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PRS SE Soapbar II Maple Electric Guitar
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The unique 25" scale, a mahogany neck set into a carved mahogany body with a gorgeous maple top, and soapbar pickups produce a sustainful high-end to...Click To Read More About This Product
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The unique 25" scale, a mahogany neck set into a carved mahogany body with a gorgeous maple top, and soapbar pickups produce a sustainful high-end tone unlike any other. Wraparound stop tailpiece transfers string vibration directly into the PRS SE Soapbar's body for superb resonance.
- Mahogany body with maple top
- Set mahogany neck
- Soapbar single-coil pickups
- Wraparound stop tailpiece
- PRS-designed tuners
- 3-way toggle pickup selector
- Volume and tone knobs
Reviewed by 23 customers
I'm not a person who goes through a lot of instruments. I spend a great deal of time researching and when I find what I like, I buy it. Now, that usually ends up being something in the realm of a Les Paul. However, I was in Guitar Center today and picked up a PRS SE Soapbar II, and I have to tell you, I was impressed. I love the feel of this guitar. It's not too very heavy, but functions very well. The P-90's sound great. I played it through the first Marshall amp I could find. I was able to get amazingly clear clean sounds out this guitar, but was also able to get some of the crunchiest sounds you could ever want as well. The moon inlays are beautiful and the finish on the guitar is phenomenal. The price, WOW! I can't believe a guitar of this quality is in this price rang. I think I'm in love. In 14 years of playing, I can't believe that, suddenly, this guitar has convinced me to toss my views on what makes a great guitar completely out the window. I WILL be going back to buy this guitar.
This guitar sounds like crystals humming on the clean channel. It has this etherial sound with incredible treble chimes, I'm so glad I bought this guitar, I like it more than my strat which says a lot being a strat owner since 1990. A great value for such a great guitar. It's also very gorgeous with the flamed maple.
I had no dullness of sound with the existing bridge, although I'm sure they're cast and not solid. Cast bridges can have soft spots in them. I played this through a used Mesa Mark II. They were made for each other, and since I got a screamin' deal on them, I took them both home,even though I am quite pleased with the B-52 AT100 all valve 2x12 combo I have. After a quarter turn on the truss rod to level the neck, a new set of strings, a nut leveling (the nut is too tall), some locking tuners and action adjustment this thing is a demon! The soapbars are nice and quiet. Has good Tele like twang. The neck is fast, with excellent access to upper frets. Switch to overdrive and this thing screams. A lot of bang for the buck. Get your hands on one, they are discontinued.
I don't mean to rain on the parade with this review. I bought this guitar as sort of a poor mans les paul special. The tuners, pickups, electronic and guitar in general are good with one glaring exception. The bridge kills the sound giving it a very dull undynamic sound. When I replaced the bridge with a traditional gibson style bridge the thing came alive and an had all the jangle snap and snarl that one would expect from a wraparound bridge and p90s. So if you go for this guitar expect to have to upgrade the bridge.
I got this guitar 2 days ago, and I can't put it down! I tried everything in its price range and this one owned on playability, tone, looks, sustain, intonation etc. The soapbars are pretty quiet, and even with quite a bit of distortion you can hear every note on open chords and bar chords. Awesome guitar. Buy it, its discontinued man!
I just got my PRS SE Soapbar II Maple today. For starters it is very pretty guitar with absolutely no finish flaws. The frets are perfect and I love the wide fat neck carve. The soapbar pickups sound great. They can get mean and nasty yet still cut through the mix like a sharp knife. Turn the volume knob down to about 4 and it cleans up nicely. It sounds great through my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp. I own a Les Paul Studio and this PRS plays as good if not better than the Gibson. The craftsmanship is what I expect from a much higher priced guitar. It's a great buy!!!
I just bouht this guitar today and I love it. I went in expecting to buy an SG or 335, but I tried this guitar and fell in love with it. The pickups are single coil P-90s but they don't sound like single coils. They have a unique sound, somewhere between a Les Paul and a Strat. Plays great and has a great finish. Try one out.
This is a very solid and nice guitar from the worthy people at Paul Reed Smith. It's been discontinued by PRS so mine was one of the last available and I had to wait a bit to get it.Though only having two pickups, the sound this thing produces is incredible. I usually run it through a digital Line 6 amp but I've tried various others and it sounds good through the majority of them.I have a friend who owns an '80s Les Paul and, however odd it seems, he swears that this guitar sounds better than his. I'm ambivalent. An '80s Les Paul sounds fine to me...however I do know that this PRS has a much much more refined and "quality" tone to it than a Fender Strat at a comparable price. There is almost NO hum at all. To even get a hint of a hum you have to turn the humbucker position on with volume all the way up. When using the back pickup only, you get a very nice shredding tone that I haven't been able to replicate on other guitars like a Fender Strat.The amount of guitars that I play frequently is pretty limited (I own a Taylor acoustic as well) but I do know that for the price, this thing is so much better than any similar Ibanez, Fender, or Epiphone.Great guitar. Very solid. THe finish is beautiful. Highly recommend it!
I've been playing ~30 years. The SE Soapbar II was made to play the blues. Perfect intonation, stays in tune even after extreme bending. This is an incredible instrument at an incredible price.
This iss absolutely the most amazing guitar ive ever played.. I own a fender tele and it does not compare to this beauty... im deffinitley trading in my fender for this guitar. Ive been playing it at my local guitar shop every time i go..and i cant get enough.. the playablilty iss sooo amazing. and light as a feather....if you have money...buy this..now