Nov 252015

PRS have announced a couple of Baritone guitars to add to the SE range for 2016 which will no doubt be on display at Winter NAMM 2016 this January, the SE 277 and SE 277 Semi Hollow Soapbar.

So why are they called SE 277? That is thanks to the whopping 27.7” scale length of the neck, to put that into perspective my baritone 7 string is 27″, almost 28″ for a 6 string is an incredibly long neck and would probably allow you to drop lower than the B tuning without losing any tension. The semi hollow body version looks pretty cool, especially with the soapbar pickups. This is what PRS have to say about it:

“The SE 277 Semi Hollow Soapbar takes the traditional mahogany back, maple top platform to new territories with its chambered back, f-hole, and dual soapbar pickup configuration. The semi-hollow body provides increased acoustic resonance and clarity while the soapbars deliver a balance of transparent, uncompressed clean tones and thick growl.”

Baritone guitars are an interesting instrument useful for Metal, Rock or even Blues (check out The Ballad Of John Henry by Joe Bonamassa). As Rich Hannon, PRS Artist Relations puts it: “They are comfortable to play with a shred-worthy feel and handle alternate tunings like a beast.”

Additional specifications for both the SE 277 Semi Hollow Soapbar and SE 277 include a beveled maple top with flame Maple veneer, Mahogany back, 22-fret Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard with bird inlays, PRS-designed plate-style bridge, PRS-designed tuners, volume and tone with a 3-way toggle pickup switch.

Available Finishes:
SE277 Semi Hollow Soapbar: Gray Black and Vintage Sunburst
SE277: Black Cherry and Tobacco Sunburst

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Two New PRS Baritone SE Guitars for 2016, SE 277 & SE 277 Semi Hollow Soapbar
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