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, Gen III
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
Vintage-flavor pickups that deliver legendary clear, smooth tone.
|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
|Truss Rod Cover
|Santana Om Symbol
|Volume and Tone Control w/ 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch
|PRS Signature 10-46
|Standard (6 String): E, A, D, G, B, E
|10 Top with Hybrid Hardware
Santana Retro - Controls Description
3-way toggle pickup switch
Position 1 (down) - treble pickup
Position 2 - treble and bass pickups
Position 3 (up) - bass pickup