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Are You Experienced: New Guitars and Amps from PRS

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The Chesapeake Electrics are currently Private Stock built and have set necks. Based on a design by Director of R&D/Director of Private Stock, Joe Knaggs, there are two designs in the works. Attendees saw the first, the Severn, on display with its triple-layered body with contour cuts, a P-style pick guard, three single coils, a hinged trem bridge with brass saddles and a six-on-a-side headstock.

Three Official Releases:
Al Di Meola Prism
Aesthetically, Al Di Meola’s new Prism guitar is a clear departure from what you’re used to in a PRS. Think the prism-inspired color scheme is bold? Just wait until you see it in person. It’s even brighter than you think with mesmerizing curly maple “9 Top” that threatens to hypnotize even when Al D isn’t playing it. The guitar’s 5708 pickups are tweaked for Al’s bright sound.

• 25" scale
• Stained curly maple "9 top”
• Mahogany back
• Custom Al Di Meola neck carve (wide fat)
• 22 fret Mexican rosewood fingerboard
• Grommet-style locking tuners
• Abalone bird inlays
• Tremolo bridge
• 1957/2008 pickups
• New DuPont Finish
Modern Eagle II
A few different design and finish features bring PRS’ flagship guitar to another level. Its neck and fretboard are made with Dalbergia, which the company calls “black rosewood,” which is finished with a new buff-out process.

• 25” Scale
• Stained Modern Eagle grade curly maple top
• Special lightweight mahogany back
• Wide fat Dalbergia neck
• 22 fret Dalbergia fretboard
• Special bird inlays with iridescent paua heart centers
• Combination of gold and nickel hardware
• Stop tailpiece or tremelo bridge
• 1957/2008 pickups with 1950s wire supply
• High gloss, shatter-hard Nitro finish in Faded Blue Jean, Charcoal, Red Tiger, Yellow Tiger
• Special Modern Eagle case
The Starla
Think of the Starla as a single cut Mira—a very basic guitar with a retro vibe, including a pickguard and a Bigsby. Its new treble and bass pickups are inspired by the old Filtertron design but updated with PRS Alnico magnets.

• 24 1/2” Scale
• Solid mahogany body
• Solid mahogany neck
• 22 fret rosewood fingerboard
• Dot inlays, birds optional
• Nickel hardware, vintage style tuners
• Bigsby B5 tailpiece with Grover Tune-O-Matic bridge
• Starla Treble and Bass pickups
• 3 way blade
• Vintage Cherry, Vintage Mahogany, Vintage Orange or Black
• High gloss finish

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