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PRS Paul Reed Smith NF3 Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard (with Case), Scarlet Smokeburst, Blemished

Experience the rich sonic character of korina wood with the PRS NF3 guitar -- and get the most of that sound with its 3 lively 57/08 Narrowfield humbuckers. (5) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Paul Reed Smith NF3 MPL Scarlet Smokeburst

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
PRS V12 finish Hard and clear, resonant and durable
PRS 57/08 Narrowfield pickups Focused tone and lively feel with great dynamics
Korina body Very warm, lively, and balanced tonewood
Rock maple neck Superior strength and bright sound

Product Description

Featuring three Narrowfield humbuckers, the NF3 electric guitar from Paul Reed Smith has incredible tone with exceptional clarity. The modern Narrowfield pickups use the same wire as PRS's coveted 57/08 pickups, with a narrower pole-to-pole design and deeper front-to-back. Paired with a pattern regular bolt-on neck and flat body design, the Paul Reed Smith NF3 features classic appointments with modern voicing.

Features

- Korina body with V12 Finish
- Rock maple neck and maple fingerboard
- Pattern regular neck shape
- Three PRS 57/08 narrowfield humbuckers pickups
- PRS tremolo bridge
- Includes PRS case

V12 Finish

Finish should enhance the look, sound, and feel of a guitar by accentuating the wood's inherent beauty and feel without hindering its natural resonance. And PRS Guitars' V12 finish does just that. Introduced at Experience PRS 2010, V12 is a very thin, hard, and clear finish that will not crack or react with thinners. After roughly 12 years in development, it is halfway between acrylic and nitro but with a classic feel all its own. PRS models with this finish feel like old instruments, said Paul Reed Smith.

Pattern Regular Neck Shape

Modern tooling and programming is behind the Pattern Regular Neck Shape for precision shaping and consistent reproduction. A guitar should feel comfortable, like home, as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. The Pattern Regular neck shape is similar to the traditional PRS regular neck found on guitars made in the late 80's at PRS's former Virginia Avenue location.

Pictured in Tricolor Sunburst finish.

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- Body: Korina
- Finish: V12
- Neck: Rock Maple; Bolt-On
- Shape: Pattern Regular
- Fingerboard:
- Frets: 22
- Inlay: Ring Dots
- Scale Length: 25-1/4 inches
- Pickups: Three PRS 57/08 Narrowfield Humbuckers
- Controls: Volume and Tone
- Pickup Switch: 5-Way Blade Pickup Selector
- Bridge: PRS Tremolo
- Tuners: PRS Low Mass Locking Tuners
- Truss Rod Cover: NF3
- Hardware: Nickel
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (5 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"well built, versatile and great sounding"
Overall: As a previous reviewer mentioned, this guitar is not as flashy or downright beautiful as other PRS guitars, but once you grab and plug it in... That's where the magic happens. It sounds amazing, no doubt about that, it plays fantastically, I have the pattern regular model and it is one of the most comfortable necks I have ever played. It's a good middle ground between a beefy vintage style neck and a thinner more "modern" one. The construction is flawless, the finish, fret finishing, and just about every other aspect of the guitar is built to what we all expect from PRS. The sound of the guitar is very very nice, it doesnt exactly sound like a strat, but the narrowfields dont sound quite like humbuckers either, it's in a gray area, but it works perfectly and has a way of fitting perfectly in a band context, it doesnt clash with either humbuckers or single coils. One of the nice things about the pickups is that you get a lot of variety in sounds from the volume and tone controls, you can get a nice big round with an acoustic quality sound by just turning the volume and tone down a little and it can go into humbucker territory with the bridge pickup with the controls wide open. The best way to describe the sounds is like a very focused, articulate humbucker with single coil chime. Works great clean and works great with distortion. It can cover all sorts of musical genres, Maybe not my first choice for metal, but it retains its note to note deifinition with high gain setting on an amp. Overall a fantastic players guitar, this will definitley be my go to guitar for a long time. I have had this guitar for 7 months and it just keeps getting better.
Style of Music: Rock, blues, jazz, Hard rock,
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Overall: i OWN 3 OTHER prs GUITAR ALL SE'S FROM THE SANTANA TO THE SINGLECUT P-90'S TO THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MODEL TO THE NF-3 AND NOTHING COMES CLOSE TO THE NF-3 AND i HAVE NEVER HADA BETTER MADE INSTRUMENT IN MY LIFE..iT KILLS A GIBSON AND FENDER WELL, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO ANNOYING HUM IN ANY POSITION. THE SOUND IS MAJESTIC, BOLD AND SO ADJUSTABLE. i HAVE BEEN PLAYING FOR OVER FORTY YEARS (I'M 55) tHERE IS VEry little I haven't played or owned I owned tons of Strats and as soon as I got the NF3 I sold my american Deluxe because it sounds like a toy when compared tgo the NF-3. DON'T HESITATE..This will be the finest guitar you will ever play and the Smoked Amber finnish is beyond gorgeous. It's not flame maple but it looks way better than any Flame Maple you you could vcompare it to. Look on the site for the smoked Amber. The most beautiful of all the Finnishes of all my PRS's even the curly maple and the Flamed Maple. There is just no comparison. This is one of the finest guitars you will ever hear the pickups are absolutely amazing and sound like no other guitar you'll ever own. The is a working musicians guitar. Buy it and you WILL NOT be disapointed. I'rom Parkers (back in the day before they sold out to Washburn and this guitar is as good or probably BETTER than any guitar you'll ever own and I'v owned about every guitar you can name Deluxe American Strats and Gibson LesPauls . This guitar is not a heavy guitar but it has it's own sound, Plays like a dream and is a giging machine!
Style of Music: classic rock, jazz, blues, just about anything and the NF-3 covers everything I need FLAWLESSLY!
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