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PRS SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The SE Alex Lifeson Thinline acoustic is a road-worthy guitar for players in need of a stage- and studio-ready instrument. Carrying over its unique a...Click To Read More About This Product

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Thin body with generous cutaway plus quality electronics makes this a highly accessible studio or stage instrument.

The SE Alex Lifeson Thinline acoustic is a road-worthy guitar for players in need of a stage- and studio-ready instrument. Carrying over its unique appointments from the Private Stock Alex Lifeson acoustic, this model features a thinner body depth than PRS™ standard Angelus model and the œBirds in Flight inlay design.

The thinner body provides an added level of comfort for players and boasts PRS™ proprietary bracing pattern, which gives this guitar a resonance and warmth not found in some thinline models. The addition of an undersaddle pickup with both volume and tone controls gives this guitar a warm acoustic tone when amplified. As with all SE Series guitars, the Alex Lifeson Thinline acoustic is a quality instrument and a great value.

œI was very pleased when PRS presented me with my SE Angelus acoustic, a beautiful guitar of stunning quality. It was in response to the challenge of building a guitar that shared the integrity and attention to detail that the Alex Lifeson Private Stock Angelus possesses in a package more broadly accessible. The SE Alex Lifeson Thinline is that model. Carefully selected materials, expert craftsmanship and a smart approach to concept resulted in a guitar that is beautiful to look at and rewarding to play. - Alex Lifeson

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Thinline
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid
  • Back & sides: Dao
  • Bracing pattern: Info not available
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.35"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Info not available
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: PRS
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
Other
  • Headstock overlay:
  • Tuning machines: PRS-Designed
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Inlays
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Korea

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PRSSE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Stays in tune (8)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Fun to play (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well constructed and bright sounding guitar

I have had this guitar for two weeks now. I bought it based on Alex Lifeson's name and PRS's reputation. I have a PRS SC 250 already and was very interested in getting an...Read complete review

I have had this guitar for two weeks now. I bought it based on Alex Lifeson's name and PRS's reputation. I have a PRS SC 250 already and was very interested in getting an acoustic PRS to test out.

The guitar is thinner than most, and is easier to hold versus a dreadnought model for example. The sound is very bright and cheery and likely due to the smaller form factor. The action is excellent and required no modification.

The battery to the pickup is located inside the sound hole, making it a bear to change. There is no onboard pickup, which most new models come standard with these days. I know that this last complaint is irrelevant to most, but I have gotten spoiled with my Breedlove bridge-threaded strings versus the pegs that most acoustic guitars use to hold strings in the bridge.

Overall, the guitar is beautiful, plays well, and sounds good. Pick one up if you want a collectors item that plays well, however if I had to choose between my Breedlove stage dreadnought and this, I'd pay the extra and get the Breedlove.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good build thin sound

I like PRG equipment but this guitar is not so great even for a SE line acoustice. My main beef is that the sound is as thin as the body making this an on...Read complete review

I like PRG equipment but this guitar is not so great even for a SE line acoustice. My main beef is that the sound is as thin as the body making this an on stage electric pony. The thin sound was similar to the epi hummingbird and cheaper guitars. Sorry. to say but the Paul Reed Smith acoustic is great and 10 x as much

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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Well constructed and bright sounding guitar

By Rickenbacker Rocker

from Dallas, TX

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Pros

  • Excellent Action
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Battery Hard To Get To
  • No Onboard Tuner

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about PRS SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for two weeks now. I bought it based on Alex Lifeson's name and PRS's reputation. I have a PRS SC 250 already and was very interested in getting an acoustic PRS to test out.

The guitar is thinner than most, and is easier to hold versus a dreadnought model for example. The sound is very bright and cheery and likely due to the smaller form factor. The action is excellent and required no modification.

The battery to the pickup is located inside the sound hole, making it a bear to change. There is no onboard pickup, which most new models come standard with these days. I know that this last complaint is irrelevant to most, but I have gotten spoiled with my Breedlove bridge-threaded strings versus the pegs that most acoustic guitars use to hold strings in the bridge.

Overall, the guitar is beautiful, plays well, and sounds good. Pick one up if you want a collectors item that plays well, however if I had to choose between my Breedlove stage dreadnought and this, I'd pay the extra and get the Breedlove.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Guitar

By Wayne

from Santa Claus, IN

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about PRS SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I sold my Taylor 114 (another great guitar) to pick up this beauty as I don't need two. I initially purchased an open box item but there was a small almost imperceptible cupping at the high part of the neck that caused a small amount of fret buzz. The good folks at MF couldn't have been more helpful in getting me a great discount on a new one. The new one is flawless. For a guitar in this price category, I don't know of a better one in terms of craftsmanship, PRS makes a beautiful instrument. That being said, I bought it because having picked up a couple in some local guitar shops, I knew that this guitar suited me perfectly. Does it have that big boomy Martin sound? Nope, but it's got plenty of tone and volume for a shallow body, and sounds even better plugged in. The thing that really sells me on this though is the incredible playability. The action is perfect, the neck is so comfortable, it just makes playing so much fun. I feel like if beginning players could have something like this, they would be far less likely to give up like so many do. Now I need to pair this up with one of their electrics :-)

       
      4.0

      Great playability in an affordable PRS model

      By Jake

      from Gilford NH

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about PRS SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Good tone in a thinline style acoustic.

         
        5.0

        Great compact lightweight guitar

        By Mort

        from Zephyrhills, Fl

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about PRS SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          This an easy grab and go acoustic with a fast easy playing neck similar to my electrics. Very lightweight even when in the case. The guitar required no set up and was good to go right out of the box.

           
          5.0

          Great guitar for the price. Usual PRS quality and finish.

          By None

          from Spotsylvania VA

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          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about PRS SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Only complaint I had was finding the controls (volume, tone) for the electronics. There was no instruction sheet provided with the guitar, which I purchased new. I found the location on-line, just inside the sound hole. Also, the battery placement looks like it could be very difficult to access. One reviewer said that the store he purchased the guitar from showed him an easy way to get to the cloth battery pocket (cloth battery pocket??!!) without removing the strings. It would be nice if PRS provided those same instructions with the guitar.

             
            5.0

            Out of the box gem

            By BKA from HI

            from Honolulu Hi

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about PRS SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Will enjoy playing this very comfortable and amazingly warm instrument, with weekly use at church worship and Sunday school classes. Clean and crisp, with no boominess -
              excellent craftsmanship from an import. Great to learn about the SE line from PRS.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              good build thin sound

              By Jimi Fender

              from West Palm Beach

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Feel
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • difficult battery location
              • Flat Sound
              • laminated back and sides
              • no case

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about PRS SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I like PRG equipment but this guitar is not so great even for a SE line acoustice. My main beef is that the sound is as thin as the body making this an on stage electric pony. The thin sound was similar to the epi hummingbird and cheaper guitars. Sorry. to say but the Paul Reed Smith acoustic is great and 10 x as much

               
              5.0

              The SE Sries is an incredible value

              By seanerbeaner

              from Wisconsin

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • My others are now expensive dust collectors

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about PRS SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I bought this guitar unheard on a whim since Lifeson is one of my guitar heroes over his lengthy career. I am 52 years old and have always held the entire Rush band in great admiration to talent and consistent creativity. Upon receiving this idol model I was blown away by the PRS SE model. Compared to some of my past 3-4k guitars I couldn't help but marvel at the current low cost and high value guitars on the market today. This one impressed me so much that I immediately bought another PRS SE Series acoustic in the A30E model. Sure enough, the other model was even better acoustically due to its deeper body. I was sad to see that the A10E models are all sold out or I would be buying one of those too. I just wish that the pixie dust used to make this SE series could be used for my talent abilities so I could play more like Lifeson.

               
              4.0

              Great bang for the buck

              By RFM4

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Feel
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Recording

                Comments about PRS SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Nice sound. Easy to play. Low action. Great guitar for home, practice, small venues. Tough to beat this guitar at this price. Very pleased with my purchase.

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic guitar !!!

                By D.G.

                from England

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Beautiful
                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about PRS SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  This is such a nice guitar.Both in looks and sounds. I am very pleased with this. I went on two things.the PRS name and also Alex Lifeson name. I have exchanged all of My old guitars to PRS. Now I only have PRS guitars and very pleased about it.

                  If You want a nice sounding and looking acoustic/electric than get one for Yourself. It has a very study hard shell case as well.

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