Two exciting new models from PRS will be arriving in the UK shortly - a new version of the much-loved DGT Dave Grissom model and a left-handed incarnation of the legendary Custom 24.
The DGT has always been a hugely popular fixture in the PRS line-up, and Mr Grissom's new DGT Standard takes the features of the original and blends with the sonic character of an all mahogany guitar. So that means a carved mahogany body, 25″ scale length/22 fret mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, jumbo frets, moon inlays (with birds as an option), locking faux bone tuners and PRS trem. Pickups are a pair of DGT humbuckers, each with a volume control, push/pull tone control and 3-way selector.
There's a great choice of opaque and translucent colours where the SGT Standard is concerned too - Faded Cherry, McCarty Tobacco Sunburst, Natural, Antique White, Black, Seafoam Green, Frost Blue Metallic, Green Burst and Powder Blue.
Tonally, the DGT Standard has a more focussed mid-range with what Grissom describes as "a nice chime and growl as well". It's s storming guitar, and one that will only be available for a limited period, so talk to your local PRS US dealer ASAP!
Alongside the new DGT, PRS have also released a limited run of "Lefty" Custom 24 guitars. A perennial favourite, the CU24 is of course the guitar that Paul Smith took to his first trade show in 1985.
The left-handed version sticks to the popular format of maple top, mahogany back, mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard with "old school" abalone birds inlays. The excellent 59/09 humbuckers make an appearance here, with new contoured bobbins that arc with the strings for a more open tone - these are controlled with a 5-way blade switch that now allows both humbuckers to be selected at the same time. There's a load of gorgeous finish options, from Amber Black to Eriza Verde, McCarty Sunburst to Purple Hazel - and 10 Top flame and quilt tops, nickel, gold or hybrid hardware are also available…
All in all, an irresistible package for left-handers!
For more information on PRS Guitars in the UK visit www.headlinemusic.co.uk