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PRS Guitars Reintroduces the Custom 22

United States
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New Pickup Option Provides Modern and Vintage Voicing

STEVENSVILLE, MD, January 8, 2013 — Reintroduced for 2013, the Custom 22 is a classic workhorse with all the tones you’ve come to expect from your PRS and a distinctive, musical, warm midrange. Along with its standard features — maple top, mahogany back, mahogany or rosewood 25” scale length Pattern or Pattern Thin neck, and rosewood fretboard - the Custom 22 and 24 are now both offered with the choice of 57/08 pickups or HF8 treble and Vintage bass pickups wired for a redesigned 5-way blade switch, which offers a unique dual humbucker option.

In the 1990’s, PRS Artists Mark Tremonti of Creed, Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, Tim Mahoney of 311, Pete Loeffler of Chevelle, Paul Phillips of Puddle of Mudd, Marcos Curiel of POD, and Mike Einziger of Incubus all topped the charts and defined the sound of the era. HFS treble and Vintage bass pickups were there to help them by providing a balance of aggressive, musical, clear highs and strong midrange and bass. In 2008, PRS’s 57/08 pickups were introduced. These pickups were designed to capture a vintage ‘50’s humbucking tone and have become PRS’s most coveted vintage-inspired pickups.

This voicing option exemplifies the palette of tones available from PRS and aliows musicians to better tailor their instrument to their desired sound.

About PRS Guitars:

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products compliments the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric and acoustic guitars and guitar amplifiers. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, Linkin Park, Orianthi, Opeth, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Ricky Skaggs, Cody Kilby, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.
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