This PRS SE Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Santana Abraxas Electric Guitar weighs in at 7 lbs 5 oz. The music of Carlos Santana continues to inspire new players to pick up the guitar every day. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of his highly influential records, PRS and Santana himself collaborated on this Limited Edition Electric Guitar!
Made from the same tonewoods as the much more expensive Core Models, Mahogany, Maple, and Rosewood combine for a timeless tone that sings with sustain, body, and presence. The body presents itself like a Gibson SG so if you like easy high fret access and a super light weight guitar, ANY Santana model will put a smile on your face!
The neck on the Santana Model is a thing of beauty. Constructed from Mahogany, topped with a rosewood fingerboard that carries a 10" fingerboard radius, and carved to the old school Wide-Fat Profile, this neck is pure butter! Its full feeling, 1950s style neck profile that screams vintage Gibson. The neck is made with 24.5" scale length for a very slinky feel on the strings. 9 gauge strings feel exceptionally light so the hours of play will add up with no fatigue!
From the PRS Website...
“It is an honor to co-join with PRS Guitars in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Abraxas with a new Santana SE Abraxas 50 guitar. Abraxas represents beauty, power, grace and the mystical, and PRS allows you to access this vocabulary at your fingertips with the universal tone that delivers power and clarity, allowing you to find your own voice in your heart’s music. We invite you to spread your wings and find your voice with this beautiful instrument!” -Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana’s longstanding creative relationship with Paul Reed Smith has done much to shape the destiny of PRS Guitars, including influencing the development of the PRS SE Series more than twenty years ago. The PRS SE Santana Abraxas 50th Anniversary Limited Edition honors this alliance, celebrates the 50th anniversary of Santana’s sophomore album, Abraxas, and pays homage to the iconic album’s cover.
The mahogany back, maple top guitar is adorned with the Abraxas angel and features the classic Santana combination of 24 frets, a shorter 24.5” scale length, and PRS patented molded tremolo. Additional specifications include a Wide Fat mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, and PRS Santana “S” treble and bass humbucker pickups. The guitar ships with PRS Classic 9-42 guitar strings and a PRS SE gig bag.
“Abraxas is a Santana record that changed my life. The songs, the recording quality, and the extraordinary playing and grooves helped shape my love of music and the way I play. Helping to honor that moment with Carlos is a joy for us,” said Paul Reed Smith.
Only 1,000 PRS SE Santana Abraxas 50th Anniversary Limited Edition guitars will be made and this will be the only one we see!