“I don’t just like the newest version of my guitar, I love it. With these new pickups, I can move from a strong bridge pickup to a very clear, “whoopy” neck pickup – you can hear every note – by just setting the mini-toggles and using the 3-way as normal. It’s a highly musical and very usable setup. This guitar has clear, spanky single coils when you split the pickups but a very full soapbar quality when they are in humbucking mode. It’s just beautiful.” - Paul Reed Smith
Historically, the Paul’s Guitar (like the Modern Eagle before it) has been a realization of Paul Reed Smith’s latest discoveries surrounding tone. Paul specified every appointment of this instrument from the wood selection and inlay design to the pickups. This revamped model represents Paul’s vision not only as a guitar maker but as a guitar player who needs versatile stage - and studio-ready gear that can achieve all the right tones. As a man who has every option available to him, Paul’s personal design choices include mahogany bodies with maple tops, Honduran rosewood fretboards, Nitrocellulose finishes, “Brushstroke” bird inlays, and narrow pickup bobbins. The Paul’s Guitar model also includes PRS’s TCI (Tuned Capacitance and Inductance) treble and bass pickups with two mini-toggle switches that allow players to put either or both pickups in either humbucking or true single coil mode.
Engineered with curved string slots with brass inserts and brass studs to take full advantage of the resonant properties of the guitar.
Modern locking technology with vintage elegance, these tuners promote tone transfer for a louder, more resonant instrument.
Musical pickups that offer versatile tones from spanky singlecoils to full soapbars.
|Number of Frets||22|
|Truss Rod||PRS Double-Acting|
|Neck Depth At The Nut||7/8"|
|Width Of Fretboard At The Nut||1 11/16"|
|Width Of Fretboard At The Body||2 1/4"|
|Fretboard Wood||Honduran Rosewood|
|Fretboard Inlay||Brushstroke Birds|
|Headstock Logo||Signature, Inlaid|
|Neck/Body Assembly Type||Set|
|Bridge||PRS Stoptail w/ Brass Inserts|
|Tuners||PRS Phase III Locking|
|Truss Rod Cover||Blank|
|Controls||Volume & Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch and Two Mini-Toggle Coil Split Switches|
|Strings||PRS Signature 10-46|
|Tuning||Standard (6 String): E, A, D, G, B, E|
|Options||10 Top with Hybrid Hardware|
3-way toggle pickup switch
Position 1 (down) - treble pickup
Position 2 - treble and bass pickups
Position 3 (up) - bass pickup
Down - humbucker mode
Up - single coil mode
"At this price, you should expect nothing short of perfection, and if quality and detail are your thing, we can’t think of many who would be disappointed here.”