The PRS SE Torero retails at £799 and is another high quality instrument from PRS to emerge out of their Korean factory. The SE Torero features several firsts for PRS, including a Floyd Rose bridge, EMG pickups, and neck through body construction which should appeal to both existing PRS players and new musicians (particularly metal guitarists).
The minimal/unpronounced heel smoothly blends into the body and the deeper, lower cutaway gives easier and smoother accessibility to the upper frets while the pick-ups provide power, clarity, and definition. These features all contribute to the Torero£s notable sustain, and the bound ebony fretboard with jumbo frets and no inlays paired with a mahogany body and flame-maple veneer give this guitar a very distinct look.
EMG 81 and 85 pickups are tied to a three-way switch with master volume and tone controls. Hardware is chrome and the bridge is an original Floyd Rose 1000 series.
From the PRS Website
The PRS SE Torero is a beautiful looking guitar
Check out this excellent video review from Anderton’s Music.
Body:Â Bound Mahogany Body with Flame Maple Veneer
Number of Frets: 24
Scale Length: 25 1/2″
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Shape: Wide Thin
Fretboard Inlays: No Inlay
Bridge: Floyd Rose Tremolo
Tuners: PRS Designed Tuners
Truss Rod Cover: “PRS”
Hardware Type: Nickel
Treble Pickup : EMG 81
Bass Pickup: EMG 85
Pickup Switching: Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
Colours: Scarlet Red or Royal Blue
Price: £799 GBP / $995 uSD
This is another fine instrument from PRS as you would expect. It’s competitively priced and is about as good a guitar as you’ll get from a Korean factory. It’s also somewhat of a departure for PRS as it’s squarely targeting the metal and hard rock fraternity with the Floyd Rose and EMG combination. It might not be the most subtle guitar in PRS’ collection but we love it!