2009 PRS USA Custom 22 in “10 top” Burnt Amber. Dragon II pickups and Bird neck inlays.

The Blue book says:

PRS CUSTOM 22

– based on Dragon Series I, but w/o the inlay, tremolo, or stoptail options, wide thin or wide fat neck profiles available, features a 22-fret fingerboard and 2 covered PRS Dragon II humbucker pickups, non-locking tuners on stop tailpiece became standard from March 6, 2001 – Jan. 2002, then changed to Phase II locking PRS tuners, left-handed version new 1999, volume and push/pull tone control with 5-way pickup selector (3-way switch optional),

includes case, various colors and finishes, mfg. 1993-present.

From PRS:

PRS CUSTOM 22: 1993 – Current. Based on Dragon Series I without the inlay, tremolo or stoptail options, wide thin or wide fat neck profiles available, 10 top option, Artist Package introduced in 1998, birds optional, non-locking tuners on stoptail outfitted guitars from March 2001 – January 2002, changed all Custom 22 instruments to Phase II locking PRS tuners 2002, left handed version offered in ’99.

Switching Options:

– 22 Fret – 2 PRS Dragon II Humbuckers

ROTARY POSITIONS

Position 10: Treble pickup

Position 9: Outside coils- deep and clear – parallel

Position 8: Series single coils – Warm version of the “in between the treble and middle pickups”

Position 7: Parallel single coils – Crisp version of the “in between the treble and middle pickups”

Position 6: Bass pickup

 

I say:

Possibly one of the most remarkable tops I’ve ever managed to get my hands on!  Rosewood fingerboard, Inlaid Birds in flight fret markers, “wide thin neck” – all the case candy – Tags, Literature, allen keys, truss rod adjuster –  even the PRS sticker!

Just arrived in today and it’s showroom condition. I can’t find a scratch ding or even a gentle “rub” in the finish.  “10” top in Burnt Amber – it looks like it’s on fire.

I’ll say more when I’ve had chance to play it a little –