Paul Reed Smith PRS Hollowbody II Piezo 10 Top in natural finish. Overall condition is very good with light wear. Light weight at 5 lb 12 oz. This is a '10 top' featuring a beautifully flamed maple top. Abalone bird inlays. Includes original hard case.
This guitar has gone through a full cleaning and superior set up. Its ready for studio or stage. Available to demo in our store located in Portland, Oregon.
From the manufacture:
The 10-Top guitars are PRS's most distinctive production instruments. For the Hollowbody II Piezo 10-Top, it all starts with premium tonewoods: carved figured maple for the top and back, mahogany for the sides. This particular combination yields a clear, yet resonant, tone that suits any musical style. The mahogany neck is topped with a smooth, inviting rosewood fingerboard adorned with exclusive PRS Birds inlays.
The PRS/LR Baggs piezo pickup system on the Hollowbody II Piezo 10-Top gives you access to the natural acoustic sound of its hollow construction. A control knob lets you blend in the sound of this pickup with the sound of the Hollowbody II's humbuckers, adding a woody quality and extra sustain to your tone. There's also a separate output next to the Hollowbody II's main output that lets you send just the sound of the piezo pickup to an acoustic amplifier.
The PRS Hollowbody II is built like no other guitar. Instead of the center block that runs top to bottom through semi-hollow guitar bodies, the Hollowbody II features only a small block that anchors the bridge. This proprietary PRS construction gives you the warm resonance of a full hollowbody with the clarity, sustain, and rock-solid stability of a semi — all in a comfortable thin-profile instrument. So if you're a solidbody player, you'll feel right at home on a Hollowbody II. And never one to sit pat, PRS has retooled their finish process. Taking its cues from the Private Stock finish that entails high-gloss nitro over a cellulose CAB basecoat, this method gives the guitar a finish that's thin, durable, and clear. The result is an instrument that feels like a vintage guitar in your hands, with an incredible amount of resonance.
Why does the PRS Hollowbody II Piezo 10-Top feel "just right" when you pick it up? It's the satisfying shape of the neck — an updated wide-fat neck carve PRS calls their Pattern profile. It's based on Paul Reed Smith's original, pre-factory neck design — the same one used on instruments he handbuilt back in the 1970s and '80s for Carlos Santana, Peter Frampton, and Howard Leese of Heart. Take it from us: once you wrap your hand around this juicy neck, you won't want to let go.