The SE Kestrel takes a traditional singlecoil bass platform and adds PRS’s fit, finish, and attention to detail, delivering a new take on a classic instrument. No matter the style or decade, the Kestrel can achieve every bass part you loved growing up.
Kestrel (4B ‘S’) pickups are extremely punchy and focused, giving players the ability to walk a low-mid focused blues line, articulate a high-mid focused fretless part rich with harmonics, nail the scooped midrange and sweet top-end sound slappers favor, and wield a razor sharp blistering rock bassline. This bass has growl to burn!
Designed in PRS’s Maryland shop, the Kestrel’s alder body and modern neck through construction provide sustain and evenly balanced tone. The maple/walnut neck has been meticulously shaped, and the 34” scale length makes this an instantly comfortable bass for players old and new. A modern bridge allows you the choice of strings through the bridge or the body to yield even more tonal possibilities.
Alder body with 5-ply maple/walnut neck-through neck construction, 22 frets, 34” scale length, rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, Hipshot TransTone bridge, Hipshot HB6 tuners, high-quality nylon gig bag, 45-105 strings
SE Bass Neck Profile Specifications:
Depth at .5 fret: .792”
Width at nut: 1.591”
Width at end of fretboard: 2.500”
Fretboard radius: 7.500”
SE 4B ‘S’ treble and bass pickups with two volume controls and one tone control, pickguard mounted
Pickup DC resistance:
Bass: 7.3K Treble: 7.6K
Black, Metallic Red, Tri-Color Sunburst