PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange

SKU
PRS-SANTANA-BO
PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange
PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange
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PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro (Pre Factory) Electric Guitar, Gen III Tremolo, Hard Case - Blood Orange

Carlos Santana's longstanding creative partnership with Paul Reed Smith has done much to shape the destiny of PRS Guitars. Over the years, we have honored this pivotal alliance by offering variations of his signature model instrument. The Santana Retro pays homage to the early "Pre-Factory" guitars Paul built for Carlos in the early 1980's. Several unique design elements are reintroduced on this model, including a deeper body carve, original style heel, and the original headstock shape and nut placement.

The Santana Retro blends history and modern manufacturing to create a highly musical guitar good enough for the man himself. 

GEN III TREMOLO

Rest assured, the Gen III trem functions in all the same ways as the PRS patented tremolo system always has. As always, the bridge is machined brass, a metal that rings beautifully. The block, intonation screws, height-adjustment screws, and the string slots on the saddles are all left un-plated for increased sustain and fidelity of tone.

  • A. The mounting screw holes are countersunk from underneath, creating a knife-edge set-up that ensures the bridge will return to pitch after use.
  • B. The bridge’s sidewalls create a pocket that keeps the six individually adjustable saddles from moving sideways, thereby eliminating another traditional cause of tuning instability.
  • C. The saddles feature a compound radius so that the string breaks across the saddle at the optimum angle for contact and vibration transfer through the bridge. The Private Stock Gen III Trem also features locking saddles. These saddles hold the ball ends in place preventing any movement in the block and further ensuring the guitar returns to pitch after use.
  • D. The tremolo arm is unthreaded and features a small set screw that allows the player to customize the feel of the arm and find a comfortable playing position. 

    The Gen III trem also has a few notable updates that further support the fidelity of the guitar’s tone and maximize sustain.
  • E. The mounting screws have been redesigned with larger thread and a larger custom head. This added mass creates more contact from the screw to the bridge and the guitar’s body, resulting in greater sustain.
  • F. Grooves have been added to the bridge plate. The grooves are radiused to match the radius of the height adjustment screws, again so there is more contact and a better fit.

BODY

  • Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
  • Back Wood Mahogany

NECK

  • Number of Frets 24
  • Fret Wire Santana Fret Wire (Jumbo)
  • Scale Length 24.5"
  • Neck Wood Mahogany
  • Neck Shape Santana Pre-Factory
  • Fretboard Wood Rosewood
  • Fretboard Inlay Birds

HARDWARE

  • Bridge PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
  • Tuners PRS Phase III Locking
  • Hardware Type Nickel

ELECTRONICS

  • Treble Pickup 58/15
  • Bass Pickup Santana
  • Controls Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
  • Strings 10's

OPTIONS

  • Option 10-Top Maple (Defaults To Hybrid Hardware)
More Information
Condition New
SKU PRS-SANTANA-BO
UPC 825362922506
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