PRS Silver Sky Midnight Rose Maple Neck and Fretboard #301511
It's here and it's breathtaking! Our favorite Silver Sky to date! The neck... oh the neck is just glorious! Now dubbed, "The Strat Killer", the Silver Sky John Mayer Guitar is quite simply... a beast! The Midnight Rose has the vintage, yet modern vibe. It's sooo cool!
The PRS Silver Sky is an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar where every detail adds up and sets this guitar apart from the pack and the past. The result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith, the Silver Sky is based off of years of development. Incorporating Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements of 1963 and 1964 instruments with an eye toward modern references, the PRS Silver Sky delivers the warmth and familiarity of an old guitar with the finesse of a brand new instrument.
Some of the more distinctive specifications include, the headstock shape, tuners, bridge, pickups, and neck and fretboard options. The headstock shape is based on PRS’s trademark design, but inverted both to 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 steel tremolo takes the patented PRS design and incorporates Gen III knife-edge screws. Setup flush to the body in the neutral position so that the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch, the bridge’s increased contact with the body allows the guitar itself to be acoustically louder, which in turn 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. The Silver Sky with rosewood fretboard option comes with a 635JM-R neck shape, which is slightly modified in the shoulders to feel more rounded in your hand.
Other high-quality specifications include a bone nut, a molded metal jack plate (curved to make plugging and unplugging a guitar cable hassle-free), retooled knobs, and PRS’s double action truss rod (accessible from the front of the headstock for ease of use). PRS premium gig bag included.
Body Wood:Alder Back Wood:Mahogany
Number of Frets:22 Scale Length:25.5” Neck Wood:Maple Fretboard Wood: Maple Neck Shape: 635JM-R Fretboard Radius:7.25” Inlays:Small Birds
Nut: Bone Bridge: Steel Tremolo Tuners:Vintage Style, Locking Hardware Type: Nickel Treble Pickup:635JM Middle Pickup: 635JM Bass Pickup: 635JM Pickup Switching: One Volume & Two Tones with a 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch