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PRS Modern Eagle Quatro with Stoptail/Gold Hardware Electric Guitar  

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Updated with a new "pattern" neck shape, "V12" finish, and 53/10 pickups, the ME Quatro builds on the Modern Eagle tradition of using premium tonewoo...Read More

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Bold. Elegant. Classic.

Updated with a new "pattern" neck shape, "V12" finish, and 53/10 pickups, the ME Quatro builds on the Modern Eagle tradition of using premium tonewoods, including a select dalbergia neck and fretboard and artist-grade top, to create a bold yet elegant instrument. Gold hardware adds a touch of class.

The ME Quatro incorporates the following new features:

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 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. Perfected after years of prototyping, the new "Pattern" neck is an updated Wide Fat PRS neck style based on Paul's pre-factory design. These necks were found on the instruments built for Carlos Santana, Peter Frampton, and Howard Leese from the late '70s to the mid '80s.

Whether in woodworking, machining, or cast and die work, patternmaking is the art of arriving at a perfect standard that can be duplicated or used to create new designs from by "offsetting." All PRS necks came to be as a result of offsetting from this original, Wide Fat design.

53/10 Pickups
The 53/10 pickup is the latest in the series of humbucking pickups that already includes PRS 57/08 and 59/09s (and the smaller aperture 57/08 Narrowfield). First debuting as part of a limited run in the summer of 2010, the distinct 53/10 is the warmest-sounding of the vintage themed bunch. The 53/10 coil wire is made on the same machine that supplied legendary guitar makers in the '50s. Wire specifications for the 53/10 are slightly different than the others and are made using a special process reserved for a single-coil bridge pickup circa 1953; however, the 53/10 is a humbucking pickup. Smith commented, "There are single-coil guitars from that era that are beautifully big, fat sounding guitars." With that tone as inspiration, 53/10 pickups are similar to the original 57/08 but with a "sweeter" high end.

FEATURES
  • Gold hardware
  • Carved 'artist grade' figured maple top with mahogany back
  • 25" scale length
  • 22-fret bound select dalbergia 'pattern' neck and select dalbergia fretboard
  • Cocobolo headstock veneer
  • Mother-of-pearl/paua heart bird inlays and headstock eagle
  • PRS 53/10 bridge humbucker
  • PRS 53/10 neck humbucker
  • Volume and push/pull (coil-splitting) Tone control
  • 3-way toggle pickup switch
  • PRS low-mass locking tuners
  • PRS stoptail
  • "ME Quatro" truss rod cover

Order today and experience PRS innovation and quality.

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PRSModern Eagle Quatro with Stoptail/Gold Hardware Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Buy Modern Eagle Quatro While You Can!

By JAWisch

from Chicago, IL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clean Gorgeous Sound
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about PRS Modern Eagle Quatro with Stoptail/Gold Hardware Electric Guitar:

    I use this with a Marshall DSL40C and get some of the cleanest tones that run through my focotopia pedals getting me the "Bachata" sound that I'm looking for. PRS instruments are excellent, and the Modern Eagle Quatro has been discontinued, so get them while you still can. Top notch instrument with an amazing pasiley case. Also amazing customer service from Musicians Friend! Thanks for the great deal.

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