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Mark Holcomb of Periphery's Signature SE

The PRS SE Mark Holcomb solidbody electric guitar was engineered to be an affordable way to nail the prog-metal tones of Holcomb's band Periphery. This highly specialized electric guitar boasts features that help Holcomb excel at his technical playing style, such as a proprietary fixed bridge and a 20" fretboard radius. The 25.5" scale length maple neck with an ebony fingerboard add punch and clarity to the tone. And the Holcomb SE is outfitted with a pair of his signature Seymour Duncan pickups that retain clarity, even in high-gain situations.


Paul Reed Smith Mark Holcomb Signature SE Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Specialized for the needs of Mark Holcomb
  • A fast feel for progressive players
  • Muscular but clear tones
Specialized for the needs of Mark Holcomb

The guitar playing in Periphery is quickly becoming the standard for today's progressive metal, and Mark Holcomb is a lot of the reason why. His style combines exotic note runs, intense jack-hammer riffing, and fluty single-note melodies, and he needs a guitar that can deliver on all fronts. While his Maryland-made signature model has been a huge hit for PRS, this SE model makes his signature instrument attainable for a much wider audience. 

A fast feel for progressive players

Every aspect of the SE Mark Holcomb solidbody electric guitar has been crafted to allow an unrestricted playing experience that craves high-speed fretwork. The maple neck is capped with a beautiful piece of ebony that feels sleek under your fingers, while its 20" fretboard radius aids in wide bends and nimble string to string playing. The neck also boasts PRS's famed wide thin neck carve that is full enough to remain comfortable, but thin enough for you to fly up and down the frets.

Muscular but clear tones

The engines that makes the SE Mark Holcomb run are its duet of Mark Holcomb signature Alpha and Omega Seymour Duncan passive humbucking pickups. Each pickup was designed to achieve a very specific result. The Omega bridge pickup is focused and aggressive in the mids and lows for plenty of punch, while retaining enough highs to ensure high-gain note clarity. The Alpha neck pickup combines the fat and glassy sounds of other neck humbuckers with plenty of pick attack and clear fretting-hand phrasing. And a push/pull tone knob adds single-coil type tones to the guitar's voice.

Paul Reed Smith Mark Holcomb Signature SE Electric Guitar Features:
  • Signature model for Periphery's Mark Holcomb
  • Mahogany body with beautiful quilt maple top
  • Holcomb signature Seymour Duncan Alpha and Omega humbucking pickups
  • 25.5" scale adds note definition and low-tuning stability
  • Fixed-bridge design aids in solid tuning under heavy playing
  • Push/pull tone knob accesses single-coil-style tones
  • Sleek-feeling ebony fretboard caps a maple set neck
  • Comes from factory in Drop C tuning

The PRS SE Mark Holcomb is a great value for technical metal players.

Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Beveled Maple top with quilted Maple veneer
Color Holcomb Burst
Neck Material Maple with satin finish
Radius 20"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Bird inlays
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Material Synthetic
Bridge/Tailpiece PRS Plate-Style
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Neck Pickup Duncan Alpha humbucker
Bridge Pickup Duncan Omega humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone (push/pull coil split), 3-way blade pickup switch 
Strings Tuned Drop C (C,G,C,F,A,D)
Case Included SE Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number MHHB