PRS Guitars tells us that the SE A10E is the first all-mahogany guitar in the SE Angelus line up. They say that the all-mahogany body construction of this guitar provides a controlled attack and strong fundamental, delivering a warm, woody tone with a focused, punchy midrange. This strong midrange character allows the A10E to easily find a non-competing place in a mix, making it ideal for both the studio and the stage.
"The A10E adds a new option to the SE Angelus line at a great price point for players looking to add an affordable, reliable acoustic to their arsenal. All-mahogany acoustics have long been a great tool for musicians. They are known for their straightforward tone, which is perfect for players looking for a guitar that is easy to mic or that will fit well into a mix that is getting a range of tones from other instruments. Have a solo gig in a small to medium-sized club? The strong fundamental that these guitars provide is rich, smooth and full of sustain – perfect for that application and many others," said Jack Higginbotham, President, PRS Guitars.
High-quality components on the A10E include a solid mahogany top, mahogany back and sides, a 22 fret 24 ¼" scale length mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, bone nut and saddle, and PRS designed tuners. The SE A10E shares the same proprietary bracing pattern and several distinct construction features as PRS's acclaimed Maryland-made acoustic line, as well as the company's trademark bird inlays and headstock design. PRS says that the Angelus Cutaway body shape is both aesthetically pleasing and provides easy access to the upper frets.
These guitars come standard with undersaddle electronics that are accessible via the soundhole with both tone and volume controls as well as a hardshell case. Two finish options are available: Tortoise Shell with black body binding and white rosette or Black with white body, neck, and headstock binding with white rosette.
These models also start a new naming practice for PRS SE Acoustics with "A" designating the 15 ½" Angelus Cutaway body shape, "10" designating all-mahogany body woods, and "E" denoting that these guitars come with the PRS electronics package (as opposed to the pickup found on SE Angelus Standard and Custom models).
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