A first for PRS, the parlour-shaped P20E Tonare is a small body acoustic capable of sweet, singing highs with the build quality of renowned PRS electric guitars.
Tonare Parlour Shape
The parlour body shape is rooted in 19th century guitar building, back when loud, bassy volume and projection were not required in live performance.
We've come full circle since then, as the P20E houses the brilliant Fishman GT1 piezo pickup to connect to a PA system or recording interface. Playing unplugged grants you rich, clear tonality – unlike a larger acoustic's heavy low-end.
The P20E is made of an all-mahogany, non-cutaway body and neck to make up for the lack of size. This warm-sounding tonewood introduces a satisfying undertone to what is otherwise a naturally treble-laden voicing.
As you might expect from PRS, you still get the iconic bird inlays even in their acoustic selection. The short 24.72-inch scale length neck allows for quick jumps across the luxurious ebony fingerboard. It's matched with a beautifully contoured ebony bridge granting comfortable picking hand placement.
Another show of superb PRS build quality is the hybrid X bracing, which ensures seamless construction and an even distribution of projection and vibrations across the body.
- Top Wood: Solid Mahogany
- Back & Side Wood: Mahogany
- Body Shape: Tonare
- Bracing: PRS Hybrid “X”/Classical Bracing
- Body Binding: Herringbone, Crème
- Rosette: Herringbone, Crème
- Number of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 24.72”
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Wide Fat
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Birds
- Strength/Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Nut: Bone
HARDWARE and ELECTRONICS
- Bridge: Wood Ebony
- Tuners: Vintage-Style with Butterbean Buttons
- Acoustic Saddle: Bone
- Electronics Fishman: GT1