Friday, May 24, 2013


PRS is proud to offer a new voice with the 408 Maple Top and 408 Standard. These inspiring new instruments, offered as both a maple top (MT) and all mahogany (Standard) version, bring the versatility and voicing of the Private Stock Signature and the Signature Limited Edition to PRS’s Core line.

PRS 408 pickups were designed to extend the guitar’s tonal spectrum by narrowing the field of the bass pickup to increase its focus and widening the field of the treble pickup to increase its sound field (hence their asymmetric appearance). This pickup configuration (comprised of four coils and offering eight sounds) stems back to Paul’s experimentation on the Sorcerer’s Apprentice guitars in the early 1980’s. Thanks to the simple but versatile switching system featuring mini-toggle switches that provide numerous combinations of humbucking and singlecoil tones, the 408 Maple Top and 408 Standard provide stunning articulation and musical clarity.

408 Maple Top Model Specs 

Top Wood            Maple
Back Wood          Mahogany
Number of Frets    22
Scale Length          25"
Neck Wood          Mahogany
Fretboard Wood    Honduran Rosewood
Neck Shape          Pattern or Pattern Thin
Fretboard Inlays    Birds
Bridge                   PRS Tremolo
Tuners                   PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Truss Rod Cover   "408"
Hardware Type     Nickel
Treble Pickup        408 Treble
Bass Pickup          408 Bass
Pickup Switching   Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch and Two Mini-Toggles
Top Option           10 Top Flame or Quilt
Neck Option         Rosewood
Bridge Option       PRS Stoptail
Hardware Option  Gold or Hybrid

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