PRS has launched its first-ever range of parlor-sized acoustic guitars, the SE P20 and P20E.
The guitars are described by the brand as “parlor-sized acoustics with big presence.” The construction includes PRS’ own hybrid X/Classical bracing method, meaning the top can freely vibrate for extra projection. The body construction is also all-mahogany, giving them a good amount of warmth to their voice. The bridge and fretboard are ebony, and the nut and saddle are bone.
For the electronics-equipped option, you have the Fishman GT1 pickup system. This features an undersaddle pickup and soundhole mounted preamp, with easy-to-access volume and tone controls. PRS says that the guitar, despite its size, shouldn’t be thought of as a “couch-only” guitar, as the Fishman pickup can deliver stage and studio-ready tones.
PRS COO Jack Higginbotham said of the new models: “We intended to release these guitars in conjunction with our Experience PRS 35th Anniversary event. We are extremely disappointed we had to cancel that celebration, but, over time, we will still release a series of new products that were slated for that celebration. We are happy to offer these new instruments as the first of those announcements. At a time when players might enjoy a new and unique tool for writing, home-recording, and getting lost in playing for hours without ending up with a sore strumming shoulder, we thought these guitars would make a good companion.”
Both models come in three satin finishes: Blacktop, Charcoal and Vintage Natural, with herringbone rosettes and accents. The
SE P20 lists for £399/€459, or £499/€579 with electronics.
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