The Paul's Guitar - like the Modern Eagle before it - has always been a showcase of Paul Reed Smith's latest discoveries surrounding tone, and the result of ideas mulled over a long period of time. As such, this instrument showcases Paul's dedication to the finest points of tone and aesthetics and boasts several personal touches, including "dirty" deep-curl maple tops, new smaller "Brushstroke" bird inlays, and narrow pickup bobbins.
As a guitar builder and musician, Paul is continually refining his life's work, and the 2018 Paul's Guitar is his next step forward.
While the aesthetics are similar to his guitars of the past, the Experience Limited 2018 Paul's Guitar combines pickup innovations and a unique, but intuitive electronics layout to achieve a new tonal palette.
THE END IN MIND
Paul has recently spent a great deal of time meticulously studying vintage single-coils, dissecting them with the goal of bringing to market the clarity, fullness, and musicality that they provide.
Through this research, PRS's new TCI treble and bass pickups were developed. TCI (Tuned Capacitance and Inductance) pickups start with the end in mind. Knowing the desired tone goal in the beginning and designing the pickups to achieve that tone, allows the pickups to have a very pure, vintage sound that is both consistent and reproducible.
TRUE SINGLE COIL MODE
The Experience PRS 2018 Paul's Guitar also features two mini-toggle switches between the volume and tone knobs. This set up allows players to put either or both pickups in true single coil mode, which delivers the clarity and uniqueness of vintage single-coil tones in both single-coil and humbucking positions.
MUSICAL - USABLE - BEAUTIFUL
"I don't just like the newest version of my guitar, I love it. With these new pickups, I can move from a strong bridge pickup to a very clear, "whoopy" neck pickup - you can hear every note - by just setting the mini-toggles and using the 3-way as normal. It's a highly musical and very usable setup," said Paul Reed Smith. "This guitar has clear, spanky single coils when you split the pickups but a very full soapbar quality when they are in humbucking mode. It's just beautiful."
PASSION IN PROCESS
Since 1985, PRS has been driven by quality, innovation, and the industry's rich heritage to deliver products with uncompromised tone, playability, and beauty.
The final product reflects all of the thought, work, and passion that are put into every step of the build. Every piece and every process is important to the finished instrument. When the details are cared for properly, a guitar blossoms to more than the sum of its parts.
The Paul's Guitar is Paul Reed Smith's choice for playing with his band - in the studio and on stage. Available in Black Gold Nitro finish - Only 100 instruments will be available worldwide.
The final instrument reflects all of the thought, work, and passion that are put into every step of the building process. If all the details are cared for, a guitar can be much more than the sum of its parts.
Since 1985, PRS has been driven by quality, innovation, and the industry's rich heritage to deliver products with uncompromised tone, playability, and beauty. Every piece and every process is important to the finished instrument, so great care is taken every step of the way to ensure you are getting their best.