The Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 is at the core of the PRS family. Along with the Custom 24, the Custom 22 was one of their first production models, and it remains one of the favourites in the PRS line.
Played by internationally touring artists and pro musicians worldwide, the Custom 22 has become the go-to guitar for those looking for a guitar that combines the best attributes of a Strat and a Les Paul in one instrument.
One piece mahogany body
One piece maple neck
22 medium jumbo frets
Scale Length 25″
Wide Fat Neck Profile
PRS Dragon II humbucking pickups
PRS combination bridge / stoptail
Tuners PRS low mass locking tuners
Volume and tone control with 3-way toggle switch
This CU22 is finished in Grey Quilt and its maple top is a “Ten Top”. For newcomers to the PRS story here’s how the company defines a Ten Top – “A very small percent of the maple trees cut in North America are actually figured. To make “10-Top” status a PRS top must have clearly defined figure across its entire top with no “dead” spots. A guitar designated as a 10-Top will usually have a small “10” written on the back of the headstock in the upper right corner.”
And the quilt on this one is lovely and deep, almost three dimensional - very hard to photograph but we tried ... see close up shots.
This one is in very good condition. It has some nicks off the headstock, a few small dings and dents here and there, and some light scratches on the back, but that’s about all in terms of player wear. It has almost no fret wear and everything works as it should. There is some tarnishing of the pickup covers and bridge, which is natural for 20 year old nickel plating. It has a super fast wide fat neck with lovely bird outline inlays.
All PRS instruments feature impeccable craftsmanship and innovative designs, exemplified in some of the most sonically versatile instruments of the past few decades. Since its introduction, the PRS CU22 has offered a unique tonal option for serious players seeking that defined PRS tone and playability.
PRS guitars are super versatile, with a wide variety of great sounds, and a build quality second to none. They are rock solid, stay in tune, travel well and cover every style of music.
Comes in its original PRS hard shell case with a few marks but good structural condition, along with tags, tools, strap and PRS paperwork.