The SE Custom 7-String adds a low B string to the Custom 24 platform 20-Sep-12
PRS Guitars tells us that the SE Custom 24 7-String, their first 7-string production instrument, takes familiar PRS aesthetics and playability to new sonic territory. They say that, using the Custom 24 as a platform, this guitar adds a low-B string to offer increased versatility to the player who wants more tonal range. A spokesperson told Amped, "Whether you're playing rock, jazz, or metal, this guitar provides extended low-end growl, increased chordal variance, and a greater ability to embellish standard chords."
The SE 7-String features a beveled maple top with flame maple veneer and mahogany back, a 24-fret, 25" scale length maple neck with rosewood fretboard and bird inlays. The electronics package pairs SE HFS and SE Vintage Bass pickups with a volume, push/pull tone, and 3-way blade switch. The SE HFS and SE Vintage pickups were designed to mirror the Maryland-made pickups of the same name (used on the Custom from 1991 to 2011). Originally meaning Hot, Fat, and Screams, the HFS is the evolution of the original Standard treble pickup. PRS says that the HFS is a powerful pickup with a balance of aggression, clear highs, strong mid-range, and strong bass. Likewise, the Vintage bass is the evolution of the original Standard bass pickup and has a warm high-mid sound that is excellent for can support many musical styles.
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