PRS’s new 22 fret, 25” scale length Studio model electric guitar is a fresh, modern rendition of a traditional single-single-hum guitar set up with the beauty and brightness of a maple top. The possibilities are vast with PRS’s proprietary 57/08 Narrowfield pickups in the middle and bass positions in conjunction with a 57/08 humbucking bridge pickup. Screaming lead tones, crisp rhythm tones and 5-way blade switch also enhance the flexibility of this guitar in the studio or on stage.Other features include mahogany back and neck, V12 finish, rosewood fretboard, “pattern neck” with “pattern thin option,” 2011 birds, tremolo or stoptail bridge option, PRS locking tuners, nickel or gold hardware, and redesigned lampshade knobs volume and push/pull tone controls.
Studio Model Specs Body Top Wood Carved Figured Maple Back Wood Mahogany Finish V12 Neck Number of Frets 22 Scale Length 25″ Neck Wood Mahogany Fretboard Wood Rosewood Neck Shape Pattern or Pattern Thin Fretboard Inlays Birds Hardware/Electronics Bridge PRS Tremolo Tuners PRS Low Mass Locking Tuners Truss Rod Cover “Studio” Hardware Type Nickel Treble Pickup 57/08 Treble Middle Pickup PRS 57/08 Narrowfield® Bass Pickup PRS 57/08 Narrowfield® Pickup Switching Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control with 5-Way Blade Pickup Selector Option Top Option Flame or Quilted Maple
10-Top Flame or Quilted Maple
Bridge Option PRS Stoptail Bridge Hardware Option Gold Finish Option Special Order Finish
Finish should enhance the look, sound, and feel of a guitar by accentuating the wood’s inherent beauty and feel without hindering its natural resonance. And PRS Guitars’ new “V12” finish does just that. Introduced at Experience PRS 2010, “V12” is a very thin, hard, and clear finish that will not crack or react with thinners. After roughly 12 years in development, it is halfway between acrylic and nitro but with a classic feel all its own. “PRS models with this new finish feel like old instruments,” said Paul Reed Smith.
Neck shapes have always been a high priority for us and a hallmark of our quality. A guitar should feel comfortable, like “home,” as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. The new “Pattern Regular” neck shape is similar to the traditional PRS regular neck found on guitars made in the late 80’s at PRS’s former Virginia Avenue location.
This new neck shape reflects modern tooling and programming that allows us to even more precisely shape and consistently reproduce our necks.
Neck shapes have always been a high priority for PRS and a hallmark of our quality. A guitar should feel comfortable, like “home,” as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. The “Pattern Thin” neck is an updated version of PRS’s traditional Wide Thin neck. This new neck shape reflects modern tooling and programming that allows us to even more precisely shape and consistently reproduce our necks.