Joining the PRS catalogue a few years ago exclusively in the brand’s US-made Core and S2 ranges, the stylish Starla model is finally now a part of the affordable SE series. With tasteful retro styling and traditional appointments, the PRS SE Starla Stoptail is an approachable but distinctive guitar.
Following a tried and trusted formula, the PRS Starla Stoptail features an all-Mahogany construction, powerful dual humbuckers and a comfortable neck for inspiring playability.
Body & Neck
PRS’ SE Starla boasts a Mahogany body, delivering a warm sound with plenty of harmonic richness in the mid-range. With ergonomic contours around the entirety of its singlecut shape, the Starla also has a cozy feel that allows you to play without hindrance.
Joining the Starla’s body is a Mahogany neck carved to PRS’ acclaimed “Wide Fat” profile. Although it may feel quite substantial to modern players, this neck shape is designed to offer optimal support for tricky chords and intricate arpeggios, while the silky smooth Rosewood fingerboard offers a luxurious feel under the fingers.
Hardware & Electronics
The PRS SE Starla Stoptail is fitted with reliable, high-quality hardware that’ll simply never let you down when playing onstage or recording in the studio. Equipped with a Grover Two-Piece bridge, this beautifully-machined piece of hardware combines traditional design with the perks of modern tweakability. At the other end of the instrument you’ll find a set of PRS machine heads; keeping your tuning super-solid.
This outstanding instrument gets most of its voice from its set of DS-02 pickups, which add a bright high-end bark to counteract the warmth of the Starla’s Mahogany tonewoods; resulting in a balanced sound overall. Crystal-clear with clean amp settings, these pickups also cope well with thick doses of overdrive and distortion, making them apt for most genres. With the ability to coil-split the humbuckers via the push/pull tone control, you can also attain glassy single-coil sounds.
- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 25”
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Neck Shape: Wide Fat
- Fretboard Inlays: “Old School” Birds
Hardware & Electronics
- Bridge: Grover Two-Piece
- Tuners: PRS-Designed Tuners
- Truss Rod Cover: Starla
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Treble Pickup: PRS-Designed DS-02 Treble
- Bass Pickup: PRS-Designed DS-02 Bass
- Controls: Volume and Push-Pull Tone Control with 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch
- Included Accessories: Gig Bag
- Strings: 0.09 – 0.042