Specially appointed to commemorate the 2020 Experience PRS event, which was celebrated virtually in May, this limited-edition Modern Eagle V is an innovative instrument that offers highly musical tones for both recording and playing live.
The Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V utilizes a hum/single/hum (five-coil) pickup configuration and introduces a new and unique switching system that gives players a vast array of tones in one gui- tar. The 5-way blade switch selects the pickups just as the 509 does (treble, treble and middle, middle, middle and bass, bass). The two paired mini-toggles separate the slug-side coils, turning the hum- buckers into true, “TCI-tuned” single coils. There is a single volume and a push/pull tone control that activates both humbuckers when engaged; this allows players to access three pickups simultaneously. Finally, there is a third mini-toggle that changes the volume pot value from 500k to 250k, which gives the guitar a different palette of tones. This electronics design puts a whole set of classic and new tones at your fingertips.
The Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V will be available from a se- lect group of Authorized PRS Dealers. 200 instruments will be made in two finishes: Charcoal and River Blue.
“While Experience PRS 2020 was unable to happen at the PRS Facto- ry this year, it is important to us to still release the products we had planned to the guitar community. These Modern Eagle guitars are very sophisticated pieces of gear both electronically and mechanical- ly. They are highly musical instruments.” Paul Reed Smith
Top Wood: Maple 10 Top
Back Wood: Mahogany
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 25"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Pattern
Fretboard Wood: Honduran Rosewood
Fretboard Inlays: "Old School" Birds
Bridge: PRS Patented Tremolo, Machined
Tuners: Phase III with Faux Bone Buttons
Hardware Type: Hybrid
Truss Rod Cover: EXP PRS 2020
Treble Pickup: TCI
Middle Pickup: PRS Singlecoil
Bass Pickup: TCI
Controls: Volume, Tone, 5-Way Blade Switch & 3 Mini-Switches
Included Accessories: Hardshell Case
Strings: .10 - .46
Charcoal & River Blue