Paul Reed Smith has always been great at designing instruments that are at the best value for your dollar. Whether is be the SE Series or their Private Stock selection, there's always a logical pricing that is reasonable to any level of player.
The SE Series can be used as a beginning work horse that enables comfortable playability and instills the passion to learn, or as a guitar that satisfies the needs of a professional player that needs a workhorse for cheap. The Wide Thin neck profile enables comfortable playing up the whole neck while being thin enough to play the fastest runs you can while still having enough meat on the neck to grab onto. The body is made of Mahogany which produces a warm punchy resonance that is sure to grab the listener.
Perfect as a first guitar or the last guitar you’ll ever need, the PRS SE Standard 24 faithfully recreates the foundational design of the Custom 24, PRS’s flagship model, with all-mahogany body construction. This guitar features classic PRS appointments, including a 24-fret maple neck, rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, 85/15 “S” pickups, and the PRS patented molded tremolo, resulting in a guitar that handles well and sounds as good plugged straight into an amp as it does run through a pedal board.
The SE Standard 24 is a modern instrument with a powerful voice for players who demand a rock-solid, reliable guitar.
“With so many aspiring players struggling to stick with guitar past the first year, we knew we wanted to deliver an affordable quality guitar that players didn’t have to fight. We want the guitar to inspire you to play; it can’t be something you have to worry about staying in tune or simply working right. So while the [SE] Standards are our first foray into the below $500 price point, that doesn’t mean we compromised on tone, versatility, playability, or reliability,” said Jack Higginbotham, COO, PRS Guitars. “We’re very proud to offer these guitars to the world.”