I was perusing the PRS site recently since I'm interested in sending my Tonare Grand back to the factory and having the PTC team install the USA PRS Piezo system. It shows the following info on the current spec page for the piezo section on the Tonare Grand:
ELECTRONICS PRS Pickup System Proprietary, full band width piezo pick up with a proprietary 18-volt custom-voiced preamp LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone Featherweight internal microphone and hi-fidelity mic preamplifier with soundhole volume and presence controls
The previous page for the specs on the Tonare Grand (still cached in google searches so I was able to pull it up) didn't mentioned anything about the "LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone" though?
Since there was no mention of the 2nd half of the electronics on the previous spec page, I wasn't sure if that was now part of the standard piezo system, or if it was something they added in the last year or two? Anyone know for sure? I was quoted $600 to have the PTC install the system on my Tonare, but I wasn't sure if that was the "full" system (i.e. the 18v under-saddle piezo pickup + internal mic/soundhole preamp) or if there wasn't actually any difference between what they've always used, and they just changed the verbiage on the site to be more explicit? I know we have several USA owners on the site and most of them have piezo, so anyone here able to shed some light on this? I don't want to keep bugging the PTC folks/Shawn directly since I'm not ready to send her in just yet, but I want to make sure I know what I'm getting when I do. Definitely going to have it installed at some point, I love the natural sound of the acoustic so since the piezo system they use on these seems to capture the natural unplugged tone of the guitar very well from the clips I've heard, so I'm sure it's only a matter of time and funds (planning to get the refin and piezo install handled on the same trip, but since I know that will take some time I'd like to enjoy this baby for a while longer before I do!). Thanks guys, any help would be greatly appreciated!
ELECTRONICS Optional Electronics PRS Pickup system - The PRS Acoustic pickup system is a proprietary, full band width Piezo pick up that is combined with a proprietary 18 volt custom-voiced preamp.