Serial No. 0290439
The PRS Silver Sky was designed by Paul Reed Smith and built to John Mayer's specifications. This vintage-inspired guitar boasts a familiar shape with an eye-catching contrasting and functional cutaway scoop. Its neck carve, scale length, and fingerboard radius were modeled after John's early-'60s instruments; however, a modified PRS-style headstock and locking tuners propel it firmly into the twenty-first century. Plug this well refined axe into your favorite amp, and its sweet-sounding single-coil pickups will churn out glassy, sparkling and familiar musical tones with excellent note definition. Beyond that, the Silver Sky includes a bone nut, molded metal jack plate, retooled knobs, custom fret-wire, PRS's double-action truss rod and of course PRS’s superb build quality.
The Silver Sky's neck is patterned after John Mayer's beloved vintage instruments. Its fingerboard is loaded with 22 custom-sized frets, a 25.5" scale length and 7.25" fingerboard radius. Wrap your hand around this neck, and you'll agree — it just feels right. The Silver Sky features an inverted PRS-style headstock that's been modified to accommodate John's playing style and to keep a consistent length of string behind the nut, which improves intonation. You also get traditional vintage-style closed-back tuners with modern locking mechanisms.
If you're a single-coil player, you'll love the Silver Sky. Its pickups combine the best elements of early-'60s American electric guitars: a round and full tone with glassy, musical highs that never venture into ice-pick land. The chiming harmonics yielded by these pickups are impressive. And when you put them in front of a tube amp, you get a gorgeous growl with outstanding note definition. These pickups have a few modern tricks up their sleeve, too: they exhibit a higher signal-to-noise ratio than vintage models, and their in-between sounds are hum canceling. On top of that, their electronics have been precision valued- component matched, ensuring superior consistency from pickup to pickup.
Much like its tuners, the Silver Sky's tremolo takes a classic design and embellishes it with modern features including PRS's unthreaded tremolo arm, which supplies you with a small set screw to optimize its playing position. Beyond that, Gen III knife-edge screws ensure a reliable return to pitch. Also, per John Mayer's request, the tremolo rests flush against the guitar's body in a neutral position, so that it only goes down in pitch. Keeping the bridge in contact with the body amplifies the guitar acoustically, which improves the signal-to-noise ratio of the Silver Sky's pickups.
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Acrylic Urethane
Color: Moc Sand
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: 635JM
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay: Small Birds
Number of Frets: 22, Custom-sized
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.656"
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece: Steel Tremolo
Tuners: Vintage-style, Locking
Neck Pickup: 635JM Single-coil
Middle Pickup: 635JM Single-coil
Bridge Pickup: 635JM Single-coil
Controls: 1 x volume, 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch
Case Included: Deluxe Silver Sky padded Gig Bag w/ embroided logo
Shop manager says “We are lucky enough to have three of the Silver Sky’s in our shop in three colors. “ I have played Strats as a session player for years and the Silver Sky is comparable to the best Custom Shop Strat you have ever owned. The customization of every facet of this guitar adds up to the best quality Stratocaster you have ever played. Also the tone differences in the 5 positions is a wonder to hear. The tonal possibilities with this guitar far surpass traditional Strats. I can’t say enough about this guitar. Well done Paul Reed Smith!”
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