This new guitar from the wizards at PRS was unveiled to us at the Winter NAMM Show and we are thrilled to finally have her hit our shores. The vintage feeling neck works perfectly with the p-90 and Humbucker mix. She's a growler and a great clean machine. And for more tonal flexibility there is a split coil built into the bridge pickup.
As a huge fan of the Paul Reed Smith SC245, Black Stone Cherry's Chris Robertson used it as the jumping-off point when crafting his signature PRS SE Chris Robertson solidbody electric guitar. This single-cutaway design boasts the model's comfortable and vintage-sounding 24.5" scale length as well as its two volume/two tone control layout. But the SE Chris Robertson sings with a unique voice, thanks to a combination of a PRS 57/08 S humbucking pickup in the bridge and an SE Soapbar, P-90 single-coil in the neck. The SE Chris Robertson is a hard-tailed rocker that is perfect for the rootsy grind of Black Stone Cherry.
The PRS SC245 — which the SE Chris Robertson is based on — boasts a design that harkens back to the thick tone and comfort of some of the most legendary single-cutaway electric guitars in history. One of the places this is most apparent is in the guitar's shorter 24.5" scale length. By utilizing this design, the SE Chris Robertson is able to offer a string feel that is always slinky and easy on the fingers. And tonally, this scale length warms up the guitar's sound with plenty of punchy low end.
Where the PRS SE Chris Robertson solidbody electric guitar really separates itself from other single-cutaway electrics is in its electronics package. In the bridge position, you'll find one of PRS's vintage-voiced 57/08 S humbucking pickups offering the clarity and punch that make them favorites at Sweetwater. In the neck position is an SE Soapbar P-90 single-coil pickup. This gives you plenty of bell-like clarity while still punching your amp with the midrange grunt that great P-90s offer.