Cradle of Filth is Britain`s number one extreme metal act these days. Their tongue-in-cheek style and extreme imagery have brought them the cult status among the fans of metal music. Paul joined them as guitarist in 1992 and has been with them ever since. His signature PRS model is placed within the SE Signature series and it features a standard double-cut body made of mahogany base and quilted maple top. Custom Allender Burst is the main color scheme available for this model and it includes purple burst top, gold-plated hardware and high gloss finish. PRS tremolo bridge is fronted by a pair of open-coil PRS Designed humbuckers. Set in mahogany neck is equipped with wide thin contour in the back and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard on the top.

SE Paul Allender Full Specs

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Body Construction Double cutaway
Body Shape VIP
Body Top Wood Maple
Body Type Solid Body
Body Wood Mahogany
Bridge Tremolo
Bridge Pickup Type Humbucker
Controls Tone
Controls Volume
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Finish Gloss
Fret Size Jumbo
Fingerboard Inlays Bat
Hardware Gold
Neck Joint Set neck
Neck Pickup Type Humbucker
Neck Shape Wide thin
Neck Wood Maple
Number of Frets 24
Number of Pickups 2
Number of Strings 6
Pickup Switch Type 3-way Pickup Selector
Scale Length 25"
String Nut Syntetic Bone
Tuners PRS
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Body Construction
Double cutaway
Single cutaway
Body Shape
Body Top Wood
Body Type
Solid Body
Solid Body
Body Wood
Bridge Pickup Type
Fingerboard Material
Rosewood (Bound)
Fret Size
Medium Jumbo
Fingerboard Inlays
White Dot
Neck Joint
Set neck
Neck Pickup Type
Neck Shape
Wide thin
Wide fat
Neck Wood
Number of Frets
Number of Pickups
Number of Strings
Pickup Switch Type
3-way Pickup Selector
3-way Pickup Selector
Scale Length
String Nut
Syntetic Bone
Syntetic Bone
4 User Reviews

Billy Kingston on 2009-08-13 16:18:55

The features on the guitar are nice, gold, and chrome hardware makes it look unique, as well as the purple wood stain paint, has 24-frets for a new introduction of sounds, has one tone adjuster, and one volume adjuster, a 3-way switch, a nice comfortable style, and the bat inlays are just awesome, and unique as well, i feel they could have 2 tones on the guitar, but overall, its a 10 all the way. The quality of the guitar i played was beautiful, and it felt well, there was no problems with the stock pickups at all, no broken hardware, and the finish was perfect, i would definitely use this without a backup, because its durable, and tough, and yes i can depend on this guitar. Another 10 all the way. Hey well with nice guitars such as this one, theres always a high price, but this guitar is below 1000 bucks, if you have the money for it, buy it! Because this is a one of a kind guitar, it would be a essential for your collection of other guitars, or a perfect guitar to play all your life. The guitar my friend bought was around 750 dollers, and thats pretty cheap for such a nice guitar, while the Gibsons i have are like above 1000 dollers, and are of the same quality, of this cheaper PRS. I would buy another if it were ever stolen, because the price is ridicilously low, and it sounds great, its worth it. This guitar is a well made, and cheap guitar, i am happy with it, and i am going to buy it soon too, i love how good it sounds, and all the options you get that make it look good, but its cheap, i think PRS should make more guitars, as cheap, and as reliable as this guitar here. They would be a lot more popular, and more successful.

DeanMassalsky on 2012-04-28 04:08:51

A fantastic guitar. Amazing neck, screaming, fat pickups and stunning good looks to go with the meaty tone. It looks amazing, and everyone who sees it and plays it is impressed. For me, the best part is, I got it for $499 on blowout, but now that I own it, I would have bought it the higher price had I known about this model.

zensun123 on 2012-05-15 18:13:14

Original Prs se paul allender without emgs you have more tones cost $499 best deal

stevie p on 2014-09-27 08:28:04

Played clean you get a 60s sound. Not what was expected but highly usable none the less. It was one of the reasons I bought the guitar as I was in a function band and I needed something that played well, sounded good clean and stands out from the crowd. The nut slots are cut with 9 gauge strings in mind as tens have a tendency to stick but this is easily fixed. When I first opened the case at a gig a small crowd gathered behind me to look in awe as it really is an eye catching guitar and even appeals to non metal audiences. When using a driven sound the guitars playability comes to the fore and fast runs flow. The sound never became muddy regardless of the amount of drive I use.

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