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PRS Silver Sky
John Mayer Signature Model

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"I have been fortunate enough to have played this guitar during several previous trips to the PRS factory, and I will confirm to you that it is exactly what you would expect in a 3 pickup "S" type guitar from John Mayer, Paul Reed Smith and company... perfect ! The feel of the neck, the body curves, the tone and playability makes you feel like you found your old friend once again." - John Mann

“It’s been a dream of mine for years to design a guitar that includes some of my favorite vintage specifications but with a modern spirit and aesthetic. After two years of study and refinement, the Silver Sky is my vision of what a reboot of the electric guitar should look and feel like.” – John Mayer
The PRS Silver Sky is the result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith. More than two and half years in the making, the Silver Sky is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once familiar but also newly PRS through and through. This model was based off of Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements from 1963 and 1964 vintage instruments, resulting in an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar. The attention that was paid to every detail sets this guitar apart.
Some of the more distinctive specifications include, the headstock shape, tuners, neck and fretboard, bridge, and pickups and electronics. The headstock shape is based on PRS’s trademark design, but inverted to both accommodate Mayer’s playing style and also to keep a consistent length of string behind the nut, which makes staying in tune easier. The tuners are a traditional vintage-style, closed-back tuner, but with PRS’s locking design. The neck shape was modeled after 1963/1964 vintage instruments, and the fretboard has a 7.25” radius. The moment your hand grabs this neck, it just feels right. Like the tuners, the steel tremolo takes a classic design and incorporates PRS’s trem arm and Gen III knife-edge screws. The bridge on the Silver Sky is setup flush to the body in the neutral position so that the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch. By keeping the bridge in contact with the body, the guitar itself is acoustically louder, which improves the signal to noise ratio of the single-coil pickups. The 635JM single-coil pickups are very round and full, with a musical high end that is never “ice-picky” or brash.
Other high-quality specifications include a bone nut, a molded metal jack plate that is curved and makes plugging and unplugging a guitar cable hassle-free, retooled knobs, fret wire that is slightly smaller than what you’d find on most PRS electric guitars, and PRS’s double action truss rod (accessible from the front of the headstock for ease of use).
The Silver Sky comes with distinctive accents on PRS’s trademark lower horn scoop.

SPECS:
BODY
  • Body Wood Alder
NECK
  • Number of Frets 22
  • Scale Length 25.5"
  • Neck Wood Maple
  • Neck Shape 635JM
  • Neck Depth At The Nut 53/64”
  • Width of Fretboard at the Body : 2-7/32”
  • Width of Fretboard at the Nut : 1-21/32”
  • Fretboard Wood Rosewood
  • Fretboard Inlay Small Birds
  • Fretboard Radius 7.25”
  • Nut Bone
HARDWARE
  • Bridge Steel Tremolo
  • Tuners Vintage Style, Locking
  • Hardware Type Nickel
  • String Spacing : 2-9/64”
ELECTRONICS
  • Treble Pickup 635JM
  • Middle Pickup 635JM
  • Bass Pickup 635JM
  • Controls One Volume & Two Tones with a 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch
ADDT'L INFO
  • PRS Premium Gig Bag included **
  • FREE Annual 70 Point Inspection & Setup
* Click on Technical Specifications for Colors / Names
** The first 500 guitars to ship to dealers and distributors worldwide from PRS Guitars’ Maryland, USA factory will include a commemorative hardshell case.
The Silver Sky model will then ship in a newly-designed, premium gig bag.

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Questions?! Call (603) 488-1912

Beginning PRS Factory Ship Date: March 20, 2018

Your Price $2,299.00


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Interaction with John Mann ref the purchase April 28, 2018
Reviewer: Thomas Poliquin from Epping, NH United States  
I always appreciate the interaction with John and his staff.. The purchase experience and the guitar are excellent as always.. I am now anxious to receive the appropriate hard case for the Silver Sky as I do not like the gig bag as I want the best protection for it when loading, transporting and unloading gear when playing out!

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