A special limited run Paul Reed Smith model. One of only 25. A Santana Body with 22 frets. The wood was hand selected from the PRS wood library. Hand signed by Paul with a certificate of authenticity.
PRS Exclusive run This is the first-ever production of a 22-fret Santana body guitar with a stoptail. Carlos' guitar usually features a 24-fret neck, a design that moves the neck pickup toward the bridge, producing a brighter tone. With the 22-fret neck, the pickup is moved closer to the midpoint of the string's speaking length, which in turn produces a warmer, fatter tone.*
The MFPR and PRS teams hand-selected the mahogany backs and necks to ensure that these guitars and their extraordinary components produce the specific tonal characteristics desired.*
PRS DC 22 guitar appointments include a bookmatched maple top, lightweight mahogany back, 24-1/2" scale, mahogany neck, East Indian rosewood fretboard, moon inlays, and a Modified Santana neck carve. The PRS guitar is finished in a high gloss nitro-cellulose topcoat over polyester basecoat with a satin nitro-cellulose finished neck. The satin-finished neck feels remarkably comfortable and allows easy movement between low and high registers.
PRS Stoptail bridge Designed to take full advantage of the resonant properties of its guitars, the PRS Stoptail Bridge provides direct transmission of string vibration to the guitar body and makes set-up a breeze. This bridge features slots that recess the strings comfortably as they pass over the top, in a gentle curve. Although it is pre-compensated for modern string gauges, further fine-tuning is possible by adjusting the set screws at each end of the bridge. Action height is adjustable by raising or lowering the studs the bridge sits on.
PRS 59/09 pickups Originally added to Paul Reed Smith Guitars'*1957/2008*series line of pickups, the PRS 59/09s offer a slightly darker and more powerful sound in the bridge with a touch more clarity and brightness in the neck. PRS wanted to provide the same vibe as the revered*1957/2008, but with additional output for players wanting to drive the amp's front end a little earlier, while providing a wider spread of tone between the neck and bridge pickups.
These pickups are made from PRS' exclusive wire produced on the original machine used to make classic '50s era pickups. They incorporate proprietary winding and magnet innovations to produce iconic sounds with unique tonality.
The PRS DC 22 Limited Edition is a monumental guitar that will bring you years of creative enjoyment.
Paul Reed Smith DC 22 Limited Edition Electric Guitar Features: Hand-selected materials Special run of 25 guitars Numbered backplate Letter of authenticity signed by Paul Reed Smith Double cutaway body 22-fret neck Bookmatched curly maple top Lightweight mahogany back Set neck joint Mahogany neck 24-1/2" scale 1-11/16" nut width PRS 59/09 pickups PRS Phase II locking tuners 3-way toggle pickup selector Nickel hardware East Indian rosewood fretboard Moon inlays Modified Santana neck carve High gloss nitrocellulose topcoat finish over a polyester basecoat Satin nitrocellulose finished neck Includes black Tolex case