Paul Reed Smith Guitars ST22PT SE Standard 22 Electric Guitar
Paul Reed Smith first launched their SE series in conjunction with guitarist Carlos Santana, a man who clearly has been able to straddle the line between playing full-out rock music as well as more radio-friendly commercial pop. Expanding the endeavor so that consumers could get in on the action, the company’s SE Standard 22 offers an incredibly distinct and warm sound thanks in part to its all-mahogany body.
The focused midrange of this electric guitar is ideal for sitting comfortably in the mix, which is conducive to pop music where the instrument isn’t always necessarily the center of attention. That doesn’t mean this axe can’t sing, either. PRS-designed standard humbuckers configured for treble and bass are what allow this beauty to soothingly sing or growl like a beast, should the need to stand out arise.
PRS is also renowned for its stylish design, and let’s be honest, when it comes to pop music, looks can be just as important as sound. To that end, the SE Standard 22 is available in black, platinum, tobacco sunburst, translucent blue, and vintage cherry. Combined with the customary PRS bird fretboard inlays, this is an axe that will leave an impression on peoples’ eyes as well as their ears.