PRS Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 Guitar, Faded Whale Blue, Rosewood Fretboard, Pattern Neck, 7.2 lbs. - Discontinued
- PRS Custom 22
- Faded Whale Blue w/ Natural Binding and Black Back
- Mahogany Body and Neck - Gloss Finish
- Rosewood Fretboard - Bird Inlays
- Pattern Neck Profile
- 1 11/16" Nut Width - 28/32" Depth at Nut
- 10" Fretboard Radius
- 25" Scale Length
- PRS Tremolo Bridge
- PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
- PRS 85/15 Pickups
- 5 Way Switch
- Master Volume & Tone Controls
- 22 Frets
- Nickel Hardware
- PRS Black Tolex Hardshell Case
- Instrument Weight: 7.2 lbs
- Serial #: 258253
PRS regularly outdoes themselves in terms of quality, consistency, and tone. The straightforward and yet versatile Custom 22 is a dynamic and lively instrument with everything you need for great sound and nothing that'll slow you down. Hot, responsive, and rich, the 85/15 pickups on this guitar respond well through high-gain and clean settings. They're an updated version of the original pickups that Paul Reed Smith was putting in his guitars when the factory in Maryland first opened up. These are what made him famous! You'll have a tough time finding a guitar that feels better than this - it plays exceptionally well even by PRS standards.
The Pattern neck is not overly bulky at all and yet gives you a bit more substance to hold onto than the Pattern Thin counterparts. It's just 2/32" deeper at the nut, so the difference is subtle. Bends are effortless and the neck is super comfortable and fast thanks to expert carving and immaculate fretwork. With the diversity of sounds you can get out of this thing, it can cut any gig in the world, period. This Custom 22 is for the player who wants to inspire and be inspired every time they pick up their guitar. Unlike it's Custom 24 brother, the neck pickup on the Custom 22 is directly under the natural third harmonic of the strings which makes for a pretty different tone. Richer, creamier, warmer, and with some more harmonic content would all be good ways to describe this effect that the neck pickup has by being located where the extra 2 frets of the Custom 24 normally are. It's not better or worse, really... It's just different.
The Custom 22 is a classic workhorse with all the tones you’ve come to expect from your PRS with a distinctive, warm midrange and clarity thanks, in part, to its 58/15 treble and bass 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 trem and your choice of a Pattern or Pattern Thin mahogany 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
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Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for PRS. This Custom 22 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.
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