The PRS TX20E is the latest in traditional designed acoustics from the premium electric guitar brand. Featuring Mahogany back and sides with a sitka spruce top this non cutaway acoustic has a traditional backbone with a modern PRS touch on top.
With Mahogany back and sides as well as a Sitka Spruce top this guitar is about as traditional as PRS get. It even uses a traditional X bracing pattern that has become the standard across the acoustic world.
This combination sounds great for a wide range of styles thanks to its balanced sound with a thick midrange. Nothing will sound bad on this guitar but you may find it excels in blues and folk over everything else.
All PRS SE acoustics have Mahogany necks with Ebony fretboards for great stability and resonance.
The Tonare is PRS’s take on a classic non cutaway body shape. A good, solid mid sized body that isn’t so large that it is uncomfortable and not so small that you don’t get a full sound when you want to start strumming.
Every guitar in the PRS SE Acoustic range comes fitted with a Fishman GT1 pickup. This sits under the saddle of the guitar and feeds off to controls that sit just under the soundhole for quick and seamless changes while playing.
Bone Nut and Saddle
If you follow Paul Reed Smith at all you know his philosophy for building acoustic guitars. That it is a ‘subtractive’ instrument meaning that everything on the guitar isn’t adding more tone, or sustain, it is just subtracting less.
Anything that touches the string has the ability to subtract more sustain or tone from your guitar so they have made sure that these guitars are fitted with Bone saddles and nuts for the best possible sound. You won’t find this on many instruments at this kind of price.
Since 2011 PRS have dedicated a large department to not only creating great acoustic guitars but also innovating what we thought possible with the acoustic guitar. By going back and looking at some of the oldest available acoustic guitars to what the best of the best are making today, they have created a few innovations that make an incredible guitar.
From Private Stock to SE every acoustic they make is made with a purpose, nothing is done just because that is what everyone else does. They have thought through every combination of woods, shape, bracing, electronics to come up with what they feel is the best acoustic they can make at a price a lot of people can afford.
- Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Side Wood: Mahogany
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Body Shape: Tonare
- Body Depth at Neck Block: 3 19/32”
- Body Depth at Tail Block: 4 3/8”
- Bracing: Traditional “X” Bracing
- Body Binding: White/Black
- Rosette: White/Black
- Number of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 25.3”
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Wide Fat
- String Spacing: 2 7/32”
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Birds
- Strength/Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Nut: Bone
- Bridge Wood: Ebony
- Tuners: PRS-Designed
- Acoustic Saddle: Bone
- Strings: 12-53
- Included Accessories: PRS Hardshell Case
- Electronics: Fishman GT1