PRS SE Angelus Custom (Acoustic-electric) Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
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from S.F. Bay Area
April 25, 2013Music Background:
50 years of recreational playing
Best Bang for the Buck aroundI've been playing guitar for 50 years and have owned many instruments. The play-ability, tone and voice of this guitar are among the best I've ever heard. Unplugged it's loud, and rings with such resonance that it keeps up in any acoustic mix. Plugged in it sounds linear, exactly like it's unplugged voice but with adjustable volume. I've never had such applause when performing as I get with the new SE Angelus. My next guitar purchase will likely chosen from the upscale American Angelus offerings. I love the Korean SE, it's affordable, and made to the highest quality I've ever seen in an acoustic guitar. It's just perfect for me in my daily and outdoor playing.
April 9, 2013Music Background:
Long time picker and avid jammer!
Awesome Instrument!These guitars are almost impossible to find in local stores so I was unable to try one out before buying from Sweetwater. After doing considerable research and reading reviews I bought one. No buyers remorse here!
Straight out of the box it was in tune and ready to play. This is a quality built instrument that sounds and plays like it should cost a lot more money. I have to believe that the natural tone woods will only sound better with age. I normally play a vintage Martin, but this one is going to see a lot of playing time. Way to go PRS!
This is the second time I have purchased a guitar "blindly" and both times relied on Ryan for input. He is great and I had total confidence in buying from Sweetwater. The service is first rate and I would not hesitate to buy from them in the future... why pay more when you can get a great deals on the instruments you really want.
from Warren., MI
April 3, 2013Music Background:
Performing Guitarist and DJ
The perfect Acoustic/ELectricWhat a fine instrument. I looked at Taylors and Martins and kept coming back to this beauty. The action is perfect the finish heavenly and the sound is clear and loud. A perfect guitar for performing and it looks professional on stage. WOW thank you PRS and Sweetwater for getting it to me in tune and flawless.
March 10, 2013Music Background:
Former pro, avid hobbyist now. Life got in the way!
Hard to Tell from American AngelusI am lucky enough to have a PRS Angelus Private Stock. It is a wonderful guitar. Immaculate and the tone is big, bold, really full. When I was picking it up from my dealer, I saw the SE version with electronics. I took them both into the acoustic room. Almost identical tone. And really beautifully built as well. Slightly thinner neck at nut and front to back, probably better flatpicking, but hey, it is amazing. I bout it as well for my "leave out for playing" guitar while the PS sleeps in the case. Rational mind says I should have just bought the SE. Mindblower. Oh, and I own Martins, Taylors and 2 beautiful Bourgeois guirtars already.
from Mission Viejo, CA
December 24, 2012Music Background:
Beautiful Guitar!When you first lay your hands on this guitar, you will be blown away with the quality and appearance. This is a beautiful guitar. Clearly the price is missing a digit. I have a small collection of Martin and Taylor guitars and this fits in very well. The sound quality is well balanced with a "punchy ring" I usually only hear in more expensive guitars. I am very happy with this guitar out of the box and I can't wait to hear it age.
from United States
October 20, 2012Music Background:
Great guitar, great valuePRS have done a commendable job in recreating their premium line of guitars in an affordable line more within reach of most of us working stiffs. This guitar plays and sounds as good as a Taylor 614CE I previously owned, it really feels and looks like a guitar that typically costs twice as much from other guitar companies. With the narrow neck width it plays more like an electric so it's probably more suited for flatpickers, but you can play some fingerstyle as well. Onboard preamp with tone stack, tuner works well. I love how it sounds plugged in, but it should be noted that this guitar is really loud unplugged. PRS designed these guitars to project outward from the soundhole and it shows. Beautiful spruce top, rosewood back/sides, mahogany neck, and ebony fretboard with bird inlays gives this guitar a really premium vibe. For the price I would argue this is as good a guitar as you can get.