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PRS SE basses!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MoeTown1986, Jun 24, 2014.


  1. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    Anyone see these yet??? Pretty happy about it!





    Both of my guitarists endorse PRS and our contact there has tried to get me on board with a Grainger 5'er to replace my Stingray 5. I just can't handle the Grainger's price tag even with and endorsing artist discount. These will be great offered in 5 strings!
     
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  2. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    I like the tone of the Kestrel better.
     
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  3. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Be nice if the guy could've worn a white shirt so one could SEE what the basses look like.
     
  4. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    Me too! I think if the price is right, I'd get them both.
     
  5. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)


    More videos
     
  6. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)


    I like em both!
     
  7. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    You can see them a little better in the other 2 videos.
     
  8. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
    gravel
    Kingfisher 5 please! :hyper:
     
  9. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    That's what I'm saying! If they come out with 5 string versions, I'm getting both.
     
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  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I wish you could get it without the inlays
     
  11. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
  12. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I know you can get the Maryland line guitars and basses inlayed how you want. I'm sure there's no option in the SE's.
     
  13. Thick McRunfast

    Thick McRunfast Not just good, good enough

    Sep 30, 2012
    Portland, Oregon USA
    Metallic red Kestrel.

    Extra inlays please
     
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  14. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    To bad there are no options for a maple board. That black kestrel would be absolutely stunning with a maple fretboard.
     
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  15. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I can't imagine you can make a custom order for these basses. Not as they're made in Asia.

    I do find PRS's reluctance to clearly identify the country of manufacture very offputting. I wish they would say "Made in *insert SE Asian country here* instead of "Designed by our top minds in Maryland, each bass is ordered by our top flight production schedulers in the US. Each bass is delivered to our door by a smiling American working for a US-based carrier. Our American staff then lovingly and caringly inspects each bass in our Maryland facility. Only then are these basses placed in American showrooms for Americans to buy."
     
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  16. DagoMaino

    DagoMaino

    Feb 1, 2013
    That Kestrel is could be my next jazz.... I bought a SE guitar a few years ago. As much as I didn't want a PRS it literally blew anything Fender or Gibson out of the water at that price-point. If the basses are similar in comparison, I'll gladly give 'em some money again for not just throwing crap out into the $500-$700 market.
     
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  17. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I'm sure more options will come in the months to follow.
     
  18. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I have the SE semi hollow electric guitar and SE Angelus acoustic also. Compared to my lead guitarists' fleet of "real" PRS's, the SE's are well worth their price. High quality instruments IMHO.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2014
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  19. Not much, but a little more hot off the press info here.

    http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?9522-SE-Kestrel-and-Kingfisher-Basses

    I must say, for me - it is extremely gratifying to see that PRS has entered this kind of $700ish market, typically dominated by Fender and the others. Finally, it's one on one, apples to apples. The bodies are bassically (mispelling on purpose) flat body versions of the carved Grainger bass. I know Paul well since 1976 and the quality of what he puts his name on is always FIRST RATE. He is an uncompromising perfectionist. That is why it took so long. I just hope he has the quality control under control with the entire factory. By the way, the Kingfish body is ash, not alder, there was a misprint.

    Kudos to Paul, he has a couple of REAL winners here and I am sure that 5-strings are right around the corner.

    PRS-Sideways.

    Can't wait to read the reviews as the orders come rolling in.

    BassHappy

    Happier than usual, even though there are no medium scalers.:meh::meh::meh:
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2014
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