Paul's Preference

“I don’t just like the newest version of my guitar, I love it. With these new pickups, I can move from a strong bridge pickup to a very clear, “whoopy” neck pickup – you can hear every note – by just setting the mini-toggles and using the 3-way as normal. It’s a highly musical and very usable setup. This guitar has clear, spanky single coils when you split the pickups but a very full soapbar quality when they are in humbucking mode. It’s just beautiful.” - Paul Reed Smith

Historically, the Paul’s Guitar (like the Modern Eagle before it) has been a realization of Paul Reed Smith’s latest discoveries surrounding tone. Paul specified every appointment of this instrument from the wood selection and inlay design to the pickups. This revamped model represents Paul’s vision not only as a guitar maker but as a guitar player who needs versatile stage- and studio-ready gear that can achieve all the right tones. As a man who has every option available to him, Paul’s personal design choices include mahogany bodies with maple tops, Honduran rosewood fretboards, Nitrocellulose finishes, “Brushstroke” bird inlays, and narrow pickup bobbins. The Paul’s Guitar model also includes PRS’s TCI (Tuned Capacitance and Inductance) treble and bass pickups with two mini-toggle switches that allow players to put either or both pickups in either humbucking or true single coil mode.

For 2020, PRS updated this model with nitro over celluose (CAB) finish.

Condition Report

This pugnacious PRS is in beautiful shape with just a bit of wear from normal use--mainly some very light fretwear and some small, light scratches and dings. Other than that, it has no cosmetic flaws to report. It comes with its original hardshell case, too!


Brand Used
ModelPaul's Guitar - Artist Package
Weight6.95 lbs.
Finish TypeNitro Over Cellulose
Finish ColorFaded Whale Blue
Top WoodCarved Artist-Grade Figured Maple
Body WoodMahogany
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck ShapePattern
Neck Dimensions.880 1st - .950 12th
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
Fingerboard InlaysBrushstroke Birds
Scale Length25"
Frets22 Jumbo
Pickups2 TCI Humbuckers (Tuned Capacitance and Induction)
ControlsVolume & Tone Control w/ 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector and Two Mini Coil-Tap Switches
BridgePRS Stoptail with Brass Studs
TunersPRS Phase III Locking Tuners with Ivoroid Buttons
CaseBlack PRS Hardshell

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