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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

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


Brings so much more than you'd have thought...

By Wildheart1118

from Miami, Florida

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


PRS soapbar 2 it doesnt get much better

By DB-hAidC

from indiana

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


A Budget Guitar, This Is Not

By Progressively Peter

from Rock Hill, SC

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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).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great no frills guitar!

By Bruce-b0yO5

from VA

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Simple Pleasure

By Monty

from North Jersey

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


a good guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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.

(0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


PRS=Powerful, Rockin', Superb!

By Yeadbanger

from Festus, MO

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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!


Pretty great

By Nick Nelson-h0gc4

from Spokane, Washington

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.


new prs owner

By rthrashburn

from front range, colorado

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.


veery nicee, but the buzz

By beeeep

from AZ

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 =(

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