2010 PRS Santana 25th Anniversary Model “10 top” – Sapphire Smokeburst

The Blue Book Says:

– slightly offset double cutaway mahogany body, carved figured maple top with purfling, set mahogany Santana wide fat neck, 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with 25th Anniversary shadow bird inlays, mahogany headstock overlay with Anniversary headstock eagle logo, “Santana” truss rod cover, three-per-side Phase II low mass locking tuners, PRS tremolo bridge, two PRS Santana covered humbucker pickups (treble and bass), two knobs (v, tone), three-way pickup switch, chrome or optional gold hardware, available in Angry Larry, Charcoal Burst, Fire Red Burst, Matteo Mist, Santana Yellow, Sapphire Smokeburst, Scarlet Smokeburst, Smokeburst, Smoked Amber, or Smoked Black Slate finish, 24.5 in. scale, 25th Anniversary hardshell case included, mfg. 2010 only.

Original RRP $5575

I say:

Often I comment on how PRS do “bling” in a big way.  This one has MORE bling.

The Santana design for PRS has steadily evolved from a pretty standard design to a more SG shape.  This guitar’s profile is more reminiscent of a DC Les Paul.

The rosewood neck and frets are near new in condition, the neck profile is what PRS describe as “wide fat” – think of a broad ’50’s style Les Paul. Paintwork on the neck is perfect.  The rosewood is dark and close-grained.

The body has the most amazing blue  – sorry – “Sapphire Burst” finish – electric/cobalt blue to black – with those gorgeous iridescent MOP inlays!! – back and front are in perfect condition.

The Santana pickups do what you’d expect – thick, creamy and powerful. – Pickup covers do show some signs of play wear, but are still shiny and almost as new.

All electronics are original, fully functional and crackle free.

Comes with all the paperwork and 25th Anniversary white PRS original case.

– Even the headstock has a cool PRS “modern eagle” (?) inlay and 25th as designates the model.