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PRS Custom 22 in Faded Whale Blue by Paul Reed Smith
Neck: Pattern (see specs below)
Model number: CUM2F-HF163_FW_N5-5V
Serial No: 250263
Supplied with deluxe PRS hard case
Made in USA
Here’s what the boys at Guitar Mania say:
Right first off, we play them !
Every member of staff owns a PRS guitar, but if that’s not enough..
What do you look for in a guitar? Whatever you look for PRS seem to have it.
Looks? Oh come on! Look at the lovely flame maple tops on these hand picked guitars. Just choose your favourite colour! Next?..
Quality? PRS Guitars are extremely well made, and the build quality pound for pound is better than the competition. Pretty much everything is top quality. Not just the pickups, locking machineheads and trem but even the screws seem better! We LOVE servicing these guitars, there’s usually very little to do, they are a joy to work on.
Playability? PRS playability is nothing short of exceptional. THE BEST playing guitars on the market!
Tone: PRS Guitars have a wide variety of tones available at the flick of a switch. You really can sound as funky as a Strat or as Bluesy as a Les Paul. Again the best of both worlds.
To be honest you need a PRS, you just have to decide which one you can justify spending the money on.
More info on PRS Custom 22 guitar:
The Custom 22 is a classic workhorse with all the tones you’ve come to expect from your PRS with a distinctive midrange and clarity thanks, in part, to its 85/15 pickups. These pickups are wired for our 5-way blade switch, which offers a dual humbucker option (see switching positions below). The Custom 22 also features a PRS patented Gen III trem and comfortable solid mahogany pattern neck.
Pickup Switching Positions
Position One: Bridge humbucker
Position Two: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
Position Three: Bridge and neck humbuckers
Position Four: Neck singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
Position Five: Neck humbucker
The new GEN III trem system:
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.
PRS Gen III Trem
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.
Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25″ 63.5cm
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Pattern
Width of Fretboard at the Nut
Pattern 1 11/16″ 42.86mm
Neck Depth At The Nut
Pattern 28/32″ 22.22mm
Width of Fretboard at the Body
Pattern 2 1/4″ 57.15mm
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay Birds
Fretboard Radius 10″ 251.7mm
|Shipping Weight||10 kg|