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PRS Santana Retro Electric Guitar - Sapphire 10-Top
Carlos Santana's longstanding creative partnership with Paul Reed Smith has done much to shape the destiny of PRS Guitars. Over the years, we have honored this pivotal alliance by offering variations of his signature model instrument. The Santana Retro pays homage to the early "Pre-Factory" guitars Paul built for Carlos in the early 1980's. Several unique design elements are reintroduced on this model, including a deeper body carve, original style heel, and the original headstock shape and nut placement.
The Santana Retro blends history and modern manufacturing to create a highly musical guitar good enough for the man himself.
CC “Custom Color” is used for any finish not offered as such on the price list that has something unique about it, or is totally unique.
They occur in production intentionally as finish “experiments” as we are always searching for new/cool offerings. Sometimes they occur as “happy accidents”, when its determined a white wood guitar may need to have a darker finish or other burst to look its best.
Why Buy A Guitar From Palen Music Center?
Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair.
A homage to the initial "pre-factory" guitars that Carlos Santana had from Paul Reed Smith in the early 1980s
Reproduces the original heel, headstock shape, and nut positioning, as well as the traditional deeper body carving
Beautiful maple tonewoods with a 10-Top and mahogany tonewoods that have been coated with nitro over cellulose CAB basecoats have a powerful resonance and overtones
TCI-tuned Santana bass pickup emits incredibly precise highs, a thick and warm bottom, and what seems like endless sustain
TCI-tuned 58/15 treble pickup offers sweetened vintage tone with every note you play
The PRS Gen III tremolo offers a customized feel and trustworthy intonation, and the comfortable Santana Pre-Factory neck is a delight to play
Number of Strings6
Body ShapeSantana Retro Doublecut
Top MaterialFigured Maple 10-Top
Body FinishGloss Nitro over Cellulose CAB
ColorBlack Gold Burst
Neck ShapeSantana Retro
Neck JointSet Neck
Fingerboard InlayPRS Birds
Number of Frets24, Jumbo
Nut MaterialSynthetic/Bronze powder blend
Bridge/TailpiecePRS Gen III Tremolo
TunersPRS Phase III Locking
Neck PickupPRS Santana Humbucker
Bridge PickupPRS Santana Humbucker
Controls1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
Switching3-way toggle pickup switch
Case/Gig BagHardshell Case
Manufacturer Part Number:105900:BW:H
The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.
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