Paul Reed Smith PRS Core Series Santana Retro Rosewood Fingerboard Blue Matteo

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Paul Reed Smith PRS Core Series Santana Retro Rosewood Fingerboard Blue Matteo

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.

ModelPRS Core Santana Retro
BuilderPaul Reed Smith - PRS
Body TypeSolid Body
Top WoodFlame Maple
Body WoodMahogany
Finish TypeGloss nitro over celluose (CAB) finish
Finish ColorBlue Matteo
BindingScraped Maple Binding on Body / Cream Binding on Fingerboard
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck CarveSantana
Scale Length24.5"
Neck Radius11.50"
Frets24 - Santana Fret Wire (Jumbo)
Nut Width1 11/16"
Nut MaterialBone
Neck FinishGloss
InlaysPRS 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 Hardshell Case
Weight7.50 Pounds (7 lbs 8 oz)