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Guitar of the Day

Each time we think we’ve seen the most stunning maple top on a Paul Reed Smith instrument, they send us another guitar that’s even more astounding. Don’t believe us? Just check out the top on the PRS Modern Eagle, today’s official Guitar of the Day. And while this stunningly beautiful maple deserves to be stared at, it pales in comparison to actually picking up the guitar, plugging it in, and hitting a big, open E chord. In fact, just holding it in your hands, you know this is truly something special! You can almost feel the tone waiting to burst out – no wonder this is the top-of-the-line PRS instrument! From the rare Brazilian rosewood neck and fingerboard to the deep Yellow Tiger or Tiger Red satin finish to the specially wound humbucking pickups with satin gold covers, this is without a doubt an important step in the evolution of PRS guitars. Each one includes a plush-lined, leather Private Stock case with a brass plaque identifying it as the very best the men and women of PRS can build today!

Although it’s brand new, there’s something about the special thin, satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish PRS developed that makes it feel – but not look! – like it’s been gigging for two or three decades. Of course, it has those trademark PRS abalone birds along with an inlaid abalone Modern Eagle right on the face of the Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay. Pull out the tone control to split the coils in the humbuckers, giving this rare bird an additional bag of tricks: Hot humbuckers with the tone pot down, slinky single-coils with the tone pot up. This baby can sing sweetly one minute, then burn the next with a sound that other guitars can only wish they had. To seal the deal, PRS even loaded one of these Modern Eagles with its silky-smooth vibrato tailpiece, one of the most stable in the industry. Wrap your left hand around the wide-fat neck carve and suddenly you’re playing runs and arpeggios you didn’t even realize you knew. It’s that PRS mojo you keep hearing about, but now it’s in your hands and one thing is certain, you’re not letting go of this one – ever!

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