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PRS SE Soapbar II Electric Guitar
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The PRS Guitars SE Soapbar II Electric Guitar carries on in the tradition of the original SE Soapbar but with the distinctive PRS double cutaway shap...Click To Read More About This Product
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The PRS Guitars SE Soapbar II Electric Guitar carries on in the tradition of the original SE Soapbar but with the distinctive PRS double cutaway shape. This beautiful guitar features a solid mahogany body with a set mahogany neck, 2 specially designed soapbar pickups, and a PRS-designed stoptail bridge.
- PRS double cutaway shape
- Solid mahogany body
- Set mahogany neck
- 2 specially designed single-coil soapbar pickups
- PRS-designed stoptail bridge
- 22 frets
- 10" fretboard radius
- 25" scale
- Moon Inlays
- Wide-fat neck carve
- 3-way toggle pickup selector
- Tone and volume control
Reviewed by 38 customers
I bought this lightly used PRS SE Soapbar II on after seeing it reviewed in the May 2007 Guitar Player Magazine. The editors reviewed the best 35 guitars available for under $500.00. The PRS S.E. Soapbar II model received top honors, including the "Editors Pick" and the best ratings for "Sound", "Vibe", "Workmanship" and several other categories, as well as being selected as the preferred guitar by the Guitar Player Forum members brought in to review the "roundup" of guitars. Every one of the 9 reviewers picked this guitar as their favorite guitar under $500.00.Incredible maple veneer Tobacco sunburst finish and build quality.The P90 bridge pup is snarly, surly, bites, growls, and will penetrate through the band mix when needed. Neck pup is warm, yet clear, sweet as brown sugar, retaining a round sound,yet bell-like quality. This guitar is discontinued,and I don't see why. She can do Rock-Hard and Classic-Jazz, Pop, R&B,and do it well.As somone posted earlier, the quality matches and exceeds higher end Gibsons and Fenders This axe is discontinued, so if MF has a used one up, grab it! It's put an American Standard Strat as my backup guitar.
I wasnt able to spend more than a $1,000 on a guitar so the soapbar 2's price tag was apealing. Now that I've played it its not the price that I love. The guitar plays like a dream. The fret curve and spacing makes for the most comfortable playing I've experienced including more expensive high end gibson models of my friends. The crafting and sound of this guitar just blows me away. The P-90s put out wahling sreams with sustain for days but can also make a clean vintage sound you wouldnt expect from a guitar without humbuckers. My only complaints are with the mahogany used. it seems light, not a premium selection. Also the pick up switch seems to buz in the top or bottom position although sounds perfect in the middle.
This is truly an amazing find! The PRS SB II has a very comfortable neck and a light body. The finish on the guitar is flawless and the P90s on this beast can really rip (pinch harmonics like no tomorrow, seriously).This guitar is suitable for ANY kind of music. The duet of single tone and volume knobs may seem wimpy; however, do not let this fool you. The pickups can be assigned to excrete some thin, tinny tones or pushed to allow a very thick crunch.Both clean and distorted tones are superb! Seriously, this little number rivals suposedly "higher-end" Gibson LPs. Do yourself a favor and buy this (or at least check out the other SE models).
I have owned the Santana for 5 years and appreciate the value more every time I use it. This guitar has the tone of my les paul and even more playability. The neck is hefty like a gibson, humbuckers are noiseless, and the tuners are much better than the les paul. The guitar looks plain. So what? This guitar is a player, not a showpiece.
Having admired this guitar from afar for many months I finally broke down, traded in my Mexican Fat Strat and plunked down the cash for a well-discounted, slightly abused, store display, vintage cherry Soapbar II. I shouldn?t have waited so long. This entry-level PRS is a fine guitar and a joy to play. I'm an intermediate Blues/Rockabilly player, practicing diligently for a couple of years now, always looking to improve. This guitar was just what the doctor ordered. After less than a week with this baby, I already feel like a better player. The guitar?s basic simplicity is enhanced by it?s fine craftsmanship, and I find it?s playability and sonic range preferable to that of my now alternate axe; a MIM Telecaster. For the few extra dollars, the PRS features a glued-in neck and a rosewood fret board, which I prefer to the Tele?s maple board. I still love my Tele, but the Korean made PRS is just a higher quality product and well worth the extra bucks. I love playing it through my little Blues Junior. No regrets here.
My first guitar was an epiphone sg, it was okay but I was growing out of it. So needless to say I started looking at other guitars. I looked at Gibsons, Fenders, Gretschs, Jacksons, pretty much everything. I had always thought PRSs were really expensive, but the PRS SE soapbar II was reasonably priced and I read all the reviews and they were all good. I had been looking for a P-90 guitar, and this one had a beautiful finish to boot. So I bought it, it came a lot sooner than I had expected, about a week after I had ordered it. When I took it out of the deluxe gig bag (also very nice) I was blown away by the finish in person I made sure it was in tune and it was, so I plugged it into my Pignose 40 watt, with a Jensen mod 10" speak. It has amazing clarity, and the harmonics are beautiful. At first I thought the pickups were a little to tame, but I just raised the pole pieces and I could definately get some growl and crunch from it. It would've gotten a full 5 on features but it didn't have a whammy bar option, and it being a combination stopbar/tailpiece installing one seems an unwarranted invasion of the guitar, but it's still fine and I love it.
About four years ago, I played my friend's PRS Santana SE. It was the model before they added the pickguard. It had the beautiful chrome covers and everything. It was INCREDIBLE! Well, since then, I've owned a Squier Strat, and Epiphone G-310 SG, and an Epiphone Les Paul Standard. The LP was my favorite. Then, when I was going to guy a new amp, I tried out some LPs to make sure I knew what the amp would sound like. Then I saw this PRS sitting on the shelf. Looked great, and being that I hadn't played a PRS FOREVER, I figured I'd try my luck again. SUPER light! I plugged it in, and I was a little disappointed. The soapbars weren't so great. I could also tell that the guitar had been battered around a little bit from being in the store. I was rather disappointed, so personally, I wouldn't buy this guitar, but I'm not knockin' PRS. If you want a cheap PRS that is good for you, I suggest getting one of the SE models with double humbuckers. I'm preparing to replace my SG with a PRS SE Standard. I've never played one, but if it's as good as my friend's PRS Santana SE, then it will be great!
This guitar is pretty much the greatest thing I have ever touched. It was perfect right out of the bag and I have yet to change anything on it. I absolutely love the neck and pickups, and the tuners are pretty swell also. Plus, it's really light and looks fantastic. Moreover, Larry Lalonde plays PRS guitars so that is an added bonus.
a prs for guys like me that can't afford a prs...very playable. way more dependable than my american '57 strat reissue, more versatile too. will soon purchase the single coil version of this beast, and throw the '57 strat in the fireplace, where i will finally get some use from it. not the same as the high $$$$ prs, of course, but close enough for 30% of cost.
ok, so i had been saving for a while for a new guitarr. when i finally got themoney i went down and looked at a couple guitars. and this one seemed to be the best for the price. so i bout it. the first amp i got with my guitar was a VOX. when i disorted it, when ever i wasnt playing it would buzz alot. soo about a month lazter i got a new 120W crate. hopping that it wouldnt have the same probilem. but it did. so long story short. not for metal for for jazz blues etc. sadly =(
I have used and owned this guitar for around 1 year. I used to think it was the best guitar ever, but i was mistaken. Don't get me wrong...it looks awesome with its half moon inlays, and its signature PRS shape, but the fact of the matter is that it doesnt play that well. This guitar is as good if not better than then most guitar when it comes to a clean setting, but when you crank out the distortion; forget about it. Also, this guitar's neck is so fat that it makes it hard to play faster songs. If you by for looks and clean sound, this guitar is great, but I just switched over to an ESP H1000 and it was the best decision of my life.
I Bought a PRS 513 a couple of weeks ago and I don't want to take it everywhere I go. So I picked up one of these Soapbar II PRS guitars. I tell you after playing it for a couple of hours I can safly say. WOW!! It is one of the funest guitars I've played in a long time. Not to much hum from the Soapbars, Very clean tone, Action & Intonation is right on, Feel balence slightly neck heavy but in all light as a feather, Neck a bit fat but comfy, very good construction. I did try a few Schecters, Ibanez, Hamers Fenders in this price range. This and the Custom SE I tried where very supirior in quality & Playablity to the others. I bought the Soapbar II over the Custom only because I've never owned an Instument with Soapbars before. This is the way to go if your tight on cash or just want something else for lessons or to bang around but still have professional tone. A very Good Buy.
I was in the market for a guitar with P-90's and saw this PRS SE. I was a little reluctant, in that I own a couple quality guitars (Les Paul Standard and a '89 Flying "V") and thought I might be throwing away $500 on a sub-par guitar. Well, the surprise was on me! This is one hell of an instrument--nice wood, great sound, and flawless construction. I haven't picked up my Gibsons since it arrived. Folks, if you want a "good" P-90 for a "reasonable" price, look somewhere else--this is a "great" P-90 for an "unbelievable" price. BUY IT!!!
This guitar kicks ass man! You get a little buzz in the high and low position but when you are playing you can't hear it. It has an awesome hearty tone in the middle position. Can't get anything better for the price. In fact I'd pay $700+ for it. Awesome deal. Very light. Great sustain. Great tone. Nothing like it in its price range.
I recently bought this guitar at my local guitar store. When i first picked it up..I was like WOW!...it's a very light guitar, and the paint is amazing. I tested it out on a marshall amp and it sounded beautiful. The only problem that I encountered with the pickups is..when you turn it on the low and high settings, there is a slight hum. I dont really use the low and high, and the middle position cancels the hum. The price is outstanding. Come on, a PRS for this price!
I've been playing guitar for 17 years, and I'm pretty damn good. I just bought this PRS (my first) 2 weeks ago, and I feel like I instantly got better. This axe's playability is incredible. The sound is very clean and crisp. The pickups deliver a nice harmonic sensitivity that allows for a good variety of nuance. I LOVE the neck. I LOVE the stoptail bridge. I'm sure the expensive PRS guitars are better, but you'd have a hard time convincing me how. If you want an excellent tele replacement that can deliver fat crunch and chunk when needed, this guitar fits the bill.
This guitar is excellent. I've owned it for about a year now and I still love it. It's great for gigging. One reason because its extremely light, great for jumping around. and its durable, very durable. I've dropped this thing so many times its not even funny. And yet it still plays the same as the day I got it. The action is this best part. Super low great for fast shredding leads. anyways buy this now. You wont regret it.
I went into the guitar store after shopping for months planning on buying an ESP i liked, I saw this on the shelf played it for five minutes and was hooked. Make the soapbars scream or play classical. They manage to make it all sound good. Also incredible light. PRS holds to there name and keep turning out amazing guitarss
Got this to replace a tele with Seymour Duncan Hot Rails Pickups. Way better! Plays like a dream and the crunch is unbelievable. It's no frills and stripped down, but at this price, it's unbeatable. Had to have it set up, especially after switching to 10 gage strings, but so what. It hums a bit but the middle position quiets it down. The sustain is not exceptional but not poor either. It's got to be hard to find a better stick in this price range!
This guitar is awesome. I got it used about a year ago, and it was still in awesome condition. It still is. I don't think I've played in a more comfortable guitar. Artificial harmonics are easy on this guitar. And it's light too, so if you like to rock out, this guitar is for you. The only bad thing is you can't put a whammy bar.