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Perfect for more traditional single-cutaway style players.
The PRS “Stripped” 58 offers straightforward tone, quality, and comfort in an attractive, no-nonsense package. Originally offered as a limited run for Experience PRS 2011, the Stripped 58 has a classic, resonant voice that is eminently recordable and gig ready. This vintage-inspired instrument is perfect for more traditional single-cutaway style players and is also instantly comfortable to musicians who grew up playing short scale guitars.
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.
Pattern Neck Shape
Neck shapes have always been a high priority for us and a hallmark of our 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, pattern making is the art of arriving at a perfect standard which can be duplicated or used to create new designs from by “offsetting.” All of our necks came to be as a result of offsetting from this original, Wide Fat design.
PRS Two-Piece Adjustable Bridge
Previously only prototyped on Private Stock guitars, the new PRS two-piece adjustable bridge now comes standard on select PRS models: the SC 58 and the JA 15. The bridge plays a crucial role in the tonal path of a guitar by transferring the string’s vibrations to the tonewood. When executed well, the bridge will enhance the wood’s natural resonance. This two-piece bridge has added weight and mass, creating more contact points, which, in turn, create a more resonant, musical instrument. Similarly, machining rather than casting, gives the brass and aluminum bridge a stronger sound.
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. Includes case.
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Comments about PRS Stripped '58 Electric Guitar:
I love being able to adjust the intonation. I know that a perfectly setup stoptail PRS will be intonated, but I like my action just slightly high and that has caused me issues on my Custom 22. I picked up my Stripped SC58 during the X-mas blowout (it is a 2012) and I could not be happier. Selling at least one maybe 2 of my other guitars now, since having this makes them redundant. Not really a metal guitar, more rock,classic rock,blues etc .. it however does stil sound great with heavy distortion. The highest end of the LP series may indeed be as good if not better than this, however that would have cost me a lot more and this is likely more guitar than I will ever need.
Comments about PRS Stripped '58 Electric Guitar:
I own Parker, Gretsch, PRS CE-24, and a USA Strat: this is now my favorite guitar.
In my opinion, the profile neck is perfect. It plays narrower and deeper than the wide/thin on the CE-24. Narrower lets me use my thumb more when necessary. Deeper makes it easier for me to do trills and legato. It's close to the Parker Nightfly neck but has a more alive feel. It's very similar to some vintage Hamer guitars I have played that had an unforgettably fluid neck.
The natural resonance of the LP shape does what it is supposed to do. This is the most violin-like guitar I own in its response and resonance. My Gretsch Country Gentleman JR resonates more, but the PRS is more controlled and articulate. It can sustain for days at higher gain settings and it's very sensitive to pick attack.
The narrowfield 58/08 pick ups introduced in 2012 are monsterous. These are humbuckers with no coil tap as you don't need it. You can go from single coil spank to high distortion grind just by dialing up the volume control. Note definition is good on chords even with volume control all the way up on a high gain amp setting. Independent volume controls are the way to go to take full advantage of an LP-type guitar's ability to change voicing with a flick of the selector switch.
Tuning stability is great and the shorter scale length makes it a bit easier to play. I can play some more difficult (for me) pieces on this much more fluidly than on my other guitars. I also tend to just get taken away by how great things sound as they bloom and swell depending on hard you pick or how you manipulate the volume control.
This is a well built, terrifically designed guitar. If you play a lot, want a Les Paul for rock blues or alternative and can afford one, you deserve one at least as good as this.
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