The Grand Tonare body shape delivers all of the volume you would ever want, with a warm quality from its select tonewoods.Paul Reed Smith SE Standard 24 combines the design of the Custom 24, with all-mahogany body construction and classic PRS appointments, including a 24-fret maple neck, rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, 85/15 “S” pickups, and the PRS patented molded tremolo.

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It was a guitar that he built for one of his music instructors who basically told him that he would get full credit for the class if he could turn a bag full of wood into a functioning guitar.

Smith succeeded, and went on to create his first pre-production models in the coming years.

If Smith wanted a guitar, he would have to learn to build it himself.

Smith’s first proper guitar was finished during college.

The PRS build philosophy is simple: pair select tonewoods with a comprehensive selection of body shapes and bracing styles to create guitars that meet the high benchmark of PRS quality and playability.

Any guitarist will tell you that body shape will have a major effect on the tone and feel of the guitar.In fact, Smith had to build 4 different custom signature guitars before Santana agreed to endorse them in the mid-1990‘s.have a similar history of incredible tone, reliable performance and incredible playability.While the Tonare body style delivers thunderous volume, the Hybrid bracing allows the top to vibrate freely, giving the T40E to deliver delicate nuance which makes it ideal for fingerstyle playing.Like the SE T40E, the SE T50E PRS pairs the Grand Tonare body style with PRS Hybrid bracing, but puts Figured Maple and Mahogany back and sides with a Sitka Spruce top to create an unconventional 3-dimensional character that travels well from the recording studio to the stage.Their interior bracing contributes to the tone as much as the tonewoods that make up their top, back and sides.