More than 2-1/2 years in the making, the Silver Sky is a remarkable collaboration between PRS and John Mayer! This vintage-inspired guitar is both familiar and a whole-new playing experience thanks to close attention to detail and direction from John himself. Based on some Mayer’s favorite elements from 1963 and 1964 vintage instruments, PRS has come up with a guitar that will exceed expectations of the most discerning guitarists!
Some of the more distinctive specifications include the headstock shape, tuners, neck and fretboard, bridge and pickup and electronics. The headstock shape is based on PRS's trademark design but invented to both accommodate Mayer's playing style and also to keep a consistent length of string behind the nut, which makes staying in tune easier. The tuners are a traditional vintage-style, closed-back tuner but with PRS's locking design.
The neck shape was modeled after 1963/1964 vintage instruments and the fretboard has a 7.25" radius. The moment your hand grabs this neck, it just feels right. Like the tuners, the steel tremolo takes a classic design and incorporates PRS's trem arm and Gen III knife-edge screws. The bridge on the Silver Sky is setup flush to the body in the neutral position so that the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch. By keeping the bridge in contact with the body, the guitar itself is acoustically louder which improves the signal to noise ratio of the single-coil pickups. The 635JM single-coils are very round and full with a musical high end that is never ‘Ice-picky’ or brash.
Other high quality specifications include a bone nut, a molded metal jack plate that is curved and makes plugging and unplugging a cable hassle-free, retooled knobs, fretwire that is slightly smaller than found on most PRS guitars and PRS's double action truss rod.
Note: Instruments will begin shipping March 20, 2018