The Peacock Blue Burst finish was gorgeous, and I was incredibly impressed when I opened the case, not knowing what I was being sent on loan. The neck pickup is particularly fun to play with a slide, while the bridge has more punch and sparkle that cuts right through the mix. It’s an amazing guitar that’s very versatile, especially if you’re the type of player who uses both acoustic and electric tones live. PRS took one of my top 10 favorite guitars released in 2019 and made it even better for 2020. Cost: $1549.00 new, find out more on PRSguitars.com! Click the instagram video below for a sound demo! The SE Hollowbody II Piezo also features 2 input jacks, one for the magnetic pickups mentioned above labelled “mag”, and one that is labeled “mix/piezo”. The Mahogany neck is covered by an Ebony fretboard with their “Old School” bird inlays. Maybe it felt bigger because I reviewed the Sabre’s ultra-slim neck at the same time, but I personally much preferred the feel of this PRS. PRS does it again with this brand new, just announced addition to their affordable lineup! ( Log Out /  Read why it got an 8.9/10 tomorrow by hitting the link in bio! View more posts. True to its SE Hollowbody II base, this Piezo version did not disappoint. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. On top of that Maple sits a Figured Maple veneer, mine came in this stunning Peacock Blue Burst finish. PRS 58/15 “S” humbucker grace the front of the guitar and are controlled by a 3-way selector switch and volume and tone pot. Had to keep it a secret for a while but finally I can show off my time with the new @prsguitars SE Hollowbody II Piezo, one of the most versatile guitars I reviewed all year! Reach out to talk about guitars, commission a partscaster, or ask for a review. Just announced by PRS this month, meet the SE Hollowbody II Piezo. This SE Hollowbody II Piezo is a testament to that idea, and I think it is genuinely worth every penny. While I think some may be correct in pointing out that $1500+ is a lot for a foreign made guitar, this PRS simply has the quality of a USA-made guitar. The neck on this SE Hollowbody II Piezo model is thick but extremely comfortable. One of the things that most impressed me most about this SE Hollowbody II Piezo was just how nice it felt to play. The PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo we received for review is a great-looking guitar, with its gloss-finished Black Gold Burst body constructed of laminated mahogany sides with laminated maple for the beveled top and back. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. #prsguitars #sehollowbodyiipiezo #guitarsforidiots #ultimateguitar, A post shared by Matt Dunn (@guitarsforidiots) on Jun 23, 2020 at 11:16am PDT. The tuning stability was also excellent, even without locking tuners. It sounded like all kinds of acoustic tones I’d ever want to use on stage, and I love that this guitar does the job of two. Chords ring out beautifully, and while it isn’t the most crystal clear when overdriven, it has an awesome “space-filling” quality that lets it go from rhythm to lead with ease. ( Log Out /  That second input lets you blend in the piezo pickup using the third control knob, letting you go from full electric to full piezo, and everything in between both. The guitar had an amazing, worn-in feel, without any signs of distress or wear on the neck. The PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo is no doubt a player’s guitar, and would make an excellent live instrument thanks to the comfort, versatility, and tuning stability. As you’ll hear in the UG shot, it has a crystal clean clear tone with that piezo that should leave little doubt about the utility of this guitar. While it is still on the pricey side, this guitar brings PRS custom shop feel and tone down to a much more appetizing price. Good for: Gigging Players Who Use Both Electric and Acoustic Guitars, ES-335 Fans, Classic Rock, Pop, Guitar and music journalist for Ultimate-Guitar.com and Guitarsforidiots.com as well as a contributor for Guitarniche.com and Stringjoy.com. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. This guitar features a 25″ scale length, 22 frets, and wide, fat neck profile that feels really solid and inviting. I noticed a few, very small spots in the finish around the f-holes, but couldn’t find any other flaw on this guitar. This takes their beloved affordable line hollowbody II and adds a PRS and LR Baggs co-designed piezo underneath that wrap around bridge. Especially with that piezo volume control knob, you can go from electric to acoustic in the same song by just rolling off the volume. Check out my latest “guitar review in 60 seconds” episode for Ultimate-Guitar.com! PRS’s f-holed hollow electric guitars were originally conceived by Joe Knaggs. Celebrating its 35th year in production, PRS has launched a slew of new electric guitars, with the SE Hollowbody Standard and the Hollowbody II reinterpreting one of the company's most-loved designs for its more affordable SE line. If the electric tones are everything you could want in a classic PRS guitar, the piezo is the icing on the cake. Our Verdict With a truly convincing acoustic sound complementing the vintage warmth and growl of the PAF-style 58/15S humbuckers, the PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo is a super versatile, high-performance instrument that's delivers a lot of class for the price.