P22

  • Acoustic Piezo Pickup
  • 22 Frets
  • PRS Stoptail or Tremolo
P22

22 Frets, Infinite Range of Tones

P22

The P22 is the company’s original piezo-equipped solidbody guitar, providing musicians the versatility of wielding both acoustic and electric guitar tones in one instrument. PRS and LR Baggs partnered more than a decade ago to design the piezo system found in PRS’s original hollowbody models. The new system retains the same circuit design as the original, maintaining tonal authenticity and real world practicality. There are two output jacks on the P22, allowing guitarists to plug into their favorite electric guitar or acoustic guitar amp or DI into a soundboard. By utilizing the separate blend control, the tone of the P22’s 58/15 pickups can also be combined with acoustic sounds through a single output.

The P22 comes standard with a figured maple top, mahogany back, mahogany neck with a 22 fret rosewood fingerboard, and a redesigned PRS/LR Baggs piezo system. Uncovered 58/15 pickups round out this guitar’s specifications and help define the P22’s voice.

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Videos

  • PRS P22 Demo with Bryan Ewald (1 of 2)

    P22 Demo w/ Bryan Ewald (1 of 2)

  • PRS P22 Demo with Bryan Ewald (2 of 2)

    P22 Demo w/ Bryan Ewald (2 of 2)

  • PRS P22 Solidbody Piezo demo with Paul Reed Smith and Mike Ault

    P22 Solidbody Piezo Demo w/ Paul Reed Smith & Mike Ault

  • PRS P22 Demo with Mark Lee of Third Day

    PRS P22 Demo with Mark Lee of Third Day

  • Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) on the P22 (1 of 2)

    Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) on the P22 (1 of 2)

  • Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) on the P22 (2 of 2)

    Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) on the P22 (2 of 2)

Specifications

Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Fretboard Inlays Birds
Headstock Inlay Rosewood Headstock Veneer with Inlaid Signature
Neck Shape Pattern Regular
Bridge PRS Piezo Adjustable Stoptail or PRS Piezo Tremolo
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Hardware Type Nickel
Treble Pickup 58/15 Treble
Bass Pickup 58/15 Bass
Controls Volume and Tone Control with 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch and PRS/LR Baggs Piezo System'
Option 10-Top Flame
P22

Available Colors

  • Antique White

    Antique White

  • Black

    Black

  • Black Gold Wrap Burst

    Black Gold Wrap Burst

  • Blood Orange

    Blood Orange

  • Champagne Gold Metallic

    Champagne Gold Metallic

  • Charcoal Burst

    Charcoal Burst

  • Faded Whale Blue

    Faded Whale Blue

  • Fire Red Burst

    Fire Red Burst

  • Frost Green Metallic

    Frost Green Metallic

  • Gold Top

    Gold Top

  • Gray Black

    Gray Black

  • Honey

    Honey

  • Jade

    Jade

  • McCarty Sunburst

    McCarty Sunburst

  • McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

    McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

  • Orange Tiger

    Orange Tiger

  • Trampas Green

    Trampas Green

  • Violet

    Violet

Artist Package

The P22 is available with the PRS Artist Package.

The PRS Artist Package program is an exclusive platform for PRS Core guitars that offers upgraded and expanded options to enhance and further personalize your instrument. Artist Package instruments represent the most distinctive pieces available from the PRS Core production line.

Top Wood Artist Grade Flame Maple
Back Wood Select Mahogany
Neck Wood Select Mahogany
Optional Neck Wood Artist Grade Figured Maple or East Indian Rosewood
Neck Profile Pattern Regular
Fretboard Wood Artist Grade Gaboon Ebony
Fretboard Inlays Green Ripple Outline/Green Abalone Center Artist Bird Inlays
Headstock Gaboon Ebony Headstock Veneer with Inlaid Green Abalone Signature
Optional Artist Grade Fretboard & Veneer Figured Maple (Maple Neck Only) or Brazilian Rosewood (USA only)
Bridge PRS Piezo Adjustable Stoptail Bridge or PRS Piezo Machined Tremolo Bridge
Hardware Type Gold, Hybrid or Nickel

Available Artist Package Colors

  • Aquamarine
  • Autumn Sky
  • Black Cherry*
  • Black Gold Burst
  • Blood Orange
  • Blue Crab Blue
  • Blue Fade
  • Blue Green
  • Blue Matteo
  • Bonnie Pink*
  • Burnt Maple Leaf
  • Burnt Orange
  • Charcoal
  • Charcoal Burst
  • Copperhead
  • Dark Cherry Burst
  • Eriza Verde
  • Faded Blue Burst
  • Faded Blue Jean
  • Faded Evergreen
  • Faded Gray Black
  • Faded Vintage Yellow
  • Faded Whale Blue*
  • Fire Red Burst
  • Gray Black
  • Jade
  • Livingston Lemondrop
  • Leprechaun Tooth
  • Makena Blue
  • Mash Green
  • McCarty Tobacco Sunburst
  • Natural
  • Obsidian
  • Orange Tiger
  • Purple Mist
  • River Blue
  • Santana Yellow
  • Slate Blue
  • Tortoise Shell
  • Trampas Green
  • Vintage Sunburst
  • Violet
  • Violin Amber Sunburst
  • Whale Blue
  • Yellow Tiger

*Also available with natural back

Design & Build Philosophies

  • Wood is the foundation of every PRS instrument, so great care is taken in sourcing, cutting, drying, and grading each species of timber used.

  • Neck shapes are paramount to the connection a player feels the moment he or she picks up a guitar. PRS neck shapes are designed for comfort, playability, and stability, so that feeling lasts a lifetime.

  • Stain and finish should do more than help a guitar look good; they should feel good and maximize tone as well. So while PRS is synonymous with beautiful, richly detailed stains, paints, and finishes, the goal is always to use a thin, clear, and hard finish that is durable and does not deaden the instrument’s natural tone and resonance.

  • The bridge is the anchor of the guitar. All PRS bridges are designed to maximize the transfer of the strings’ vibration into the guitar body while providing excellent intonation and functionality.

  • PRS Phase III tuners are designed to maximize the transfer of the strings’ vibration into the guitar while providing excellent tuning precision and stability via the easy to use locking system.

  • As one of the three main contact points of the strings, the nut is essential to the guitar’s tone. PRS uses a proprietary nut material, designed to maximize the guitar’s tonal resonance. PRS nut placement is compensated to provide accurate intonation across the fretboard. All PRS nuts are hand-filed for precise fit and superior playability.

  • A pickup is a transducer that captures the mechanical vibration of a string and converts it into an electrical current. Every component (wire, magnet, bobbin, slugs, etc) affects the sound and interacts differently with instruments and amps, which is why we design and build many distinct pickup models. Nearly all Private Stock and Core pickups are designed and built in our Stevensville, Maryland factory.

  • PRS uses nickel silver fret material for durability and tone. In general, PRS fret wire height has been specified to provide a good platform for both chord/rhythm playing and string bends/lead techniques. PRS fret wire width and hardness is specified to minimize wear, maximize fret life, and support the tone of the instrument. All PRS frets are glued in place to avoid raised or popped frets and are leveled, radiused, and crowned giving the guitar amazing comfort and playability.

  • The final instrument reflects all of the thought, work, and passion that are put into every step of the building process. If all the details are cared for, a guitar can be much more than the sum of its parts.

Accolades

“If you use humbucker, single-coil and acoustic tones during a song or a set, the P22 offers everything you need in a single instrument that you’ll want to play all night long." (Review PDF)

- Guitar World

“The finish is flawless, the setup is totally spot-on, it arrived perfectly in tune, and the flame maple top is as good as I’ve ever seen. The guitar is lightweight and comfortable to play and has a delicious, ringing acoustic quality when strummed unplugged. In other words, it’s a PRS.” (Review PDF)

- Guitar Player

“The 53/10 pickups and re-tooled piezo make the P22 one of the most versatile-sounding guitars on the market. With its huge palate of single-coil, humbucker, and acoustic tones, excellent playability, quality, and killer looks, the P22 will be the go-to guitar for many.” (Review PDF)

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