The first ever 22-fret Santana with a stoptail.
The limited edition PRS DC 22 Electric Guitar is part of a 25-piece exclusive run commissioned by Musician's
Friend Private Reserve. The special guitar combines Paul Reed Smith's original guitar body shape, a 22-fret neck length, and
a stoptail for a beautiful and highly collectible guitar that has never been offered before.
The result is that the
PRS limited DC 22 is instantly an ultra-rare and ultra-cool electric with appointments to satisfy the most discerning guitarist.
The Musician's Friend Private Reserve team hand-selected the materials for these guitars in collaboration with the PRS Wood
Library team. As a bonus, each guitar in this special run of 25 is crafted with a numbered backplate and a letter of authenticity
signed by Paul Reed Smith himself.
PRS Exclusive run
This is the first-ever production of a 22-fret Santana body guitar with a stoptail. Carlos' guitar usually features a 24-fret
neck, a design that moves the neck pickup toward the bridge, producing a brighter tone. With the 22-fret neck, the pickup
is moved closer to the midpoint of the string's speaking length, which in turn produces a warmer, fatter tone.
MFPR and PRS teams hand-selected the mahogany backs and necks to ensure that these guitars and their extraordinary components
produce the specific tonal characteristics desired.
PRS DC 22 guitar appointments include a bookmatched maple top,
lightweight mahogany back, 24-1/2" scale, mahogany neck, East Indian rosewood fretboard, moon inlays, and a Modified Santana
neck carve. The PRS guitar is finished in a high gloss nitro-cellulose topcoat over polyester basecoat with a satin nitro-cellulose
finished neck. The satin-finished neck feels remarkably comfortable and allows easy movement between low and high registers.
Designed to take full advantage of the resonant properties of its guitars, the PRS Stoptail Bridge provides direct transmission
of string vibration to the guitar body and makes set-up a breeze. This bridge features slots that recess the strings comfortably
as they pass over the top, in a gentle curve. Although it is pre-compensated for modern string gauges, further fine-tuning
is possible by adjusting the set screws at each end of the bridge. Action height is adjustable by raising or lowering the
studs the bridge sits on.
PRS 59/09 pickups
Originally added to Paul Reed Smith Guitars' 1957/2008 series line of pickups, the PRS 59/09s offer a slightly darker and
more powerful sound in the bridge with a touch more clarity and brightness in the neck. PRS wanted to provide the same vibe
as the revered 1957/2008, but with additional output for players wanting to drive the amp's front end a little earlier, while
providing a wider spread of tone between the neck and bridge pickups.
These pickups are made from PRS' exclusive wire
produced on the original machine used to make classic '50s era pickups. They incorporate proprietary winding and magnet innovations
to produce iconic sounds with unique tonality.
The PRS DC 22 Limited Edition is a monumental guitar that will bring
you years of creative enjoyment.
Paul Reed Smith DC 22 Limited Edition Electric Guitar Features:
- Hand-selected materials
- Special run of 25 guitars
- Numbered backplate
- Letter of authenticity signed by Paul Reed Smith
- Double cutaway body
- 22-fret neck
- Bookmatched curly maple top
- Lightweight mahogany back
- Set neck joint
- Mahogany neck
- 24-1/2" scale
- 1-11/16" nut width
- PRS 59/09 pickups
- PRS Phase II locking tuners
- 3-way toggle pickup selector
- Nickel hardware
- East Indian rosewood fretboard
- Moon inlays
- Modified Santana neck carve
- High gloss nitrocellulose topcoat finish over a polyester basecoat
- Satin nitrocellulose finished neck
- Includes black Tolex case
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