PRS Paul Reed Smith John Mayer Silver Sky Electric Guitar, Maple Fretboard (with Gig Bag)

Looking for smooth tones and easy playability? Check out the PRS John Mayer Silver Sky, a modern electric with vintage-inspired specs and a solid build.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
635JM Pickups Vintage-voiced single coil pickups
635JM Neck Profile Comfortable and chunky neck profile
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range

The PRS Silver Sky an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar where every detail adds up and sets this guitar apart from the pack and the past. The result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith, the Silver Sky is based off of years of development. Incorporating Mayer and Smith's favorite elements of 1963 and 1964 instruments with an eye toward modern references, the PRS Silver Sky delivers the warmth and familiarity of an old guitar with the finesse of a brand-new instrument.

Some of the more distinctive specifications include, the headstock shape, tuners, bridge, pickups, and neck and fretboard options. The headstock shape is based on PRS's trademark design but inverted both to accommodate Mayer's playing style and also to keep a consistent length of string behind the nut, which makes staying in tune easier. The tuners are a traditional vintage-style, closed-back tuner, but with PRS's locking design. The steel tremolo takes the patented PRS design and incorporates Gen III knife-edge screws. Setup flush to the body in the neutral position so that the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch, the bridge's increased contact with the body allows the guitar itself to be acoustically louder, which in turn improves the signal to noise ratio of the single-coil pickups. The 635JM single-coil pickups are very round and full, with a musical high end that is never "ice-picky" or brash. The Silver Sky with rosewood fretboard read more option comes with a 635JM-R neck shape, which is slightly modified in the shoulders to feel more rounded in your hand.

Other high-quality specifications include a bone nut, a molded metal jack plate (curved to make plugging and unplugging a guitar cable hassle-free), retooled knobs, and PRS's double action truss rod (accessible from the front of the headstock for ease of use). PRS premium gig bag included.

"It's been a dream of mine for years to design a guitar that includes some of my favorite vintage specifications but with a modern spirit and aesthetic. After two years of study and refinement, the Silver Sky is my vision of what a reboot of the electric guitar should look and feel like." - John Mayer
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Body Wood: Alder
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 25.5"
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Maple
Neck Shape: 635JM
Fretboard Radius: 7.25"
Inlays: Small Birds
Nut: Bone
Bridge: Steel Tremolo
Tuners: Vintage Style, Locking
Hardware Type: Nickel
Treble Pickup: 635JM
Middle Pickup: 635JM
Bass Pickup: 635JM
Pickup Switching: One Volume & Two Tones with a 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Dodgem Blue
Shipping Weight: 14.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 107150::J5:13W
Shipping Weight: 14.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 107150::J4:13W
Polar Blue
Shipping Weight: 14.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 107150::J0:13W
Moc Sand Satin
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 107150::25:13W
Midnight Rose
Shipping Weight: 14.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 107150::J9:13W
Shipping Weight: 14.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 107150::J2:13W

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 410-643-9970

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted March 27, 2021 by a customer from

"Silver Sky"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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We had all read the reviews, watched the videos, and talking to people about this guitar. Paul Reed Smith has stated “I make guitars for the customer” numerous times. He made John Mayer what he asked for, promise fulfilled. John Mayer stated that this was not a shot at Fender and various other things that give insight on the guitar. Fair Play. The silver sky is a really, it is a phenomenal instrument. The neck takes time to adapt to but it is an excellent neck! I don’t find it too small or too large. It is designed to wrap your had around it. The radius measure is no issue either, the issues that exist may originate from poorly set up instruments in the past. It sounds as good as described. I use all the pick-ups combinations but I always have on a s-style guitar, but these are as good and “consistent “ across each pickup. I have spent too much time on this exposition about my Silver Sky. The best way for me to describe the guitar is I love to play it and when I am not playing it , I’m thinking about playing it. I have got to go and play’s calling me..........

Sound quality is excellent. Every position is useable and Musical to my and my wife’s ears. I can only relate to vintage strat tones from recordings. The cleans are excellent to my ear as is heavily distorted tones. Very good.

I had no real expectations as I researched this read more guitar thoroughly. Some of the reviews online don’t like the tuners and the knobs, they are quite high quality.

Ease of Use
For me, it was as easy as plug and play!

Exquisite craftsmanship. Finish is excellent. Neck is very nice. Guitar is light and resonant.

Yes, but this question is relative.

Manufacturer Support
N/A I have owned 4 PRS guitars, never had an issue.

The Wow Factor
If you know what you are buying, this is an instrument of the highest caliber. Anyone that has bought it will want to play it frequently.

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