The PRS SE Custom, the flagship guitar of PRS’s more affordable SE line, has been updated for 2012 with a new body carve and pickup control configuration, and we have exclusive pics from the 2012 NAMM show below! Previously, the SE Custom had a flat style body, but for 2012, the popular SE model has received a beveled top carve, which looks and feels much more like PRS Guitars’ original Custom 24 model.
Its pickup control layout for 2012 is now one volume and one push/pull tone control paired with a 3-way blade switch. The addition of a coil tap on the tone control will give increased versatility, for the first time allowing guitarists to split the SE HFS and SE Vintage Bass pickups into singlecoils. The move from 3-way toggle to blade switch provides more control and consistency with PRS’s Maryland made line.
Proud of the new tweaks, Paul Reed Smith explained, “Our SE Custom is following the updates to our Maryland built Custom on an aggressive timeline. These updates provide an excellent instrument at an excellent price.”
The updated SE body shape will also come standard on the updated SE Paul Allender, SE Nick Catanese, and SE Orianthi models, with the SE Orianthi making the added change from a 3-way toggle to a 3-way blade switch. New for 2012, the SE Dave Navarro will receive the updated beveled top as well.