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PRS 408 MT


 

$2,990.00

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Paul Reed Smith (PRS) 408 Maple Top (MT) Electric Guitar

 

 

New Design!

PRS is proud to offer a new voice with the 408 Maple Top and 408 Standard. These inspiring new instruments, offered as both a maple top (MT) and all mahogany (Standard) version, bring the versatility and voicing of the Private Stock Signature and the Signature Limited Edition to PRS’s Core line.

PRS 408 pickups were designed to extend the guitar’s tonal spectrum by narrowing the field of the bass pickup to increase its focus and widening the field of the treble pickup to increase its sound field (hence their asymmetric appearance). This pickup configuration (comprised of four coils and offering eight sounds) stems back to Paul’s experimentation on the Sorcerer’s Apprentice guitars in the early 1980’s. Thanks to the simple but versatile switching system featuring mini-toggle switches that provide numerous combinations of humbucking and singlecoil tones, the 408 Maple Top and 408 Standard provide stunning articulation and musical clarity.

 

 

 

 


 

Features

v12 finish

V12 Finish

Finish should enhance the look, sound, and feel of a guitar by accentuating the wood’s inherent beauty and feel without hindering its natural resonance. And PRS Guitars’ new “V12” finish does just that. Introduced at Experience PRS 2010, “V12” is a very thin, hard, and clear finish that will not crack or react with thinners. After roughly 12 years in development, it is halfway between acrylic and nitro but with a classic feel all its own. “PRS models with this new finish feel like old instruments,” said Paul Reed Smith. The PRS Lefty Custom 24 comes with this finish!

 


 

Pattern Regular Neck Shape

Pattern Neck Shape

The PRS Neck shapes have always been a high priority

for us and a hallmark of our quality. A guitar should feel comfortable, like “home,” as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. The new “Pattern Regular” neck shape is similar to the traditional PRS regular neck found on guitars made in the late 80’s at PRS’s former Virginia Avenue location.

 

This new neck shape reflects modern tooling and programming that allows us to even more precisely shape and consistently reproduce our PRS Guitar Necks.

 

 


 

Pattern Thin Neck Shape

Pattern Thin Neck Shape

Neck shapes have always been a high priority for PRS and a hallmark of our quality. A guitar should feel comfortable, like “home,” as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. The “Pattern Thin” neck is an updated version of PRS’s traditional Wide Thin neck. This new neck shape reflects modern tooling and programming that allows us to even more precisely shape and consistently reproduce our necks.

 


 

Phase 3 Locking Tuners

Phase III Locking Tuners

PRS Guitars Phase III tuners are new to the line up for 2011 and will come standard on SC 58, McCarty 58, ME Quatro, and JA-15 models. These very smooth, high-tolerance pegs feature an elegant design with larger buttons, an open back, and closed housing.

 


408 Maple Top Model Specs

Body Wood Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Finish V12

Neck

Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Neck Shape Pattern or Pattern Thin
Fretboard Inlays Birds

Hardware/Electronics

Bridge PRS Tremolo
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Truss Rod Cover "408"
Hardware Type Nickel
Treble Pickup

408 Treble

Bass Pickup 408 Bass
Pickup Switching

Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Blade Switch Pickup Switch and Two Mini-Toggles


Options

Top Option 10 Top Flame or Quilt
Neck Option Rosewood
Bridge Option PRS Stoptail
Hardware Option Gold or Hybrid

408 MT Available Colors

 

 

 

Amber Black Amber Black Armando's Amethyst Armando's Amethyst Black Black
Black Gold Burst Black Gold Burst Blue Crab Blue Blue Crab Blue Charcoal Burst Charcoal Burst
Eriza Verde Eriza Verde Faded Blue Burst Faded Blue Burst Faded Gray Black Faded Gray Black
Fire Red Burst Fire Red Burst Gold Burst Gold Burst Gold Top Gold Top
McCarty Sunburst McCarty Sunburst McCarty Tobacco Sunburst McCarty Tobacco Sunburst Purple Hazel Purple Hazel
Santana Yellow Santana Yellow Scarlet Smokeburst Scarlet Smokeburst Solana Burst Solana Burst
Teal Black Teal Black Trampas Green Trampas Green Whale Blue Whale Blue

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