- Aug 23, 1985
- Stevensville, MD
Here are some notes I took during our very detailed meeting with Paul as he described the Silver Sky and why he did what he did.
Name: Silver Sky
Colors: Onyx, Tungsten, Horizon, Frost
Body: Alder (2 or 3 pieces)
Polyester base coat, Acrylic urethane top coat. (Standard for PRS)
Body shape inspired by DC3 and tradition
Scoop/finger carve: different color than rest of guitar body
Neck: Maple (scarf joint)
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood (Slab board)
Scale length: 25.5”
Nut: Bone, Width: 1 21/32”, width at body: 2 7/32”, Depth at nut: 53/64”
String Gauge: 10-46
Fret Wire: Tall/Narrow. Similar to Dunlop 6230
Neck shape: “JM” Carve. Between C & D. (Flat back - wide shoulders)
Inlays: Small Birds (synthetic)
Headstock: Upside down PRS, with kick-out on treble side for better access.
Pickups: PRS 635 JM proprietary Single Coil.
Middle pickup reverse polarity for hum cancelling
All three pickups same specs
Switching: 5 Way (traditional-style)
Volume (Master), Tone (Neck/Middle), Tone (Bridge pickup)
Pots: 300k volume, 250K Tone
Bridge: All Steel. PRS Gen III-style plate, bent steel saddles
Gen III Knife Edge Screws
Same size screws as Gen III: height adjustment, intonation, trem arm screw.
Tuners: PRS Vintage-Style Locking w/ nickel cap screws
Pick Guard: White/Black/White
Truss Rod: PRS Dual action
Jack: Molded Zinc, Nickel plated.
Extra talking Points:
Paul guaranteed John that every guitar we make will sound as good as the guitars we built for John.
String Spacing is slightly wider than typical PRS spacing, but narrower than F spacing
First 500 ship in case with metal plate screwed to lid (lottery). All other will ship in gig bag.
No finish inside pickup routes so that the wood can breathe over time.
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