This is a Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Custom 22 (CU22) built in Maryland USA in 2015. It is finished in very beautiful Scarlett Red and while it doesn’t sport a “Ten Top” marking – the designation applied by PRS to those instruments with a particularly stripey maple cap – this one comes mighty close with its striking bookmatched carved top.
Played by internationally touring artists and pro musicians worldwide, the Custom 22 features PRS’s patented tremolo system and PRS HFS treble and Vintage Bass pickups with volume and tone controls and a 5-way rotary switch.
One piece mahogany body
Scarlett Red finish
One piece maple neck
Rosewood Fret Board
Classic PRS “Birds” fingerboard inlays
24 medium jumbo frets
Scale Length 25″
Regular Carve Neck Profile
PRS super stable tremolo
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 pickups 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 7.9 lbs
This one is in excellent, almost as-new condition. It has some very light scratches on the rear finish which can only be seen in a certain light. There is some clouding in the lacquer on the side of the fingerboard, but apart from that this guitar shows virtually no signs of player wear. There is no tarnishing of the nickel pickup covers & bridge. It has no fret wear and everything works as it should.
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. This PRS 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.
Comes in its original PRS hard shell case in excellent condition.