The Modern Eagle V is an innovative instrument that offers highly musical tones for both recording and playing live. Utilizing a hum/single/hum (five-coil) pickup layout and unique electronics configuration, the Modern Eagle V gives players a vast array of tones in one guitar. The 5-way blade switch selects the pickups in intuitive groupings: treble, treble and middle, middle, middle and bass, and bass. There is a single volume and a push/pull tone control that activates both humbuckers when engaged; this allows players to access all three pickups simultaneously. Finally, the mini toggles allow players to individually tap the humbucker coils, for additional single-coil sounds. This electronics design puts a whole set of classic and new tones at your fingertips.
Additional appointments include a maple top and mahogany back, a 22 fret, 25” scale length, Pattern mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, bone nut, and PRS patented Gen III tremolo.
“Modern Eagle models have always been built to stand up to history while celebrating tonewoods and the discovery of new tones. The Modern Eagle V is a sophisticated instrument not only in its craftsmanship but in its electronic and mechanical design,” said Paul Reed Smith. “We’ve refined the pickup tones and are pleased to now add it to the Core lineup.”
For 2024, PRS Guitars is updating the tuning machines on many of our Core guitars. While, aesthetically, our new Wing buttons are designed to echo the 12th fret bird wingspan design, they were first and foremost designed for tonal reasons all the way back in 1982. Because these buttons are lighter weight than their metal predecessors, they are subtracting less energy from the vibrating strings, thus helping the guitar ring longer and at a more musical note.
PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
Meticulous design delivering sonic fidelity, player ergonomics, and revolutionary tuning stability.
PRS Phase III Locking Tuners with Wing Buttons
Modern locking technology with vintage elegance, these lightweight tuners promote tone transfer for a louder, more resonant instrument.
PRS MEV Pickups
Versatile pickup configuration offering a vast array of tones in one guitar.
|Number of Frets
|Neck Depth at the 1/2 Fret
|Neck Depth at the 12 1/2 Fret
|Neck Width at the Nut
|Neck Width at the Body
|Neck/Body Assembly Type
|PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
|PRS Phase III Locking Tuners with Wing Buttons
|Truss Rod Cover
|"Modern Eagle V"
|Volume and Push/Pull Tone Controls with 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch and Two Mini-Toggle Coil-Tap Switches
|PRS Signature 10-46
|Standard (6 String): E, A, D, G, B, E
Modern Eagle V - Controls Description
Position 1 (Switch Down): Treble Humbucker
Position 1: Treble Coil-Tap
Position 2: Treble Humbucker and Middle Single-coil
Position 2: Treble Coil-Tap and Middle Single-coil
Position 3: Middle Single-coil
Position 4: Middle Single-coil and Bass Humbucker
Position 4: Middle Single-coil and Bass Coil-Tap
Position 5: Bass Humbucker
Position 5: Bass Coil-Tap
with Push/Pull Tone Knob Activated
Position 1 & 5: Treble Humbucker and Bass Humbucker
Position 1 & 5: Treble Coil-Tap and Bass Humbucker
Position 1 & 5: Treble Humbucker and Bass Coil-Tap
Position 1 & 5: Treble Coil-Tap and Bass Coil-Tap
Position 2, 3 and 4: Treble Humbucker, Middle Single-coil and Bass Humbucker
Position 2, 3 and 4: Treble Coil-Tap Middle Single-coil and Bass Humbucker
Position 2, 3 and 4: Treble Humbucker, Middle Single-coil and Bass Coil-Tap
Position 2, 3 and 4: Treble Coil-Tap, Middle Single-coil and Bass Coil-Tap