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PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Model Tungsten

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$2,299.00
Brand:
Paul Reed Smith
SKU:
sstung
Shipping:
Free Shipping
Expected ship date is 1st Aug 2018

Product Description

PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Model Tungsten

This listing is for a pre-order of the PRS Silver Sky John Mayer model. These guitars will begin to ship on March 20, 2018 on a first come, first serve basis. We will also be entering all customers who placed a pre-order into a drawing for one of several limited edition PRS John Mayer hardshell cases. Due to high demand, some orders could take several months to be filled. Please let us know if you have any questions!

The PRS Silver Sky is the result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith. More than two and half years in the making, the Silver Sky is a vin- tage-inspired instrument that is at once familiar but also newly PRS through and through. This model was based o of Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements from 1963 and 1964 vintage instruments, resulting in an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar. The attention that was paid to every detail sets this guitar apart.

Some of the more distinctive specifications include, the headstock shape, tuners, neck and fretboard, bridge, and pickups and electron- ics. The headstock shape is based on PRS’s trademark design, but in- verted to both accommodate Mayer’s playing style and also to keep a consistent length of string behind the nut, which makes staying in tune easier. The tuners are a traditional vintage-style, closed-back tuner, but with PRS’s locking design. The neck shape was modeled a er 1963/1964 vintage instruments, and the fretboard has a 7.25” radius. The moment your hand grabs this neck, it just feels right. Like the tuners, the steel tremolo takes a classic design and incorporates PRS’s trem arm and Gen III knife-edge screws. The bridge on the Silver Sky is setup flush to the body in the neutral position so that the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch. By keeping the bridge in contact with the body, the guitar itself is acoustically louder, which improves the signal to noise ratio of the single-coil pickups. The 635JM single-coil pickups are very round and full, with a musical high end that is never “ice-picky” or brash.

Other high-quality specifications include a bone nut, a molded metal jack plate that is curved and makes plugging and unplugging a guitar cable hassle-free, retooled knobs, fretwire that is slightly smaller than what you’d find on most PRS electric guitars, and PRS’s double action truss rod (accessible from the front of the headstock for ease of use).

The Silver Sky comes in four colors with distinctive accents on PRS’s trademark lower horn scoop.

Specifications

Body 

Body Wood: Alder

Neck

# of Frets: 22

Scale Length: 25.5"

Neck Wood: Maple

Fretboard Wood: Rosewood

Neck Shape: 635JM

Nut Width: 1 21/32"

Neck Width at the Body: 2 7/32"

Neck Depth at the Nut: 53/64"

Fretboard Radius: 7.25"

Inlays: Small Birds

Hardware

Nut: Bone

Bridge: Steel Tremolo

String Spacing: 2 9/64"

Tuners: Vintage Style, Locking

Hardware Finish: Nickel

Pickups: SSS Configuration, 635JM

Pickup Switching: One Volume, Two Tones w/ 5-Way Blade Switch

Case

Padded PRS Gig Bag Included