PRS 408 10-Top - Charcoal Burst with Pattern Neck

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Figured Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Charcoal Burst
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One Guitar, Many Tones

The PRS 408 10-Top solidbody electric guitar is a tonal chameleon that's ready for any gig. Select tonewoods such as mahogany, maple, and rosewood combine to give you a great-looking guitar with tone to die for. The innovative 408 pickups offer warm humbucking tones and clear, glassy single-coil tones all in a single package. With the flick of a switch, you can send these flexible pickups into single-coil mode evoking the snappy, bell-like tones you need. The Pattern neck carve and stunning V12 finish give this guitar a great look and feel. The PRS 408 10-Top is a true workhorse guitar.

Solid mahogany topped with maple looks and sounds amazing

To give the 408 10-Top a rich yet balanced sound, PRS began by choosing the tried-and-true combination of mahogany topped with a select figured maple 10-Top. The 408 10-Top's mahogany body gives you natural tonal warmth, which is offset perfectly by the brighter tone of its maple top. Together, these tonewoods give you an incredibly balanced sound.

Custom-wound 408 pickups and switching provide endless tone

When PRS released their Signature Limited model, everyone at Sweetwater who got a chance to check out the new 408 pickups was absolutely blown away. However, true to his perfectionist nature, Paul Reed Smith continued to tweak these 100% proprietary pickups to perfection. In fact, he discovered that by tightening up the pickup field on a 408 Bass pickup, he was actually able to create an even better-sounding treble pickup. The PRS 408 10-Top electric guitar features a pair of these amazing 408 pickups. But it doesn't stop there; these amazing pickups also have dedicated mini switches, so you can shift to the timeless single-coil sound instantaneously. Best of all, there is no volume loss when switching to single-coil mode!

PRS V12 finish feels like nitro and protects like acrylic

The PRS 408 10-Top is finished in a stunning PRS V12 finish. If you're seeking a vintage vibe with a sophisticated edge, your search ends here. Over a decade in the making, the PRS V12 finish blends the thin, resonance-enhancing characteristics of a nitro finish with the non-cracking reliability you expect from a modern acrylic finish. It has a classic feel all its own that makes your axe feel like a well-worn instrument — one that will stay flawless-looking for years to come.

PRS 408 10-Top Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Production version of the PRS Signature Limited
  • Custom 408 pickups with single-coil/humbucking switches
  • Classic mahogany body/maple top tone
  • Mahogany neck with Pattern neck carve
  • PRS GEN III tremolo bridge
  • Exclusive PRS V12 finish

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Figured Maple, 10-Top
Body Finish V12
Color Charcoal Burst
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Pattern
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Birds
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material PRS synthetic/bronze powder blend
Bridge/Tailpiece PRS Tremolo
Tuners PRS Phase III
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup 408 Bass Humbucker
Bridge Pickup 408 Treble Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way blade pickup switch, 2 x mini-switches (coil-tap)
Strings (.010-.046)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 48M2FTHFN63_CB_HB-B4

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