NAMM 2010 Radar: PRS New Signature Models

Paul Reed Smith is making a nice move to conquer the Metal and the mainstream Pop fields with their new guitars unveiled at NAMM 2010. I have to admit that I am surprised as there are some unusual features on these PRS guitars. Metalheads and young ladies… Get ready for the new PRS guitars batch…

PRS SE Torero Guitar

This is a new SE model with unusual features on a production PRS model. The new SE Torero is a metal-oriented guitar sporting active EMG humbuckers, and an authentic Floyd Rose trem.

PRS SE Torero

  • maple-topped mahogany body
  • 3-piece maple thru-neck
  • 25 ½” scale
  • Ebony fingerboard and jumbo frets
  • EMG 81 and 85
  • Flame finish

PRS SE Orianthi

Orianthi has now a signature model, the Orianthi SE model. I was anxious to see how it would look, and I admit that I like the plain top finish which is a bit unusual at PRS.

PRS SE Orianthi Signature

  • Korina back
  • Maple top
  • 24 frets
  • Maple neck
  • 25” scale length
  • Ebony fretboard

Orianthi herself describes it as a “versatile rockin’ lookin’ guitar – at an affordable price – I love it.” A bunch of kiddos are going to run to their local guitar shops to get their own PRS.

SE Zach Myers (Shinedown)

Though they’ve sold 6 million albums worldwide, I have to admit that I am total stranger to Shinedown’s music. Nevertheless guitarist Zach Myers collaborated with PRS to design this signature model… I’ve never seen a model like this one before at PRS.

PRS SE Zach Myers

  • Singlecut mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • 25” scale length
  • Ebony fretboard with a Fleur-de-lis inlay at 12th fret
  • 3 humbuckers with 2 volume and 2 tone controls
  • 3-way toggle (I wonder how it is wired)
  • Silver Sparkleburst finish

PRS is also releasing 3 other signature models that I’m not going to detail… Or maybe later

PRS Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)

PRS Opeth

PRS SE Nick Catanese (Black Label Society)

PRS Nick Catanese Black Label Society

PRS Paul Allender (Cradle of Filth)

PRS Paul Allender Craddle of Filth

About Sem

I am the founder of Muzicosphere (that also exists in a French version). In 2011, I also created Guitar Fail, the Guitar LOL place to be. And before that I created GAS a GoGo, a gear giveaways blog in French.

One comment

  1. Tout ça c’est des SE !!! Ca va grossir le catalogue.
    Mais rien pour les vraies PRS pour homme, celles qui valent un bras ET une jambe ?

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