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PRS SE 2018 Angelus A50E Cutaway Electro Acoustic Guitar

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Ben Greener

The A50E is the top of the PRS SE Angelus Acoustic line. Featuring some stunning Flamed Maple back and sides with a Sitka Spruce top and their own designed bracing pattern this is a full sounding acoustic with the brightness and snap you would expect from Maple back and sides.

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The first thing you will notice on this guitar is the absolutely stunning Flamed Maple back and sides that have been lined with Abalone. This not only looks amazing but provides the guitar with a bright snap and great note definition that really makes this guitar something special for anyone who loves single note lines or complicated chords. Anywhere that you need great string separation this is an amazing choice.

To get the most out of these woods PRS have used their own X/Classical bracing pattern on the top. This tweak to the bracing pattern results in more flexibility for the top to resonate which at the end of the day means more volume and a more defined, full tone that gets the best out of the locked down Maple back and sides.

All PRS SE acoustics have Mahogany necks with Ebony fretboards for great stability and resonance.

Angelus Body

The Angelus is PRS’s more modern style cutaway acoustic guitar body that has been part of the SE line for a few years now. Refined over years of making these guitars this is the best the Angelus has ever looked or sounded for this price.

Fishman Pickup

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.

PRS Acoustics

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:Figured Maple
  • Back Wood:Figured Maple
  • Body Shape:Angelus Cutaway
  • Body Depth at Neck Block:3 19/32”
  • Body Depth at Tail Block:4 3/8”
  • Bracing:PRS Hybrid “X”/Classical Bracing
  • Body Binding:White/Black
  • Body Purfling:Abalone
  • Rosette:Abalone, 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
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