PRS Offers The 408 Maple Top and 408 Standard

Published 11 years ago on September 19, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

The 408 MT and 408 Standard updates PRS's core line of guitarswith the addition of the Signature/408 pickups (previously featuredon the Private Stock Signature and the Signature LimitedEdition).  


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Press Release - PRS is proud to offer anew voice with the 408 MT and 408 Standard. These inspiring newinstruments, offered in both maple top (MT) and all mahogany(Standard) configurations, bring the versatility and voicing of PRSGuitar's proprietary Signature/408 pickups (previously featured onthe Private Stock Signature and the Signature Limited Edition) toPRS's Core line.



PRS 408 pickups were designed to extend the guitar's tonalspectrum by narrowing the field of the bass pickup to increase itsfocus and widening the field of the treble pickup to increase itssound field (hence their asymmetric appearance). This pickupconfiguration (comprised of four coils and offering eight sounds)stems back to Paul's experimentation on the Sorcerer's Apprenticeguitars in the early 1980's.  Thanks to the simple butversatile switching system featuring mini-toggle switches thatprovide numerous combinations of humbucking and singlecoil tones,the 408 Maple Top and Standard provide stunning articulation andmusical clarity.


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Additional specification include a 25" scale length, 22-fretPattern or Pattern Thin mahogany neck (rosewood neck option) withrosewood fretboard, bird inlays (moons optional), PRS Phase IIItuners, PRS Tremolo (stoptail option), and nickel hardware withgold or hybrid option.

Switching Details

3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector:
Toggle up- bass humbucker
Toggle middle- bass and treble humbuckers
Toggle down- treble humbucker

Mini-Toggle Pickup Positions: (onemini-toggle for each pickup)
Up- slug side coil activated
Down- fulle humbucker activated

Pickup Switching Combinations:
• Bass humbucker
• Bass and treble humbucker
• Treble humbucker
• Bass single-coil
• Bass and treble single-coil (hum-canceling)
• Treble singlecoil
• Bass and treble humbucker
• Bass and treble single-coil

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