“ Brand: Paul Reed Smith / Guitar Type: Electric Guitar „
This is nearly as top of the range as you can get in your generic electric guitars, and you get what you pay for, which is an incredibly versatile, great sounding and solid guitar.
Pickups - You get 5 setting, which are selected by a rotary switch, which is quite different to what most guitars have. This has the advantage of being difficult to change settings by accident when playing, though that can be a double edged sword when you want to quickly change settings. At the same time, it is night impossible to work out which setting you are on, with out having to turn the pot all the way round to the bridge or neck pickup. The settings also don't allow for a single, single coil to be chosen, you must have a single coil from each pickup in series, which doesn't sound as good as it could. Though what the neck and bridge pickups have to offer is just pure power, which cuts straight through most mixes, and sounds fantastic distorted or clean.
Neck - As well as being beautifully inlaid with the birds that PRS has become synonymous with, the actual contours of the neck are perfect too. It's wide but shallow neck allows very easy playing, especially at speed, and with little fatigue when playing awkward chords.
Tuners - Locking tuners, hold everything perfectly: need I say more?
Body - Solid, but light, and with a beautiful finish on it, especially if you are lucky enough to get a 10 top veneer. It's a charm to play both sitting and standing, and isn't a strain up on your back, unlike other makes.
Paul Reed Smith guitars are considered by many to be the greatest built guitars that money can buy for a good reason. With Dragon II pickups and a triple maple top, the tone is beautifully crisp, their fret boards are supple under your fingers and the inlays are works of art. Machineheads, bridge and tremolo arm are all pretty standard and solidly built. Infact the overall build quality of Paul Reed Smith's guitars are superb -having owned one for over 5 years now I'm yet to have any problems with it at all (bar the odd string break!).
A very versatile guitar suitable for all styles of playing such as blues, jazz, rock and death metal. The only problem is the price tag, which unfortunately is incredibly high (around the same as a decent vintage Les Paul) however if you are serious about guitars and guitar playing then it is easily justifiable.