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PRS Custom 22 Flame Top Electric Guitar with Pattern Neck Black

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The PRS Custom 22 Flame Top Electric Guitar with Pattern Neck is a classic workhorse with all the tones you've come to expect from PRS with a distinctive, warm midrange and clarity thanks, in part, to... Click To Read More About This Product

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The PRS Custom 22 Flame Top Electric Guitar with Pattern Neck is a classic workhorse with all the tones you've come to expect from PRS with a distinctive, warm midrange and clarity thanks, in part, to its 57/08 treble and bass pickups. These pickups are wired for our 5-way blade switch, which offers a dual humbucker option (see switching positions below). This Custom 22 comes with Pattern mahogany neck and a PRS tremolo.

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


Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Maple Flamed
Body wood: Mahogany Non-weight relieved
Body finish: Gloss V12
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Pattern regular
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 25"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 10"
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Outline birds
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Configuration: HH
Neck: 57/08 bass
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: 57/08 bass
Brand: PRS
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: 5-way switch with coil splitting
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: PRS tremolo
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: PRS designed
Color: Nickel
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Top wood
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: United States
2 year warranty on parts, hardware, cases, and electronics. Limited lifetime warranty on all other products.

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PRSCustom 22 Flame Top Electric Guitar with Pattern Neck

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Worth the wait

By sevenbucks

from Springfield, VA

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


  • Price

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about PRS Custom 22 Flame Top Electric Guitar with Pattern Neck:

My band days are done but I still like to go in the basement and noodle around. As I've gotten better jobs I go through nicer guitars every few years. I have my favorite Strat from my teen days but can't seem to settle on its backup/main player. I think I have ended my search with this guitar, because not only do I play it, but I also just hold it and stare at it. Obviously the first thing you notice is the finish - I don't think anyone will argue that PRS does great work. When you hold the guitar, you're aware of it, but it doesn't feel heavy. It's also contoured nicely. As for sound - the 57/08 pickups may be what sold me on this. I'm not a fan of "hot" pickups, more the classics and this falls into it. If you're looking for a shredding, more treble sound, this isn't your guitar. But if you're into the more slow, expressive style like Santana, this totally delivers. I'm not a Santana fan, but that style of playing just flows from this guitar. I find myself on the neck pickup with the tone down all the time now. I haven't even played this through my Boss pedals yet, just my Fender tube amp distortion, and I'm totally happy.
It cost me a pretty penny, but I feel like I've worked up to this after 25 years of going through guitars of different quality. This really has been the only one that I sit and think about coming home to play. There are a lot of gripes about PRS costs reflecting their original handmade nature, but actually I think they're just about worth it. Clearly a lot of thought, design and hard work has gone into my guitar.
I think someone who appreciates some forward thinking but still needs some vintage will love this guitar. I went into GC that day interested in a new Les Paul and man am I glad I ended up with this Custom 22. There is no comparison in quality and sound. PRS doesn't seem to do any inferior product, and that's all I got when I tested out 5 different LP's. I think PRS is now where Gibson used to be, if that makes sense. Worth the extra $$$

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