PRS 2018 Experience Paul's Guitar - Limited Edition, Dirty Flamed Maple Top, Ziricote Fingerboard, Brushstroke Bird Inlays, and TCI Pickups, Includes Hardshell Case
As both a guitar builder and a musician, Paul Reed Smith is continually questing for the pinnacle of his life's work, and in recent years sharing these discoveries with PRS guitar enthusiasts the world over with the release of the PRS Paul's Guitar line. These stunning instruments showcase his dedication to the finer points of guitar construction, in an attempt to bring you the ultimate PRS playing experience.
Limited to Only 100 Worldwide!
Now for 2018 PRS have released this incredibly rare, limited edition (only 100 being made) "Experience" Paul's Guitar, and whilst it may be aesthetically similar to previous releases, it features an all-new intuitive electronics layout and vastly-superior wiring to help you choose between your ideal tonal choices.
- Top Wood: "Dirty" Flamed Maple
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Finish: Black Gold
With the tried-and-tested PRS favoured combination of a figured maple top (in this case "Dirty" flamed maple) and a solid mahogany back, the 2018 Experience Paul's Guitar offers you all of the natural sustain that you could wish for. In addition to this, the deep-curl figuration of the "Dirty" maple top helps to give the guitar a stunning look when overlaid with the Black Gold Nitrocellulose finish, resulting in a guitar that's not only relatively lightweight and perfectly contoured, but also one that looks incredible.
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 25"
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Pattern
- Fretboard Wood: Ziricote
- Inlays: "Brush Stroke" Birds
- Headstock Inlay: "Pre-Factory" Small Eagle
With the Pattern neck you're gifted with a superbly balanced and comfortable playing experience, with easy access to each of the 22 frets. This solid-mahogany neck is topped with a fingerboard made from a gorgeous piece of Ziricote, that's been inlaid with "Brush Stroke" birds similar to the previously released Paul's Guitar, adding a touch of extra class to this already-stunning instrument.
- Bridge: PRS Stoptail Bridge with Brass Inserts
- Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
- Hardware Type: Nickel/Chrome
Combining a set of PRS Phase III Locking Tuners with a PRS Stoptail Bridge ensures that you will not only be able to change strings on this guitar faster than ever before, but once it's been strung you'll get a superior level of tuning stability across the board.
- Treble Pickup: TCI Treble
- Bass Pickup: TCI Bass
- Controls: Volume and Tone Controls, 3-way Toggle Pickup Switch, Two Mini-Toggle Coil Tap Switches
Weight 7lbs 5.5 oz
Thanks largely to their findings when searching for the perfect vintage Single Coil pickup sound for another of their guitars (the stunning John Mayer signature Silver Sky), PRS have been able to develop the all-new TCI (Tuned Capacitance and Inductance) humbuckers. These fabulous pickups not only present you with the famous PRS Humbucker tones that we all know and love, but when the Coil Tapping switch is utilised you are granted both the clarity and uniqueness normally associated with vintage single-coil tones.
The end result is a highly versatile guitar that sounds incredible, both in the studio and in a live setting, and is an absolute dream to play.