Stripped' 58 Electric Guitar Sapphire Smoke Burst

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The Stripped 58 is a vintage-inspired singlecut perfect for more traditional single-cutaway players, the 58 has a classic, resonant voice that is eminently recordable and gig ready. It is also instant... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Stripped 58 is a vintage-inspired singlecut perfect for more traditional single-cutaway players, the 58 has a classic, resonant voice that is eminently recordable and gig ready. It is also instantly comfortable to players who grew up playing short scale guitars. The œStripped 58 will take everything you™ve got and keep asking for more¦get your hands on one today.

The Stripped 58 incorporates the following new features:

V12 Finish
Finish should enhance the look, sound, and feel of a guitar by accentuating the wood's 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 PRS and a hallmark of their 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 Paul's 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, patternmaking is the art of arriving at a perfect standard that can be duplicated or used to create new designs from by "offsetting." All PRS necks came to be as a result of offsetting from this original, Wide Fat design.

PRS Two-Piece Adjustable Bridge
Previously only prototyped on Private Stock guitars, the new PRS two-piece adjustable bridge now comes standard on select PRS models: the SC 58 and the JA 15. The bridge plays a crucial role in the tonal path of a guitar by transferring the string' vibrations to the tonewood. When executed well, the bridge will enhance the wood' natural resonance. This two-piece bridge has added weight and mass, creating more contact points, which, in turn, create a more resonant, musical instrument. Similarly, machining rather than casting, gives the brass and aluminum bridge a stronger sound. œI am calling it the ˜new two-piece adjustable sound transfer bridge™ “ I™m very happy, said Paul Reed Smith.

Phase III Locking Tuners
PRS Guitars Phase III tuners are very smooth, high-tolerance pegs feature an elegant design with larger buttons, an open back, and closed housing. Includes case.

Features
  • Top Wood: Maple
  • Back Wood: Mahogany
  • Finish: V12
  • Number of Frets" 22
  • Scale Length: 24.5"
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
  • Neck Shape: Pattern
  • Fretboard Inlays: Birds
  • Bridge: PRS Two Piece Bridge
  • Tuners" PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
  • Truss Rod Cover: Blank
  • Hardware Type: Nickel
  • Treble Pickup: 57/08 Treble
  • Bass Pickup: 57/08 Bass
  • Pickup Switching: Volume and Tone Control for each Pickup with 3-Way Toggle on Upper Bout
  • Includes case
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
2 year warranty on parts, hardware, cases, and electronics. Limited lifetime warranty on all other products.


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PRSStripped' 58 Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Jamming (3)
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5.0

Love it !!

By Gary Mack

from USA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Quality Tone Nice Lp Al
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Feels A Little Heavier

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about PRS Stripped' 58 Electric Guitar:

I love being able to adjust the intonation. I know that a perfectly setup stoptail PRS will be intonated, but I like my action just slightly high and that has caused me issues on my Custom 22. I picked up my Stripped SC58 during the X-mas blowout (it is a 2012) and I could not be happier. Selling at least one maybe 2 of my other guitars now, since having this makes them redundant. Not really a metal guitar, more rock,classic rock,blues etc .. it however does stil sound great with heavy distortion. The highest end of the LP series may indeed be as good if not better than this, however that would have cost me a lot more and this is likely more guitar than I will ever need.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Improvement on an old classic!!

By Stephen Riker

from Milan, MO

Comments about PRS Stripped' 58 Electric Guitar:

When I heard about the PRS Stripped 58 I was both intrigued and skeptical. I had to play one!! After getting my hands on one at the Guitar Center in Independence, MO I had to have one! Today my Stripped 58 in Black Gold Burst with a 10 top arrived via UPS! Finish\Playablility: This guitar is absolutely gorgeous! The finish and craftsmanship of this guitar is stunning. The Pattern Neck plays effortlessly and has a nice vintage feel to it. The bridge saddles are nice and smooth on the palms of your hands. The guitar has a nice resonance and sustain even when played acoustically. Sound: This is where PRS knocked it out of the park for me. Their 57/08s are excellent pickups. The bridge is nice and crunchy but with the right amount of chunk to it - bright, but never shrill. The neck pickup is equally as good. Its fat and punchy, but not muddy - retaining the same clarity and bite of the bridge pickup. I would describe the overall sound as tight, balanced, and warm. Tuning Stability: This was possibly the most important aspect of the guitar for me as I dont think there is anything more annoying than a guitar that will not stay in tune.. So - would this LP style guitar stay in tune?? Answer... YES! PRS got it right when they designed their headstock. If you look at a PRS and a Gibson LP headstock side by side you will notice that PRS shaped their headstock so that the strings would angle much less than your traditional "3 tuners per side" design. This (along with the aid of a graphite nut and locking tuners) reduces friction, prevents slipping and makes for a Les Paul style guitar that actually stays in tune!! Bottom Line: The PRS Stripped 58 looks great, plays great, sounds great, and stays in tune great! It's not cheap. Give one a shot and see what you think! My apologies for the super long review!! Hope it will be helpful! -Stephen

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome alternative to a Les Paul

By AddedC

from Hawaii

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Excellent Craftsmanship
  • Full Tone Control
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Independent Voltone Cont
  • Sensitive Volume Knob
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Premium Price For Us Made

Best Uses

  • Break Up W Vol Control
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rockbluesalternative
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about PRS Stripped' 58 Electric Guitar:

I own Parker, Gretsch, PRS CE-24, and a USA Strat: this is now my favorite guitar.

In my opinion, the profile neck is perfect. It plays narrower and deeper than the wide/thin on the CE-24. Narrower lets me use my thumb more when necessary. Deeper makes it easier for me to do trills and legato. It's close to the Parker Nightfly neck but has a more alive feel. It's very similar to some vintage Hamer guitars I have played that had an unforgettably fluid neck.

The natural resonance of the LP shape does what it is supposed to do. This is the most violin-like guitar I own in its response and resonance. My Gretsch Country Gentleman JR resonates more, but the PRS is more controlled and articulate. It can sustain for days at higher gain settings and it's very sensitive to pick attack.

The narrowfield 58/08 pick ups introduced in 2012 are monsterous. These are humbuckers with no coil tap as you don't need it. You can go from single coil spank to high distortion grind just by dialing up the volume control. Note definition is good on chords even with volume control all the way up on a high gain amp setting. Independent volume controls are the way to go to take full advantage of an LP-type guitar's ability to change voicing with a flick of the selector switch.

Tuning stability is great and the shorter scale length makes it a bit easier to play. I can play some more difficult (for me) pieces on this much more fluidly than on my other guitars. I also tend to just get taken away by how great things sound as they bloom and swell depending on hard you pick or how you manipulate the volume control.

This is a well built, terrifically designed guitar. If you play a lot, want a Les Paul for rock blues or alternative and can afford one, you deserve one at least as good as this.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Guitar and Company

By Guitarman1102

from Ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about PRS Stripped' 58 Electric Guitar:

Excellent Guitar stays in tune and sounds great. Very solid feel. Im a hard rock guitarist so I did switch out the pickups to the 250's to give it a little more bite. The original pickups sounded great as well but way more vintage which doesnt sound as good when the gain is turned up. A lot of people are turned off because of price but I feel like you get what you pay for. And I have never had such Excellent customer service as I receieve from the guys down at the PRS factory. I had an issue with the saddle screws falling out of the bridge so I called PRS and no hassel sent me a new bridge out right away. Thats where your money goes everyone cause you will not get that from any other guitar company.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Lester beater

By Michman

from Michigan

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about PRS Stripped' 58 Electric Guitar:

    This is too nice to gig. I have some used hot rodded LPs for that. The pot arrangement is different than an LP, I prefer the LP. One pot on the PRS is too close to the bridge, but that is just how I play..I have the same problem with Strats. But the PRS plays wonderfully, is bullet proof and is gorgeous. You can get a good or bad Les Paul (although Gibson has uped their game), but every PRS I have owned or played has been perfect. I also much prefer the two piece LP style bridge and tail piece. Thanks PRS.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A single cut PRS

    By zx

    from PHX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about PRS Stripped' 58 Electric Guitar:

      It's a PRS, just beautiful guitars to look at and play. It's a hefty price tag but you get what you pay for I guess. I would probably have gone with the full SC 58 but the color I wanted is not available.

      I've wanted a single cut PRS since I was a teenager, and I'm glad I waited. The 2 piece adjustable bridge design looks so much better, at least for single cuts.

      If you're debating between the SC 58 or Les Paul (standard), it's all about preference IMO. You can't go wrong either way. However, I think PRS has distinct themselves from Gibson by creating an instrument as well as a piece of art. Literally speaking, I could hang it on a wall and people could admire it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Prs Stripped 58

      By JASON LONG

      from Cincinnati Oh

      Comments about PRS Stripped' 58 Electric Guitar:

      I bought my Stripped 58 2 days ago and I have 4 or 5 hours of playing on it now. This is the best sounding guitar I have ever played. The short scale makes it easy to play and the 57/08 pickups sound awesome. The range of sounds that I can get just by turning the tone knobs is impressive. It came completely flawless. I own 10 guitars and have been playing for 20 years. I can't find anything to complain about on this guitar. The tuning keys are great,the inlays are gorgeous, it plays like a dream, sounds great, and looks fantastic. It is not cheap ,but you get what you pay for when it comes to guitars. I could not find a Les Paul that even came close to this quality for under $3000. Go play one.

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      PRS Stripped 58

      By guitar808

      from HI

      Comments about PRS Stripped' 58 Electric Guitar:

      I was at first disappointed in the level of flame on my particular model however I bought it to play not to look at necessarily. It's still a gorgeous guitar and I'm nitpicking I guess. Ended up keeping it anyway because of the sound and playability.
      PRS' take on the Gibby LP. Tune-o-matic style bridge, single cutaway, 24.5" scale, volume and tone knobs for each pickup, bird inlays, etc.

      It's "stripped" because compared to the standard SC58 there is no neck binding (which I prefer) and the maple tops aren't necessarily highly figured or "10 Top." The one I got has a one piece top instead of bookmatched.
      Built like a tank. Impeccable craftmanship and level to detail.
      I rate a 5 only because it's a high priced guitar. No "bang for the buck" it that sense however still worth every penny. It's not going to magically transform you into a great player but you are getting the best quality production guitar out there. It doesn't get much better than this.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stripped 58 - PRS Does it yet Again!

      By TC Lover

      from Central New York

      Comments about PRS Stripped' 58 Electric Guitar:

      What can you say, it's a PRS. I love everything about the two I own. The very best build quality, materials, and tone make them King of the Hill in the guitar world. Others come close, but just can't quite match this company.
      All one really needs is riight here. The 57/08 pickups are not over-hyped, they are simply amazing. 3-way selector provides three very distinct tones, all incredible. Two volume and two tones controls, great control at your fingertips. Simplicity has never been this great.
      PRS quality control is un-equalled by any other US manufacturer, nobody else is in the same league. Every Gibson I've ever bought has had some sort of defect, whether it be a scratch or poor finish work. PRS is different, nothing leaves the factory that isn't perfect and beautiful. Enough said.
      Okay, so they are not cheap. Nothing with this much "touch labor" is cheap. The combination of build quality and remarkable tone make it well worth the price.

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