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PRS Paul Reed Smith Wood Library Modern Eagle V Guitar, Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard, Rosewood Neck, Ash Body, Quilt Top, Satin Violet

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We're stoked to bring you another Wood Library exclusive run from our friends over at PRS! We took a little trip over to Maryland, and while there, we hand-selected the tops, backs, necks, fretboards, hardware... basically every single detail of the guitar was painstakingly chosen for the perfect aesthetics, playability, and tone. This stunning Modern Eagle V in Satin Violet is truly the best of the best, featuring a swamp ash body, a 10-Top quilt maple top, an all-rosewood neck and, the star of the show - real Brazilian rosewood, the most coveted of all fingerboard woods, on the fretboard!

The feel of an all-rosewood neck simply can't be beaten. And, of course, Brazilian rosewood happens to also be the holy grail of tonewoods. The neck is absolutely divine from top to bottom and the tone of this guitar is snappy and bright while having lots of warmth and presence in the bottom end. We've always been huge fans of all-rosewood necks both for the way they feel in your hand and for the tone that they add. It's a great classic tone with some elevated aesthetics.

Layout-wise, the Modern Eagle V essentially takes the Paul's Guitar as a foundation with its neck profile, mini-toggles for the coil-splits and the proprietary soapbar-like TCI humbucker pickups, and then borrows the tremolo bridge configuration from the Custom 24. This is already a great start as is, but the Modern Eagle V takes it a step further still.

Similar to how the Studio model is PRS' answer to the hot-rodded "HSS" pickup configuration, the Modern Eagle can be considered the PRS Core "HSH" equivalent, as it adds an awesome-sounding NS-01 single-coil in the middle position and a 5-way switch. This way, you get all the combinations of an HSH "Superstrat" type along with being able to get 3 true single-coils with the mini-toggle switches for more vintage-style single-coil tones. The tonal possibilites here are endless - this guitar can cover it all, from jazz, blues, R&B, country to rock and metal. This may now be the most versatile PRS Core guitar in the lineup!

There's a very real thing that can happen when you pick up a guitar that is just so inspiring that it makes you a better player by not only being easier to play, but also by giving you more motivation to pick it up and play it every chance you get. This gorgeous Wood Library instrument definitely fits the bill, and we hope you'll love it for years to come!


Innovation Realized

The Modern Eagle V is an innovative instrument that offers highly musical tones for both recording and playing live. Utilizing a hum/single/hum (five-coil) pickup layout and unique electronics configuration, the Modern Eagle V gives players a vast array of tones in one guitar. The 5-way blade switch selects the pickups in intuitive groupings: treble, treble and middle, middle, middle and bass, and bass. There is a single volume and a push/pull tone control that activates both humbuckers when engaged; this allows players to access all three pickups simultaneously. Finally, the mini toggles allow players to individually separate the humbucker coils, turning the outside pickups into true single coils. This electronics design puts a whole set of classic and new tones at your fingertips.

Additional appointments include a maple top and mahogany back, a 22 fret, 25” scale length, Pattern mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, bone nut, and PRS patented Gen III tremolo.

“Modern Eagle models have always been built to stand up to history while celebrating tonewoods and the discovery of new tones. The Modern Eagle V is a sophisticated instrument not only in its craftsmanship but in its electronic and mechanical design,” said Paul Reed Smith. “We’ve refined the pickup tones and are pleased to now add it to the Core lineup.”

Unique to this guitar are the following features:

  • Satin Violet Finish
  • Swamp Ash Body
  • Hand-Picked Quilt Maple 10-Top
  • Hand-Picked Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard
  • Hand-Picked Indian Rosewood Neck
  • Smoked Black Hardware
  • Abalone Bird Inlays



  • Body Construction: Solidbody
  • Top Wood: Quilt Maple 10-Top
  • Back Wood: Swamp Ash
  • Top Carve: Violin


  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Neck Wood: Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Construction: One-Piece
  • Truss Rod: PRS Double-Acting
  • Neck Shape: Pattern
  • Neck Depth At The Nut: 7/8"
  • Width Of Fretboard At The Nut: 1 11/16"
  • Width Of Fretboard At The Body: 2 1/4"
  • Fretboard Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: 10"
  • Fretboard Inlay: "Old-School" Birds
  • Headstock Logo: Signature, Inlaid

Neck/Body Assembly

  • Neck/Body Assembly Type: Set


  • Bridge: PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
  • Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking
  • Hardware Type: Smoked Black
  • Nut: PRS
  • Truss Rod Cover: "Modern Eagle V"


  • Treble Pickup: TCI
  • Middle Pickup: NS-01
  • Bass Pickup: TCI
  • Controls: Volume and Push/Pull Tone Controls with 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch and Two Mini-Toggle Coil Split Switches


  • Strings: PRS Signature 10-46
  • Tuning: Standard (6 String): E, A, D, G, B, E
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.6 lbs
  • Serial #: 0370698


Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized Signature Dealer for Paul Reed Smith. This Wood Library Modern Eagle V is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

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.

Music Store Live is one of PRS's top independent dealers and is one of only a select few PRS Signature Dealers. If you still haven't found what you're looking for, we are more than happy to help you custom order your next Paul Reed Smith instrument. Our PRS experts can help guide you in purchasing a new SE, S2, CORE, or even your very own Private Stock guitar or bass. Message us for details!