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PRS Guitars Clinic – Friday, Sept 27, 2019

September 27, John Mann’s Guitar Vault will be hosting an exclusive meet & greet and clinic with Paul Reed Smith and PRS Artist, Boscoe France.

Come meet Paul & Boscoe to learn about the craftsmanship, tone, playability & beauty of Paul Reed Smith Guitars.

The store will have a special selection of Private Stock, Core, S2 and SE guitars, and amps including the MT 15, Archon and Sonzera. Paul, Boscoe and the great staff of John Mann’s Guitar Vault along with PRS Brand Representative, Peter Schuelzky, will be on hand to answer all your PRS related questions.

It is going to be an awesome day of guitars and good times.

This fun, informative event is FREE and geared toward guitar fans and guitar players.

We hope to see you there! Free Swag while it lasts!

GET YOUR TICKET HERE

Showroom opens at 12 Noon
Clinic starts at 6:00 PM

For more info – Call: (603) 488-1912

To learn more about Boscoe France, please visit our “Behind the Scenes” story about Boscoe and the McCarty 594 Soapbars or visit his website at: http://boscoefrance.com/

Paul Reed Smith & John Mann discussing their history together from the early days…

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PRS Guitars John Mayer signature model – now available for Pre-Order

PRS Guitars announced the release of the new John Mayer signature model – Silver Sky.

PRE-ORDER yours today at John Mann’s Guitar Vault

“It’s been a dream of mine for years to design a guitar that includes some of my favorite vintage specifications but with a modern spirit and aesthetic. After two years of study and refinement, the Silver Sky is my vision of what a reboot of the electric guitar should look and feel like.” – John Mayer

PRS Silver Sky colors

The PRS Silver Sky is the result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith. More than two and half years in the making, the Silver Sky is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once familiar but also newly PRS through and through. This model was based off of Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements from 1963 and 1964 vintage instruments, resulting in an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar. The attention that was paid to every detail sets this guitar apart.

Some of the more distinctive specifications include, the headstock shape, tuners, neck and fretboard, bridge, and pickups and electronics. The headstock shape is based on PRS’s trademark design, but inverted to both accommodate Mayer’s playing style and also to keep a consistent length of string behind the nut, which makes staying in tune easier. The tuners are a traditional vintage-style, closed-back tuner, but with PRS’s locking design. The neck shape was modeled after 1963/1964 vintage instruments, and the fretboard has a 7.25” radius. The moment your hand grabs this neck, it just feels right. Like the tuners, the steel tremolo takes a classic design and incorporates PRS’s trem arm and Gen III knife-edge screws. The bridge on the Silver Sky is setup flush to the body in the neutral position so that the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch. By keeping the bridge in contact with the body, the guitar itself is acoustically louder, which improves the signal to noise ratio of the single-coil pickups. The 635JM single-coil pickups are very round and full, with a musical high end that is never “ice-picky” or brash.

Other high-quality specifications include a bone nut, a molded metal jack plate that is curved and makes plugging and unplugging a guitar cable hassle-free, retooled knobs, fretwire that is slightly smaller than what you’d find on most PRS electric guitars, and PRS’s double action truss rod (accessible from the front of the headstock for ease of use).

The Silver Sky comes in four colors with distinctive accents on PRS’s trademark lower horn scoop.

The PRS Silver Sky will start shipping on March 20, 2018. The first 500 guitars to ship to dealers and distributors worldwide from PRS Guitars’ Maryland, USA factory will include a commemorative hardshell case. The Silver Sky model will then ship in a newly-designed, premium gig bag.