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Silver Sky in Tngsten (Silver)

   
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PRS John Mayer Silver Sky Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Vintage-inspired guitar based on John Mayer's early-'60s instruments
  • Familiar shape with an eye-catching contrasting tone in its cutaway scoop
  • Comfortable bolt-on maple neck is patterned after John Mayer's beloved vintage instruments
  • Easy-playing rosewood fingerboard with 22 custom-sized frets, 25.5" scale length, and 7.25" radius
  • Inverted PRS-style headstock was modified to accommodate John's playing style and improve intonation
  • Sweet-sounding single-coil pickups churn out glassy, musical tones with excellent note definition
  • Classic-styled tremolo with PRS’s unthreaded trem arm and Gen III knife-edge screws
  • Traditional vintage-style closed-back tuners with modern locking mechanisms
  • Includes a bone nut, molded metal jack plate, retooled knobs, and PRS's double-action truss rod

PRS's Take on an American Classic

The PRS Silver Sky was designed by Paul Reed Smith and built to John Mayer's specifications. This vintage-inspired guitar boasts a familiar shape with an eye-catching contrasting tone in its cutaway scoop. Its neck carve, scale length, and fingerboard radius were modeled after John's early-'60s instruments; however, a modified PRS-style headstock and locking tuners propel it firmly into the twenty-first century. Park this axe in front of any tube amp, and its sweet-sounding single-coil pickups will churn out glassy, musical tones with excellent note definition. Beyond that, the Silver Sky includes a bone nut, molded metal jack plate, retooled knobs, custom fret-wire, and PRS's double-action truss rod.

Vintage-inspired neck with practical contemporary touches

The Silver Sky's bolt-on neck is patterned after John Mayer's beloved vintage instruments. Its fingerboard is loaded with 22 custom-sized frets, and it boasts a 25.5" scale length and 7.25" radius.  PRS nailed it. Wrap your hand around this neck, and you'll agree — it just feels right. The Silver Sky features an inverted PRS-style headstock that's been modified to accommodate John's playing style and to keep a consistent length of string behind the nut, which improves intonation. You also get traditional vintage-style closed-back tuners with modern locking mechanisms.

A trio of sweet-sounding single-coil pickups

If you're a single-coil tone connoisseur, you'll love the PRS Silver Sky. Its pickups combine the best elements of early-'60s American electric guitars: a round and full tone with glassy, musical highs that never venture into ice-pick land. The chiming harmonics yielded by these pickups are jaw-dropping. And when you put them in front of a tube amp, you get a gorgeous growl with outstanding note definition. These pickups have a few modern tricks up their sleeve, too: they exhibit a higher signal-to-noise ratio than vintage models, and their in-between sounds are noise canceling. On top of that, their electronics have been precision valued, ensuring superior consistency from pickup to pickup.

Classic-styled tremolo with modern reliability

Much like its tuners, the Silver Sky's tremolo takes a classic design and embellishes it with modern features. For starters, it features PRS's unthreaded tremolo arm, which supplies you with a small set screw to optimize its playing position. Beyond that, Gen III knife-edge screws ensure a reliable return to pitch. Also, per John Mayer's request, the tremolo rests flush against the guitar's body in a neutral position, so that it only goes down in pitch. Keeping the bridge in contact with the body amplifies the guitar acoustically, which improves the signal-to-noise ratio of the Silver Sky's pickups.

Tech Specs

  • Body Type:Solidbody
  • Body Shape:PRS John Mayer
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Body Material:Alder
  • Body Finish:Acrylic Urethane
  • Color:Tungsten
  • Neck Material:Maple
  • Neck Shape:635JM
  • Radius:7.25"
  • Fingerboard Material:Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Small Birds
  • Number of Frets:22, Custom-sized
  • Scale Length:25.5"
  • Nut Width:1.656"
  • Nut Material:Bone
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:Steel Tremolo
  • Tuners:Vintage-style, Locking
  • Neck Pickup:635JM Single-coil
  • Middle Pickup:635JM Single-coil
  • Bridge Pickup:635JM Single-coil
  • Controls:1 x volume, 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch
  • Strings:10-46
  • Case Included:Gig Bag
  • Manufacturer Part Number:101698:J4:13W