From Paul Reed Smith:
“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 player the ability to walk a low-mid focused blues line, articulate a high-mid focused fretless style 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 designed, 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.”
Tri-Color Sunburst, Alder body wings, 22 fret bound rosewood fingerboard with bird inlays, 7.25″ fingerboard radius, neck thru body 5-ply maple/walnut neck, 34″ scale length, 1 19/32″ nut width, Kestrel 4B “S” pickups with volume/volume/tone controls, chrome hardware, Hipshot HB6 tuners and TransTone bridge, with gig bag, very good, 9.4 pounds.