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PRS Swamp Ash Special With Narrowfields Electric Guitar  

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

    This guitar is all about versatility. Replacing the traditional hum-single-hum configuration with three Narrowfield™ pickups paired with a 5-way blade switch, the Swamp Ash Special offers a multitude of switching possibilities. 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.

    The Swamp Ash Special has also been updated with a Pattern Regular neck shape and V12 finish.

    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 Regular Shape
    Neck shapes have always been a high priority for PRS and a hallmark of PRS 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 80's at PRS's former Virginia Avenue location.

    This new neck shape reflects modern tooling and programming that allows PRS to even more precisely shape and consistently reproduce their necks.

    Features
    • Carved swamp ash body
    • V12 finish
    • Bolt-on rock maple neck
    • Maple fretboard
    • Pattern regular neck shape
    • 22 frets
    • 25" scale
    • Ivory/brown bird inlays
    • 57/08 Narrowfield neck pickup
    • 57/08 Narrowfield middle pickup
    • 57/08 Narrowfield bridge pickup
    • Volume and Tone controls with 5-way blade pickup switch
    • Nickel hardware
    • PRS tremolo
    • PRS Low-Mass locking tuners

    Order the guitar made from environmentally-friendly swamp ash.

     
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    PRSSwamp Ash Special With Narrowfields Electric Guitar
     
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    5.0

    Top Shelf All The Way!

    By texas

    from TEXAS

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    Pros

    • Beautiful craftsmanship
    • Flawless
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anything
      • Anything That Calls For G

      Comments about PRS Swamp Ash Special With Narrowfields Electric Guitar:

      Just received this guitar today and I didn't have long to play it but my first impressions were all extremely positive. The craftsmanship and finishing detail was perfect. Even the setup and action was perfect as far as I'm concerned. The pickups really impressed me in that they were clear and articulate no matter where you put the volume knob. Full on 10 it has a humbucker quality tone but still very clear and as I backed down on the volume knob they cleaned up to a definite single coil tone but didn't lose any punch and stayed full sounding. Volume backed off it sounds very much to my ears just like a perfect stratocaster. If I close my eyes while playing I don't think I could tell the sound apart from my American Deluxe Stratocaster but when the volume is rolled up to 10 it takes on a little different character that I can't quite get with my strat. Fantastic tones! I really don't think I could be more pleased at all. I'm so very thankful I picked up one of these while it was still available. I kind of think that I might have found THE ONE!

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      5.0

      Pure and Versatile

      By CGC

      from Michigan

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      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 Swamp Ash Special With Narrowfields Electric Guitar:

        If you are looking for the versatility of a Strat and the bite of a Tele with a bit more gain, this is the ticket. Fantastic PRS craftsmanship, light and balanced, great intonation with whammy bar and locking tuners. The narrowfield pickups are perfect IMO - Touch sensitve and sound like noiseless P-90s. Get this one while they last.

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