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PRS DC 22 Limited Edition Electric Guitar

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The limited edition PRS DC 22 Electric Guitar is part of a 25-piece exclusive run commissioned by Musician's Friend Private Reserve. The special guit...Click To Read More About This Product

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The first ever 22-fret Santana with a stoptail.

The limited edition PRS DC 22 Electric Guitar is part of a 25-piece exclusive run commissioned by Musician's Friend Private Reserve. The special guitar combines Paul Reed Smith's original guitar body shape, a 22-fret neck length, and a stoptail for a beautiful and highly collectible guitar that has never been offered before.

The result is that the PRS limited DC 22 is instantly an ultra-rare and ultra-cool electric with appointments to satisfy the most discerning guitarist. The Musician's Friend Private Reserve team hand-selected the materials for these guitars in collaboration with the PRS Wood Library team. As a bonus, each guitar in this special run of 25 is crafted with a numbered backplate and a letter of authenticity signed by Paul Reed Smith himself.

PRS Exclusive run
This is the first-ever production of a 22-fret Santana body guitar with a stoptail. Carlos' guitar usually features a 24-fret neck, a design that moves the neck pickup toward the bridge, producing a brighter tone. With the 22-fret neck, the pickup is moved closer to the midpoint of the string's speaking length, which in turn produces a warmer, fatter tone.

The MFPR and PRS teams hand-selected the mahogany backs and necks to ensure that these guitars and their extraordinary components produce the specific tonal characteristics desired.

PRS DC 22 guitar appointments include a bookmatched maple top, lightweight mahogany back, 24-1/2" scale, mahogany neck, East Indian rosewood fretboard, moon inlays, and a Modified Santana neck carve. The PRS guitar is finished in a high gloss nitro-cellulose topcoat over polyester basecoat with a satin nitro-cellulose finished neck. The satin-finished neck feels remarkably comfortable and allows easy movement between low and high registers.

PRS Stoptail bridge
Designed to take full advantage of the resonant properties of its guitars, the PRS Stoptail Bridge provides direct transmission of string vibration to the guitar body and makes set-up a breeze. This bridge features slots that recess the strings comfortably as they pass over the top, in a gentle curve. Although it is pre-compensated for modern string gauges, further fine-tuning is possible by adjusting the set screws at each end of the bridge. Action height is adjustable by raising or lowering the studs the bridge sits on.

PRS 59/09 pickups
Originally added to Paul Reed Smith Guitars' 1957/2008 series line of pickups, the PRS 59/09s offer a slightly darker and more powerful sound in the bridge with a touch more clarity and brightness in the neck. PRS wanted to provide the same vibe as the revered 1957/2008, but with additional output for players wanting to drive the amp's front end a little earlier, while providing a wider spread of tone between the neck and bridge pickups.

These pickups are made from PRS' exclusive wire produced on the original machine used to make classic '50s era pickups. They incorporate proprietary winding and magnet innovations to produce iconic sounds with unique tonality.

The PRS DC 22 Limited Edition is a monumental guitar that will bring you years of creative enjoyment.

  • Hand-selected materials
  • Special run of 25 guitars
  • Numbered backplate
  • Letter of authenticity signed by Paul Reed Smith
  • Double cutaway body
  • 22-fret neck
  • Bookmatched curly maple top
  • Lightweight mahogany back
  • Set neck joint
  • Mahogany neck
  • 24-1/2" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • PRS 59/09 pickups
  • PRS Phase II locking tuners
  • 3-way toggle pickup selector
  • Nickel hardware
  • East Indian rosewood fretboard
  • Moon inlays
  • Modified Santana neck carve
  • High gloss nitrocellulose topcoat finish over a polyester basecoat
  • Satin nitrocellulose finished neck
  • Includes black Tolex case
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The DC 22 is an exquisite guitar!

By Bone Daddy

from Encinitas

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I received my PRS DC 22 Tobacco Sunburst three weeks ago, and I love it. I have previously owned a PRS Custom 24 and still own a PRS McCarty. I seldom played either of those guitars, mainly because I disliked the location of the controls (I found them to be "in the way") and I didn't care for the "whammy bar" on the Custom 24. That is NOT an issue with the DC 22. The controls are back, out of the way, yet still easy to access, it has a stop tailpiece and you can also split the coils to get a wide range of tones. I haven't yet had a chance to really crank it up, but I plan to on this upcoming Saturday. What I have done to date sounded excellent! This guitar plays like a dream and is also quite light in weight, especially when compared to my Les Paul. The DC 22 is balanced like a throwing knife. It just feels right when you strap it on. Add to that the excellent craftsmanship and stunning good looks, not to mention that only 25 will be made and I'd say you have a winner! On top of all that, I think I got the best number in the run!! Rock on... #13/25


Love My Lemonburst DC22

By uburoibob

from Rochester, NY

Ordered up my Lemonburst Paul Reed Smith DC22 from Chris Swope at Private Reserve (the high-end guitar boutique within Musicians Friend). The process was seamless and great - Chris is a true pro and really knows his stuff. The guitar is just about perfect. The 24.5 scale with a 22 fret neck takes care of the imbalance I didn't like with a traditional Santana model. The 59/09 pickups are perfect for this guitar. They give it an almost human voice-like quality. PRS is in their golden era right now - making the best guitars they've ever made. There are only going to be 25 of these, so if you are at all interested, NOW would be the time to grab one! I can't recommend it highly enough.


Love it so much, I bought two

By vangit

from NJ

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I bought mine from Chris at Private Reserve Guitars which is a division of Musicians Friend (877-737-3781). I love the guitar so much I bought another. The feel and tone of this guitar is fantastic. Total bargain price as well!! If you are a PRS'll love it. If you are a Gibson'll love it. Neck is a like an old Les paul. Now I have a matching set in both colors :) I can't recommend Chris at Private Reserve Guitars enough!! Great guy to deal with....he has my future business!

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