PRS Guitars has announced the Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V. At each Experience PRS open house event, PRS has produced a small number of special guitars as part of the celebration. Even though this year’s event was unable to happen as scheduled, PRS has committed to bring out the models that were planned with the event, as seen through the announcements of the SE Parlor acoustic line up and the SE Hollowbody II Piezo.
“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.” Paul Reed Smith
The limited-edition 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 configuration and introducing a new and unique switching system, the Modern Eagle V gives players a vast array of tones in one guitar. The 5-way blade switch selects the pickups just as the 509 does (treble, treble and middle, middle, middle and bass, bass). The two paired mini-toggles separate the slug-side coils, turning the humbuckers into true, “TCI-tuned” single coils. There is a single volume and a push/pull tone control that activates both humbuckers when engaged; this allows players to access three pickups simultaneously. Finally, there is a third mini-toggle that changes the volume pot value from 500k to 250k, which gives the guitar a different palette of tones. This electronics design puts a whole set of classic and new tones at your fingertips.
The Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V will be available from a select group of Authorized PRS Dealers. 200 instruments will be made in two finishes: Charcoal and River Blue. For more information and to hear the demo video, please visit www.prsguitars.com.
In conjunction with this special announcement, PRS Guitars will be hosting a sales event on their accessories online store: West Street East from July 28 – August s, 2020. Fans can shop many of the popular items that would have been for sale at the Experience event, including select shirts, hats, glassware, straps, and more at a special price. PRS Signature Club members will receive an additional 15% off as well. Visit www.prsguitars.com/shop to browse the collection. Please note the PRS Guitars online shop ships to customers in the USA only.