Please check out this cool PRS Special 22 Semi-Hollow Limited, an instrument 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 7 pounds, 5 ounces. The flame Maple top on this instrument is a "10" grade, which is a $600 PRS option. It is finished in "Charcoal Burst" with a gloss black back and neck. It has a Mahogany neck with PRS' "Pattern" carve (.89" at the first fret) which is an updated version of their former "Wide/Fat" neck shape. 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 of this guitar 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 of this guitar which is included below.
This instrument was completed in October, 2019 and remains in near new condition with no flaws of any significance. You will likely find very superficial evidence of play in the black gloss back. but you will really have to look (and have better eyes than mine). The frets are spotless. It comes in it's original PRS "black tweed" case, also in like new condition, along with the trem arm, "Bird Tag" and all the other paperwork and accessories.
With the "10-Top" and hybrid hardware upgrades, these guitars go for $4.5K new from dealers. Get this near mint 2019 example for a grand less. This is a very "special" instrument for which production order window has already closed. Make this magnificent example of playable fine art yours today while you can.
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