408

Versatile and Articulate

408

PRS is proud to offer the 408. These inspiring instruments bring the versatility and voicing of previously Limited Edition instruments 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.

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  • A Closer Look: The PRS 408 Pickup System

    A Closer Look: The PRS 408 Pickup System

  • PRS 408 Demo w/ Bryan Ewald

    PRS 408 Demo w/ Bryan Ewald

  • PRS 408 w/ Emil Werstler

    PRS 408 w/ Emil Werstler

Specifications

Body

Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood Mahogany

Neck

Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Pattern
Neck Depth At The Nut
28/32”
Width of Fretboard at the Body
2 1/4”
Width of Fretboard at the Nut
1 11/16”
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay Birds

Hardware

Bridge PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking
Hardware Type Nickel

Electronics

Treble Pickup 408
Bass Pickup 408
Controls Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch and Two Mini-Toggle Coil Tap Switches
Strings 10's

Upgrade Options

10-Top

  • 10-Top Grade Maple Top
  • Hybrid Hardware

Artist Package Option

  • Artist Grade Maple Top
  • Artist Grade Gaboon Ebony Fretboard & Headstock Veneer with Inlaid Green Abalone Signature
  • Paua Outline / Green Select Abalone Center Artist Bird Inlays
  • Gold Hardware
  • Black Paisley Artist Case
  • Expanded “Artist Package” Finish Selections* (see below)
    *does not include Paul's Guitar or DGT

Available Colors

    • Antique White

      Antique White

    • Aquamarine

      Aquamarine

    • Black

      Black

    • Black Gold Wrap Burst

      Black Gold Wrap Burst

    • Charcoal Burst

      Charcoal Burst

    • Charcoal Cherry Burst

      Charcoal Cherry Burst

    • Emerald

      Emerald

    • Faded Whale Blue

      Faded Whale Blue

    • Fire Red Burst

      Fire Red Burst

    • Gold Top

      Gold Top

    • Gray Black

      Gray Black

    • McCarty Sunburst

      McCarty Sunburst

    • McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

      McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

    • Orange Tiger

      Orange Tiger

    • Trampas Green

      Trampas Green

    • Violet

      Violet

    • Violet Blue Burst

      Violet Blue Burst

    • Yellow Tiger

      Yellow Tiger

    • Autumn Sky

      Autumn Sky Artist Package Only

    • Blue Fade

      Blue Fade Artist Package Only

    • Copperhead

      Copperhead Artist Package Only

    • Copperhead Burst

      Copperhead Burst Artist Package Only

    • Faded Blue Burst

      Faded Blue Burst Artist Package Only

    • Faded Blue Jean

      Faded Blue Jean Artist Package Only

    • Natural

      Natural Artist Package Only

    • Purple Mist

      Purple Mist Artist Package Only

    • River Blue

      River Blue Artist Package Only

    • Whale Blue

      Whale Blue Artist Package Only

Design & Build Philosophies

Accolades

"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.”

- Premier Guitar

Signature Dealers

  • American Musical Supply
    Oakland, NJ
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  • Bizarre Guitar
    Reno, NV
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  • Brian's Guitars
    Cheshire, CT
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  • Chicago Music Exchange
    Chicago, IL
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  • Chuck Levin's
    Wheaton, MD
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  • Cosmo Music Company
    Ontario, Canada
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  • Dave's Guitar Shop
    LaCrosse, WI
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  • Eddie's Guitars
    St Louis, MO
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  • Guitar Center
    Westlake Village, CA
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  • Guitar Maverick
    Keller, TX
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  • The Guitar Sanctuary
    McKinney, TX
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  • The Guitar Shop - Canada
    Ontario, Canada
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  • The Guitar Store
    Seattle, WA
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  • Ish Guitars
    Syracuse, NY
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  • John Mann’s Guitar Vault
    Bedford, NH
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  • Lark Guitars
    San Antonio, TX
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  • Moore Guitars
    Evansville, IN
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  • Musician's Friend
    Westlake Village, CA
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  • Music Gallery
    Highland Park, IL
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  • Music Store Live
    National City, CA
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  • The Music Zoo
    Roslyn, NY
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  • Northeast Music Center
    Dickson City, PA
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  • Palen Music
    Springfield, MO
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  • Rainbow Guitars
    Tuscon, AZ
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  • Righteous Guitars
    Roswell, GA
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  • Sam Ash Music
    New York, NY
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  • Sweetwater Sound
    Fort Wayne, IN
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  • Wild West Guitars
    Pasadena, CA
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  • Wildwood Guitars
    Louisville, CO
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  • Willcutt Guitar Shop
    Lexington, KY
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  • zZounds
    Oakland, NJ
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