PRS has just announced a new model, the Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V, a limited-run model marketed to commemorate the company’s annual get together, Experience PRS. This year, of course, the 2020 Experience PRS event was held online, making it memorable if for that reason alone. But PRS decided to release the special editions planned for the event regardless. The result is a premium model with plenty of bells and whistles – and a price tag to match.
PRS Experience 2020 Modern Eagle V
The Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V guitar will be one to remember, though. It’s a limited-edition Modern Eagle V with a HSH pickup configuration that uses a set of TCI pickups, along with a mini-toggle switching system to get the most out of all the tones on offer.
This guitar has a 5-way blade switch, along with two paired mini-toggles that will separate the slug-side coils, turning the humbuckers into true, “TCI-tuned” single coils. You get a single volume knob and a push/pull tone control that activates both humbuckers when engaged. This lets you use all three pickups at once. Then a third mini-toggle changes the volume pot value from 500k to 250k, so you have another tonal option available at hand.
Here’s what Mr Paul Reed Smith himself has to say about the new guitar:
“While Experience PRS 2020 was unable to happen at the PRS Factory this year, it is important to us to still release the products we had planned to the guitar community. These Modern Eagle guitars are very sophisticated pieces of gear both electronically and mechanically. They are highly musical instruments.”
With a maple 10 top and a mahogany back, mahogany neck and a 22-fret Honduran rosewood fingerboard, this model pulls out all the visual stops. There are two finish options available for this limited edition called Charcoal and River Blue. Hardware includes a PRS Patented Tremolo and Phase III tuners with faux-bone buttons.
You can hear this guitar in the official demo video below – follow the link to read the full specifications of this model on the PRS site.
RRP – USD 5500