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- Product InformationElectric Guitars - The PRS DGT is a McCarty Trem-based guitar that's built to the specs of session and live ace David Grissom. This beautiful solidbody features a carved, figured maple top with a thick mahogany back and a 25-scale neck. You'll find the slightly smaller version of the PRS Wide Fat neck extremely comfortable. The DGT's mahogany neck, large frets, and heavy strings give you huge tone, whether you're playing rhythm or soloing. Grissom's preferred pickups, wiring, and control scheme are also onboard: two volume controls and a push-pull coil tap on the tone pot grace the DGT. If you are looking for a versatile and great sounding guitar, look no further that the PRS DGT solidbody electric guitar.PRS DGT Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:Unique DGT featuresDGT pickups and electronicsUnique DGT featuresThe DGT is not your typical PRS guitar; many changes were made specifically at David Grissom's request. The custom figured maple finish will have you staring at the guitar for hours as if it is a fine piece of artwork hanging in a museum. You'll love the slightly smaller version of the PRS Wide Fat neck, large Dunlop 6100 frets, and heavy strings for fat tone. The PRS DGT is a ready and willing workhorse, no matter what style you are playing. You don't need to worry about staying in tune, as the Phase II locking tuners will ensure tuning stability all night long. DGT pickups and electronicsThe PRS DGT features the exclusive David Grissom pickups, which are modeled after vintage PAF pickups. Dial in a plethora of sounds, thanks to Grissom's preferred wiring and control scheme: two volume controls and a push-pull coil tap on the tone pot.
- BrandPaul Reed Smith
- ModelPRS DGT Model - David Grissom Trem
- Guitar TypeElectric
- Body TypeSolid
- Number of Strings6 String
- Fingerboard/Fretboard MaterialRosewood
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- shepherdtomOct 29, 2013by
Definitely a keeper!
I bought the DGT because of the types of music I like to play and the thought that went into the building of this guitar. While I'm actually not familiar with David Grissom's music, I was interested as to what PRS did in making a guitar for this man compared to the other artists on their very impressive roster. I've always liked beefier frets, 11's over most other gauges of strings as well as individual volume controls with a master tone that can also be utilized for coil tapping. So, mechanically, this guitar intrigued me. The wiring is top notch. It's easy to see that a considerable amount of thought went into the electronic side of this guitar. It's different from other PRS wiring set ups. I was extremely impressed with the craftsmanship of this guitar. I learned that PRS brings the moisture content of the wood down to 3% and then stabilizes it at 7%. That is a critical aspect to structural integrity, longevity and tone. I prefer either ebony or Brazilian rosewood fret boards. The types of wood used for the body and neck were also an important factor. When you think about it, a set neck going into a mahogany body with a thick, carved maple cap can bring the tone of the instrument into some impressive sonic territory. Think of the sounds that have been created by some of THE classic guitars of the late '50s and early '60s. They were made the same way. When you add pickups specifically voiced for this guitar the combination is nothing short of impressive. The slightly longer scale length is a critical factor for the tone of this guitar as well. Of course, tone is a complex thing. The way someone plays has a huge influence on tone, gauge of the strings, the type of frets and the amp that is used all come to bear on what is heard. I've read where some people just like the pickups in this guitar, and others think they're amazing. I guess it all comes down to what you want to hear and the type of amplification being used. Way back when, Leo Fender voiced his amps for his Strats, Teles and other single coil monsters of era. Today's guitars are no different. Acoustically, this guitar sounds great. Over the years I've noticed a consistent correlation between a guitar sounding great unplugged will sound really good amplified. While I was not a fan of some of the early, original PRS neck carves, I learned that their patterns evolved over time and that certain artist carves were worth serious consideration. Being familiar with Gibson neck profiles, I did quite a bit of research so that I could determine just how the DGT carve would work for me. It works quite well. The way this guitar feels, at least to my hands, is incredible. It feels so good to me that I can easily get lost for hours just playing unplugged! If this guitar were some kind of drug, it would definitely require a prescription... its qualities are highly addictive. Fortunately, after extended periods of playing, my driving is not impaired. I'm actually looking to buy another version of this guitar, I like it that much. This is the first PRS I've ever owned and it will not be my last. Read full review