As a premier Paul Reed Smith Signature dealer, we're proud to present this Core Studio with a gorgeous Flame Maple "10-Top"!
While the Custom 24, McCarty 594 and the like get everyone's attention (and rightfully so!) we'd love to show you one of the more unsung heroes in the Core lineup - the Studio. While similar in layout to the Special Semi-Hollow or the old Custom 22 with its 22 frets and PRS Tremolo, this one holds a unique place in the lineup with its 3-pickup H-S-S pickup configuration akin to a "Superstrat"-style guitar. This is a very unique configuration, especially for a mahogany-bodied, set-neck instrument.
The pickups themselves are just amazing. The Narrowfield pickups sound so unlike anything else - a friend of ours who's a professional guitarist out in Nashville and uses one of these as his main live axe every night describes the Narrowfield humbucker as a "single-coil with a clean boost pedal always on." We can't help but agree with him. It's bright, clear, and throaty like a single-coil but with the punch, roundness, and hum-free operation of a humbucker - PRS really nailed it with these pickups. With the 5-way selector switch and push-pull coil split, you have the same switching configuration as an S-type guitar along with the ability to combine the neck and bridge like a typical PRS. It's fantastic!
There's a very real thing that can happen when you pick up a guitar that is just so inspiring that it makes you a better player by not only being easier to play, but also by giving you more motivation to pick it up and play it every chance you get. The PRS Core Studio is one of those instruments.
The PRS Studio model is a modern take on a traditional single-single-hum guitar. With PRS’s proprietary Narrowfield pickups in the middle and bass positions and a 58/15 LT humbucking bridge pickup, the PRS Studio offers punchy singlecoils, vintage scooped tones, and the chunky kick of a bridge humbucker screaming in one instrument. This whole new scope of sounds (that are only possible with a three-pickup guitar) are easily accessible in the Studio model thanks to the push/pull tone control and 5-way blade switch. With seven combinations in all, the PRS Studio covers classic tones but maintains a unique voice making it a perfect “desert island” guitar.
- Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Top Carve: Violin Carve
- Finish: Nitro over Cellulose (CAB)
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 25"
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Pattern
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlay: Birds
- Truss Rod Cover: “Studio”
- Bridge: PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
- Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Treble Pickup: 58/15 LT
- Middle Pickup: PRS Narrowfield®
- Bass Pickup: PRS Narrowfield®
- Controls: Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control with 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch
- Strings: PRS Signature, 10-46
- 10-Top Grade Maple Top (defaults to Hybrid Hardware)
- Hybrid Hardware
- Included Accessories: PRS Hardshell, Multi-Fit Case
- Instrument Weight: 8.2 lbs