PRS P20 & P20E Guitars – Small Body, Big Sound

PRS’s P20 and P20E guitars are Paul Reed Smith’s newest model in their SE acoustic series. The P20 is a beautiful, parlor-style guitar made out of solid Mahogany with a short-scale neck. Its small frame makes it perfect for younger players or for travel. However, do not be put off by its size; the PRS P20 and P20E guitars pack in a lot of great sound in its small frame.

PRS P20 and P20E guitars have a powerful mid-range. They produce a balanced sound that requires minimal EQ and sits well in any mix. As a result, the P20 and P20E are great options for studio recording. The power of the mid-range also helps the sound to cut through a live mix without making the highs and the lows to weak or “tinny.” The P20E comes with a great pickup system pre-installed. If you like the sound without a pickup or if you want to install your own, you can go with the P20. Either way, the sound and size of the PRS P20 and P20E guitars are perfect for nearly any situation, whether it’s the recording studio, the stage, or a casual home jam-session.

The look is a breathtaking vintage-meets-classic. It comes in three colors; original brown Mahogany, matte black top with a white pickguard, and solid matte black. The nut and bridge are made out of bone with an elegant bird fretboard inlay. The headstock, though seemingly out of place, is a beautiful homage to PRS’s long history of electric guitars in its shape accompanied by vintage, white tuning pegs. Really, this guitar is a work of art.

Owning your own PRS P20

With this great sound, look, amazing attention to details — now what’s the cost? PRS’s P20 and P20E guitars are surprisingly affordable. You can buy the P20 $499 for and the P20E $579. New owners of the P20 are delighted to find that their guitars tuned out of the box. In a world where we get a rush from those first moments with our product, the PRS P20/P20E unboxing experience does not disappoint.

PSR’s SE series is a budget series, but, as you can see, PSR does not skimp on the quality here. The use of bone instead of plastic on the nuts, the fret board’s smooth feel, the amazing sound, the power of the mid-range and the beautiful aesthetic prove that this isn’t a budget guitar that you would “settle” for; it’s a work of art that I, for one, would be thrilled to add to my collection.

PRS P20 & P20E Price and Availability

Check out the current price & availability for the new PRS P20 & P20 acoustic & acoustic-electric guitars at Thomann:

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Jolyn Johnson

I'm Jolyn! In August, 2020 I will be graduating from UVU with a degree in Commercial Music. I live in Pleasant Grove, Utah with my husband and two Russian Tortoises. I love reading, painting, baking, yoga and songwriting. Two of my goals for the next 5 years is to get a second degree in Music Therapy and to publish my first novel.