The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

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  1. Shawn@PRS

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    silver_sky_2018_hero_large 2.jpg So now that this is a thing, we might as well start calling it by it's name.

    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)

    Nitrocellulose Finish

    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”

    Radius: 7.25”

    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.

    Output: 6.4k

    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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  2. Shawn@PRS

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    Paul and Rene Martinez. Rene was the guitar tech for SRV and now is the tech for John Mayer. This man is a legend in the industry and knows his sh!t

     
  3. Shawn@PRS

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    Our very own, Bryan Ewald, demos the new Silver Sky.

     
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  4. Brian G

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    Thanks for clarifying some of those specs Shawn! Amazing guitars...amazing work/journey from PRS.
     
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  5. Shawn@PRS

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    John Bohlinger takes the Silver Sky out for a spin

     
  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    I saw the Ewald video on Instagram while the company site was bust. Great job PRS.
     
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  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    All. In. Period.
     
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  8. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Sounds ridiculously good here.
     
  9. flux

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    Numbers! :eek:

    Thanks, Shawn.
     
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  10. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Who chose the name Silver Sky, and why?
    Apologies if this is a silly question...
     
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  11. deakle

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    Placed my order for a Horizon this afternoon from Rob @ Moore Guitars. Keeping my fingers crossed for the hard case!
     
  12. Shawn@PRS

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    John chose the name, I'm not sure what it represents to him
     
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  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    I’m gonna touch yours.

    John is great. Almost makes me forget about Rebecca.
     
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  14. sloanthebone

    sloanthebone I love quilts!

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    Can’t wait to see what the 10 Top ,Wood Library and Artist tops look like on these in the future.....
     
  15. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Yer gonna have ta wine-n-dine me with Bugles an Cheez-Wizz wid some bubbly!

    Seriously, this is my last fling with this type of guitar. I've had plenty over the years and thought I reached nirvana with the Xotic. Sadly, no. Hoping Paul's and John's version is up my alley. Time will tell!
     
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  16. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Thanks Shawn, Googling it revealed no more than the guitar itself.
     
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  17. Casi1

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    I'm glad you came around. This looks like its got a better than decent chance of being what you need it to be.

    :)
     
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  18. cshallcross

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    I will admit at first I wasn't sure if I would like it, but the grey/silver one in the video looks amazing, and I'm a fan of the tones so far.
     
  19. Laurent

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    Hey guys, really impressed with that new release and have been a long term admirer of PRS guitars. I feel like a JM signature PRS wouldn't be a bad way to get a feel for your beautiful instruments. One question, I would like to purchase one but currently live in Australia, would you ship a Silver Sky over here? Would so love to get one with the hardshell case that goes along with it as one of the first 500's! Congratulations!
     
  20. glide

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    Never imagined that Paul was a Fender Wannabe, but I guess it all comes out eventually.
     

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