PRS Fiori - Black Iris

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Regular price $2,449.00

Play in Full Bloom

“All guitarists have a sound in their head – a sound that evolves and grows as they progress, discovering all of the beautiful idiosyncrasies that define their individual voice. To facilitate this process, players need a vibrant, dynamic guitar that becomes a free space in which their personality can unfold. PRS and I designed Fiore (Italian for ‘flower’) to be this guitar.” – Mark Lettieri

The PRS Fiore model continues PRS Guitars’ journey into the bolt-on, single-coil guitar world. Developed with guitarist, composer, producer, and instructor Mark Lettieri, the PRS Fiore offers a modern aesthetic, effortless playability, and an addictive and sophisticated tonal canvas.

The newly-designed PRS Fiore pickups were carefully voiced by Lettieri and PRS to allow players a platform to explore and find their voice. The Fiore-S single coil offers exceptional malleability in tone. Capable of capturing all the articulation found in everything from whisper-quiet melodies to full on funk and rock explosivity, this pickup reacts to each players unique approach.

The Fiore-H humbucker fulfills Lettieri’s desire for extensive versatility in the bridge position: enough power and punch for high-gain lead tones, but with a smooth top end that allows the pickup to be played clean, even with the volume knob wide open. Both the Fiore-S and -H work seamlessly together, producing balance, clarity, and that elusive ‘bloom’ in all five positions.

But the tone exploration doesn’t stop there. The Fiore model features a 5-way blade switch with traditional wiring (bridge/bridge + middle/middle/middle + neck/neck). The Fiore also features a single volume and two push/pull tone controls, which further adds to this guitar’s tone-shaping abilities.

Lettieri brought several personal design choices to this model, including a custom truss rod cover drawn by his very own mom. Other appointments include a Swamp Ash body, 22 fret maple neck with maple fretboard, and 25.5” scale length for classic look and feel.

 

Specs: 

  • Serial Number: 21 0321176
  • Weight: 7.6
  • Body Wood: Swamp Ash
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Shape: Fiore
  • Fretboard Wood: Maple
  • Fretboard Inlay: Birds
  • Bridge: 2-Point Steel Tremolo
  • Tuners: Vintage-Style
  • Hardware Type: Nickel
  • Truss Rod Cover: “Fiore” (flower) Logo
  • Strings: PRS Signature, 10-46
  • Treble Pickup: Fiore-H
  • Middle Pickup: Fiore-S
  • Bass Pickup: Fiore-S
  • Controls: One Volume and Two Push/Pull Tone Controls with 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch

 

Special note about the finish of this guitar:

There has been a lot of controversy over the finish of this guitar.  The PRS website shows the guitar with distinct red overtones in the finish. After putting this guitar and one other in several different lighting situations, we have yet to find an appreciable red undertone to the black finish, and this appears to be the case across the board.  We've scoured the web looking at different examples, and all shops that take custom photos show a black guitar, whereas if the shop shows the red undertone they appear to be the official photos from PRS.  Our conclusion is that this guitar is dangerously close to solid black and is not accurately represented by the photos on the PRS website, so please bear that in mind. 

That being said........it sounds freakin' amazing, and looks great in black, so you should buy it nonetheless.

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