The CU22 is the quintessential PRS guitar. Played by internationally touring artists and pro musicians worldwide, this Custom 22 features PRS’s adjustable bridge / stoptail and PRS Dragon II pickups with volume and tone controls and a 5-way rotary selector switch.
One piece mahogany body
One piece maple neck
22 medium jumbo frets
Scale Length 25"
Wide Thin Neck Profile
PRS Dragon II humbucking pickups
PRS combination bridge / stoptail
Tuners PRS low mass locking tuners
Volume and tone control with 5-way rotary switch
Pickup Switching Positions -
Position One: Bridge humbucker
Position Two: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
Position Three: Bridge and neck humbuckers
Position Four: Neck singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
Position Five: Neck humbucker
The Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 is one of the company’s first production models, and it remains one of the favourites in the PRS line to this day. The CU22 is a fabulous mix of the best attributes of Fender and Gibson in a unique and classy package that plays great & sounds the business.
In 1997 John from PREMIER GUITARS was given a factory tour of the current PRS facility in Maryland USA by the then marketing manager (whose name I have forgotten …) The experience was notable in the attention to detail given to every phase of assembly, from the super high tech machinery to the hand finishing of every component, fit and finish. The whole tour was so impressive I had to have one of these great guitars, so the purchase of a PRS CU22 took place that day. I still have that 1997 guitar & and I still love it.
The Dragon II pickups on this one are thick but not muddy, with lots of cut from both. They really have a distinctive sound and the 5 way switch offers lots of versatility with single and double coil combinations.
Weight is 7.7 lbs
This one owner guitar is in very good all original condition. It has very little player wear evident, and is in amazing condition for a 17+ year old instrument. It has only minor fret wear and everything works as it should. It has a super fast wide thin neck with lovely birds inlays, presented in magnificent Piano Black finish.
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 in good condition with tags & PRS paperwork.