PRS 305 (Antique White) (No Longer Available)
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Carved Alder Body, Rock Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - Antique White
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From Our Research Team:
The Perfect Blend of Warmth and Bite!Based on the outstanding 513 platform, the Paul Reed Smith 305 uses a trio of single-soil pickups to conjure five distinct tones. The stunning and functional 305 also boasts a rock maple Pattern Regular neck (the same carve that's found on late '80s PRS axes), 25-1/4" scale length, beautiful bird inlays, a PRS trem, and an easy-to-use electronics control package that lets you get five great tonal variations via a 5-way pickup selector and volume and tone controls. You get amazing tonal variety and elegant good looks from the Paul Reed Smith 305; pick one up and you'll be a believer!
Paul Reed Smith 305 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
The PRS 305 gives you 6-string elegance, with five distinct tones!
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Great option and "unique" tone
by Berto from Novi, MIMany see this as a Strat copy and at first so did I. When I tried one, it was confirmed it is and isn't. The quality is PRS, so second to none. I have an SC245 and Fender John Mayer Strat which bot... read more [+]h are comparable in finish and quality. The Pick ups on this were a scary proposition to me since I would be stuck with them, being odd sized but the verdict is a good one. While they are single coils, they are very quiet. Even with and OD pedal on, they still keep things pretty quiet. They have some noise, they are single coil, but overall very "noiseless".
January 4, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist, semipro musician, cork sniffer
The sound is a deeper strat sound. Not to "spanky" as strats can be with the mids seeming a little scooped. It is what many call a "creamy and silky" tone. When running an OD you get plenty of bite and crunch. Sustain for days, in part due to the solid body and set neck.
The neck is thicker than a C shape strat, but thinner than a Wide/Fat or Pattern neck on a PRS. The DGT frets are fatter than Medium jumbos but not as tall as 6105s. Easy to bend, easy to chord and the satin neck finish allows for fast movement and easy playing.
Overall, this is not a "Strat" killer. I don't think it's meant to be or if it is, PRS came out with something different in the process. People need to look at this as a different option in the world of guitars. I see it more as a single coil Custom 22 than a Strat. You can get Strat sounds from this, but you get something also in between a Strat and a humbucker guitar leaning more towards Strat territory. close [-]
by Derek Logue from Houston, TXI just got my 305 in the mail. After months of research I finally decided on a Paul Reed Smith 305. I took a gamble choosing between having a guitar with humbuckers or single coils and couldnt be ha... read more [+]ppier with my decision. These pickups definitely have some b****, the sustain is ridiculously good. This guitar blows any strat I have ever played out of the water.
December 25, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician, guitar, piano, bass
The craftsmanship is superb, (attention to detail.)
The action is perfect, and the maple neck is extremely comfortable. close [-]
by Joel Nichols from Charlotte, NC USAReceived this one from Sweetwater over a week ago. Instrument arrived with an excellent set-up and packing job. Had proper intonation on all frets with minimal string buzz.
August 28, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist
Guitar produces grea... read more [+]t usable tones in all pickup selections - minor tweaks on outboard EQ brought out satisfying Gilmour to Edge to old Lifeson sounds. Sustain is above average as expected. Traditional soloing is effortless; chord changes are much easier. I personally don't have to fight against this guitar like some of my others.
This is my first Strat-like and single-coil based guitar and am very happy with the purchase. And as always, Sweetwater delivers a great buying experience. close [-]
Todd, Dunedin, FL
PRS 305 (Antique White)
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