From First Look to First Note - An Incredible Guitar!
The Paul Reed Smith Modern Eagle II takes the famous Modern Eagle to the next level. While still maintaining the premium-grade tonewoods and the wide-fat neck carve you'd expect from the Modern Eagle, the Modern Eagle II sports a new 1957/2008 humbucking pickup system for a vintage/modern tonal blend and features PRS's latest finishing techniques for a stunning appearance. From its gorgeous curly maple top to its mahogany back and green abalone bird inlays, complete with iridescent paua heart centers, the PRS Modern Eagle II is one memorable instrument.Paul Reed Smith Modern Eagle II at a Glance:
- Premium tonewoods and intricate bird inlays
- 1957/2008 humbucking pickups
- Stunning finish
Premium tonewoods and intricate bird inlays
From sheerly an aesthetic standpoint, the Paul Reed Smith Modern Eagle II is incredible. Your eye might catch the PRS-famous bird inlays lining its 22-fret wide-fat black Dalbergia neck, then notice that each inlay is actually green and highlighted yet again with iridescent paua heart centers. Or, you might first catch the glossy curly maple top, finished to PRS' exacting standards. But while undeniably beautiful, virtually all of the Modern Eagle II's components are also chosen for their amazing effect on the tonal quality of the instrument. From the mahogany back to the curly maple top, rosewood neck and fretboard, 14:1 locking tuners, and PRS stoptail or tremolo - the PRS Modern Eagle II is a gorgeous, premium-quality instrument.
Special 1957/2008 humbuckers
The 1957/2008 pickups offered on the Modern Eagle II allow players to achieve both vintage and modern sounds. PRS obtained exclusive rights to the original pickup wire used in the most revered pickups in the '50s. PRS obtained the rights to the wire in 2008, and 1957 was the year the humbucker was first commercially available, giving rise to the 1957/2008 name.
Featuring the most advanced finishing technology, PRS has developed fat, ultra-high gloss finishes and rich stains that exquisitely highlight the color and grain of the woods while retaining the fast, smooth feel of vintage lacquer. Because color is an important component in any guitar's appearance, PRS dyes are specially blended to look their very best under stage lights, shining with such luster and brilliance that the guitar truly looks every bit as good as it sounds.
- Finish: Red Tiger
- Modern Eagle Grade Figured Maple Top
- Lightweight Mahogany Back
- Select Dalbergia Neck & Fretboard - Buffed Out
- 22 Frets
- 'J' Birds - Green Abalone Outlines with Paua Heart Centers
- Banded Melon Side Dots
- Wide-fat Neck
- High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
- PRS Locking Tuning Pegs
- PRS 1957/2008 Pickups
- Volume, Push/Pull Tone, 3-Way Toggle