PRSs new 22 fret, 25 scale length Studio model electric guitar is a fresh, modern rendition of a traditional single-single-hum guitar set up with the beauty and brightness of a maple top. The possibilities are vast with PRSs proprietary 57-08 Narrowfield pickups in the middle and bass positions in conjunction with a 57-08 humbucking bridge pickup. Screaming lead tones, crisp rhythm tones and 5-way blade switch also enhance the flexibility of this guitar in the studio or on stage. Other features include mahogany back and neck, V12 finish, rosewood fretboard, pattern neck with pattern thin option, 2011 birds, tremolo or stoptail bridge option, PRS locking tuners, nickel or gold hardware, and redesigned lampshade knobs volume and push-pull tone controls. V12 Finish Finish should enhance the look, sound, and feel of a guitar by accentuating the woods inherent beauty and feel without hindering its natural resonance. And PRS Guitars new V12 finish does just that. Introduced at Experience PRS 2010, V12 is a very thin, hard, and clear finish that will not crack or react with thinners. After roughly 12 years in development, it is halfway between acrylic and nitro but with a classic feel all its own. PRS models with this new finish feel like old instruments, said Paul Reed Smith. Pattern Neck Shape Neck shapes have always been a high priority for us and a hallmark of our quality. A guitar should feel comfortable, like home, as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. Perfected after years of prototyping, the new Pattern neck is an updated Wide Fat PRS neck style based on Pauls pre-factory design. These necks were found on the instruments built for Carlos Santana, Peter Frampton and Howard Leese from the late 70s to the mid 80s. Whether in woodworking, machining, or cast and die work, pattern making is the art of arriving at a perfect standard which can be duplicated or used to create new designs from by offsetting. All of our necks came to be as a result of offsetting from this original, Wide Fat design. Pattern Thin Neck Shape Neck shapes have always been a high priority for PRS and a hallmark of our quality. A guitar should feel comfortable, like home, as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. The Pattern Thin neck is an updated version of PRSs traditional Wide Thin neck. This new neck shape reflects modern tooling and programming that allows us to even more precisely shape and consistently reproduce our necks.