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PRS 513 Solidbody Carved Top Amber, 2008

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Like all of Paul Reed Smith’s models, the PRS 513 starts with a great design, executed with top grade woods and parts and topped with an impeccable finish. Now discontinued, this model was built from 2007 to 2016.

This PRS 513 dates to 2008 and is in good condition. It is not entirely original as the stock tuners have been replaced with PRS Phase II locking models. The top finish is in good shape but there is some buckle or rivet rash on the back. Fret wear is light.

The PRS 513 is very similar to both the Standard 22 and Custom 22, but offers a very different pickup configuration. The 513 name indicates the number of pickups, and pickup combinations! There is an appearance of two humbuckers plus a single coil in the middle, but in reality it’s five single coils. There are two separate pickup selectors. The first is a standard 5-way switch, and the other selects the coil configuration – Heavy Humbucker, Clear Humbucker, and Single Coil. Rotary controls are master volume and tone. This is an extremely versatile setup.

The neck joint used on the PRS 513 has more comfortable sculpting and the PRS-characteristic bird inlays are distinctive.

PRS takes a lot of care in choosing highly figured woods and matches them carefully for maximum visual effect. The top is deeply carved and has a translucent amber finish. These really show off the maple’s figure.

PRS uses a proven basis for getting tone – a carved maple cap on a mahogany body, and a set mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. These combinations provide enough bite on the note attack, and a warm, slow resonant decay profile.

The original PRS branded hard shell case is included.


 

Price: $3,800.00 CAD
  • Model: 513
  • Year: 2008
  • Finish Amber Tint
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 08 140809, built during 2008 in Stevensville, MD
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 09/06/2021

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.852lbs 3.56kg
  • Scale Length: 641.35mm 25.25in
  • Nut Width: 42.49mm 1.672in
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