The new PRS SE DGT is due out this coming January and will be available in two finishes on launch. The company has released a series of videos entitled “Making of the SE DGT” and the final video has just dropped.
It is now officially out as of today and is everything we expected. Available in a Goldtop with Moon inlays or the McCarty Tobacco Sunburst with Bird inlays, as shown below.
Plus, David Grissom appears in a new video out today, all about this new model.
PRS SE DGT
The new PRS SE DGT has been unveiled gradually over the course of three videos released by the company on YouTube. This more affordable signature model for guitarist David Grissom looks set to be very popular and is allegedly coming out at under $1000.
“I didn’t just rubber stamp this. This guitar is something I have been very involved in and am really proud of. The SE Series is lightyears ahead of anything I could get my hands on when I started playing – it’s amazing how far the quality has come – and I am proud to be able to offer this guitar to more people,” – David Grissom
DGT Core USA
Currently, the Core USA-built model is a big seller for the brand and so I can see this new version being a big seller. The DGT is based on the McCarty platform with a unique DGT neck shape, taller frets, special pickups, and a revised control layout. Grissom and Paul spent a year A/B-ing more than forty sets of pickups before nailing the vintage voice of DGT humbuckers.
“When we first decided to bring the DGT to the SE Series, I knew it would be a complicated project involving a lot of people. At the same time, I knew how beloved that guitar is and that we had the team to pull it off.”
“I wanted these videos to showcase the process of product development in general and working with David in particular. We are excited to give the world a behind-the-scenes view of what we do.” – Jack Higginbotham, PRS Guitars COO
The official details should all be up on the PRS main site in January. For now, you can watch all three of the Making of the SE DGT videos below and see how they worked to get this guitar into production.
There is a lot of talk about getting the correct neck shape and making sure that the pickups are as close as possible to the USA Core DGT model. It looks like it is going to be a big release for PRS and I will keep you all updated when more news is released.
I own one of the USA DGT models myself and they are certainly great instruments. If PRS get this new SE DGT model right, then it will be a big deal for a lot of reasons. As they are very versatile guitars and perfect for many styles of music.
MSRP – A Goldtop version with Moon inlays is priced at $849, and a Tobacco Sunburst with ‘PRS Bird’ inlays for a light upcharge, priced at $899.