Paul Reed Smith PRS Core Series 10 Top Santana Retro Rosewood Fingerboard Charcoal Burst

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Paul Reed Smith PRS Core Series 10 Top Santana Retro Rosewood Fingerboard Charcoal Burst

Core Electrics

Since 1985 we’ve aimed to push musicians’ expectations of what a guitar can be. USA-Made modern, vintage, and specialty stylings, each model built to our exacting specifications to feel right in your hands & sound great to your ears.

Celebrating History

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.

  • PRS Patented Tremolo, Machined

Meticulous design delivering sonic fidelity, player ergonomics, and revolutionary tuning stability.

  • PRS Phase III Locking Tuners

Modern locking technology with vintage elegance, these tuners promote tone transfer for a louder, more resonant instrument.

  • PRS Santana Pickups

Full sounding humbuckers with a clear, smooth voice.

ModelPRS Core 10 Top Santana Retro
BuilderPaul Reed Smith - PRS
Body TypeSolid Body
Top Wood10 Top Flame
Body WoodMahogany
Finish TypeGloss nitro over celluose (CAB) finish
Finish ColorCharcoal Burst
BindingCream Binding on Fingerboard
Neck WoodMahogany
FingerboardEast Indian Rosewood
Neck CarveSantana
Scale Length24.5"
Neck Radius11.50"
Frets24 - Santana Fret Wire (Jumbo)
Nut Width1 11/16"
Nut MaterialBone
Neck FinishGloss
InlaysGreen Ripple Abalone PRS Birds
HeadstockPRS Santana
Neck PickupSantana
Bridge PickupSantana
BridgePRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
TunersPRS Phase III Locking
ControlsVolume and Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
Case PRS Black Tolex Hard Shell
Weight7.65 Pounds (7 lbs 10 oz)