The Experience PRS event is going on this weekend at the PRS facility in Maryland. It is at this event that PRS Guitars announce new models, host guitar clinics and shows, and basically just geek out on PRS equipment. Sounds like my kind of weekend!
One of the new models that they announced is the PRS SE Angelus acoustic guitar. This is the first acoustic model in their SE line, which are more affordable versions of their Maryland-made guitars. There are two versions of the SE Angelus: Standard and Custom. The Standard model will feature a spruce top, solid mahogany back and mahogany sides, and a rosewood fretboard. The Custom model will feature a spruce top, solid rosewood back and rosewood sides, and an ebony fretboard. Both models will feature hybrid X bracing for the top, which PRS also uses for their high-end line of acoustics. The SE Angelus will be introduced in limited quantities later this year, with more SE acoustic models coming next year. Neither the Standard nor the Custom coming later this year will be available with electronics, but some of next year’s models will include built-in pickup systems.
Below is a demo of the SE Angelus models by J Hayes followed by a video of guitarist Todd Bauchspies performing his song “Hedge Hawk Clearing” on a PRS SE Angelus guitar: