Paul's Guitar

Paul’s Favorite Features In Your Hands

Paul's Guitar

“I don’t just like the newest version of my guitar, I love it. With these new pickups, I can move from a strong bridge pickup to a very clear, “whoopy” neck pickup – you can hear every note – by just setting the mini-toggles and using the 3-way as normal. It’s a highly musical and very usable setup. This guitar has clear, spanky single coils when you split the pickups but a very full soapbar quality when they are in humbucking mode. It’s just beautiful.” - Paul Reed Smith

Historically, the Paul’s Guitar (like the Modern Eagle before it) has been a realization of Paul Reed Smith’s latest discoveries surrounding tone. Paul specified every appointment of this instrument from the wood selection and inlay design to the pickups. This revamped model represents Paul’s vision not only as a guitar maker but as a guitar player who needs versatile stage- and studio-ready gear that can achieve all the right tones. As a man who has every option available to him, Paul’s personal design choices include mahogany bodies with maple tops, Honduran rosewood fretboards, Nitrocellulose finishes, “Brushstroke” bird inlays, and narrow pickup bobbins. The Paul’s Guitar model also includes PRS’s TCI (Tuned Capacitance and Inductance) treble and bass pickups with two mini-toggle switches that allow players to put either or both pickups in either humbucking or true single coil mode.

For 2020, PRS has updated this model with nitro over celluose (CAB) finish. 

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    Paul's Guitar Demo w/ Bryan Ewald

Specifications

Body
Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Neck
Number of Frets 22
Fret Wire Jumbo
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Pattern
Fretboard Wood Hondouran Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay Brushstroke Birds
Hardware
Bridge PRS Stoptail with Brass Inserts
Tuners Phase III Locking
Hardware Type Nickel
Electronics
Treble Pickup TCI
Bass Pickup TCI
Controls Volume & Tone Control w/ 3-Way Toggle Selector and Two Mini Toggle Coil-Tap Switches
Strings 10's

Upgrade Options

  • 10-Top Grade Maple Top
  • Hybrid Hardware
  • Gold Hardware (default)
  • Black Paisley Artist Case
  • Expanded “Artist Package” Finish Selections* (see below)
  • Available Colors

    • Black Gold Wraparound Burst

      Black Gold Wraparound Burst

    • Charcoal

      Charcoal

    • Copper

      Copper

    • Faded Blue Jean

      Faded Blue Jean

    • Fire Red Wraparound Burst

      Fire Red Wraparound Burst

    Design & Build Philosophies

    Accolades

    "At this price, you should expect nothing short of perfection, and if quality and detail are your thing, we can’t think of many who would be disappointed here.”

    - Music Radar

    Signature Dealers

    • American Musical Supply
      Oakland, NJ
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      Reno, NV
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      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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      LaCrosse, WI
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      St Louis, MO
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    • Guitar Center
      Westlake Village, CA
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      Keller, TX
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      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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      Roswell, GA
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      New York, NY
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      Fort Wayne, IN
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      Pasadena, CA
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      Louisville, CO
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    • Willcutt Guitar Shop
      Lexington, KY
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      Oakland, NJ
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