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The PRS Studio is the ultimate workhorse guitar — perfectly designed for seasoned performing and recording musicians. With style and finesse in abundance, like most PRS models, this exemplary instrument covers lots of sonic territory via its ultra-versatile H/S/S pickup configuration that allows you to access up to 7 different combinations.
PRS' earliest iteration of the Core Studio model debuted in the late '80s, with a brief return for the instrument almost a decade ago. However, this new edition of the Studio guitar is here to stay and is arguably the brand's finest example yet - sporting signature PRS features that include a 25" scale for optimal string tension, a comfortable "Pattern" neck carve, beautiful bird fingerboard inlays and proprietary third-generation hardware.
PRS prides itself on using only the highest quality woods for its Maryland-made models. The Studio's stellar Mahogany body ensures that a rich tonal character underpins the overall voice of the instrument, giving the Studio some essential low-end warmth for jazz or blues tones.
Adorned with an amazing "10-Top" grade Flamed Maple top, this material also serves an important sonic purpose by adding bright top-end complexities into the mix for articulate, crisp note definition — making soulful lead lines or exotic chords sing with sparkling chime.
Mahogany "Pattern" Neck
Maintaining PRS' tried-and-tested tonewood combinations, the Studio's body is paired with a Mahogany neck shaped to the brand's "Pattern" neck carve. Substantial in the fretting hand, this particular profile provides a familiar feel for traditionalists and offers great support at all areas of the neck.
Topped with a sleek 22-fret Rosewood fingerboard for a velvety touch under the fingers, PRS' distinctive bird inlays contribute an extra layer of elegance to an already spectacular-looking guitar.
Flexible Pickup Selection
In terms of versatility, an H/S/S pickup configuration is difficult to beat. That's why the Studio is one of PRS' most tonally diverse instruments, equipped with their proprietary Narrowfield pickups in the middle and bass positions and a 58/15 LT bridge humbucker — offering punchy single-coils sounds, vintage scooped tones, and the chunky kick of a full-fat humbucker all from 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
Poor hardware can let down even the best of guitars, but the Studio is fitted with some of the most finely-machined appointments available. PRS' Phase III Locking Tuners make string changes fast and simple, with their locking design also improving tuning stability as less winds are required around their machine head posts.
At the other end of the instrument you'll find the Gen III Tremolo, indicative of the class-leading quality you'd expect from a PRS model. With a wonderfully-smooth vibrato action, this tremolo's high-mass design also ensures maximum string vibration transference through the guitar's body — giving you unparalleled levels of sustain.
- Top Wood: 10-Top Grade Flamed Maple
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Top Carve: Violin Carve
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 25”
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Pattern
- Neck Depth at Nut: 28/32"
- Width of Fretboard at Nut: 1 11/16"
- Width of Fretboard at Body: 2 1/4"
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlay: Birds
- Bridge: PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
- Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking
- Hardware Type: Hybrid
- Truss Rod Cover: “Studio”
- Treble Pickup: 58/15 LT Treble
- 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
- Included Accessories: PRS Hardshell, Multi-Fit Case