2009 PRS KL1812 Korina Guitar – with Gibson pickups! – one of just 100 made

Harmony Central Says:

A limited-edition PRS made out of beautiful, lightweight korina tonewood.

The Paul Reed Smith KL 1812 Electric Guitar has a solid korina body and neck with a 24-fret East Indian rosewood fingerboard. Korina is a lightweight African tonewood that sounds as beautiful as it looks with loads of warmth and resonance. The KL 1812 features PRS Mira pickups with a push/pull tone pot, nickel hardware, locking tuners, and a stoptail bridge. Approximately 100 models of this electric guitar are available now. Includes a hardshell case.

Features

BODY:

Body Style: Double-cutaway
Body wood: Korina
Case: Hardshell

NECK:

Neck Joint: Set
Scale Length: 25″
Neck Wood: Korina
Neck Shape: Regular
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 10″
Number of Frets: 24
Nut Width: 1-11/16″

HARDWARE:

Bridge: PRS Stoptail
Tuners: 14:1 Phase II Low Mass Locking Tuners
Hardware Color: Nickel

ELECTRONICS:

Pickups: PRS Mira
Controls: Volume, Push/Pull Tone
Switch: 3-way Toggle Pickup Selector
 

I say:

You can’t fault the production standards on PRS guitars, but the tone of the pickups has often lacked something to me – often sounding a little “scooped” – the unusual coil tap options offered on the 5 way rotary can on occasions seem unneccessarily complicated.  Clearly all these points were also apparent to the previous owner of this guitar.  The pickups were replaced with standard Gibson pickups and wiring.

One volume, one tone, 3 way toggle – simple.

The body is in great condition apart from an area of wear through to the wood above and in-between the pickups, it’s not immediately noticeable but I have managed to catch it on the photos.  It appears to be play wear from a previous owners “chicken-pickin” style.

Neck and frets are in excellent condition.

Sound is awesome…..

…and it’s easy on the back!!

The case has seen some wear and has a few scrapes and scratches, and clearly has had a tear “taped up.”  All catches work.  Paperwork, allen key and spare locking nuts in the neck pocket.