(PRESS RELEASE): PRS Guitars Europe has unveiled a new 'exclusive to Europe' model from the company's Wood Library programme, the Fatback 24. Based on PRS's 30th Anniversary Custom 24, the new guitar features a thicker 'McCarty depth' body and hand-selected, up-graded timbers '“ just 60 Fatback 24s will be produced and made available.
Despite the extra depth of the body, the use of lightweight Ribbon Stripe African Mahogany ensures perfect balance, with a wide curl flame maple '10-top' making the Fatback 24 a typically visually arresting PRS proposition. The guitar's aesthetic appeal is furthered with the presence of 30th Anniversary mother of pearl birds inlays, unusual ivoroid fingerboard purfling and a choice of six colours: Charcoal Burst, Dark Cherry Sunburst, Fire Red Burst, Faded Whale Blue, Black Gold and Orange Tiger.
In terms of playability and tone the Fatback 24 features a Pattern Thin carve mahogany neck (with Gabon Ebony fingerboard and headstock veneer) and PRS's new 85/15 treble and bass humbuckers harnessed to volume, tone (with push-pull coil-tap) and three-way toggle switch. A PRS tremolo system rounds out the spec of the very special limited edition model, which ships in a similarly limited Black Paisley PRS case.
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