PRS SE 277 Semi-Hollow Baritone Spalted Maple Top Ltd. EditionPart of the Exotic Wood range
PRS may be best known for their high quality guitars with 25" scale necks but it turns out they are pretty good at making baritone guitars as well. As part of the SE range this 27.7" baritone scale guitar feels and sounds great out of the box with all of the same playability you love out of a Custom 24. And the Spalted Maple top looks incredible!
As this guitar is a whole 2.7" longer than your standard 6 string guitar it had to be tuned lower to get similar tension. So this guitar comes out of the box set up for B standard which is a fair bit lower than you may be used to with an electric guitar.
Normally reserved for extreme metal styles this tuning works incredibly well for much more than just that. It gives the guitar this rare low rumble and thump on cleans while still remaining clear. On crunch tones it breaks up beautifully and gives you some new dynamics you can add to your blues or rock playing.
Solid PRS Build
You can't go wrong with a PRS it is as simple as that. No matter if you are looking to spend thousands on a custom PRS Private Stock guitar or just a few hundred on one of their SE models you are going to get a high quality guitar. This guitar is no different from any of the others and is made to be a workhorse that will just keep on working.
With a Mahogany Body and Spalted Maple top as well as a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fretboard the tone of the guitar is warm with a tight attack. This combination has been a staple in the world of electric guitars for a long time as it works great for almost any style. Just plug in to your favourite amp and away you go.
SE 85/15 Pickups
One of the coolest features on this guitar is the addition of SE 85/15 pickups. These are based on the American 85/15s which are used in most of the American Core line models at the moment. Paul Reed Smith has said he wishes these pickups were available back in 1985. He said this because they're perfect for high gain hot tones, but have exceptional clarity and can clean up without sounding harsh or spiky.
- Top Wood: Spalted Maple Top
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 27.7"
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlays: Birds
- Neck Shape: Wide Fat
- Bridge: PRS-Designed Plate-Style Bridge, String Through
- Tuners: PRS-Designed Tuners
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Treble Pickup: SE 85/15
- Bass Pickup: SE 85/15
- Controls: Volume and Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch
- Strings: 14-68