Solidbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Mahogany Body, Maple Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Tortoise Shell
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Play the Opeth Frontman's Prized AxeNow, you can play the same solidbody that propels Opeth's punishing (yet dizzyingly diverse) songs! Pick up Paul Reed Smith's Mikael Akerfeldt SE Signature guitar and find out just how much you can get out of your own playing. This outstanding single-cutaway axe has a mahogany body, a maple top, and a very comfortable mahogany neck with a classy ebony fingerboard. Combine these premium tonewoods with the Mikael Akerfeldt SE Signature's pair of great-sounding humbucking pickups and quality hardware and you have a battle-tested instrument that's built to handle any style, on any stage.
What sets Opeth apart from other earth-shatteringly heavy bands? Start with frontman Mikael Akerfeldt's ability to seamlessly sprinkle melodic, at times even delicate elements into the music. This kind of versatility requires an instrument that's capable of going from a whisper to a roar, from pristine clean to super-heavy frenzy. That's exactly what PRS's Mikael Akerfeldt SE Signature gives you. You get an SE HFS Treble humbucker in the bridge position and an SE Vintage Bass 'bucker in the neck slot (both controlled by volume and tone controls plus a 3-way selector toggle), for an array of tones and stunning dynamic range. The quality extends to the PRS tremolo and super-stable PRS tuning machines. You'll love the appointments too; the Mikael Akerfeldt SE Signature's top has an eye-catching flame-maple veneer that sports an Opeth "O" logo, while the ebony fingerboard showcases Original PRS Bird inlays.
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Mario, Indianapolis, IN
Reviewsbased on 6 reviews
Amazing Guitar for the Price!!
by Joe V from Brookfield, WII honestly never heard of Mikael Akerfeldt and his band. I am a calligrapger in my spare time and was attracted by the gold calligraphic pattern on the top plus I prefer ebony fingerboards.
October 12, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist
... read more [+]r /> The neck, fingerboard and frets on this guitar far exceeded my expectations. I've own/owned MANY high end guitars including PRS USA models. I am not going to say that this guitar is equal to a PRS Custom 24 but the fingerboard is very close on this SE PLUS it is Ebony!
The bridge pickup sounds great but the neck pickup is bassy. I just lowered the bass side and raised the treble side of the pickup. The string saddles seem crudely sinished but servicable. The tuners seem adequate but some folks prefer locking tuners especially for whammy bars. I am dropping in a set of my favorite tuners, Schaller Gold Locking 3X3 Tuners.
The guitar inspired me to look up Opeth and I was very please with their music. close [-]
Great guitar in this price range
by Dave from Spring Valley, CA.I have owned the Akerfeldt SE model for over a month and have no regrets. This guitar sounds and plays awesome. Very versatile. The action and intonation are as good as it gets. The jumbo frets do hav... read more [+]e a slightly higher profile than my other SE. The attention to detail is spot on: Near perfect construction throughout. I only noticed a very small run in the finish at the neck joint. I couldn't knock off 1/2 star just for this small imperfection.
October 12, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist, classic rock, blues
As other reviews have noted, the finish does look more of a reddish brown, but the combination with the gold hardware goes very well together. I actually like the feel of the flat finish on the back of the neck. My only concern is the gold hardware may wear a little faster than chrome. I also like the slight curve on the top of the body, as far as I know, only found on the singlecut SE models.
Sweetwater has a great setup with the guitar gallery, you can really see what's available before buying.
Compared with all the guitars in the SE line, this one is definitely one of the best deals available. Hope this helps. close [-]
PRS Akerfeldt SE
by George from Boise, IDEnjoy the wide neck, nice weight. Quick.
March 24, 2011
Beautiful setup, nice attention to detail. The brass/gold look actually looks great with the tortoise color. If you look on You Tube, not a single vi... read more [+]deo does justice to the great color and finish. close [-]
by Brian Holloway from MarylandI own several American made PRS guitars(Standard 24, Ce24 and Starla) and an SE One. I love them all but I was absolutely knocked out when I took the Akerfeldt out of the case. The ebony fretboard and... read more [+] jumbo frets are amazing. The photo does not give this guitar justice. One of the features that I did not like about the other SE's is the flat body. This one has a nice curve to it. I may be wrong but I think the pickups are real American HFS and not a cheap knockoff. They sound amazing. This is just my opinion but I think this guitar has the fit, finish and quality of an American PRS with a great price tag. Order one asap. close [-]
February 9, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist, guitar lover.
OOps made in South Korea!
by Brian from New MexicoMy initial review said made in North Korea, Yaa! Actually these are made in South Korea, i goofed and said North! Sorry for any confusion! Don't want to make anyone mad at me!!! Esp and many other... read more [+]s are made there too. Driving down the price a lot...It's a fun and i am noticing very light guitar also... close [-]
October 19, 2011
Music Background: Student and music lover!
PRS Mikael Akerfeldt SE Signature
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