PRS Santana Retro Faded Whale Blue 0339214
Mahogany topped with exquisite maple top
PRS began by choosing the tried-and-true combination of high-quality mahogany topped with stunning figured maple. This combination gives this PRS Santana Retro a rich, yet balanced sound. The mahogany back delivers the natural tonal warmth and focused midrange that guitarists clamor for and the brighter tone of the maple top adds clarity and sustain with a strong fundamental. Together these tonewoods give you an incredibly balanced sound. Never one to sit pat, PRS has retooled their finish process. Taking its cues from the Private Stock finish that entails high-gloss nitro over a cellulose CAB basecoat, this method gives the guitar a finish that's thin, durable, and clear. The result is an instrument that feels like a vintage guitar in your hands, with an incredible amount of resonance.
Dual humbuckers deliver amazing detail, warmth, and sustain
The PRS Santana Retro is loaded with a great-sounding set of humbuckers. In the bridge is a 58/15 pickup which produces sweetened vintage tone with every note you play. In fact, PRS built the 58/15 with the same coil wire manufacturing machine that '50s-era guitar makers used to create some of the most iconic pickups in history. In the neck is a Santana pickup. This pickup was designed in collaboration with Carlos himself, and it exhibits the warm, singing sound that is his instantly identifiable trademark.
PRS Gen III tremolo provides a customizable feel and reliable intonation
The new Gen III tremolo functions the same as PRS's older, patented tremolo system, but with a few notable updates. Countersunk mounting holes create a perfectly aligned bridge, ensuring reliable intonation along the entire length of the neck, while larger mounting screws add mass for enhanced sustain. The bridge's sidewalls have been redesigned to prevent sideways movement of the saddles, greatly improving tuning stability. And compound-radius saddles improve vibrational transfer by optimizing the angle the string breaks across the saddle. An unthreaded tremolo arm employs a small set screw that allows for a customizable feel. And radiused grooves on the bridge plate match the radius of the height-adjustment screws, creating more contact and a better fit.
- Number of Strings6
- Body TypeSolidbody
- Body ShapeSantana Retro Doublecut
- Body MaterialMahogany
- Top MaterialFigured Maple
- Body FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- ColorDark Cherry Burst
- Neck MaterialMahogany
- Neck ShapeSantana Retro
- Neck JointSet Neck
- Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
- Fingerboard InlayPRS Birds
- Number of Frets24, Jumbo
- Scale Length24.5"
- Nut Width1.688"
- Nut MaterialSynthetic/Bronze powder blend
- Bridge/TailpiecePRS Gen III Tremolo
- TunersPRS Phase III Locking
- Neck PickupPRS TCI-tuned Santana Humbucker
- Bridge PickupPRS TCI-tuned 58/15 Humbucker
- Controls1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
- Switching3-way toggle pickup switch
- StringsD'Addario, .010-.046
- Case/Gig BagHardshell Case
- Manufacturer Part Number:105899:DS:N