PRS SE Kestrel Bass - Black

4-string Electric Bass with Alder Body, Maple/Walnut Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Single-Coil Pickups - Black
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PRS SE Kestrel Bass - Black
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A Sweet Bass Guitar from PRS

When we first saw this PRS SE Kestrel electric bass guitar at Sweetwater, we were blown away by its look, feel, and tone. Then again, whenever it says "PRS" on the headstock, you know you're in for something special. This SE Kestrel's alder body resonates just right, producing a round, punchy sound that you'll love. Of course, you can roll back the tone knob to pull out this SE Kestrel's slightly pronounced upper midrange, milking excellent R&B tones out of PRS-designed single-coil pickups. Your fingers will feel instantly comfortable on this SE Kestrel's five-ply maple and walnut neck, while it vibrates with endless sustain. You'll be positively thrilled by this PRS SE Kestrel electric bass guitar!

PRS SE Kestrel 4-string Electric Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Alder body provides a balanced tone with just enough bite
  • Maple and walnut neck enhances tonal balance
  • PRS quality in every guitar
Alder body provides a balanced tone with just enough bite

With its extremely balanced tone, alder is an oft-chosen tonewood for the electric bass guitar. Alder balances low, mid, and high frequencies with a highly resonant thump and sustain. Alder also provides a slightly pronounced upper midrange, enhancing the instrument's clarity. Neither too dark, nor too bright, you'll love the balanced tone of this popular tonewood.

Maple and walnut neck enhances tonal balance

Although composed primarily of maple, this PRS SE Kestrel's five-ply neck also benefits from the addition of maple, which further enhances this bass guitar's tonal balance, while providing additional strength and an enhanced appearance. This bass guitar's neck-through design allows trouble-free access to its entire fingerboard, in addition to providing everlasting, awe-inspiring sustain.

PRS quality in every guitar

All PRS guitars and basses are designed for top-notch performance, right out of the case, and this SE Kestrel bass guitar is no exception. Constructed from top-notch tonewoods and components, PRS instruments carry on a commitment to quality that's been the brand's hallmark since 1985, when Paul Reed Smith himself started hand-building guitars for some of the most elite players in the world.

PRS SE Kestrel 4-string Electric Bass Guitar Features:
  • Alder body delivers a balanced, yet articulate tone
  • Maple and walnut neck further enhances balanced tone
  • Neck-through design provides everlasting, awe-inspiring sustain
  • Hipshot bridge and tailpiece with thru-body stringing for improved sustain and timbre
  • PRS-designed single coil pickups deliver a round, punchy tone
Get premium PRS quality in an electric bass guitar with this PRS SE Kestrel!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape SE Kestrel
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Black
Body Material Alder
Neck Material Maple/Walnut, Neck Through
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Birds
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 34"
Bridge/Tailpiece Hipshot Bridge
Tuners Hipshot Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup PRS Single-coil
Bridge Pickup PRS Single-coil
Controls 2 x volume, 1 x tone
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number KE4BL

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