PRS Announces New 305 Model

The PRS 305 features three proprietary PRS single-coil pickups

STEVENSVILLE, MD (August 19, 2009) – Based on the PRS 513 model platform, the new 305 model features three proprietary PRS single-coil pickups offering five classic sounds. This guitar’s warm clear bite offers single-coil tones unlike any other PRS model.

The 305 boasts a carved alder body, 22-fret rock maple neck, 25 ½” scale length, banded melon “513” bird inlays. Additional appointments include rosewood fretboard, “513” neck shape, tremolo bridge, PRS phase II low mass locking tuners, nickel hardware with gold option, volume and tone control with a 5-way blade pickup selector.

This instrument incorporates the classic ingredients of vintage single-coil guitars with improved modern construction that adds increased natural acoustic sustain. Carlos Santana and Mark Tremonti of Creed both currently have the first prototypes of 305 models as part of their personal guitar arsenals. 305 prototypes have also made recent TV appearances with Reba McEntire Guitarist Jeff King on the 2009 CMA awards and on American Idol with Kris Allen.

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