PRS 408 10-Top - Black Gold Burst with Pattern Neck

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Figured Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 x 408 Humbucking Pickups - Black Gold Burst
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One Guitar, Many Tones

The PRS 408 Maple 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, full 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 Maple 10-Top is a true workhorse guitar.

PRS 408 Maple 10-Top Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Solid mahogany topped with maple looks and sounds amazing
  • Custom-wound 408 pickups and switching provide endless tone
  • PRS V12 finish feels like nitro and protects like acrylic
Solid mahogany topped with maple looks and sounds amazing

To give the 408 Maple 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 Maple 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. But, 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 Maple 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 Maple 10-Top is finished in a stunning PRS V12 finish. If you're seeking a vintage vibe with a sophisticated edge, then 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 Maple 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
  • Exclusive PRS V12 finish
Add the flexible and versatile PRS 408 Maple 10-Top solidbody electric guitar to your arsenal today!

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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 Flamed maple 10 top
Body Finish V12
Color Black Gold Burst
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Pattern profile
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 10" Radius
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 locking tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup 408 Bass humbucker
Bridge Pickup 408 Treble humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way switch, 2 x mini-toggle switches (coil tapping)
Strings 0.010-0.046
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 48M2FTHFN6T_BW_NB-B4

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I've had this guitar for about a year and all I can say is that it lives up to all the good things said about it. I played it in the store numerous times to see that the tones were what I was looking for as I usually go for guitars that cost far less. Well, they cost less, but there's a reason. This guitar has given me every tonal option I need. The humbuckers are great, not muddy at all. Switching to single coil gives me a bright tone that, while not a Fender quack, plays well in any single coil setting. The finish (mine is jade green) is flawless, the neck feels just right, it sets up perfectly and stays in tune as it should. Really, a first class guitar. It was a tough financial decision, but I really am pleased I made it. It really is the best guitar I've ever owned.
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