PRS 20th Anniversary Custom 22 review | MusicRadar
PRS Custom 22 Artist Package 20th Anniversary Amber Quilt Top w/ OHSC ! Used Paul Reed Smith PRS Custom 22 Ten Top Cherry Sunburst For sale is a Used Paul Reed Smith 20th Anniversary Custom 22 Electric Guitar. - Fully Tested - % Functional - Good Condition- Dragonfire II Treble and. PRS Custom 22 20th anniversary 10 topin Deep cherry burst. Asking $OLD. all fees included OBO, see partial trades below. Trade value.
Click here for a picture of an Artist Limited Edition. Only made, Artist Limited Edition-style with wide-fat or wide-thin neck, engraved gold abalone birds, fret ebony fretboard. Abalone bound headstock and fretboard.
Click here for a picture of a 10th Anniversary Model. Specs similar to McCarty but with solid mahogany body. Only offered with stoptail bridge option. First signed and numbered. Click here for a picture of a Carlos Santana Model. Each guitar is individually made for a specific customer and comes with a letter from Paul Reed Smith documenting the history of the instrument. Click here for a picture of a Rosewood Limited. Original carving by Floyd L. Scholz of golden eagle or bald eagle on a basswood body, fret curly maple neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, engraved solid gold bird inlays, McCarty electronics, gold hardware, and PRS Stoptail Bridge.
Click here for a picture of a Golden Eagle Limited Edition. Hollowbody — carved spruce top with carved mahogany back and sides. Hollowbody I — carved maple top with carved mahogany back and sides.
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Hollowbody II — carved maple top and back with mahogany sides. Piezo bridge pickup option added in Archtop — carved spruce top, carved mahogany back and sides. Archtop I — carved maple top with carved mahogany back and sides, Archtop II — carved maple top and back with mahogany sides and rosewood headstock veneer.
Specs similar to Archtop II, but with artist grade figured maple top and back, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, abalone bird inlays with 14k gold outline. Each guitar numbered on back of headstock. Click here for a picture of a McCarty Archtop Artist.
Carved spruce top, carved artist grade maple back with carved mahogany sides. Click here for a picture of an Archtop. Specs similar to the Custom 22, but with maple neck and fretboard, optional rosewood fretboard regular D neck carve, 3 Seymour Duncan soapbar singlecoils with 5-way blade selector.
Click here for a picture of a Custom 22 Soapbar. Specs similar to Carlos Santana Model, but features 3-way toggle, volume and tone, artist grade woods, Brazilian Rosewood fretboard and headstock overlay, eagle inlayed on headstock. Specs same as McCarty. Brazilian rosewood neck and fretboard with no fretboard inlay, Dragon inlay on body made of pieces of mastodon ivory, rhodonite, agoya, coral, onyx, sugilite, chrysacola, red, green, and pink abalone and paua.
Limited edition of Limited run of pieces, specs same as McCarty, but with Brazilian rosewood neck and fretboard. Each individually signed and numbered. And, as here, there's a Brazilian, as opposed to Indian, rosewood fingerboard to consider. The and fret guitars have different pickups, and then you have a choice of the five-way rotary or three-way toggle. These two systems provide three tones common to both: The five-way system adds two more sounds: The three-way system adds three more sounds: This Custom 22 looks posh and sounds it too.
The Dragon II has quite a classic, refined output that harks back to a smooth jazz tone when played clean: Show it the front end of an old Marshall JCM or a juicy Cornford Harlequin and there's enough drive for classic seventies-era crunch or higher gain shred. The single-coil voices may lack the depth and some of the character of a good Strat but they provide the guitar with a duality that's essential to PRS's versatility.
Yet things like the control tapers and control positions, not to mention these new knobs previously only seen on thejust make all this sound-selection a pleasure. The real achievement of PRS is quite simply the consistently rising quality of the guitars themselves. There are some who would like us to believe modern PRS guitars are not as good as those made in the early years of the company.
Certainly the early guitars had a charm about them back then, with finish defects, inconsistent shaping, fading colours, vibratos that would quickly wear, noticeable filler around inlays… but 'better' is not a word this writer would use. The modern PRS guitar is virtually identical but it's built with 20 more years experience and it shows.
This is the guitar that not so much celebrates PRS's present but actually its past. If you've never played or owned a PRS, a Custom is undoubtedly the place to start. The magazine for serious players Subscribe and save today!