Electric Guitars - When Paul Allender got his hands on his first PRS in 1994, while taking a break from Cradle of Filth, he became so comfortable with his new axe that he approached Paul Reed Smith about creating a custom guitar. The resulting signature model hit the streets in 1997 and has been a favorite among metal players of all styles since. One of the things Sweetwater Sales Engineers love about this guitar is its combination of a rock-solid maple neck and active EMG humbuckers. If you're going for tons of sustain, predictable harmonics, and aggressive tone, then you're going to feel right at home with the PRS SE Paul Allender model solidbody electric guitar.PRS SE Paul Allender Signature Model Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:Killer tonewoods for high-sustain and smooth harmonicsThe perfect pair of active EMG humbuckers for aggressive toneSeriously cool appointments provide a look like no otherKiller tonewoods for high-sustain and smooth harmonicsMahogany bodied guitars have long been a favorite of aggressive players but they're usually accompanied by a mahogany neck to keep the resonance consistent across the entire instrument. This tends to give guitars a darker fundamental tone with the kind of controlled resonance that keeps high-gain pickups from freaking out, which makes them perfect for hard-rock and metal. The PRS SE Paul Allender signature model gives you a denser maple neck instead, which adds a bit of brightness and a healthy dose of added sustain. Since the electronics onboard are really quite impressive (especially for the price), you can always roll off unwanted highs, and the added sustain makes the SE Paul Allender really fun for playing lead.The perfect pair of active EMG humbuckers for aggressive toneAs far as bridge pickups go, the cutting sound of the ceramic-magnet-bas ed EMG 81-TW makes it hands-down one of the most popular active humbuckers in history. Coupled with that maple neck we mentioned above, this pickup alone gives the PRS SE Paul Allender guitar the sound that defined decades of heavy riffing and chugging. Then you get to add in the rich, warm, and powerful sound of an Alnico V EMG 89 neck pickup. And since you can run both pickups in either humbucker or single-coil mode, you get a whole other world of tone to choose from the SE Paul Allender solidbody electric guitar.Seriously cool appointments provide a look like no otherBats in Flight... what can we say. If that fretboard inlay isn't metal, then we've never seen it. A distinctly Paul Allender take on the traditional PRS Birds in Flight inlay design, these big, bold, and beautiful bat inlays seem to soar off of the fretboard, looking cool and yet still providing you with fret markers for a quick reference. Top it off with the 2014 Ghost Burst paint job, and this PRS SE Paul Allender solidbody electric guitar is going to look awesome when you take it under the stage lights.PRS SE Paul Allender Signature Model Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:An amazing solidbody electric guitar for hard rock and metal built to Paul Allender's (Cradle of Filth/The Blood Devine) specificationsBev eled mahogany body and fast-playing Wide Thin maple neck provide tons sustain, predictable harmonics, and aggressive toneCoil- tappable EMG 81-TW active humbucker at the bridge dishes out quintessential metal and hard rock toneDual mode/dual preamp EMG 89 at the neck offers warm, rich, powerful tone in both humbucker and single-coil modePRS designed tremolo and tuners offer up flexible bending with magnificent stabilityRosewood fretboard with Bats in Flight inlays just plain look amazingPadded gig bag includedThe Paul Reed Smith SE Paul Allender Model sounds as darkly elegant as it looks! Solidbody Guitars
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