PRS Paul Reed Smith DGT Guitar, Gold Top, Moon Inlays
Combining the sweetest flavors, features and feel that PRS offers, this David Grissom Tremolo is a player's paradise.This one's finished off with a beautiful gold top and has the moon inlays, just like the one David first started using when he collaborated with Paul.
A production line instrument with custom shop specifications, this guitar's tonal depth and clarity raise the bar, even by PRS's stratospheric standards. Vintage warmth, crisp high-end, responsive mids and rounded out lows all come singing out of this instrument with ease. It is both fast and luxuriously comfortable to play, and the trem system performs effortlessly. It's set up for strings a little thicker than other PRS's (11's), but the Grissom neck along with the jumbo frets let you get the tonal benefits of heavier strings without really feeling the difference. This guitar covers a ton of ground and will make a terrific companion on stage or in the studio, Grissom fan or not.
The DGT (David Grissom Trem) is the result of more than 20 years of collaboration between Paul Smith and David Grissom. The DGT is based on the McCarty with a unique DGT neck shape, taller frets, special pickups, and a revised control layout. Grissom and Paul spent a year A/B-ing more than forty sets of pickups before nailing the vintage-voice of DGT humbuckers. When paired with individual volume controls for each pickup and a push/pull master tone control that operates the coil taps, DGT pickups provide versatility and articulation.
“The DGT is a product a lot of miles down the road: a lot of gigs, a lot of records. It’s like picking up a vintage guitar. It sounds like a vintage guitar, and out of the box it’s ready to go. There’s a whole lot of thought gone into this. The DGT is pretty perfect to me.” – David Grissom
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It’s All in the Details: TCI-Tuned Pickups and Nitro Finish
Paul Reed Smith is known as a man who studies history, scrutinizes the details, and never stops applying what he learns to his own instruments. It is that passion, care, and tenacity that has permeated PRS Guitars’ culture and led to the constant evolution of PRS products. Last year, PRS announced TCI (tuned capacitance and inductance) pickups on the Paul’s Guitar. But, TCI is more than a pickup, it’s a process. That process has now been applied to all PRS pickups offered on our Core line of instruments, with the exception of a few artist Signature models.
“TCI stands for Tuned Capacitance Inductance. When you wind a pickup, the coils are capacitors, resistors, and inductors simultaneously. Our more refined ability to be able to tune those factors is what we have incorporated into TCI pickups,” said Paul Reed Smith. “To our ears, the results are very musical. We are very proud of how far we’ve come in the understanding and making of pickups. It’s been a fun process.”
In preparation for shipping 2020 models, PRS is also updating the finish system in their Maryland factory. PRS has been known to tweak its finish formulations and processes, always looking to provide a great sounding, feeling, and looking guitar while maintaining a repeatable, quality-driven manufacturing process. This new nitro finish is a variation of PRS’s Private Stock high-gloss nitro with a cellulose CAB basecoat. The resulting finish is thin, hard, and clear – all qualities that help make a resonant, musical instrument that feels great.
“When you pick up a guitar with this finish, you can immediately feel that it’s not taking away from the guitar’s energy. It’s feels organic - like a classic, vintage guitar; it’s clear and does not hinder the figure or color of the instrument, and it sinks very little over time,” said Paul Reed Smith.
- Model: DGT
- Color: Gold Top
- Top: Maple
- Body: Mahogany
- Construction: Set Neck
- Fretboard: East Indian Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Gloss
- Scale Length: 25"
- Fretboard Radius: 10"
- Neck Profile: DGT (similar to Pattern Vintage)
- Frets: 22, Jumbo
- Inlays: Moons
- Pickups: DGT Bass and Treble
- Controls: 2x Volume, 1x Tone (push/pull coil-tap)
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Bridge: Gen III Tremolo
- Tuners: Phase III Locking w/ Faux Bone Buttons
- Case: Black Tolex Hardshell
- Serial #: 0293861
- Instrument Weight: 7.3 lbs.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.
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