Custom 22 Piezo

22 Frets, Infinite Range of Tones

Custom 22 Piezo

The Custom 22 Piezo provides musicians the versatility of wielding both acoustic and electric guitar tones in one instrument. PRS and LR Baggs partnered more than a decade ago to design the piezo system found in PRS’s original hollowbody models. The new system retains the same circuit design as the original, maintaining tonal authenticity and real world practicality. There are two output jacks on the Custom 22 Piezo, allowing guitarists to plug into their favorite electric or acoustic guitar amp or DI into a soundboard. By utilizing the separate blend control, the tone of the 85/15 pickups can also be combined with acoustic sounds through a single output.

The Custom 22 Piezo comes standard with a figured maple top, mahogany back, mahogany neck with a 22 fret rosewood fingerboard, and a redesigned LR Baggs/PRS piezo system.

For 2020, PRS has updated this model with TCI-tuned pickups and nitro over celluose (CAB) finish. 

Pickup Switching Positions

Position One: Bridge humbucker
Position Two: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
Position Three: Bridge and neck humbuckers
Position Four: Neck singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
Position Five: Neck humbucker

  • Custom 22 Piezo
  • Custom 22 Piezo
  • Custom 22 Piezo
  • Custom 22 Piezo
  • Custom 22 Piezo
  • Custom 22 Piezo

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 Piezo
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking
Hardware Type Nickel
Electronics
Treble Pickup 85/15
Bass Pickup 85/15
Controls Volume and Tone Control with 5-Way Blade Switch and LR Baggs/PRS Piezo System (3-way Selector and Blend Knob)
Strings 10's

Upgrade Options

  • 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 (default)
  • Black Paisley Artist Case
  • Expanded “Artist Package” Finish Selections* (see below)

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

  • Dark Cherry Sunburst

    Dark Cherry Sunburst

  • 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

"I originally got the Custom 22 Piezo not only for its exceptional sound but because of the option of having the acoustic blend with my electric.. I am always confident in saying that anything PRS is amazing off the line but it’s incredibly durable as well. I play 280 shows a year and whether it is an acoustic show or a show in an amphitheater my PRS Custom 22 Piezo ALWAYS gets the job and tone done.”

- Sam Grow (Sam Grow Band)

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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