Paul Reed Smith Guitars continues their rollout of great playing affordable instruments with the release of PRS SE Zach Myers and Limited Edition Antique White SE Parlor Acoustic. Myers started playing PRS guitars at just fifteen years of age and has continued to do so with the band Shinedown and The Fairwell.
When Zach’s new SE signature model arrived at the Maverick Country offices for review it looked and played more like a custom shop PRS than an SE. The maple wood top is stunning with a flamed veneer and finished in “Myers Blue.” It is a double humbucker, single cutaway guitar with volume and tone controls for each pickup and a pickup toggle switch at the top of the body. Features that set this guitar apart from others are the semi-hollow body with single f-hole on the upper bout of the body, vintage style tuners and a satin finish neck.
It feels, plays and sounds like a much more expensive guitar, which I believe is incredible so that more musicians can afford to purchase one. The versatility of the guitar allows you to play all styles of music on it, which I did from classical, jazz to rock and country. The rosewood fingerboard on a wide-fat neck is smooth to navigate and the bird inlays really look great as well.
We reviewed the PRS SE Parlor Acoustic/Electric guitar when it was first released last year. The model has been so popular with players that the Paul Reed Smith team decided to release a Limited-Edition version in Antique White. The new PRS SE P20E has a solid mahogany top, back and sides. The new finish really sets this acoustic guitar apart from others and the electronics make it ideal for songwriters or porch players.
I have found myself playing this limited edition frequently and it takes capos with no buzzing which is great for multiple key changes. Only 3,500 of the PRS SE P20E will be offered in Limited Edition Antique White finish so you should probably put in your request for one now. The button tuners, bird inlays and white finish really tie it all together and the parlor size, sits easily in your lap.
Both the PRS SE Zach Myers electric guitar and the Limited-Edition SE Parlor come with a PRS SE embroidered gig bag to protect the guitar and keep you on the go for the next gig!