PRS Santana Retro - Black Gold Wrap
An Iconic PRS Design:
The Paul Reed Smith Santana solidbody electric guitar utilizes stunning flame maple and mahogany tonewoods to create its thick resonance with power and overtones. Its mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard boast the comfortable Santana neck carve and larger radius, and a pair of Santana humbuckers delivers the tone on which Carlos has built his legendary career. This is one of the most recognizable models in the Paul Reed Smith line, and for good reason.The PRS Santana is a must-have electric guitar for your collection.
PRS Santana Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Mahogany topped with flame maple
- Santana pickups
- Effortlessly playing neck
Mahogany topped with flame maple:
PRS began by choosing the tried-and-true combination of high-quality mahogany topped with stunning flame maple. This combination gives this PRS Santana a rich yet balanced sound. The mahogany back delivers the natural tonal warmth and mid-focused tone that guitarists clamor for. And the brighter tone of the maple top adds clarity and sustain with a strong fundamental. Together these tonewoods give you an incredibly balanced sound.
PRS guitars have been applauded for their Santana Treble and Bass pickups for years. These pickups - designed in collaboration with Carlos - have helped pave the way toward the warm, singing sound that is his instantly identifiable trademark. The Santana humbuckers are very detailed in the high end, but exude a fat and warm bottom with seemingly unending sustain. Throw on any of Santana's last few albums, and you'll know exactly what a great tone these pickups can deliver.
Effortlessly playing neck
The PRS Santana is built for melodic playing. Thanks to its larger 11.5" radius and shorter 24.5" scale, the strings have a fantastic feel under your fingers, and wide vibrato and large string bends come effortlessly. And the Santana neck profile's round, but not-too-substantial, feel is comfortable all the way up and down the neck. Sweetwater has seen a lot of Santanas come through our doors over the years, and we attribute that to how beautifully they all play.
PRS Santana Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Carlos Santana signature electric guitar
- Gorgeous flame maple for increased definition and clarity
- Mahogany delivers warm mids
- Santana neck and larger-radius fingerboard feel great and play smoothly
- PRS tremolo bridge
- PRS Phase III locking tuners offer stable tuning
- Santana Treble and Bass pickups deliver Carlos's tone
- 3-way toggle, volume, and tone electronics package
The PRS Santana is a legendary guitar for a legendary player.
Body Type: Solidbody
Body Shape: Doublecut
Number of Strings: 6
Body Material: Mahogany
Top Material: Flamed maple top with center inlaid purfling strips
Body Finish: V12
Color: Black Gold Wrap Burst
Neck Material: Mahogany with rosewood headstock veneer and inlaid eagle
Neck Shape: Pattern profile
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood, 11.5" fingerboard radius
Fingerboard Inlay: Bird inlays
Number of Frets: 24
Scale Length: 24.5"
Nut Width: 1.6875"
Nut Material: PRS synthetic/bronze powder blend
Bridge/Tailpiece: PRS Tremolo bridge
Tuners: Phase III locking tuners
Neck Pickup: Santana bass humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Santana treble humbucker
Controls: 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way toggle switch
Case Included: Hardshell case
* Remember that every PRS guitar purchased from us here at Musicstreet is perfectly setup in our workshop prior to sale at no extra cost to the customer. By doing this we feel that you will receive the best possible playing instrument which has been thoroughly checked in every respect. If you have a specific string brand / gauge you would like any guitar from us setup with please drop us a note in with your purchase or call in store for your personal setup