PRS is proud to offer the 408. These inspiring instruments bring the versatility and voicing of the Private Stock Signature and the Signature Limited Edition to PRS’s Core line.
PRS 408 pickups were designed to extend the guitar’s tonal spectrum by narrowing the field of the bass pickup to increase its focus and widening the field of the treble pickup to increase its sound field (hence their asymmetric appearance). This pickup configuration (comprised of four coils and offering eight sounds) stems back to Paul’s experimentation on the Sorcerer’s Apprentice guitars in the early 1980’s. Thanks to the simple but versatile switching system featuring mini-toggle switches that provide numerous combinations of humbucking and singlecoil tones, the 408 provides stunning articulation and musical clarity.
Learn more about the 408
|Top Wood||Carved Figured Maple|
|Number of Frets||22|
|Neck Shape||Pattern or Pattern Thin|
|Tuners||PRS Phase III Locking Tuners|
|Treble Pickup||408 Treble|
|Bass Pickup||408 Bass|
|Controls||Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch and Two Mini-Toggle Coil Tap Switches|
"One of the great charms of the PRS 408 is the guitar’s range of character. It’s an exactingly built professional axe that can be almost anything you want it to be.” (review link)
- Premier Guitar
The 408 is available with the PRS Artist Package.
The PRS Artist Package program is an exclusive platform for PRS Core guitars that offers upgraded and expanded options to enhance and further personalize your instrument. Artist Package instruments represent the most distinctive pieces available from the PRS Core production line.
|Top Wood||Artist Grade Flame Maple|
|Back Wood||Select Mahogany|
|Neck Wood||Select Mahogany|
|Neck Profile||Pattern or Pattern Thin|
|Optional Neck Wood||Artist Grade Figured Maple or East Indian Rosewood|
|Fretboard Wood||Artist Grade Gaboon Ebony|
|Fretboard Inlays||Green Ripple Outline/Green Abalone Center Artist Bird Inlays|
|Headstock||Gaboon Ebony Headstock Veneer with Inlaid Green Abalone Signature|
|Optional Artist Grade Fretboard & Veneer||Figured Maple (Maple Neck Only) or Brazilian Rosewood (USA only)|
|Bridge||PRS Machined Tremolo|
|Hardware Type||Gold, Hybrid or Nickel|
*Also available with natural back
The 408 is available in the following colors: