Brand new limited run of PRS SE Bernie Marsden signatures. After having been praised in review after review, the Bernie Marsden Limited model now goes a step further by including USA PRS 53/10 pickups - The very same pickups used in PRS' P22 (£3,249), P24 (£3,499), Modern Eagle Quatro (£3,999) and other models - with coil-tap.
What PRS say about their 53/10 pickups:
The 53/10™ pickup is the latest in the series of humbucking pickups that already includes PRS 57/08™ and 59/09’s™ (and the smaller aperture 57/08 Narrowfield®). First debuting as part of a limited run in the summer of 2010, the distinctive 53/10™ is the warmest-sounding of the vintage themed bunch. The 53/10™ coil wire is made on the same machine that supplied legendary guitar makers in the fifties. Wire specifications for the 53/10™ are slightly different than the others and are made using a special process reserved for a single-coil bridge pickup circa 1953; however, the 53/10™ is a humbucking pickup. Smith commented, “There are single-coil guitars from that era that are beautifully big, fat sounding guitars.” With that tone as inspiration, 53/10™ pickups are similar to the original 57/08™ but with a “sweeter” high end.
The PRS SE Bernie Marsden Signature
The PRS SE Bernie Marsden Electric Guitar offers classic appeal with today’s quality & dependability and was closely designed with Marsden himself.
The PRS SE Bernie Marsden Electric Guitar features a Vintage Sunburst maple top with flame maple veneer and crème binding along the body’s top edge and a 24.5” scale length, 22 fret wide fat mahogany neck with bound rosewood fretboard. PRS designed SE 245 humbuckers, two volume controls and a single tone control with a 3-way toggle pickup selector round out the offerings.
Best known for his work with Whitesnake, Bernie Marsden has long been respected for his rich, blues inspired style. His impeccable talent as a guitar player has kept him active in the music world for over thirty years and allowed him to share company with a virtual “who’s who” of recording and touring musicians.
The PRS SE Bernie Marsden Electric Guitar main features include:
- Top Wood: Carved Maple with Flame Maple Veneer and Creme Binding
- Back Wood: Thick Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 24.5"
- Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood Fretboard with Creme Binding
- Wide Fat Neck Shape
- Birds Fretboard Inlays
- PRS Designed Stoptail Bridge
- Vintage Grommet Style Tuners
- PRS Truss Rod Cover
- Nickel Hardware
- USA PRS 53/10 Pickups
- Two Volume and One Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector Switching