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PRS 408 Standard, 408 Maple Top

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Two of the newest additions to the PRS lineup are the 408 Standard and the 408 Maple Top. When PRS released their Signature Limited model, everyone who got a chance to check out the new 408 pickups was absolutely blown away. But true to his perfectionist nature, Paul Reed Smith continued to tweak those 100%-proprietary pickups to perfection. Those tweaks, combined with a set of mini switches, give the PRS 408 guitars a huge tonal palette. With the flick of a switch, you can send these flexible pickups into single-coil mode, evoking snappy, bell-like tones. Mix and match the pickups to taste: full humbucking, full single-coil, or a mix of both.

The PRS 408 Standard has a simple and elegant look. The all-mahogany body gives you a warm and mellow tone. The PRS 408 Maple Top adds a gorgeous flame-maple top and the punch that only maple can produce. Both guitars are finished in PRS’s stunning V12 finish. V12 offers the thin, resonance-enhancing characteristics of a nitro finish, with the non-cracking reliability you expect from a modern acrylic. Available in Pattern or Pattern Thin neck shapes, there is a 408 out there for everyone. If you’re looking for a workhorse PRS, the 408 Standard and the 408 Maple Top are two of the best do-it-all electric guitars on the market.

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