Paul Reed Smith Guitars is proud to add the P22, the company’s first piezo-equipped solidbody guitar, to its 2012 lineup. The P22 comes standard with a figured maple top, mahogany back, mahogany neck with a 22 fret rosewood fingerboard, and a redesigned PRS/LR Baggs piezo system. PRS and LR Baggs partnered more than a decade ago to design the piezo system found in PRS’s popular hollowbody models. This new system retains the same circuit design as the existing system, giving the P22 the same tonal authenticity and real world practicality as PRS hollowbody guitars. The redesign of the board itself yielded a version that is more than 60% smaller than the original PRS/LR Baggs system, allowing it to comfortably inhabit a solidbody guitar. Uncovered 57/08 pickups round out this guitar’s specifications and help define the P22’s voice.
Piezo systems have long allowed guitarists the versatility of wielding both acoustic and electric guitar tones in one instrument. The PRS Hollowbody II and Singlecut Hollowbody II both come standard with the original PRS/LR Baggs piezo and have achieved a great level of popularity in PRS Guitars’ product line. The addition of a solidbody model will give musicians a new and unique tool to add to their own lineup.
After nearly a year of work from concept to completion, the P22 guitar will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2012.
The PRS Artist Package program is an exclusive platform for PRS Core electric guitars, amplifiers, and acoustics that offers expanded options and enhancements on select models. Simply choose your model and pick from the available upgrades to create the most distinctive instruments and amplifiers available from the PRS Core production line.
For a complete list of options, download the 2013 Artist Package Price List PDF
PRS P22 Demo with J Hayes
PRS P22 Demo with Bryan Ewald (1 of 2)
PRS P22 Demo with Bryan Ewald (2 of 2)
PRS P22 Demo with Mark Lee of Third Day
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) on the PRS P22 (1 of 2)
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) on the PRS P22 (2 of 2)
PRS P22 Solidbody Piezo demo with Paul Reed Smith and Mike Ault
Grammy Award Winning Producer Don McCollister on the PRS P22 piezo solid body guitar