As one of rock's leading guitarists and the guitarist of Alter Bridge and Creed, Mark Tremonti has met extraordinary success and continues to grow as both a guitar player and songwriter. While Creed was on tour in support of their first record My Own Prison
, Mark was contacted by PRS and asked if he would like to try one of their guitars.
"I jumped at the idea to play one of PRS' guitars. PRS was one of those guitars that I could never afford in high school or college and had always wanted to play one" said Tremonti. PRS sent Mark a McCarty model which he instantly fell in love with. He played that guitar exclusively for a while, but ultimately wanted a guitar that was more suited to his playing style.
Mark Tremonti began to collaborate with PRS on his dream guitar that would soon become the Mark Tremonti Signature Model. He needed pickups that were a little more aggressive and could complement his rhythm playing which contains a lot of palm muting. The neck of the guitar needed to accommodate his style, influenced by thrash metal, shred, and traditional blues. PRS met these needs with the Pattern Thin neck carve that gives a comfortable, like home feel from the moment that you pick it up. This neck shape reflects modern tooling and programming that allows them to even more precisely shape and consistently reproduce their necks.
The 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.
With a classic, resonant voice that is eminently recordable and gig ready, this beauty won't just take everything you've got and keep asking for more, it will do it with unforgettable sound and style.
- Collaboration with PRS to create Tremonti's dream guitar
- Pattern Thin neck carve for a comfortable feel
- V12 finish enhances look, sound and feel of the guitar
- Classic, resonant voice that is recording and gig ready
- Signature bird pattern inlay along fingerboard
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