PAUL REED SMITH
The wait is over. PRS's popular Starla format — its '70s Vegas Strip visuals, mahogany-on-mahogany singlecut construction, and classic PRS 25"-scale Wide Fat neck carve — finally comes to an irresistibly priced SE model. The PRS SE Starla features two Starla-inspired DS-02 humbucking pickups with push-pull coil splitting for access to beefy classic rock crunch and breathy gospel/rockabilly presence. A Grover TOM bridge and stoptail make intonating this guitar a breeze, while PRS-designed modern tuners give this guitar flash and stability. It's all finished in a flawless gloss finish and adorned with Birds fingerboard inlays for that unmistakable PRS appeal. If you've had your eye on the retro visuals and syrupy-sweet tones of an original Maryland-made or S2 Starla, see if the PRS SE Starla from Guitar World scratches that itch.
Warm, resonant, harmonically rich mahogany has been at the heart of classic guitar tones since the 1950s. The Starla SE sports sports a singlecut, asymmetric-beveled, thin mahogany body that delivers fat tones. Set to the neck is a 25"-scale Wide Fat mahogany neck with a 10" rosewood fingerboard that's beautifully inset with PRS Birds inlays.
DS-02 pickups inspired by previous Starla guitars give the PRS SE Starla a distinctively crisp, clean sound, with excellent string-to-string balance and enough variety to stage a set. Especially nice for classic players is the streamlined 3-way pickup selector and push-pull coil-split switch, which together provide access to an impressively wide range of tones