The new PRS ME Quatro builds on the Modern Eagle tradition of using premium Tone woods including a select dalbergia neck and fingerboard and Artist-grade maple top. The ME Quatro is updated to include all of the 2011 upgrades including the new PRS V12 finish, Pattern Neck Shape and PRS 53/10 Pickups. This is finished in a new finish for 2011 called Purple Hazel.
As with all Modern Eagle's the ME Quatro has a few more subtle features make this guitar truly special. The neck is very lightly finished and is very smooth to play but retains the natural feel of the wood. The neck is beautifully outlined by ivoroid binding and the signature PRS bird inlays are made of Mother of Pearl and Paua Heart.
The PRS 53/10's use exactly the same wire from the same machine that Fender put on 1953 Tele pickups. The 53/10 and 57/08 have the same output; the 53/10 has a slightly sweeter top end. These PAF inspired pickups deliver a very rich, warm vintage tone with plenty of sustain.
Top Wood - Carved Artist Grade Flame Maple
Body Wood - Mahogany
Finish - New V12
Number of Frets - 22
Scale Length - 25""
Neck Wood - Select Dalbegia
Fretboard Wood - Select Dalbegia
Neck Shape - Pattern
Fretboard Inlays - Mother of Pearl and Paua Heart Birds
Headstock inlay - Cocobola Headstock Overlay with Mother of Pearl and Paua Heart Modern Eagle.
Bridge - PRS Tremolo
Tuners - PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Truss Rod Cover - Quatro
Hardware Type - Hybrid
Bridge Pickup - 53/10 Treble (with etched cover)
Neck Pickup - 53/10 Bass (with etched cover )
Pickup Switching - Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control, 3-Way toggle pickup selector
New 2011 PRS V12 Finish Explained
PRS believe a finish should enhance the look, sound, and feel of a guitar by accentuating the woods inherent beauty and feel without hindering its natural resonance. The New V12 finish from PRS is a very thin, hard, durable and clear finish that will not crack or react with thinners. The V12 finish makes new PRS Models feel like vintage instruments and they all have tremendous resonance. It isn't until you try a PRS with a V12 finish that you realise how much the finish may be smothering your other guitars.
New 2011 PRS Pattern Neck Shape Explained
The neck shape has been an important piece of design since ay one, they want the necks to feel as comfortable as possible as soon as you pick them up. The new 2011 Pattern neck shape is similar to the profiles found on vintage 80's PRS models and new technology allows PRS to precisely and consistently reproduce these classic neck shapes
PRS Guitars was founded by Paul Reed Smith in 1985, over 25 years later PRS is one of the leading and most respected guitar manufacturers in the world. Paul Reed Smith was inspired by the classic guitar designs of the 50’s and 60’s but, unlike many other manufactures, wanted to create a guitar that was his own design in every right. Today the classic double-cutaway PRS silhouette is as recognisable as some of the famous designs of the 50’s which is a true testament to Paul Reed Smiths design and vision. We have been selling PRS Guitars since the late 1980’s and have seen the company grow and develop but never forget their core values and dedication to quality and innovation. As PRS has grown they have maintained superior quality, something which they have become renowned for and have set the bar for other manufacturers. The PRS Custom 24 was one of Paul’s first designs and is the guitar that he took to his first trade show and is the model that really put PRS on the map. Nearly 25 years later the Custom 24 is still one of the most popular PRS models available. Over it’s long lifetime it has had many upgrades and changes to keep it at the forefront of the market. Paul Reed Smith is never complacent and is constantly trying new woods, components, construction methods and new technology. The Custom 24 is a different guitar to the model first introduced in the late 80’s but the core values and vision is still the same - create the best electric guitar possible. Today the PRS Product lineup is one of the most impressive in the market, there is a guitar for any genre, style and budget. One of the newest additions to the PRS family is the PRS Studio model. This is a model based loosely around the now discontinued Custom 22 but features the unique Studio electronics and Pickups, a 57/08 Pickup in the bridge and two Narrowfield mini humbuckers in the middle and neck. This is another example of PRS pushing the boundaries and trying new things. At Tone World we love PRS Guitars and are very passionate about their fabulous instruments.