Paul Reed Smith Guitars have added a sweet new solidbody guitar to their 2012 lineup, and it packs an amazingly versatile sonic palette. Meet the P22, the first piezo-equipped solidbody electric guitar from PRS. The P22’s foundation is based on the quality tonewoods you’d expect from PRS — a figured maple top, mahogany back, mahogany neck, and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. But it’s the addition of a redesigned PRS/L.R. Baggs piezo system that takes the P22 into new tonal territory.
PRS and L.R. Baggs have partnered in the past to bring natural-sounding piezo electronics to the PRS hollowbody electric guitars. For the P22, PRS and L.R. Baggs went back to the drawing board, and came up with a redesigned set of electronics that is 60% smaller than the previous designs — and compact enough to fit in a solidbody electric guitar.
With rich acoustic tones, and a wide range of electric versatility too, thanks to uncovered 53/10 pickups, the P22 is ready to perform in virtually any style. And with high-quality details such as Phase III locking tuners, the smooth-playing Pattern Regular neck profile, and the gorgeous V12 finish, you will quickly find the P22 to be your first-call guitar for any project or gig.