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PRS 408 with Pattern Thin Neck and Nickel Hardware Electric Guitar  

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    Signature PRS style and feel with an increased variety of pickup control and tones.

    The PRS 408 with Pattern Thin Neck and Nickel Hardware Electric Guitar is one of the exciting new PRS 408 guitars. These inspiring instruments, offered as both a maple top (MT) and all mahogany (Standard) version, bring the versatility and voicing of the Private Stock Signature and the Signature Limited Edition to PRS’s Core line. Multiple variations are available at Musician's Friend, just type PRS 408 into our search engine to see what's in stock. This one is distiguished by its all mahogany body, new pattern thin neck shape, PRS tremolo bridge and nickel hardware.

    PRS 408 pickups were designed to extend the guitar’s tonal spectrum by narrowing the field of the bass pickup to increase its focus and widening the field of the treble pickup to increase its sound field (hence their asymmetric appearance). This pickup configuration (comprised of four coils and offering eight sounds) stems back to Paul’s experimentation on the Sorcerer’s Apprentice guitars in the early 1980’s. Thanks to the simple but versatile switching system featuring mini-toggle switches that provide numerous combinations of humbucking and singlecoil tones, the 408 Maple Top and 408 Standard provide stunning articulation and musical clarity.

    V12 finish
    Finish should enhance the look, sound, and feel of a guitar by accentuating the wood’s inherent beauty and feel without hindering its natural resonance. And PRS Guitars’ new “V12” finish does just that. Introduced at Experience PRS 2010, “V12” is a very thin, hard, and clear finish that will not crack or react with thinners. After roughly 12 years in development, it is halfway between acrylic and nitro, but with a classic feel all its own. “PRS models with this new finish feel like old instruments,” said Paul Reed Smith.

    Pattern Thin Neck Shape
    Neck shapes have always been a high priority for PRS and a hallmark of their quality. A guitar should feel comfortable, like “home,” as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. The “Pattern Thin” neck is an updated version of PRS’s traditional Wide Thin neck. This new neck shape reflects modern tooling and programming that allows PRS to even more precisely shape and consistently reproduce their necks.

    Phase III Locking Tuners
    PRS Guitars Phase III tuners are new to the line up for 2011 and will come standard on SC 58, McCarty 58, ME Quatro, and JA-15 models. These very smooth, high-tolerance pegs feature an elegant design with larger buttons, an open back, and closed housing.

    Features

    • Mahogany body
    • 4 individual pickups with 8 distinct sound settings
    • 3-way toggle switch for pickup selection
    • Individual coil-tap for each pickup
    • Enhanced V12 finish
    • Pattern thin neck shape
    • Phase III locking tuners
    • PRS tremolo bridge

    Experience the versatility and great feel of this remarkable guitar. Order today.

     

    408 with Pattern Thin Neck and Nickel Hardware Electric Guitar Specifications:

    • Body
    • Top Wood: Mahogany
    • Back Wood: Mahogany
    • Finish: V12
    • Neck
    • Number of Frets: 22
    • Scale Length: 25"
    • Neck Wood: Mahogany
    • Fretboard: Wood Rosewood
    • Neck Shape: Pattern Thin
    • Fretboard Inlays: Birds
    • Hardware
    • Bridge: PRS Tremolo
    • Tuners: PRS Phase III
    • Truss Rod Cover: "408"
    • Hardware Type: Nickel
    • Electronics
    • Treble Pickup: 408 Treble
    • Bass Pickup: 408 Bass
    • Pickup Switching :Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch and Two Mini-Toggles
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    PRS408 with Pattern Thin Neck and Nickel Hardware Electric Guitar
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Awesome Guitar

    By Chris

    from DC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about PRS 408 with Pattern Thin Neck and Nickel Hardware Electric Guitar:

      I love this guitar. This is my first PRS but more than likely won't be the last. It stays in tune amazingly and the pick up orientation provides plenty of variety. It also sounds amazing.

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      5.0

      An extraordinary instrument

      By Irshad

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Exceptional Finish
      • Fantastic Feel
      • Great Tone

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Gigs
      • Recording

      Comments about PRS 408 with Pattern Thin Neck and Nickel Hardware Electric Guitar:

      I got this guitar a few days ago with an outstanding deal from Musicians Friend. I own a PRS (with Narrowfield pickups) and wanted something with Humbuckers and some tonal variety. The finish and quality of this guitar is absolutely amazing. I am now in two minds if even wanting to take it to a gig...I don't want to scratch it. I got the McCarty sunburst color. The tones on the guitar is amazing. Playing through a Vox Night Train and Avid Eleven Rack. Lots of sustain, bite, notes are clear and besides the pickup selection, just the volume control allows for great variation to the sound. I considered a Les Paul as an option but it doesn't even come close to this. Thank you Musician friend for hooking me up with this amazing instrument. I love it!

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