The 25th Anniversary PRS 513 Figured Maple Electric Guitar marks Paul Reed Smith's first quarter century with shadow bird inlays, an anniversary wide thin neck shape and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboar... Click To Read More About This Product
The 25th Anniversary PRS 513 Figured Maple Electric Guitar marks Paul Reed Smith's first quarter century with shadow bird inlays, an anniversary wide thin neck shape and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. The guitar is armed with an HSH array of 513 pickups, a unique color palette, and a gorgeous figured maple top.
513 stands for 5 pickups and 13 sounds. The 25th Anniversary Edition 513 is an updated version of the 513 Maple Top guitar. It boasts a mahogany neck with the 513 neck carve, 513 electronics and includes PRS' patented pickup system providing 13 modern and vintage sounds utilizing 5 proprietary single-coil pickups.
25th Anniversary appointments include shadow bird inlays, an anniversary headstock eagle, a bound rosewood fretboard and a unique palette of colors. Other specifications include a 25 1/4" scale length, a special neck joint and an easy-to-use integrated electronics control package, which includes volume control, tone control and 2 blade switches”a 5-way pickup selector, and a 3-way mode switch that allows you to select between the single coil, clear humbucking and heavy humbucking modes. This most versatile of guitars can go from screaming humbuckers to sparkling single-coils with the flick of the 3-way switch.
25 years of building consistent guitars to extremely high quality standards centered around innovation and constant change has made the PRS Custom 24 a perennial favorite with guitar players. This is the original PRS”the guitar the company was founded on”the guitar Paul Reed Smith took to his first trade show in 1985, and the first guitar produced in the PRS factory.
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My 25th anniversary prs 513 just came in the mail and when I opened the box the first thing I noticed was the 25th anniversary case. Unlike the plain black case the 25th features a light tan colored case with Paul Reed Smith's photo copied signature on the case with 25th prs guitars and an eagle on the top left corner of the case. I got the charcoal burst which is the color shown and it is beautiful. The finish is flawless. I plugged it into my laney 15 watt tube amp and was blown away. The sustain from this guitar is unmatched by an guitar I've ever played. The wide thin neck was very easy for my hands to maneuvar across. The different sounds that I am able to get out of this guitar are just a bonus. With the flip of a 3-way I am able to go from single coils to humbuckers. I play mostly blues licks but was able to play some rock and even heavy metal with this guitar. There was no buzz on any fret and every single note sounds crystal clear. The tone knob actually changed the tone alot. I havn't had an issue with bumping the volume knob while playing the guitar. This guitar doesn't go out of tune either. The only thing that I found that I would've liked to have changed is the tone and volume knobs aren't very stiff. I would prefer they be a little stiffer like a telecaster but thats my only complaint. I will probably never buy another guitar in my life but if I do it will be a Paul Reed Smith.
I've had this guitar for a few months now and I'm completely addicted to it. I own a 1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom and an Fender American Stratocaster. Both guitars have been side-lined because of this one. The 513 can impressivly emulate every tone I can get out of both of my other guitars and more. Mine is in charcoal burst like the picture and I can't explain how little the picture does the guitar justice in person. Simply stunning. It plays like a dream as well. I'm also really impressed at how well it stays in tune thanks to the locking tuners. I can do all the insane divebombs I want and the guitar retains tuning like it had a floyd rose on it. I play through a Mesa Boogie Mark V and with that combination, I can go from Lamb of God, to Led Zepplin, to Jimi Hendrix, to... well almost anything in between with little to no effort. This is why I dub it the swiss army guitar. If you get bored of the same tones over and over and are too lazy to change guitars like me (lol), then this guitar is right up your alley. Worth every penny.
This guitar is so much more than I could have ever hoped for. I can't say enough about prs products but this guitar I assure you, is nothing short of spectacular. The 513 pickups just sing. I haven't put it down since it arrived. Unbelievable, thanks Paul Reed Smith.
I've always been a fan of PRS guitars because I've never seen another maker match the consistency of quality in their guitars. Getting used to the number of options is a bit much, at first, but the amount of possibilities is very rewarding, provided you get used to it. An unexpected thing which sticks out about this guitar in particular is the neck. I know that the neck on some PRS's are tough to get your hands around, and they get trashed for being "baseball bats" from time to time, but the wide thin neck profile is much easier to handle, which makes this guitar much more approachable for people who are turned off by the more-common "wide fat" neck that PRS has.
So, I went to my local Sam Ash to look at guitars. I was not expecting to buy one, but this just blew everything else I had played out of the water. The 13 different tones you can get out of it make it seem like you have 4 different guitars.Nice job Paul Reed Smith, nice job.
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