For 2012, its revered uncovered 59/09 pickups are being updated with new, contoured bobbins that arc with the strings for a more spread out, open tone. First seen on PRS Collection instruments, these bobbins are a continuation of Paul Reed Smith’s quest to continually tweak and refine the company’s instruments in subtle ways with the goal of culminating in a more musical instrument always in mind. “Originally, humbucking pickups were covered to combat electrostatic and electromagnetic hum. As the years passed and the covers came off, there was a gap between the pickup and the pickup ring. These new bobbins not only provide extended low and high end, they look like they were meant to be uncovered and in a ring.” - Paul Reed Smith.
Pickup Switching Positions:
Position One: Bridge humbucker
Position Two: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
Position Three: Bridge and neck humbuckers
Position Four: Neck singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
Position Five: Neck humbucker
*Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple, Flame "10 Top"
*Back Wood: Mahogany
*Number of Frets: 24
*Scale Length: 25"
*Neck Wood: Mahogany
*Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
*Neck Shape: Pattern Thin
*Fretboard Inlays: Paua Heart Birds
*Headstock: Paul Reed Smith Hand Signed Headstock
*Bridge: PRS Tremolo
*Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
*Truss Rod Cover: "Custom 24"
*Hardware Type: Nickel
*Treble Pickup: Uncovered 59/09 Treble
*Bass Pickup: Uncovered 59/09 Bass
*Pickup Switching: Volume and Tone Control with Redesigned 5-Way Blade Switch