The Paul Reed Smith PRS piezo equipped P22 in the timeless Charcoal Burst finish with it’s unique voices/tonal palates will offer guitarists an amazing new tool to add to their arsenal.
Paul Reed Smith PRS greeted the new year with the amazing P22, PRS’s first piezo equipped solid body guitar. The P22 features a redesigned LR Baggs piezo system, allowing guitarists to have both acoustic & electric tones in one instrument.
Paul Reed Smith has over a decade of experience with LR Baggs piezo systems in their acclaimed hollow body guitars models. This new LR Baggs piezo system retains the same circuit design as the original hollow body systems but is more than 60% smaller to comfortably fit into the P22 solid body guitar, rendering the same extraordinary tonal voices as PRS hollow body instruments.
The new Paul Reed Smith PRS P22 comes standard with a Mahogany back, figured Maple top, “Pattern Regular” profiled Mahogany neck with a 22 fret Rosewood fretboard with bird inlays and 25″ scale length. Also standard are uncovered 53/10 pickups with the new bobbins which sound incredible and clean up beautifully when rolling off the volume. This beauty is finished in the gorgeous Charcoal Burst and how about this flamed to death maple non 10-top…what was PRS thinking!
“I have recorded and mixed hundreds and hundreds of acoustic guitars, including mixing both live and studio cuts, and I have never heard a more musical, more natural sound from an acoustic pickup system. If that had been the only thing special about the guitar I would have been excited, but then to hear the electric tones it creates — I was blown away,” said Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer Don McCollister after a recording session with the P22.
McCollister continued, “The ability to blend in an acoustic sound along with whatever electric tone you are recording would be a game changer in certain situations. I noticed that it really helped the notes ring clearly through the haze, which is a tough thing to accomplish in a complex mix sometimes. I could see it becoming my go-to session guitar, and I’ll be one of the first in line when it comes out.”
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