PRS Guitars announced the release of the new John Mayer signature model – Silver Sky.
“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
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.
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Come visit us at theNew York Guitar Show & Exposition happening this weekend – Saturday and Sunday, April 22 & 23
We’re excited to be part of the sixth annual New York Guitar Show & Exposition happening this weekend for two days – Saturday and Sunday, April 22 & 23. We will have a large selection of PRS GUITARS and MANNMADE USA parts available for purchase.
We are also excited to announce our partnership with VSquared Tremolo Systems. Founder Steve Savage and John Mann will have a PRS Guitar setup with this innovative system at our booth. This exciting new system is coupled with John Mann’s renowned MannMade USA guitar bridge. Kappa Tanabe will be be giving a live demonstration Saturday. Check our Facebook page for updated demo times.
Join us for great deals, giveaways and other fun events happening all weekend.
Go to www.nyguitarexpo.com for more information and remember to come see us at Booth 160 and 161.
Because we will be at the show, our Bedford, NH showroom will be CLOSED Friday 04/21 thru Monday 04/24