When using the magnetic output jack in isolation, the piezo battery is bypassed completely, acting as a failsafe (in this scenario, the magnetic pickups still work even if the piezo battery has run out of juice). It sounds just right for all kinds of amplified acoustic shenanigans, albeit with a feel under the hands that is very much that of an electric guitar. Show yourself and your gear some love with PRS parts, accessories, and apparel. The Custom 24 Piezo has two output jacks, allowing guitarists to plug into their favorite electric or acoustic guitar amp or DI into … Its body is constructed from 5-ply laminated maple with figured maple veneer on the top and back, with mahogany on the middle. It has the tones and then some. In the PRS canon, the Hollowbody II has a reputation for one of Paul Reed Smith's classiest designs, with the piezo-equipped models extending the voicings of an instrument that was already suitable for most styles – jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, hard rock... Well, the SE Hollowbody II Piezo is a chip off the old block, so to speak. In the PRS canon, the Hollowbody II has a reputation for one of Paul Reed Smith's classiest designs, with the piezo … Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? Alternatively, players can plug into the jacks separately, so the guitar can run magnetic pickups into an amp and run the piezo through an acoustic amp or DI into the soundboard. The SE Hollowbody II Piezo combines the balanced, clear, resonant tone of a hollowbody instrument with the power and stability of a solid-body electric guitar. The 22-fret ebony fretboard has a 10" radius and is dressed with the traditional avian inlay. Maple binding on the body, f-holes, neck and headstock tie the whole package together. 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Taking the piezo out of the mix sharpens up the tone. The added versatility of PRS’s patented tremolo gives musicians a new a unique tool to add to their lineup. There are two output jacks for your magnetic pickups alone and a mix of piezo/magnetic pickups. Thank you for signing up to Musicradar. No, it's about the craft. Total Guitar, Don't miss the latest deals, news, reviews, features and tutorials. The SE line arrived in the early 00s and offered a taste of that high-rolling PRS look and feel at a more accessible price, and over the years it has produced a wide range of electric guitars that have defied the laws of fiscal gravity. It gives it a little more physicality, a more conventionally electric tone that takes gain as you might expect; yielding crunch, harmonics, and tones that work gangbusters for blues-rock and classic rock riffing. Receive news and offers from our other brands? You will receive a verification email shortly. We check over 130 million products every day for the best prices. November 09, 2020. First Look: PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo. The instrument is designed with two discrete volume controls (magnetics and piezo) and output jacks (mix/piezo and magnetics). View our current job openings and join our team! The build really is faultless. Read our official news stories and product announcements. Now boasting a newly-designed LR Baggs/PRS Piezo system, the SE Hollowbody II Piezo provides musicians with the versatility of wielding both acoustic and electric tones in one instrument. A 25" scale guitar, its mahogany Wide Fat neck is glued to the body. The Custom 24 Piezo is a 24-fret solidbody piezo-equipped guitar that effortlessly achieves classic humbucker tones and authentic acoustic sounds in one instrument. But the PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo might just be the best of the lot. MusicRadar verdict: A classy build, impeccable feel and an excellent humbucker pairing is elevated by having piezo tones on-tap. It arrives with the weight of expectation on its carefully contoured body. The instrument is designed with two discrete volume controls (magnetics and piezo) and output jacks (mix/piezo and magnetics). Players can plug into the “Mix/Piezo” jack and use the individual volume controls to blend the 58/15 “S” pickups with the piezo’s acoustic tones. There is a 3-way pickup selector for your two humbuckers, with two volume controls – one for the magnetic pickups, the other for the piezo – and a single tone control. Originally launched in the early 2000s, the PRS SE range has proven incredibly popular for guitarists desiring the brand’s iconic sounds and looks at a lower price point. In the PRS canon, the Hollowbody II has a reputation for one of Paul Reed Smith's classiest designs, with the piezo-equipped models extending the voicings of an instrument that was already suitable for most styles – jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, hard rock... Well, the SE Hollowbody II Piezo is a chip off the old block, so to speak. BA1 1UA. Exposed maple around the edges and f-holes bring an upscale touch to it all. Now boasting a newly-designed LR Baggs/PRS Piezo system, the SE Hollowbody II Piezo provides musicians with the versatility of wielding both acoustic and electric tones in one instrument. The mixed piezo/magnetic cleans have a wide, almost doubled quality to them; they are exceptionally rich, and when you add gain to the mix the mixed tones are very persuasive, even if the piezo's acoustic voice takes a little of the attack off the tone. As the song says, it's not about the money. Turn the magnetic pickups' volume down and turn up the piezo and you've got a tone that is bright, glassy and full of detail. Visit our corporate site. • PRS P245 Semi-Hollow Check out our calendar of events then come out to meet PRS on the road. Thankfully, this is not the case. The 58/15 “S” pickups deliver clarity and balance that sound big and musical in a hollowbody platform. A classy build, impeccable feel and an excellent humbucker pairing is elevated by having piezo tones on-tap. "If PRS had underperformed on this model, it would have brought into question the quality they’ve strived to maintain under the SE banner for two decades. Choose one of our Private Stock models or let us build your dream instrument. While we found the action a little on the high side when it came out the box, the PRS Adjustable Stoptail makes adjustments a breeze, and with a little tweak it was perfect. The guitar itself is assembled in China by Cor-Tek – where the SE acoustics are made, and indeed many other brands' guitars, including the company's proprietary brand, Cort. There was a problem. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. Fender' might just have designed the future for hybrid electro-acoustic designs, with this Strat a lightweight, high-performance instrument that will persuade you with tones and feel.