Explore Your Sound
The PRS Special Semi-Hollow offers players a versatile hum/”single”/hum configuration with two PRS 58/15 LT humbuckers and a PRS Narrowfield middle pickup. PRS Narrowfield pickups deliver the bite of a single coil, so they cut through the mix with plenty of clarity and punch – without the hum. Paired with a 5-way blade switch and two mini-toggles that tap the 58/15 LT humbuckers, this guitar can handle myriad sounds and styles (with twelve pickup combinations in total). Roll back the tone control for added growl, turn it up for some shimmer, and have fun exploring this versatile tonal palette. The volume level between the humbucking and single-coil settings remain very even, and the semi-hollow body with single f-hole provides a welcome airiness and depth to the guitar’s tone.
Additional specifications include a maple top, mahogany back, 22-fret 25” scale length mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, Phase III locking tuners with wing buttons, and the PRS Gen III patented tremolo.
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.
Myriad sounds and styles with twelve total pickup configurations.
|Semi-Hollow Body with Single F-Hole
|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
|Volume and 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
|10 Top and Back with Hybrid Hardware
Special Semi-Hollow - Controls Description
5-way blade pickup switch
Position 1 (down) - treble pickup
Position 2 - treble and middle pickups
Position 3 - treble & bass pickup
Position 4 - middle and bass pickups
Position 5 (up) - bass pickup
Down - humbucker mode
Up - single coil mode
“It has a resonant acoustic sound, and the pickups do a fine job of capturing that airy character at all volume levels, particularly when the guitar is up loud enough to enjoy the singing, edge-of-feedback sustain that semi-hollows do so well.”
- Guitar Player