SMG Review: Paul Reed Smith SE Zach Myers Signature Electric Guitar

Check out the Paul Reed Smith SE Zach Myers Signature Electric Guitar!

PRS Guitars is an American guitar manufacturer headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland. PRS Guitars was founded by guitarist and luthier Paul Reed Smith in 1985. Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high-end electric guitars. PRS guitars, originally crafted for local guitar players, have become highly prized by musicians and collectors around the world.

OFF THE RACK

Right from the moment I set my hands on it, the PRS SE Zach Myers felt like all Paul Reed Smith guitars. It’s on the heavy side with a moderately slow neck. It might just be me in that all PRS guitars feel really thick in my hands, but it’s pretty comfortable and grippy with a nice powdery finish on the neck. The Mahogany body has a nice tone with decent sustain on both the clean and overdriven channels. The Three humbucker pickup configuration gives you clean tones throughout each pickup, however, your combinations are limited with only a three way toggle switch. This axe stays in tune very well and will handle a long session of live jams or practice with the band.

THE SPECS

  • Model –SE Zach Myers Series SE Body
  • Body – Mahogany body w/ Maple top
  • Neck Type – Set-In Neck Mahogany
  • Machine Heads PRS Designed Tuners
  • Fingerboard Ebony
  • Frets 22
  • Pickups – Prs designed
  • Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3 Way Toggle
  • Bridge Type Stop Tail
  • Scale Length 25″

THE LOW DOWN

All in all, if you are a PRS fan you will like this guitar. It has all the features you expect from PRS guitars. The variety of colors will give you a nice range of looks to separate your axe from other PRS guitars. The tone in nice but limited being that it does not have a 5-way switch to mix and match. The sustain is above average and blended nicely with the clean and distorted channels on my amp. That being said, it should be noted that this is a signature guitar made for a specific artists needs.

The three humbucker pickups will give you a unique tone especially in the middle position. The overall tone is very warm and smooth perfect for jazz and clean styles of blues and rock. The Bridge pickup is crisp and clear which supports overdrive and distortion effects nicely. In my opinion this axe sounds best through analog effects and tube amps. The tone is best represented when the natural amplified breakup comes through. Playing this axe through digital processors sounded just that “Processed.” This axe is affordable and just might be the perfect axe for you. Try one out for yourself… you might just add it to your arsenal.

 

Pros – Mahogany body, Warm, Clean Tone, Ebony Fretboard, 25 Scale Length

Cons – Bulky, 3-Way Toggle Switch.

Price Range – $600 – $680

Till next week, thanks for reading and keep on shredding!

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