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Vintage tone and modern appeal with a new finish, neck shape, and tremolo.
Featuring a flat alder body, bolt-on neck, steel bridge components, and 3 proprietary PRS DC3 single-coil pickups based on PRS' award-winning 513 model platform, the DC3 has a warm, vintage tone and loads of modern appeal. The steel components in the bridge retain the balanced resonance of the alder and provide a clear, but expansive tone, and the 3-pickup configuration combined with a 5-way blade pickup selector offers ample switching possibilities. You've got to hear this guitar.
The DC3 incorporates the following new features:
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 Regular 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 new "Pattern Regular" neck shape is similar to the traditional PRS regular neck found on guitars made in the late '80s at PRS's former Virginia Avenue location.
This new neck shape reflects modern tooling and programming that allows PRS to even more preciously shape and consistently reproduce their necks.
PRS Tremolo with Steel Components
The bridge plays a crucial role in the tone of a guitar by transferring the string's vibrations to the tonewood. When executed well, the bridge will enhance the wood's natural resonance. The PRS Tremolo with steel components offers a clear, expansive tone that sounds especially pleasing in guitars with single-coil tones.
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