieve a used guitar, to then pay shipping to recieve another used guitar, potentially worse than this. They should have been honest from the beginning and labeled this used and sold it at a used price. It is certainly not "mint" condition.

          For my trouble, Customer service could have offered me a discount or a gift card, or something, but instead wanted me to pay tax again...it started to make less and less sense the more days this dragged on....
          Now I'm stuck knowing I paid full price for a used not mint guitar.

          Guitar sounds great, just wished I didn't get screwed by musicians friend on the product and service.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A really great guitar

          By Nickman

          from Detroit

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Feel
          • Intonation & string height perfect
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              This guitar arrived in tune with string intonation and height perfect, each string has the same pitch open and at the 12th fret something you don't get at times with a higher end guitar and I can testify to that. I can't say anything bad about this guitar and it was a cheap price. PRS earned my trust.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I'm in love.

              By Russell

              from Lawrence, KS.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Oh, what a beauty! Obviously, the PRS Team and the Wildwood Team [Korea] take their jobs very seriously. This guitar is one that's like the one on Spinal Tap, almost. That's how in love with it I am. Don't touch it. Don't even LOOK at it.

                Seriously, I've been impressed with the workmanship and, yes I'll finally say it- The Sound. The basses are pure and round, the highs and angelic. Maybe that's why it's called "Angelus" :)

                I fingerpick a LOT so this is ideal for me. Excellent note articulation! I use the side of my thumb rather than the nail for the bass notes, so it really "whumps" in an authoritative way.

                As I saw on one video [and I've watched a LOT of videos] - The sustain is amazing. Usually that's discussed regarding electrics, but in this case I use a lot of [I don't know what they're called] "carryover" open notes that continue from one chord to the next. The guitar actually encourages that shimmering effect quite well.

                The feel is described in some reviews as "slightly heavy for some". Well, I happen to really like that. Granted, I am not a very experienced player with many types of acoustics, but it just feels right to me.

                And, it's not heavy like an annoyance- It's more of a heavy as if it's REALLY put together well. As in one piece. As in- Absolutely NO loose vibration. Good thing in an acoustic :)

                I did play some Martins and Taylors during my month-long research. [Granted, these were not the several-thousand buckaroo ones.] Nice guitars, but I listened for and felt for that extra couple hundred buckaroos worth of sound and feel, and didn't notice it.

                PRS is really putting in 200% because PRS acoustic guitars are not widespread. Yet.

                Yeah, this was long-winded and went everywhere. I'm in love, what can I say?

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Yes, I would buy it again.

                By Steve

                from Savannah, GA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  I had been thinking about an inexpensive guitar that I could take camping, to an outdoors gig, or a busy/crowded jam where I don't want to risk damage to my Master Class Breedlove or 1965 Gibson Country Western. I was at a big box store a couple hours from home (none closer) and test drove several candidates without being impressed.

                  Then I saw a PRS SE A30 in a corner. I had heard and read about them, but never seen one in person. I picked it up and was immediately knocked out by the responsiveness of the bass and treble, as well as ease of playing. I only noodled for about 5 minutes before leaving the store. I wasn't really committed to buying anything at the time.

                  I could not stop thinking about that guitar. So, about 3 weeks later when I was back in the area, I went to the store again to give it another look. Alas, it was gone.

                  But still, I kept thinking how much better it sounded than others in the price range, and really as good as many at twice the price. So, i pulled the trigger and ordered one from Musicians Friend. (The "no hassle return" policy helped me feel okay with an online purchase.)

                  I've had it about 2 weeks now and am really pleased. I took it to a jam at a local bar, celebrating a friend's birthday last night, where 10 or 12 of us took turns playing. Everyone agreed that it is a very nice looking guitar, but they, too, were knocked out by the sound, both plugged and unplugged. Several want to play it at our next weekly acoustic jam to see if they might want one. So, yes, i would definitely recommend one to a friend.

                  I prefer the bass and overtones associated with rosewood. Even though the side and back on the SE A30 are laminated, the tone projects almost as much as my Breedlove with solid rosewood back and sides. The build quality seems flawless, and so for someone preferring different tone, the all mahogany model or the spruce/ hog model would no doubt be very pleasing.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Guitar

                  By Terry

                  from Portage Wisconsin

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Excellent Action
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    I own many guitars and only keep the best of the best in my collection. This one is one I will keep without a doubt. Great piece for the money and compares to other very expensive acoustic guitars.

                     
                    4.0

                    I was pleasantly Surprised.

                    By Jamminjay

                    from San Luis Obispo CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      I like the looks and feel of this guitar. I like the quality of sound plugged in or dry. The sound isn't as rich as my Taylor but it sounds great. I don't know which brand of strings are on it from the factory and I'm curious to see what it sounds like with Elixir strings. I'm not real fond of the electronic controls being in the sound hole. When it came there was a battery in a pouch flopping around inside the guitar. It had Velcro on it so I assumed it needed to be stuck somewhere. I was a little disappointed that there were no instructions with it to at least tell me how to change and attach the battery. I had to loosen the strings significantly and barely squeeze my hand inside to feel around blindly for Velcro. I couldn't find it and I had to go online for about 20 minutes to get the info that I needed. The battery inside has to be stuck right a the base of the neck. It came in a sturdy box that came in another shipping box and the guitar was safe inside an extremely high quality hard case.

                       
                      5.0

                      I'VE BEEN WANTING THIS GUITAR FOR QUITE A WHILE

                      By JSTJEAN51

                      from Greenwood, DE

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Rich Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        Feels and plays very well. The SDOTD and my BackStage Pass credits made this purchase a no-brainer.

                         
                        5.0

                        Fantastic Value

                        By Vinny

                        from South Carolina

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Good Feel
                        • Rich Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          Exceeded my expectations, especially when considering value vs price. Mine had a great grain/looking top, rosewood back/sides were nicely done along with great neck/fret work. They might have went a bit heavy/thick on the clear coat finish, but that's pretty normal for imports and lower-mid level guitars. Case is a big bonus and nice quality. Action was nice and low (about 5.5-6/64 on low e) right out of the box, which is rare from the mfg to be that near perfect. These are inspected/final set up by a tech at PRS in Maryland and it shows. I am perfectionist on my action so I lowered the saddle just a smidge to get my 5/64 on the low e, but most would not even need to worry about that! Neck /truss rod relief adjustment was dead on also with no buzzing. I installed my favorite John Pearse PB strings and boy does this guitar sound good. Plenty of bass and trebles with a good growl to it accompanied by nice sustain. Pick up is okay, but that's a piezo for you, nothing to write home about compared to a Tak with a cool tube or higher end Fishman.

                          I have several other nice higher end Takamines, a Yamaha, and an older beautiful all solid body Taylor 214e (spruce top/solid sapele back & sides pretty much equal to a 314), and this PRS rivals them for a lot less money/investment. Plus I am sure it will open up a bit with age and get a little better. All in all, this guitar fights and plays above its weight class for sure!

                           
                          5.0

                          Perfection considering price

                          By seanerbeaner

                          from wisconsin

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Rich Sound
                          • Stays In Tune

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                            I am 52 years old and have had fortune to own well over 100 acoustic guitars in my 40 years of playing. Regardless of price, I have never played a better sounding guitar. The arrival set up was also perfect. I have owned 3-4k acoustics in past. Amazing guitars at ridiculous low prices. I would recommend this SE line to anyone with a huge smile.

                             
                            5.0

                            Very happy

                            By jcornwell

                            from Newark, NY

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel
                            • Rich Sound
                            • Stays In Tune

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                              A beautiful instrument in every way. The discreet volume and tone controls, and the bird inlays speak to the thoughtful design. It sounds a little bright to my ears, but it's a joy to play! But it sounds amazing through an amplifier! The case is solid, a bit chunky, but to get this level of guitar and a case too for this price imho is an amazing value!

                               
                              5.0

                              Love this guitar

                              By Coachal

                              from Onsted, MI

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Fun To Play
                              • Good Feel
                              • Rich Sound
                              • Stays In Tune

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Jamming
                                • Practicing
                                • Recording

                                Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                Love playing this guitar.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great sound, well built, and sharp looking

                                By Blessed

                                from Dawson, ND

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Feel
                                • Rich Sound
                                • Stays In Tune

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about PRS SE Angelus A30E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                  This guitar has superb sound, great tone. I love to play it.

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