PRS Experience 2020 Modern Eagle V 10 Top in River Blue

Only 200 Available Worldwide!

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Elliot Stent

Limited to just 200 pieces worldwide, the Modern Eagle V represents the finesse and sublime craftsmanship of PRS Guitars. Supremely versatile with its H/S/H pickup configuration, flexible 5-way blade pickup selector and mini toggle switches - the Modern Eagle V also boasts first-class hardware for ultimate performance. Sporting PRS' reliable Phase III tuners and their stunning Patented tremolo, the Modern Eagle V guarantees rock-solid tuning stability and has a smooth tremolo bar action for tasteful vibrato accents.

Of course, the PRS limited edition Modern Eagle V's beauty is what makes it such an appealing instrument. With its spellbinding finish, gorgeous Flamed Maple '10 Top', Mahogany body/neck and Honduran Rosewood fingerboard - you can feel assured that only the best materials have been used to construct this incredibly special guitar.

The Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V Limited Edition | PRS Guitars

2020 Experience PRS Event

This highly-limited Modern Eagle V was created to commemorate the 2020 Experience PRS event, which was celebrated virtually in May as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are a few words from Paul Reed Smith himself:

“While Experience PRS 2020 was unable to happen at the PRS Factory this year, it is important to us to still release the products we had planned to the guitar community. These Modern Eagle guitars are very sophisticated pieces of gear both electronically and mechanically. They are highly-musical instruments.”

Versatile Electronics

The limited edition Modern Eagle V is an innovative instrument that offers a vast array of tones for both recording and live performance. Utilising a flexible humbucker/single-coil/humbucker pickup configuration, PRS also introduced a new and unique switching system that gives players a versatile selection of tones from one guitar.

The 5-way blade switch selects the pickups just as the 509 model does (treble, treble and middle, middle, middle and bass, bass). The two paired mini-toggles separate the slug-side coils, turning the humbuckers into true, “TCI-tuned” single coils. There is a single volume and a push/pull tone control that activates both humbuckers when engaged; this allows players to access three pickups simultaneously.

Finally, there is a third mini-toggle that changes the volume pot value from 500k to 250k, which gives the guitar a different palette of voices. This electronics design puts a whole set of classic and new tones right at your fingertips!



  • Top Wood: Maple 10 Top
  • Back Wood: Mahogany


  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 25”
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Pattern
  • Fretboard Wood: Honduran Rosewood
  • Fretboard Inlays: “Old School” Birds


  • Bridge: PRS Patented Tremolo, Machined
  • Tuners: Phase III with Faux-Bone Buttons
  • Hardware Type: Hybrid
  • Truss Rod Cover: EXP PRS 2020


  • Treble Pickup: TCI
  • Middle Pickup: PRS Single-coil
  • Bass Pickup: TCI
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 5-Way Blade Switch and Three Mini-Switches


  • Included Accessories: Hardshell Case
  • Strings: 10-46
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