Most guitar players who stay on top of the latest news know that copyright issues prevented Paul Reed Smith from building the Singlecut for almost two years. Now that these legal matters have been resolved, the company is starting to ship Singlecuts in limited quantities, though they are ramping up production to address the huge demand that’s been building up. We’ve just gotten our first few and like all the guitars in the PRS line, they’re real beauties. And they sound every bit as good as they look.
Each Singlecut starts with a solid mahogany body and a figured maple top. A few are graced with the premium flamed or quilted maple tops that PRS fittingly calls “10-tops.” Other features include a solid mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and those trademark PRS bird inlays, which are hand cut from the choicest abalone shell. Naturally, a guitar this special deserves a set of great pickups, which in this case is a pair of specially designed PRS #7 pickups. No other guitar in the PRS line has these pickups, so the Singlecut sounds like no other PRS guitar in their line. A PRS stoptail bridge, 3-position toggle switch, volume and tone controls, and vintage-style tuners complete the package. Naturally, a guitar this special comes with a PRS plush-lined hardshell case. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for an update on our current Singlecut stock.