It’s no secret that John Mayer’s main guitar for The Dead & Company tour has been the PRS Super Eagle that launched last spring. During the 2016 tour, PRS made Mayer a second version of that instr... Click To Read More About This Product
It’s no secret that John Mayer’s main guitar for The Dead & Company tour has been the PRS Super Eagle that launched last spring. During the 2016 tour, PRS made Mayer a second version of that instrument with some updated woods and aesthetic appointments.
Mayer played the Super Eagle II on the very last show of the 2016 tour and is continuing to play it for The Dead & Company 2017 summer tour. PRS and Mayer are excited to offer this new version, the Super Eagle II, to fans and collectors.
“Just like with the first edition Super Eagle, you’re literally getting the same guitar that is in John’s rig. It’s been an honor to help create a tool that John can use to work with Dead & Company and beyond,” said Paul Reed Smith.
Some of the specifications Mayer and Smith collaborated on for this special run of instruments include a longer (for PRS) scale length of 25.375 in., specially-wound 58/15 JM treble and bass pickups with a specially-wound Narrowfield JM pickup in the middle position (with three individual coil-tap mini-switches), a JCF Audio preamp with treble boost, as well as a hand-signed sticker in the f-hole of the guitar that was designed by Mayer’s friend David Smith (who also designed the cover art for Mayer’s 2012 “Born and Raised” album). The pickups deliver a bright, clear tone that has been heard in venues across the USA in Mayer’s recent performances with the Grateful Dead.
Super Eagle II
Some new woods and aesthetic choices were also selected for the Super Eagle II, including a one piece Private Stock curly maple back, African blackwood fingerboard and headstock veneer, paua birds and a green ripple abalone 12th fret violin bird and Private Stock eagle, as well as a new color: Hemp Green.
The Private Stock Super Eagle II is a highly-sophisticated instrument that at once reveres the history of guitar-making and guitar tone but pushes the boundaries of materials, design, and craftsmanship. The resulting instrument embodies the PRS Private Stock culture of meticulous workmanship as well as Mayer’s keen eye for playability, tone, and detail. The Private Stock Super Eagle II will be limited to 120 instruments. Includes hardshell case.
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top and back wood: Curly Maple
Side wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Pattern
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 25.375 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Material: African blackwood
Radius: 10 in.
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 24
Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Bone
Neck: 58/15 JM bass
Middle: Narrowfield JM
Bridge: 59/15 JM treble
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: Yes
Special electronics: yes
Control layout: Volume & Tone; 3 Mini Switches For Individual Coil Taps; 2 Mini Switches (On/Off and Treble Boost) for JCF Pre-amp
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: PRS Gen III tremolo
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: PRS Phase III locking
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Body wood, Electronics
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: F-Hole Sticker Hand-Signed by John Mayer
Country of origin: United States
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