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. 

  • Santana Retro
  • Santana Retro
  • Santana Retro
  • Santana Retro
  • Santana Retro

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 Retro
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 Grade Maple Top
  • Hybrid Hardware
  • 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

    • Santana Yellow

      Santana Yellow

    • Trampas Green

      Trampas Green

    • Violet

      Violet

    • Violet Blue Burst

      Violet Blue Burst

    • Yellow Tiger

      Yellow Tiger

    Design & Build Philosophies

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      Oakland, NJ
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      Reno, NV
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      Cheshire, CT
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      Chicago, IL
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      Wheaton, MD
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      Ontario, Canada
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      LaCrosse, WI
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      St Louis, MO
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      Westlake Village, CA
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      Keller, TX
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      McKinney, TX
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      Ontario, Canada
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      Seattle, WA
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    • Ish Guitars
      Syracuse, NY
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      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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      Highland Park, IL
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      National City, CA
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      Roslyn, NY
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      Dickson City, PA
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      Springfield, MO
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      Tuscon, AZ
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      Roswell, GA
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