Santana Retro

Celebrating History

Santana Retro

Carlos Santana's longstanding creative partnership with Paul Reed Smith has done much to shape the destiny of PRS Guitars. Over the years, we have honored this pivotal alliance by offering variations of his signature model instrument. The Santana Retro pays homage to the early "Pre-Factory" guitars Paul built for Carlos in the early 1980's. Several unique design elements are reintroduced on this model, including a deeper body carve, original style heel, and the original headstock shape and nut placement.

The Santana Retro blends history and modern manufacturing to create a highly musical guitar good enough for the man himself. 

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Specifications

Body

Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood Mahogany

Neck

Number of Frets 24
Fret Wire Santana Fret Wire (Jumbo)
Scale Length 24.5"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Santana Pre-Factory
Neck Depth At The Nut
14/16"
Width of Fretboard at the Body
2 1/4"
Width of Fretboard at the Nut
1 22/32"
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay Birds

Hardware

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

Electronics

Treble Pickup 58/15
Bass Pickup Santana
Controls Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
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 Burst

  • Blood Orange

    Blood Orange

  • 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

  • Santana Yellow

    Santana Yellow

  • Trampas Green

    Trampas Green

  • Violet

    Violet

  • Violet Blue Burst

    Violet Blue Burst

Design & Build Philosophies

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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