Exciting New SE, Artist and Modern Eagle V Models Announced for 2023!
This just in, PRS Guitars has unveiled their new product line for 2023 and we couldn't be any more excited to show them off! Scroll down to learn more about the latest releases from Paul Reed Smith including a Modern Eagle V, Vintage-Inspired McCarty and DGT SE models, new artist models from Dustie Waring, Mark Holcomb, and Zach Myers - and our favorite the 10th Anniversary S2 Series!
Modern Eagle V
The first Modern Eagle instrument was introduced in 2004 and represented the pinnacle of Core manufacturing at that time. Previously only offered via limited runs, the PRS Modern Eagle V now continues that tradition in the Core lineup with its innovative pickup and electronics system offering a vast array of highly usable, musical tones in one guitar.
“Modern Eagle models have always been built to stand up to history while celebrating tonewoods and the discovery of new tones. The Modern Eagle V is a sophisticated instrument not only in its craftsmanship but in its electronic and mechanical design,” said Paul Reed
“We’ve refined the pickup tones and are pleased to now add it to the Core lineup.”
New 2023 Modern Eagle V colors: Black (pictured), Black Gold Burst, Charcoal Burst, Cobalt Smokeburst (pictured), Dark Cherry Burst, Eriza Verde (pictured), Purple Mist, Yellow Tiger.
Dustie Waring Limited Edition CE and Artist Model
Dustie Waring’s signature PRS starts with the CE 24 platform and includes a satin-finished maple neck, maple fretboard, a slightly modified Pattern Thin neck carve, and (on this limited edition version) a hardtail bridge. The Between the Buried and Me guitarist finishes the model with his signature Mojotone “DW Tomahawk” pickups that offer articulate, clear, high-output sounds.
“I tracked a whole record with this guitar. It performed amazingly and just had a different flavor from my Floyd model. There’s way more body, it definitely has a full sound. I’m able to use it for 99% of my session work in Nashville,” said Dustie Waring, Between the Buried and Me.
New 2023 colors: Black Top, Burnt Amber Smokeburst (pictured), Faded Blue Smokeburst, Grey Black, Jade Smokeburst, Waring Burst
PRS SE DGT
The PRS SE DGT (David Grissom Trem) brings David Grissom’s signature model to the SE Series for the first time. Based on the McCarty platform, the DGT model has been a constant favorite since its introduction in 2007, thanks to Grissom’s deep knowledge of vintage guitars and his painstaking attention to detail. Every feature on the SE DGT has been considered from the neck shape to the fret choice and dressing, from the colors to the pickups and electronics layout.
The SE DGT features vintage-voiced humbuckers paired with individual volume controls for each pickup and a push/pull master tone control that taps the humbuckers for sweet, single-coil inspired sounds. This layout puts a lot of control and versatility on tap so you can focus on playing and not the guitar. Additional appointments include a maple top, mahogany back, 22-fret, 25” scale length mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, and bird or moon inlays (inlays are color dependent).
New 2023 colors: Goldtop, Tobacco Sunburst
SE Hollowbody Standard Piezo
The SE Hollowbody Standard Piezo features an all-mahogany body with hollow construction for a warm, resonant tone. Boasting 58/15 LT “S” pickups and an LR Baggs/PRS Piezo system, the SE Hollowbody Standard Piezo provides musicians with the versatility of wielding both acoustic and electric tones in one instrument. Additional appointments include a 22-fret wide fat neck, bone nut, and PRS adjustable Piezo stoptail bridge.
The instrument is designed with two discrete volume controls (magnetics and piezo) and output jacks (magnetics and mix/piezo). Players can plug into the “Mix/Piezo” jack and use the individual volume controls to blend the 58/15 “S” pickups with the piezo’s acoustic tones. Alternatively, players can plug into the jacks separately, so the guitar can run magnetic pickups into an amp and run the piezo through an acoustic amp or DI into the soundboard. When using the magnetic output jack in isolation, the piezo battery is bypassed completely, acting as a failsafe (in this scenario, the magnetic pickups still work even if the piezo battery has run out of juice).
SE McCarty 594
The SE McCarty 594 is a versatile, vintage-inspired instrument that delivers both humbucking and single-coil tones in a reliable, roadworthy guitar. Thanks to its dual volume and push/pull tone controls, the SE McCarty 594 can seamlessly master humbucking and single coil sonic territories, so players can find all the tones they are looking for. Its 58/15 LT “S” pickups were carefully designed to deliver warm, vintage-inspired tone with sweetness and clarity. The zinc two-piece bridge and vintage-style tuners anchor the SE McCarty 594 and stay true to its vintage promise, while the classic PRS body shape and bird inlays add a hint of modern style to this classic feature set.
Other features include a bound 22-fret Pattern Vintage neck and slightly thicker back for sustain. Designed to capture the heart of the McCarty family of instruments, the SE McCarty 594 is high-quality workhorse instrument.
New 2023 colors: Black Gold Burst, Faded Blue, Vintage Sunburst
SE McCarty 594 Singlecut
With dual volume and push/pull tone controls, 3-way pickup selector on the upper bout, two-piece bridge, and vintage-style tuners, the SE McCarty 594 Singlecut is built with a classic feature set that will make players feel right at home. Its 58/15 LT “S” pickups were carefully designed to deliver warm, vintage-inspired tone with sweetness and clarity. Whether you are looking for rich, authentic humbucking tones or nuanced, sweet single coils, the SE McCarty 594 Singlecut can master both sonic territories with ease.
New 2023 colors: Black Gold Burst, Faded Blue, Vintage Sunburst
SE McCarty Singlecut Standard
The SE McCarty 594 Singlecut Standard brings an all-mahogany option to this versatile, vintage-inspired platform. Whether you are looking for rich, authentic humbucking tones or nuanced, sweet single coils, the SE McCarty 594 Singlecut Standard effortlessly masters both sonic territories thanks to its dual volume and push/pull tone controls. 58/15 LT “S” pickups were carefully designed to deliver warm, vintage-inspired tone with sweetness and clarity, and the all-mahogany body brings beautiful midrange and a subtle aesthetic.
New 2023 colors: Vintage Cherry
SE Mark Holcomb
The SE Mark Holcomb model stands on its own in the PRS lineup and delivers addictive playability thanks to some unique specifications, including a 24-fret, 25.5” scale length wide thin satin maple neck with 20” radius ebony fretboard. Designed to work with modeling amps in mind, Holcomb’s Scarlet & Scourge pickups bring full tone with slightly less drive, offering more articulation than ever. Whether playing sophisticated chords or melodic leads, in a band or solo, you’ll hear every note. Other specifications include a quilted maple veneer, black chrome hardware, and a 3-way blade pickup switch with push/pull tone knob for coil splitting.
SE Zach Myers
The SE Zach Myers is packed with features that will satisfy even the most demanding musicians. Featuring a chambered mahogany body with maple cap, flame maple veneer, and single f-hole, the SE Zach Myers provides smooth mid-range tones with a natural, resonant internal reverb. The resonance of the semi-hollow body paired with the smooth feel of the satin finish neck will make an immediate impression in your hands. Additional appointments to the SE Zach Myers signature model include a 22-fret, 24.594” scale length neck, PRS adjustable stoptail bridge, vintage-style tuners, and PRS-designed 245 “S” pickups paired with two volume and two tone controls and a 3-way toggle pickup switch. These pickups bring high-end clarity, low-end power, and an overall aggressive punch that maintains a certain sweetness.
S2 Custom 24 & McCarty 594
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the S2 Series, PRS is offering two celebratory models: the 10th Anniversary S2 Custom 24 and McCarty 594 Limited Edition guitars. These special models will retain the guitar’s standard specs and add a Cuban mahogany neck, mother of pearl bird inlays, and – most notably – USA-made PRS 85/15 and 58/15 LT pickups (respectively). PRS has been on an inspiring journey studying pickup tone and design for many years now. These pickups have been fine-tuned using the PRS TCI process for rich, clear, and balanced tone. Only 2,000 total 10th Anniversary instruments will be made — 1,000 of each model.
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