• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop All Categories
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG July 4th DoorbustersNew Deals Added 06-29-15
PRS Logo
Product H71845

PRS Studio 10-Top With Pattern Thin Neck Electric Guitar   

  • Write a Review

PRS's new 22 fret, 25" scale length Studio model electric guitar is a fresh, modern rendition of a traditional single-single-hum guitar set up with t...Read More

We're sorry—this item is unavailable.

Find a similar product below or contact our experts for a recommendation of great alternatives. Call us at 800-449-9128.

Similar Items:
OVERVIEW

A new finish, a new neck, and Narrowfield pickups for more tonal flexibility.

PRS's new 22 fret, 25" scale length Studio model electric guitar is a fresh, modern rendition of a traditional single-single-hum guitar set up with the beauty and brightness of a maple 10-Top. The possibilities are vast with PRS's proprietary 57/08 Narrowfield pickups in the middle and bass positions in conjunction with a 57/08 humbucking bridge pickup. The Narrowfield™ pickups focus the string attack much like a single-coil but are hum canceling. The result is a new sounding pickup system, which blends features of single-coil, soap bar, and humbucking pickups. Screaming lead tones, crisp rhythm tones and 5-way blade switch with push/pull switching gives a coil-split humbucker tones that can be blended with Narrowfield pickups that enhance the flexibility of this guitar in the studio or on stage.

Other features include mahogany neck, V12 finish, rosewood fretboard, "pattern thin neck", 2011 birds, PRS tremolo bridge, PRS locking tuners, nickel or gold hardware, and redesigned lampshade knobs volume and push/pull tone controls.

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 our 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 us to even more preciously shape and consistently reproduce our necks.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Figured maple 10-Top
  • Mahogany neck
  • Pattern thin neck carve
  • East Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 frets
  • Ivory/brown bird inlays
  • 57/08 humbucker bridge pickup
  • 57/08 Narrowfield middle pickup
  • 57/08 Narrowfield neck pickup
  • 5-way blade pickup switch and push/pull switching:
  • PUSH-PULL DOWN POSITIONS
  • Position 1: Treble Humbucker
  • Position 2: Treble Humbucker with middle Narrowfield
  • Position 3: Middle Narrowfield
  • Position 4: MIddle Narrowfied and bass Narrowfield
  • Position 5: Bass Narrowfield
  • PUSH-PULL UP POSITIONS
  • Position 1: Treble humbucker in single-coil mode
  • Position 2: Treble single-coil with middle Narrowfield
  • Position 3: Middle Narrowfield
  • Position 4: MIddle Narrowfied and bass Narrowfield
  • Position 5: Bass Narrowield
  • Nickel hardware
Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
PRSStudio 10-Top With Pattern Thin Neck Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 2 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

 
5.0

A "10 Top" with a "10" bag of tones

By 

from W. Slope Colorado

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Build quality
  • Excellent Neck Feel
  • 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 Studio 10-Top With Pattern Thin Neck Electric Guitar:

    There isn't much in the way of customer reviews on this model, I guess if you're looking at a guitar at this price level, you know what you want.
    PRS said in an interview "What we got was something that sounds like a humbucker, P90, singlecoil, and mini-humbucker – the best traits of all combined. We were ecstatic." Welcome to the world of Narrowfield®,

    True? Amazingly I found it to be yes! Using the volume and tone knobs (vol 5-6 tone 6-7) I was able to easily get a close approximation of the single coil strat' sounds with an especially remarkable likeness on the "quacky" positions 2 & 4. The tones aren't exactly a strat', slightly less chime and a little more beef, but pretty close. With the volume & tone knobs in the 8'sh area, I got a very reasonable P-90 tone and with volume & tone knobs cranked to 10, I did get something very close to a mini-HB (although this PRS guitar is much more clear than the muddier mini-HB I compared it with). I could not coax a Jazzmaster tone out of it, but nobody ever said it was there and a better player might could find it.

    The first thing you notice on visual and tactile inspection is the build quality...excellent! The pattern thin neck just feels really good! I mean really good! The next thing with the first few flicks or your wrist is the pick-attack and just how articulate this guitar and it's pickups are. Again, excellent!

    But the absolute variety of tones from this guitar with the 2, NF 57-08's and the 57-08 HB is what sold me on the guitar. Many of the differences are found with slight adjustments in the volume and tone controls.

    So the only negative I listed was the price. It's pretty high, but I guess that's subjective and based on the size of your bankroll. Musican's Friend came through with a great deal on this one and I just couldn't pass it up (Thanks Rashaud). So do I think the tone and playability of this guitar are worth 4 or more times the cost of my MIM Strat'? Answer is no. 3 times? mmm, maybe. One has to take into account that this is an American built guitar and is really an example of excellent workmanship and materials. Will I use this guitar as a replacement for my Strat'? Nope. But do I find inspiration, pleasing tones and playability in this PRS Studio? Yes, and I'd buy it all over again!

    Comment on this review

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ah !!! Back to the Future !!!

    By 

    from Appomattox, Va

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Beautiful instrument
    • Excellent Quality Build
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great guitar
    • Great Versatility
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • expensive

    Best Uses

    • Any Guitar Need
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about PRS Studio 10-Top With Pattern Thin Neck Electric Guitar:

    I remember those days prior to the Paul Reed Smith Guitar !!!
    In the 1980's it was unheard of to buy a new guitar take it out of it's case, tune it up and play a gig. I don't care whose make guitar you bought, if it was brand new from the manufacturer you had to take it to a guitar tech to have the guitar caressed, tuned and modified before it was ready for professional use !!!

    Then came Mr. Paul Reed Smith, His claim to fame?
    You could buy any one of his guitars, remove it from it's case, tune it to pitch and play a professional gig without the guitar requiring any additional work before hand.

    The PRS guitars are expensive, always have been!
    PRS guitars are beautiful instruments, their craftsmanship is exquisite, they are wonderful to look at, they play without flaw and sound fantastic.

    I believe that we owe it to Paul Reed Smith that today's guitars, in general, are so much better than the guitars that were being made in the 1970's and 1980's. He raised the bar for the entire guitar making industry !!!

    Comment on this review

    Displaying reviews 1-2

    Back to top

    See All PRS Solid Body Electric Guitars
    You are changing the Ship-To country.

    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.