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PRS SE Santana Electric Guitar  

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Carlos Santana's influence as a PRS guitar player led to the development of Paul Reed Smith's SE electric guitar series, which launched in 2001. In h...Read More

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Honoring Carlos' legacy with an all-new SE Santana.

Carlos Santana's influence as a PRS guitar player led to the development of Paul Reed Smith's SE electric guitar series, which launched in 2001. In honor of that legacy, PRS has created the all-new SE Santana. The SE Santana is the first guitar in the SE series offered with a 24-1/2" scale length and is also the first SE created using the same silhouette as Carlos's revered American-made PRS models. The wide-fat mahogany neck promotes fleet fingering on the 22 frets adorned with "old school" birds while PRS-designed humbuckers offer clear, well-defined tones from clean, to crunch, to hot, full-crank mode. The PRS-designed tuners and PRS-designed tremolo keep you in tune no more how adventuresome your playing may become. This guitar and its appointments honor Santana's skill and style better than ever and offer players great quality and value. Case Sold Separately.

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FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple top with flamed maple veneer
  • Mahogany neck
  • Wide-fat neck shape
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24-1/2" scale
  • 22 frets
  • PRS "Old School" birds
  • PRS-designed Santana humbuckers
  • Master Volume and Tone controls with 3-way toggle switch
  • PRS-designed tremolo
  • PRS-designed tuners
  • NIckel hardware
  • Case Sold Separately

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PRSSE Santana Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 48 reviews)

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    (35)

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    (10)

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    (1)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (30)
  • Fun to play (29)
  • Good tone (27)
  • Good pick up (22)
  • Solid electronics (22)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (28)
    • Jamming (27)
    • Recording (22)
    • Small venues (19)
    • Rock concerts (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (19), Professional musician (9), Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Flawless Workmanship

    I have been playing since 1968. I am currently in a power trio trying to emulate Gov't Mule. I own two Gibsons(Les Paul Standard & 61 reissue SG) and a Fender...Read complete review

    I have been playing since 1968. I am currently in a power trio trying to emulate Gov't Mule. I own two Gibsons(Les Paul Standard & 61 reissue SG) and a Fender (Coronada Stratocaster).

    I recieved the PRS Santana SE yesterday. I have been unable to put it down. I am impressed with the quality of workmanship that has went into this guitar. It is actually less flawless than my SG(pick gaurd not fitted properly).

    The intonation was dead on out of the box. I adjusted the truss bar and the individual saddles to get the super low action that I prefer. It only took 5 minutes to adjust the action and reset the intonation.

    I like the fact that the first thing you see in the documentation is instructions on how to adjust the trust rod if the action is not to your liking. I was planning on installing Schaller strap locks, however upon closer examination the strap retintion knobs are at least 1.5 the size of the strap retention knobs on both my Fender and Gibson.

    The vibrato seems to be much more responsive than the vibrato on my Strat. The sound is sweet and the guitar is simply beautiful. For an off shore made instrument I am truly amazed at the quality of workmanship.

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    Seriously over-rated

    I am a 20yr plus guitarist who owns quality guitars from Gibson USA, Fender USA and G&L USA.

    You need to put me in the minority, but this...Read complete review

    I am a 20yr plus guitarist who owns quality guitars from Gibson USA, Fender USA and G&L USA.

    You need to put me in the minority, but this guitar has to be the very worst value for money in an import.
    I was after a 2 humbucker double cut guitar so picked one of these up new at local GC.
    ok fine it looks pretty, and once setup properly (which it wasn't) and with a new nut (which it needed), it is nice to play..but that the end of the good news.
    It is very unbalanced, being tail heavy so if you practice while seated its NOT comfortable, and its just the weakest, thinnest poorest excuse of a guitar tone i have ever heard.. and i am talking anaemic. Could this be improved with new SD pups?..sure..but then its a pricey guitar.

    These guitars are very poor value for money for imports given Epiphone Les Pauls and G&L Tribute guitars are far cheaper, better sounding and hence much better deals...

    After two weeks i tossed this in the closet and bought a used Les Paul DC for not much more than what i paid for this excuse of a guitar...

    just not a good guitar at all...

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    2.0

    Seriously over-rated

    By mystic38

    from Mystic CT

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • School Bands

        Comments about PRS SE Santana Electric Guitar:

        I am a 20yr plus guitarist who owns quality guitars from Gibson USA, Fender USA and G&L USA.

        You need to put me in the minority, but this guitar has to be the very worst value for money in an import.
        I was after a 2 humbucker double cut guitar so picked one of these up new at local GC.
        ok fine it looks pretty, and once setup properly (which it wasn't) and with a new nut (which it needed), it is nice to play..but that the end of the good news.
        It is very unbalanced, being tail heavy so if you practice while seated its NOT comfortable, and its just the weakest, thinnest poorest excuse of a guitar tone i have ever heard.. and i am talking anaemic. Could this be improved with new SD pups?..sure..but then its a pricey guitar.

        These guitars are very poor value for money for imports given Epiphone Les Pauls and G&L Tribute guitars are far cheaper, better sounding and hence much better deals...

        After two weeks i tossed this in the closet and bought a used Les Paul DC for not much more than what i paid for this excuse of a guitar...

        just not a good guitar at all...

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good, but a little uncomfortable

        By Guy

        from Connecticut

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about PRS SE Santana Electric Guitar:

          Very nice guitar in all aspects that really matter. It sounds good, plays easily, looks absolutely gorgeous in red, with a nice tone. My only complaint with it is that it is uncomfortable to hold and play while sitting... which is most of the time, for me.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WORTH EVERY PENNY

          By WICKTANA

          from HIXSON, TN

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Looks good
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about PRS SE Santana Electric Guitar:

            I already had 6 guitars that consist of a Fender Strat Jimmy Vaughn, Fender American Deluxe Strat and Tele, Gibson Les Paul Class Gold top 1960 reissue, Epiphone Custom model made in Japan with two P-90s, and a Ibanez S series. My only reason for giving the kind of guitars I have was to establish that I know a little about the quality of guitars. When you take into consideration that the American Deluxe Strat and Telle are now going for a lot, the Les Paul was more than they were and not even being made now, there is a lot of money in just those 3 guitars. Because of that, I was always under the impression that there was no such thing as a non-American made guitar under $1200.00 worth having. After reading one article after another about the PRS SE series, and seeing how low they were priced I didn't think they could be sold that cheap and still be really good. Then an add caught my attention that talked about PRS making a Santana model SE with the birds on the neck. With nothing more to do I decided to go and try one out. All of my guitars are made well and play great but I paid a high price for them. When I picked up the PRS SE Santana and started playing it over one of the amps, I couldn't believe the price tag on this guitar. Not only does it look like a guitar that would cost more, it plays like a much higher priced brand. The pickups on this are amazing, and when you switch from the neck to the bridge or both pickups you can really hear a difference. Because the neck is a 50s style it takes a little getting used to but once you do it is amazing on how well it plays. This is a must try guitar for any type of player, and after trying it out I purchased it in a heartbeat. When I got home I plugged it in my Marshall JVM410H and the different sounds I could get blew me away. I wouldn't tell PRS this but I would even pay more for a guitar like the SE Santana. It is a great addition to the guitars I already have and much lower in cost.

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            5.0

            A little tweeking.

            By AlienRocker

            from Roswell, NM.

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Stock Strings Too Light

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about PRS SE Santana Electric Guitar:

            Love the feel of the neck and balance of the instrument. After locking down the bridge, filing the nut, adjusting the truss and saddles, installing 11 gauge strings and changing out those ugly orange knobs it's as sweet as it can be. Great buy!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Gutiar, with a specific sound

            By Ezekiel

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Nice "warm" Sound
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Versatility

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about PRS SE Santana Electric Guitar:

            This is a cool guitar and very good for the price range, but what PRS isn't? I really like this guitar's jazzy/bluesy warm tone it has. Unfortunetly that is about the only sound it has. If you are looking for a Rock guitar this is NOT FOR YOU! It provides very good quality and sounds for certain styles, but in my opinion it lacks versatility and the ability to do much else than play Santana's style of music. Yes, I would reccomend this, but to a blues or jazz solo player, but not to a rock/punk/or metal player.

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            4.0

            NO COMPLIANTS GUITAR JAMS

            By MR. B METAL

            from Tucson, Az

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about PRS SE Santana Electric Guitar:

              se Santana is a fun guitar to play. If your a fan of Gibson necks. Its not your typical PRS neck with the longer scale. this has a very rich full power balls out clean and distorted sound with out having to have an active pickup, and great for recording as well. looks cool! feels cool! Also their is no lock in nuts for your tuning on this model so you better stretch those stings good before whammy in out

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Ultimate Gigging Guitar

              By Basel

              from Sugar Land, TX

              Pros

              • Bluesy Neck Pickup
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about PRS SE Santana Electric Guitar:

                The PRS SE Santana is one heck of a guitar. Quality and craftsmanship are similar (if not better) than some of the lower-end Gibson models.
                It looks, sounds, and feels amazing and offers a lot of guitar for a very reasonable price. The neck pickup has a nice, deep, bluesy sound to it and the bridge pickup is perfect for lead tones. The tremelo system is comparable to that of a Strat and the tone quality and sustain is comparable to that of a Les Paul.
                This guitar is the ultimate gigging machine due to its reliable, high quality construction and simple controls. The shorter scale makes it easier to play and sing at the same time, and its neck is very easy to play on.
                The set-up out of the box was decent, but you should always have a luthier or your local guitar shop set up any new guitar. The only thing I would change would be to add locking tuners, but intonation isn't really an issue after set-up.
                In summary, this guitar is worth every penny and you will not be disappointed.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My Guitar Tech Loves It

                By Fred

                from Columbus, OH

                About Me Novice

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PRS SE Santana Electric Guitar:

                    My guitar tech, who is very picky, loved this guitar when I brought it in for a setup. He said it was the best Korean made guitar he had ever seen, and was a great overall guitar, period.

                    Feels great, and has a beautiful finish (I have the yellow). Lots of bang for the buck.

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                    5.0

                    love it

                    By jaguar

                    from okc

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts

                    Comments about PRS SE Santana Electric Guitar:

                    love the sound - love the feel - love the neck - love the look - for the price ? you can't go wrong

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    unbelievable

                    By joe

                    from san diego

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about PRS SE Santana Electric Guitar:

                      I love this guitar. Ever since i held the beautiful thing in my hand i knew i was in love. It looks and sounds great and people love looking at it. I always get compliments from others when they see it. Just another quality guitar in the PRS line

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