PAUL REED SMITH
Very few guitarists can claim a tone as immediately recognizable as Carlos Santana. His signature PRS electric guitars are a huge part of that sound. With this PRS SE Santana Standard, that same sound can be yours at an unbelievably accessible price. Yet the top-tier construction, solid-mahogany body, and understated elegance of binding and bird inlays remind you that you're still getting an amazing instrument in every way. The PRS SE Santana Standard even boasts a pair of Santana "S" humbucking pickups, further nailing the tonal character that has made Santana a legend.
The all-mahogany body of the SE Santana Standard gives you warm, detailed tones that make your music jump out of the guitar. The SE Santana Standard's mahogany neck has a wide-fat carve, making it very comfortable for players who prefer a vintage feel. And the distinctive neck joint means you can reach all 22 frets easily for stellar high-fret access. The hardware is, as always, very stable and dependable. Take it from Guitar World — you can count on the PRS-designed tremolo bridge and tuners to keep the SE Santana Standard in tune while allowing you to express yourself at home, onstage, or in the studio.
This PRS SE Santana Standard displays its mahogany construction proudly through its stunning translucent finish, the wood grain assuring you of the natural tones that are to come. Around the perimeter of this guitar, you'll find binding that sets the top and back of the guitar apart in a truly artistic manner. As your eyes move up the SE Santana Standard's rosewood fingerboard, you'll find the company's iconic birds in flight inlaid in beautiful mother-of-pearl. And Paul Reed Smith's signature adorns the headstock to complete this guitar's exquisite look.
Whether you're going for those fluid tones of Carlos Santana or working on your own melodic stylings, the PRS-designed Santana "S" humbucking pickups loaded in this solidbody electric guitar make exploration of sound a joy. These pickups have been poured over by PRS and Carlos to get as close as possible to the US-made humbuckers Santana uses. You'll be able to enjoy the same levels of tonal detail, sustain, and thickness that have made Santana a legend.