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shown in McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

Made in Maryland

Mira

The Mira is a guitar for today’s players with a classic feel and tone but with the quality and stability you’ve come to expect from a PRS instrument. This model features a thinner, solid mahogany body, 24-fret neck, matching pickguard and trussrod cover, Mira pickups, three-way pickup selector and a mini toggle coil tap. This combination of features lends a new voice to the PRS lineup.

You are viewing a 2012 model. This model may still be available at Authorized PRS Dealers. For our current offerings, please visit www.prsguitars.com/products.

Features

V12 Finish

Finish should enhance the look, sound, and feel of a guitar by accentuating the wood’s inherent beauty and feel without hindering its natural resonance. And PRS Guitars’ new “V12” finish does just that. Introduced at Experience PRS 2010, “V12” is a very thin, hard, and clear finish that will not crack or react with thinners. After roughly 12 years in development, it is halfway between acrylic and nitro but with a classic feel all its own. “PRS models with this new finish feel like old instruments,” said Paul Reed Smith.

Pattern Regular Neck Shape

Neck shapes have always been a high priority for us and a hallmark of our quality. A guitar should feel comfortable, like “home,” as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. The new “Pattern Regular” neck shape is similar to the traditional PRS regular neck found on guitars made in the late 80’s at PRS’s former Virginia Avenue location.

This new neck shape reflects modern tooling and programming that allows us to even more precisely shape and consistently reproduce our necks.

Pattern Thin Neck Shape

Neck shapes have always been a high priority for PRS and a hallmark of our quality. A guitar should feel comfortable, like “home,” as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. The “Pattern Thin” neck is an updated version of PRS’s traditional Wide Thin neck. This new neck shape reflects modern tooling and programming that allows us to even more precisely shape and consistently reproduce our necks.

Videos

Paul Reed Smith introduces the 2011 Mira.

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PRS Product Support Manager J Hayes walks you through the specifications of the Mira and demonstrates the Mira pickups.

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Paul Reed Smith and Mike Ault demo the Mira.

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Ben Kasica of Skillet stopped by the PRS Factory to check out the new Mira model.

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Jon from Relient K and Jon from Switchfoot talk candidly about the new Mira from Paul Reed Smith Guitars.

Reviews

review thumbnail American Songwriter - February 2008 "I say go for it, especially if you get the cosmic moon inlays, bro. I took it to practice and everybody dug it. It's more clean than soapy, so LP Jr. folks, it's a different kinda soap." read the review
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review thumbnail Guitar Edge - May/June 2008 "The action on this guitar was perfect when I received it. It played like a dream – consistent, smooth, and with accurate intonation. When sitting down, it stayed put, resting comfortably on the leg without swaying either way, as some guitars tend to do. The neck felt even and consistent throughout, and the frets were pristine." read the review
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review thumbnail Guitar Player - February 2008 "With its low action and fast-playing neck, the Mira is definitely a speed machine, but even those who don’t specialize in warp-drive playing will appreciate how easy this guitar is to get around on. Beautifully built and finished, the Mira would be a great choice for young rockers, as well as veteran players of Paul Smith’s maple-topped guitars who simply want to enjoy what his latest design has to offer." read the review
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review thumbnail Guitar World - February 2008 "The Mira is beautifully warm, superbly detailed and predominantly sexy through a caramel-sweet midrange. This is a bold statement but, if I could own only one Paul Reed Smith guitar, it would be the Mira." read the review
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review thumbnail Jazz Times - June 2008 "Played through Fender tubes in the neck position, the low end boomed with impressive depth, particularly for such a lightweight all-mahogany piece with no carved top. For a jazz and blues player working this ax with a clean tone, the tone dial – angled off like a die and easy to twist becomes the key to the universe: At 10 you’re Stevie Ray Vaughan; at 2 or 3 you’re in the Pat Metheny Trio, firing off chromatic bop licks with a cloudy timbre nearly devoid of treble." read the review
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review thumbnail Performing Songwriter - June 2008 "A lightweight, highly resonant electric with a look and sound that screams "Vintage!" And you won’t find another PRS guitar with these voices." read the review