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PRS Paul Reed Smith CU22 Gen III Electric Guitar (with Case), Black Gold Burst, Blemished

A rich, deep tone emanates from the PRS CU22 thanks to mahogany neck and body construction. 5-way pickup switching enables single-coil and humbucker tones. Rate and review this product
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PRS CU22 Gen III Black Gold Burst

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Carved figured maple top Impeccable feel, enhanced body contours
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Pattern regular neck Variation of PRS's "Standard" neck profile

PRS Paul Reed Smith CU22 Gen III

The PRS Paul Reed Smith CU22 Gen III Electric Guitar is a classic workhorse with all the tones youve come to expect from your PRS with a distinctive midrange and clarity thanks, in part, to its 85/15 pickups. These pickups are wired for our 5-way blade switch, which offers a dual humbucker option (see switching positions below). The Custom 22 also features a PRS patented Gen III trem and comfortable solid mahogany pattern neck.

Generation III Tremolo

Rest assured, the Gen III trem functions in all the same ways as the PRS patented tremolo system always has. As always, the bridge is machined brass, a metal that rings beautifully. The block, intonation screws, height-adjustment screws, and the string slots on the saddles are all left un-plated for increased sustain and fidelity of tone.
- The mounting screw holes are countersunk from underneath, creating a knife-edge set-up that ensures the bridge will return to pitch after use.
- The bridges sidewalls create a pocket that keeps the six individually adjustable saddles from moving sideways, thereby eliminating another traditional cause of tuning instability.
- The saddles feature a compound radius so that the string breaks across the saddle at the optimum angle for contact and vibration transfer through the bridge. The Private Stock Gen III Trem also features locking saddles. These saddles hold the ball ends in place preventing any movement in the block and further ensuring the guitar returns to pitch after use.
- The tremolo arm is unthreaded and features a small set screw that allows the player to customize the feel of the arm and find a comfortable playing position.

The Gen III trem also has a few notable updates that further support the fidelity of the guitars tone and maximize sustain.
- The mounting screws have been redesigned with larger thread and a larger custom head. This added mass creates more contact from the screw to the bridge and the guitars body, resulting in greater sustain.
- Grooves have been added to the bridge plate. The grooves are radiused to match the radius of the height adjustment screws, again so there is more contact and a better fit.

Body

- Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple
- Back Wood: Mahogany

Neck

- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 25"
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Pattern
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlay: Bird N

Hardware

- Bridge: PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
- Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking
- Hardware Type: Nickel

Electronics

- Treble Pickup: 85/15
- Bass Pickup: 85/15
- Controls: Volume and Tone Control with 5-Way Blade Switch
- Strings: 10's

Pickup Switching Positions

- Position One: Bridge humbucker
- Position Two: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
- Position Three: Bridge and neck humbuckers
- Position Four: Neck singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
- Position Five: Neck humbucker

zZounds is an authorized dealer of PRS Paul Reed Smith products.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Black Gold Burst
Shipping Weight: 26 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CUM2F-HFI63_BW_N5-5V
Blemished, Black Gold Burst
Shipping Weight: 26 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CUM2F-HFI63_BW_N5-5V
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