The idea that PRS qual­ity is only for the well-heeled is shat­tered again

Total Guitar - - GEAR OF YEAR -

This year proved again just how crowded the mid-price mar­ket­place is for acous­tics now. And we’re not com­plain­ing, but with con­sis­tency higher than ever in man­u­fac­tur­ing, the lit­tle differences be­come ev­er­more im­por­tant – a gig­bag here, a more ad­vanced preamp there. But some­times the dif­fer­ence is more in­trin­sic…

We said: “This is a sorted mid-priced elec­tro-acous­tic with great build qual­ity and a pleas­ing tone straight off the peg... you could say that about a fair few gui­tars out there – and all avail­able at a sim­i­lar price. What’s the SE TX20E’S unique sell­ing point? The easy an­swer is that clas­sic PRS ‘Wide Fat’ neck pro­file. If you’re an SE elec­tric fan then you al­ready know this neck, and the switch from your solid­body to this elec­troa­cous­tic should be seam­less. If, on the other hand, you’re new to the brand you might be sur­prised as to just how ap­proach­able that neck shape is.”

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