Offered for your consideration is this very cool PRS Special 22 Semi-Hollow Limited which was introduced in 2018. If you have seen Dead & Company in the last couple of years, then you've seen John Mayer playing a very similar guitar, the Super Eagle, which John had PRS design and build to his very demanding specifications. The Super Eagle is a far more expensive instrument, but the similarity between these two models is obvious.
The Special is a short scale (25") instrument based on PRS' Custom 22. It has a semi-hollow Mahogany body with a flamed Maple top and a single F-hole. This example weighs just over 7 pounds (7 pounds, 1 ounce). The flame Maple top on this instrument is a "10" grade, which is a $600 PRS option. It is finished in "River Blue" with a natural back and neck. It has a Mahogany neck with PRS' "Pattern" carve which is an updated version of their former "Wide/Fat" neck shape and has a depth of .875" at the first fret. The fretboard on this guitar is Rosewood with a 10" radius, medium fret wire and a 1-11/16" tusq nut. The Special has a PRS Gen III vibrato bridge and Phase III locking tuners.
To play Dead tunes with tones reminiscent of Jerry Garcia's, John Mayer needed a guitar with flexible electronics. The Special is nearly as flexible as his Super Eagle thanks to three pickups, including two 58/15 MT humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions and a PRS Narrowfield in the middle. Controls include a master volume, master tone, a five-way blade switch and mini toggles to split the neck and bridge humbuckers. This setup allows this guitar to make almost any tone you can think of, from thick humbucker crunch to Strat quack and Tele twang, along with everything in between. The guitar's semi-hollow construction adds a airy, woody voice that is marvelous and adds to the guitar's flexibility. Please check out the brief sound sample and the included video from PRS.
As a PRS, this guitar is built with a quality that few other manufacturers can duplicate and it nearly plays itself. It's light weight and superb setup make it a joy to play. Please check out the brief sound sample and the PRS video provided herein.
This instrument was built in 2019 and has been lovingly treated by it's original owner and remains in superb condition with the only "flaws" being some oxidation on the pickup covers (see photos). The frets are spotless. It comes in it's original PRS case, also in like new condition, along with the trem arm, "Bird Tag" and all the other paperwork and accessories.
With the "10-Top" these guitars go for as much as $5,400 new from dealers. Get this lovely 2019 example for a bunch less. This is a very "special" instrument which will soon be out of production, so get one while you can. Make this 'Swiss Army Knife" of a guitar yours today!
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