Carlos Santana's longstanding creative partnership with Paul Reed Smith has done much to shape the destiny of PRS Guitars. Over the years, we have honored this pivotal alliance by offering variations of his signature model instrument. The Santana Retro pays homage to the early "Pre-Factory" guitars Paul built for Carlos in the early 1980's. Several unique design elements are reintroduced on this model, including a deeper body carve, original style heel, and the original headstock shape and nut placement.
The Santana Retro blends history and modern manufacturing to create a highly musical guitar good enough for the man himself.
PRS Patented Tremolo, Machined
Meticulous design delivering sonic fidelity, player ergonomics, and revolutionary tuning stability.
PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Modern locking technology with vintage elegance, these tuners promote tone transfer for a louder, more resonant instrument.
PRS Santana Pickups
Full sounding humbuckers with a clear, smooth voice.
|Top Wood||Carved Figured Maple|
|Number of Frets||24|
|Neck Shape||Santana Retro|
|Bridge||PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III|
|Tuners||PRS Phase III Locking|
|Controls||Volume and Tone Control w/ 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch|
|Options||10 Top with Hybrid Hardware|