As mentioned in yesterday’s inSync, PRS held their fifth annual Experience open house on September 24 and 25 in Stevensville, Maryland — and inSync was there! Not only were new technologies unveiled, but the company showed off six new stunning guitar models:
- DC3 — A vintage-inspired model with a contoured body made from alder, featuring three 513-style single-coil pickups. A bolt-on maple neck, the new V12 finish, the “Pattern Regular” neck shape, a 5-way pickup selector switch, and a PRS Tremolo bridge with steel components are other standard features.
- NF3 — A vintage-inspired model with a contoured body made from korina, featuring three Narrowfield humbucking pickups. A bolt-on maple neck, the new V12 finish, the “Pattern Regular” neck shape, a 5-way pickup selector switch, and a PRS Tremolo bridge with steel components are other standard features.
- JA-15 — Developed as a signature model for Paul Jackson Jr., the JA-15 is a 15″ hollowbody archtop guitar. Two 53/10 bass humbucking pickups, the new PRS two-piece bridge/tailpiece, and the new V12 finish all contribute to a warm, rich, resonant tone. Instead of a separate top and braces, the top and braces are carved from a single slab of spruce. A curly maple back and mahogany sides, 22-fret curly maple neck, ebony fretboard, “Pattern” neck shape, low-mass locking tuners, paua and mother-of-pearl inlays, and a 25″ scale length complete this wonderfully versatile instrument.
- Modern Eagle Quatro — The 4th-generation Modern Eagle has been updated with the very latest V12 finish, 53/10 pickups, and the “Pattern” neck shape. In the Modern Eagle tradition, it features premium woods, an artist-grade maple top, a rosewood neck, and incredible elegance. Stoptail and tremolo models will be available.
- McCarty 58 — Paying tribute to the legendary Ted McCarty, the latest incarnation of the McCarty guitar features an artist-grade maple top, V12 finish, and 57/08 pickups. A mahogany back, 25″ scale length, mother of pearl and paua inlays, low-mass locking tuners, a PRS Stoptail bridge, and a push/pull tone control roound out the features of this model. According to Paul Smith, “If we could venture a guess of what PRS would have made in 1958, this would have been it.”
- SC 58 — Inspired by the amazing vintage guitars of 1958, the SC 58 features a mahogany back, an artist-grade maple top, the “Pattern” neck shape, the V12 finish, and the new two-piece bridge/tailpiece combo. Other features include an East Indian rosewood fretboard and headstock overlay, mother-of-pearl and paua inlays, low-mass locking tuners, separate volume and tone controls for each pickup, 57/09 pickups, and a 24.5″ scale length.
Tune in tomorrow for news on the latest PRS amplifiers!