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PRS Announces SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel Basses

PRS Announces SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel Bass Lineup

PRS Guitars has introduced the first bass models of their SE line: the SE Kingfisher and the SE Kestrel. The basses, which are designed in Maryland and built overseas, are both described as traditional character with modern upgrades.

SE Kingfisher Bass

The SE Kingfisher is a neck-thru design built with a swamp ash body, a 24-fret maple/walnut neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. Its fitted with a pair of PRS-designed humbuckers that the company says deliver a huge “clanky” tone missing from some modern basses. The pickups have separate volume knobs with one master tone control. Hardware includes a Hipshot TransTone bridge and Hipshot HB6 tuners.

PRS SE Kingfisher Bass Demos:

SE Kestrel Bass

Taking its cue from the traditional singlecoil bass design, the SE Kestrel has an alder body and a 22-fret maple/walnut neck topped with a rosewood fingerboard. The single coil pickups are also PRS-designed and are described as punchy and focused. PRS says the Hipshot HB6 bridge allows for stringing through the bridge or through the body for further tonal possibilities.

PRS SE Kestrel Bass Demos:

The PRS SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel will be shipping soon with price points between $749 and $799.

PRS SE Kingfisher & SE Kestral Bass Photos:

PRS SE Kingfisher Bass Specs:

Body Wood:Swamp Ash
Number of Frets:24
Scale Length:34″
Neck Woods:5-Ply Maple with Walnut Strips, Neck-Through Construction
Fretboard Wood:Rosewood
Fretboard Inlays:Birds
Neck Shape:SE Bass
Depth at .5 fret:.792″
Width at nut:1.591″
Width at end of fretboard:2.500″
Fretboard radius:7.500″
Bridge:Hipshot TransTone
Tuners:Hipshot HB6
Hardware Type:Chrome
Electronics:Passive
Treble Pickup:SE 4B “H” Treble (PRS-Designed Humbucker)
Bass Pickup:SE 4B “H” Bass (PRS-Designed Humbucker)
Controls:Two Volume Controls and One Tone Control
Strings:45-105 Gauge
Available Colors:Natural, Scarlet Red, Tortoise Shell

PRS SE Kestrel Bass Specs:

Body Wood:Alder
Number of Frets:22
Scale Length:34″
Neck Woods:5-Ply Maple with Walnut Strips, Neck-Through Construction
Fretboard Wood:Rosewood
Fretboard Inlays:Birds
Neck Shape:SE Bass
Depth at .5 fret:.792″
Width at nut:1.591″
Width at end of fretboard:2.500″
Fretboard radius:7.500″
Bridge:Hipshot TransTone
Tuners:Hipshot HB6
Hardware Type:Chrome
Electronics:Passive
Treble Pickup:SE 4B “S” Treble (PRS-Designed Singlecoil)
Bass Pickup:SE 4B “S” Bass (PRS-Designed Singlecoil)
Controls:Two Volume Controls and One Tone Control, pickguard mounted
Strings:45-105 Gauge
Available Colors:Black, Metallic Red, Tri-Color Sunburst

For more information:
PRS Guitars