New PRS DGT & Left Custom On The Way To The UK

Published 12 years ago on June 8, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Two exciting new models from PRS will be arriving in the UKshortly - a new version of the much-loved DGT Dave Grissom modeland a left-handed incarnation of the legendary Custom 24.

The DGT has always been a hugely popular fixture in the PRSline-up, and Mr Grissom's new DGT Standard takes the features ofthe original and blends with the sonic character of an all mahoganyguitar. So that means a carved mahogany body, 25″ scale length/22fret mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, jumbo frets, mooninlays (with birds as an option), locking faux bone tuners and PRStrem. Pickups are a pair of DGT humbuckers, each with a volumecontrol, push/pull tone control and 3-way selector.

There's a great choice of opaque and translucent colours wherethe SGT Standard is concerned too - Faded Cherry, McCarty TobaccoSunburst, Natural, Antique White, Black, Seafoam Green, Frost BlueMetallic, Green Burst and Powder Blue.

Tonally, the DGT Standard has a more focussed mid-range withwhat Grissom describes as "a nice chime and growl as well". It's sstorming guitar, and one that will only be available for a limitedperiod, 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 ofcourse the guitar that Paul Smith took to his first trade show in1985.

The left-handed version sticks to the popular format of mapletop, mahogany back, mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard with "oldschool" abalone birds inlays. The excellent 59/09 humbuckers makean appearance here, with new contoured bobbins that arc with thestrings for a more open tone - these are controlled with a 5-wayblade switch that now allows both humbuckers to be selected at thesame time. There's a load of gorgeous finish options, from AmberBlack to Eriza Verde, McCarty Sunburst to Purple Hazel - and 10 Topflame and quilt tops, nickel, gold or hybrid hardware are alsoavailable…

All in all, an irresistible package for left-handers!

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