Paul Reed Smith Standard Satin 24 2006 Vintage Mahogany
Weight: 3590 grams
Amazing PRS in incredible condition, original case was misplaced, Custom form fitted case by Flightcase warehouse.
Model: Standard Satin
Top Wood: Mahogany
Top Spec: Non-Figured
Top Grade: Non-Ten Top
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Carve: Pattern/Thin (Wide/Thin)
Fingerboard Wood: East Indian Rosewood
Inlay: Original Solid Birds (pre-2008)
Bridge: Tremolo or 2-Piece Bridge
Color: Vintage Mahogany
Treble Pickup: HFS Treble
Middle Pickup: none
Bass Pickup: Vintage Bass
Electronics: 3-Way Toggle or Blade
The 24-fret Standard with its long neck (oddly the smoothest of the trio), vibrato, different pickups and selections gives a modern but highly versatile flavour.
There a little more grind from the HFS, less vintage-like wood if you like, and more power from the Vintage Bass.
There's contrast between the full on humbuckers and the single-coil splits sound a little spiky, but arguably they give a little extra edge for effected tones.
Judging by the endless number of artists choosing decidedly un-posh old guitars to ply their craft these days, PRS's Satin Series seems well timed.
In these all-mahogany formats they not only revisit, in spirit, Paul Reed Smith's hand-made pre-factory guitars before he started utilising curly maple but also one of his tonal benchmarks: the late fifties/early sixties all-mahogany Les Paul Juniors, Specials and SGs.