“I don’t just like the newest version of my guitar, I love it. With these new pickups, I can move from a strong bridge pickup to a very clear, “whoopy” neck pickup – you can hear every note – by just setting the mini-toggles and using the 3-way as normal. It’s a highly musical and very usable setup. This guitar has clear, spanky single coils when you split the pickups but a very full soapbar quality when they are in humbucking mode. It’s just beautiful.” - Paul Reed Smith
Historically, the Paul’s Guitar (like the Modern Eagle before it) has been a realization of Paul Reed Smith’s latest discoveries surrounding tone. Paul specified every appointment of this instrument from the wood selection and inlay design to the pickups. This revamped model represents Paul’s vision not only as a guitar maker but as a guitar player who needs versatile stage- and studio-ready gear that can achieve all the right tones. As a man who has every option available to him, Paul’s personal design choices include mahogany bodies with maple tops, Honduran rosewood fretboards, Nitrocellulose finishes, “Brushstroke” bird inlays, and narrow pickup bobbins. The Paul’s Guitar model also includes PRS’s TCI (Tuned Capacitance and Inductance) treble and bass pickups with two mini-toggle switches that allow players to put either or both pickups in either humbucking or true single coil mode.
For 2020, PRS has updated this model with nitro over cellulose (CAB) finish.
Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood: Mahogany
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Wire: Jumbo
Scale Length: 25"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Pattern
Fretboard Wood: Honduran Rosewood
Fretboard: Inlay Brushstroke Birds
Bridge: PRS Stoptail with Brass Inserts
Tuners: Phase III Locking
Hardware: Type Nickel
Treble Pickup: TCI
Bass Pickup: TCI
Controls: Volume & Tone Control w/ 3-Way Toggle Selector and Two Mini Toggle Coil-Tap Switches