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PRS SE One Electric Guitar

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The SE One is a single pickup, single knob, single cutaway SE for musicians who wants the no-frills approach to getting their music across. Both body...Click To Read More About This Product

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An elegantly simple axe for the no-frills player!

The SE One is a single pickup, single knob, single cutaway SE for musicians who wants the no-frills approach to getting their music across. Both body and neck are constructed from mahogany. The pickup is the popular soapbar. A rosewood fretboard and moon inlays highlight a classic finish. With wonderful sound, playability and great looks, why clutter your guitar up with more stuff you don't need?

FEATURES
  • BODY:
  • Singlecut, mahogany body
  • NECK:
  • 25" scale length mahogany 22-fret neck with rosewood fretboard and moon inlays
  • Neck carve - wide fat
  • HARDWARE:
  • PRS designed stoptail
  • PRS designed tuners
  • Pickguard
  • ELECTRONICS:
  • One soapbar pickup
  • One volume control
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4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

You get your money's worth

Think of this of a well-made LP Jr with PRS quality construction and attention to detail. Easy to play, and yes (see PRS site) you can adjust the intonation at the bridge to...Read complete review

Think of this of a well-made LP Jr with PRS quality construction and attention to detail. Easy to play, and yes (see PRS site) you can adjust the intonation at the bridge to go from 9-42 to 10-46 strings (use D'Addarrio). The P-90 style pickup a little less raw than a Gibson, but it is a very nice sounding pickup that the volume control rolled back can change the way it sounds. The only negative I have is that the nut is sharp on the top edges, but this can be rounded off easily. I am told some people have no issue with it. Very nice fret work and setup, meticulous construction. In looking at many of these, to me, the Vintage sunburst seems to more likely have nicer looking matching color of the wood pieces the body is made off - that is the top horn section, simply because of the way the stain is darker in that area. The gig bag is also very nicely made. For the money, you get a very nice guitar vs some other guitar that is cheapened down version of higher priced models. Although this is made in Korea, PRS know-how is there, and their commitment for quality and consistency is there, meaning that out of the box, there is little to worry about. I made one change as I do for most of guitars, I added locking tuners. Grover 406C, mini locking rotomatics they are a are a drop in replacement. In considering my review, I want you to know I own many guitars, ES-335, 62 and 60 reissue strats, American Strat, Washburn HB-35, EPI Sheridan, teles, among many others, and would recommend this SE One to anyone, especially to new students, as I said well-made, little to break, easy to play, and light to carry around.

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Could have been so much better!

I bought the ONE and sent it back about a month later because it was too bright and with no tone control, you're screwed if you don't want to try and finagle it with...Read complete review

I bought the ONE and sent it back about a month later because it was too bright and with no tone control, you're screwed if you don't want to try and finagle it with your amp settings. All PRS had to do was make it with ONE double pot, pull up for tone, push down for volume and the problem would be solved and it could still be called ONE. So, it's too harsh without a tone control and I don't feel like paying a luthier $100 to change it to what I suggest above and add a better soapbar.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Make one change!

By Lawyer#1

from US

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This guitar for the money wipes out anything out there......We put a TV JONES hot pickup in it and it's our go to guitar for almost every recording we do........

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PRS SE One

By Wil-Wo-Ms

from Caguas, PR

I have been playing this beauty for about 3 months and I felt it was time to write about it. This is easily the best guitar I have ever tried, and I have been playing for 26 years, so I have tried quite a few. The factory setup is great. The action is a bit too high, but that can be easily fixed. Personally, I hate when I have to adjust two volume controls and two tone controls on a Les Paul, so the single control on this one was a blessing. I have played different styles on it: Blues, Classic Rock, Alternative, Latin. It is great for any style, although it may be too bright for metal. The Tobacco finish looks great, and the craftmanship is great. I don't expect anything less from a PRS. My advice is to get straplocks, since you don't want this light-weight set-neck on the floor. Overall, it's an excellent guitar for the price, whether you are an intermediate, or experienced player. I don't think this one's for beginners, as the SE (Students Edition) label states.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You get your money's worth

By LittleEyeJones

from New York City

Think of this of a well-made LP Jr with PRS quality construction and attention to detail. Easy to play, and yes (see PRS site) you can adjust the intonation at the bridge to go from 9-42 to 10-46 strings (use D'Addarrio). The P-90 style pickup a little less raw than a Gibson, but it is a very nice sounding pickup that the volume control rolled back can change the way it sounds. The only negative I have is that the nut is sharp on the top edges, but this can be rounded off easily. I am told some people have no issue with it. Very nice fret work and setup, meticulous construction. In looking at many of these, to me, the Vintage sunburst seems to more likely have nicer looking matching color of the wood pieces the body is made off - that is the top horn section, simply because of the way the stain is darker in that area. The gig bag is also very nicely made. For the money, you get a very nice guitar vs some other guitar that is cheapened down version of higher priced models. Although this is made in Korea, PRS know-how is there, and their commitment for quality and consistency is there, meaning that out of the box, there is little to worry about. I made one change as I do for most of guitars, I added locking tuners. Grover 406C, mini locking rotomatics they are a are a drop in replacement. In considering my review, I want you to know I own many guitars, ES-335, 62 and 60 reissue strats, American Strat, Washburn HB-35, EPI Sheridan, teles, among many others, and would recommend this SE One to anyone, especially to new students, as I said well-made, little to break, easy to play, and light to carry around.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Could have been so much better!

By PRSareBest

from San Diego

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I bought the ONE and sent it back about a month later because it was too bright and with no tone control, you're screwed if you don't want to try and finagle it with your amp settings. All PRS had to do was make it with ONE double pot, pull up for tone, push down for volume and the problem would be solved and it could still be called ONE. So, it's too harsh without a tone control and I don't feel like paying a luthier $100 to change it to what I suggest above and add a better soapbar.

 
5.0

Outstanding Value

By Mightybucka

from Milwaukee,WI

This guitar is certainly a benchmark for value in an electric guitar. For the limitations of one P90 pickup and a single volume knob, this guitar can deliver an extremely wide variety of great tones. Anything in the classic rock genre can be played with a convincing degree of realism. It does AC/DC well with distortion, and Knopfler can be easily conjured with a clean,, fender-esque setting. The build quality is excellent, and neck playability is great. If this guitar had to be my only guitar, I could survive. If it had existed when I started my collection, it would probably be my only piece. It's that good.

 
5.0

Sweet Classic Tones

By Quincy

from Shreveport, LA

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Well, I was looking for a new guitar for myself and had a good idea of what I was looking for. After browsing through a few brands I came upon PRS. I was looking for a price that matched my budget and quaility that would meet what I require in an electric guitar. I have been playing for almost 45 yrs, so it dosen't take very long to tell if a guitar is worth buying and keeping. Well, I came across the SE ONE, It instantly caught my eye. Beautiful color, very simple in design and a real vintage vibe. I ordered it, and when it came I couldn't get it unpacked fast enough.The cherry finish is far more beautiful than the picture of it online. The action was a little high, but no problem. That was easily fixed. The action at the 22nd fret is the thickness of a penny! This lil' beaut plays like a dream, bends like butter and for just having a single P90 style pickup and a single volume knob, you can get a lot of tones by just playing with the volume. It can scream, it can get ultra clean and back it off to about 7 and you can get a great sound for some classic rock chording. I absolutely could not find one single thing wrong with this guitar. So if you want some vintage classic rock tones at a great price and a beautiful instrument to look at, give this sweetie of a guitar a try.

 
5.0

Simple, but great!!!

By LOGHAVENPLAYER-Sb60.

from North Dallas area

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The PRS SE One is truly a great guitar for the money. What you see is what you get. Plug and play and wail away. Put some crunch on this one and stand by to be wow'ed. The quality is top-notch and the finish (I have the red) is awesome. The neck is fast the action true. If you are looking for a good ole' time Rock n' roll guitar, look no further!

 
5.0

Les Paul Junior Junior

By Max Mel

from Twin Cities Mn.

I wanted a mahogany P-90 guit without paying for a Gibson. Thinner body,nice sunburst,set neck. Neck is a bit wider like the Gibson. If you like a chunky neck you'll love this one. I do. Intonation is good and wrap around bridge seems very stable. I love the vintage looks. There is no tone control. If you play through an amp you just adjust it. I play alot through a Vox Tone Lab and it sounds great. The treble can get a bit harsh but it's not a deal breaker for me. I would rather have the tone there and make adjustments than not have it there in the first place. I might put in a dual control pot and see how that works. I don't know who makes the pup but it sounds just right for me. Maybe the best thing for me is it's not noisy like a P-90 guit can be. I was hoping a single pup would be better than two for noise and it is. If you are attracted to this guitar you are looking for a certain sound and action and vibe. This has it. There is a nice gig bag also. Much nicer than most.This was much cheaper than a Junior but the quality is at least as good and there is plenty of MOJO.

 
5.0

May look like a jr but....

By guitarjonny

from Wilmington, DE

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Ive had mine for about 3 months now and I was fortunate enough to also play a vintage jr during that time. Of course the jr is a dirty little rock machine but the Se one is more complex. Yeah it can be dirty too but its clean tones are just amazing...Wanna play Beatles or surf tunes? this guitar can do it. Also the finish is gorgeous(I have the sunburst) and the polish on the frets is perfect. Wanna bend the B string till it touches the A? No problem and btw after your done beating on this guitar it'll still be in tune.The neck IS on the fat side so people with small hands may want to play it first but its also light as a feather (lighter then my strat)and very comfortable. Its become the guitar I pick up the most.Btw the musicians gear LP case fits it pretty well.

 
5.0

Rock Machine!!!!!

By uprmstudio

from South Sioux City, NE

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This guitar absolutely rocks. It could be a regular PRS instead of an SE and I couldn't tell the difference. It was setup perfectly right out of the box. The finish was stunning as well. The vintage cherry is very beautiful. The frets are great. The P90 pickup really barks. You really don't need the tone knob. Adjusting the volume knob will get you a bunch of different tones. This guitar is really fun to play. I have hardly put it down since I got it. The padded gig bag is great too. Very high quality. All I can say is that this is the best guitar in this price range that I have ever played.

 
5.0

classicrockin' dream machine

By joseph harper

from C.S.,N.Y.

I had been looking around for a single pup with a P-90for a while and leave to PRS to make it so! I have the vintage cherry finish and this guitar is just crazy. The tones that come out of this thing just by tweaking the volume and your picking attack is unbelievable. From acoustic sounds to straight up rock. If your bored with your same old routine and sound and actualy want your hands to be responcible for your sound instead of a suitcase for of stomp boxes, this is all you.

 
5.0

Fiesty Little Rocker

By Pappy

from Great Southwest Deserts

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The setup as received was a pleasant surprise. Just tuned it up. Didn't even change strings, yet! I?ve had to adjust the neck of every other mid $$$ guitar I?ve ever purchased on line (3 of them) But not this one. Close to perfect right out of the box. Love the wide, fat neck!Fit and finish is extremely good. Great looking Tobacco burst. Surprising lightness, but she squeal?s and wails when cranked. Easily tamed by altering your pick attack and adjusting your volume knob.Best mid $$$ new Asian produced guitar I?ve ever played.Check out the PRS SE line of instruments when your in the market for a mid $$$ guitar.

 
5.0

Feel/Playability alone are worth it!

By 777-HaOW-

from Shepherdsville, Kentucky

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The craftmanship is excellent at this price. The playability is second to none, if you like a Classic Strat neck, but would find an even thicker/wider neck with a more playable radius and bigger frets perfect, then this is the neck for you! The guitar is loud and very responsive, it sounds really good, but at this level of playability is worthy of a pickup upgrade for more complex tones. It is also worthy of a TonePros intonatable bridge if your preference is above .10-46 gauge strings. It comes with .9-42 strings, but anything above 10's is probably going to get the intonation too far off for the non-intonatable bridge. Killer guitar, you won't be disappointed!

 
5.0

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

By RockinGuitars

from Malibu California

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This is a PRS! Not only that makes it awesome but it sound awesome! I have the Vintage Cherry and I couldn't be any more happy! It's the best! I will recomend this guitar anyday!

 
5.0

Great guitar

By LB-6tJMX

from NH

When I first got this guitar I was impressed by the beautiful finish (I have the sunburst) and the great looks of the guitar. Upon playing it I fell in love with the wide neck it has and the sound the p90 gives. The action was good out of the box and I have absolutely no complaints after a month of playing it. The only downside of this guitar is the single pickup and lack of any tone control, however the single p90 pickup does sound excelent on its own no matter what style your playing.

 
5.0

No frills, excellent guitar

By Jilted Astronaut

from Richmond VA

The SE one is a blast to play. You get everything you want out of your amp since you have a P-90 that sounds great and a volume knob.So it's you and your amp.Just like it should be. Pick one of these up and play it and I would be surprised if you didn't end up buying it. Perfect action, smooth fretboard and a great tone. Not much more you could want.This guitar, hands down, is a winner.

 
5.0

wow...

By mm

from planet earth

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This guitar is amazing! At a glance you see a beautiful cherry finish (which I can only describe as stunning) rosewood fingerboard with moon inlays which every guitarist whos seen it has asked about, all for $500. Don't go spending another 300 for the Gibson lp junior, prs makes this guitar as good if not better. I gave features a 5 because even though it has few features all of them are executed perfectly. The sound is beautiful to say the least.

 
5.0

Simply A Great Guitar

By NEW PRS FAN

from Sparks, NV

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I got my PRS SE ONE guitar, in the cherry finish, yesterday. Right out of the box, the guitar was set up perfectly. I was little concerned if it would tune up, because of the stop tail piece. No problems. It tunes up better than my Fender Strat Highway One. The sound is fantastic. I love the P-90, which, is why I bought this jewel. My only gripe is the finish isn't top notch, like the rest of the guitar, where the neck meets the body at the pickguard. The flat part at the end of the neck. Otherwise beautifully finished. If you want a great looking and sounding guitar at a fair price, this guitar is worth every penny.

 
5.0

Better than a Jr.!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

THE best sounding and playing guitar I own. Always been a Junior fan, couldn't handle the price compared to how they usually felt. This sucker was set up perfect right outta the box. Stays in tune, and can take a good bashing. The pickup is fairly quiet for a P90 too. SO many sounds just by using the volume knob. Highly recommended.

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