Originally offered as a limited run for Experience PRS 2011, the
"Stripped" 58 is now available as part of Paul Reed Smith Guitars'
Core lineup. The "Stripped" 58 is a no-frills take on the company's
popular SC 58 model, which won the Musikmeese International Press
Award (mipa) for "Best Electric Guitar 2011/2012" earlier this
year, and maintains that instrument's classic, resonant voice that
is eminently recordable and gig ready.
The "Stripped" 58 is a vintage-inspired instrument that is
perfect for more traditional single-cutaway style players and is
also instantly comfortable to musicians who grew up playing short
scale guitars. Specifications include a curly maple top (with
10-top option), mahogany back, 24.5" scale length, 22 fret mahogany
"Pattern" neck with rosewood fretboard, dot inlays (with bird
option), 57/08 treble and bass pickups with volume and tone control
for each pickup and a 3-way toggle on the upper bout. This guitar
also features PRS's two piece bridge, which has added weight and
mass, creating more contact points that, in turn, create a more
resonant, musical instrument.
For straightforward tone and quality in an attractive,
no-nonsense package, get your hands on a "Stripped" 58 today.
The "Stripped" 58 offers straightforward tone, quality, and
comfort in an attractive, no-nonsense package. Originally offered
as a limited run for Experience PRS 2011, the Stripped 58 has a
classic, resonant voice that is eminently recordable and gig ready.
This vintage-inspired instrument is perfect for more traditional
single-cutaway style players and is also instantly comfortable to
musicians who grew up playing short scale guitars. Get your hands
on one today.
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
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. Perfected after years of prototyping, the new
"Pattern" neck is an updated Wide Fat PRS neck style based on
Paul's pre-factory design. These necks were found on the
instruments built for Carlos Santana, Peter Frampton and Howard
Leese from the late 70's to the mid 80's.
Whether in woodworking, machining, or cast and die work, pattern
making is the art of arriving at a perfect standard which can be
duplicated or used to create new designs from by "offsetting." All
of our necks came to be as a result of offsetting from this
original, Wide Fat design.
Previously only prototyped on Private Stock guitars, the new PRS
two-piece adjustable bridge now comes standard on select PRS
models: the SC 58 and the JA 15. The bridge plays a crucial role in
the tonal path of a guitar by transferring the string's vibrations
to the tonewood. When executed well, the bridge will enhance the
wood's natural resonance. This two-piece bridge has added weight
and mass, creating more contact points, which, in turn, create a
more resonant, musical instrument. Similarly, machining rather than
casting, gives the brass and aluminum bridge a stronger sound. "I
am calling it the 'new two-piece adjustable sound transfer bridge'
- I'm very happy," said Paul Reed Smith.
PRS Guitars Phase III tuners are new to the line up for 2011 and
will come standard on SC 58, McCarty 58, ME Quatro, and JA-15
models. These very smooth, high-tolerance pegs feature an elegant
design with larger buttons, an open back, and closed housing.
Pricing information is still not available. For the
complete specifications and further information, you can
visit PRS Guitars.