305

Based on our 513 model platform, the 305 features 3 proprietary singlecoil pickups to give you 5 classic sounds all with a warm, clear bite. The 305 incorporates the classic ingredients of vintage single-coil guitars with improved modern construction that adds increased natural acoustic sustain.

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Features

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 Neck Shape

Neck shapes have always been a high priority for us 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 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 us to even more precisely shape and consistently reproduce our necks.

PRS Tremolo with steel components

The bridge plays a crucial role in the tone of a guitar by transferring the string’s vibrations to the tonewood. When executed well, the bridge will enhance the wood’s natural resonance. The PRS Tremolo with steel components offers a clear, expansive tone that sounds especially pleasing in guitars with singlecoil tones.

Videos

Davy Knowles demonstrates the 3 single coil 305 model at the PRS factory.

Articles

review thumbnail Premier Guitar Reviews the 305 “The 305 is an exquisite instrument of superb workmanship and playability.” - Gary Guzman read the article

Sound Samples

Clean - PRS 25th Anniversary Amplifier

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High Gain - PRS 25th Anniversary Amplifier

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Crunch - PRS Sweet 16 Combo

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Hard Blues - PRS Sweet 16 Combo