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Equipment Reviews: Electric Guitar: Paul Reed Smith: Santana SE II
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The guitar that launched the SE line, the Santana SE is a classic solid mahogany guitar with a bound rosewood fingerboard, bound headstock, sleek 3-ply pickguard, Santana SE inlays, PRS designed humbuckers, 3-way pickup selector, volume and tone knobs and PRS designed stoptail or PRS designed tremolo bridge. The Santana SE is available in three timeless colors: Black, Vintage Cherry and Tobacco Sunburst

Specifications:
Body

* Mahogany

Neck

* 25" scale length mahogany 22-fret neck with rosewood fretboard and white pearloid Santana SE inlays
* Neck carve - wide fat

Hardware

* PRS designed stoptail or PRS designed tremolo
* PRS designed non-locking tuners

Electronics

* PRS designed treble and bass humbucking pickups
* Volume and tone control with 3-way toggle

Finishes

* - Black *
* - Tobacco Sunburst
* - Vintage Cherry

* Indicates opaque color

MSRP: $499.99
Retail: $499.99
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URL: Paul Reed Smith
Updated: September 6, 2006

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 » Review posted by Sustain on Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2006 @ 3:49 AM
General Comments:
When I first recieved this guitar, I had an idea of what to expect from all the reviews I read, but Wow! Upgrading from a cheap Start copy ( Johnson JS-800), this thing just blew me away!

What do you especially like about this product?
One thing I love about this guitar is its shape; I love the curves on it. The finish is also cool looking (I have the all black one.) It is also very light weight, I feel very comfortable holding it compared to my brothers heavy Gibson SG. I love the variety of sounds on this guitar; I can go from a nice jazz sound on clean to a hard rock crunch on overdrive/ gain. Also, it has great sustain.

My first review, hope I did it right. oh and I got it for a great price, $240 on ebay.

What do you dislike about this product?
Well since this is my first "real" guitar, I don't have much to compare to, but If I had to I would say that I wish it had a tone and volume knob for each pickup.

Recommended: Yes

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