PRS Santana Retro, Gold Top


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Carlos Santana's longstanding creative partnership with Paul Reed Smith has done much to shape the destiny of PRS Guitars. Over the years, we have honored this pivotal alliance by offering variations of his signature model instrument. The Santana Retro pays homage to the early "Pre-Factory" guitars Paul built for Carlos in the early 1980's. Several unique design elements are reintroduced on this model, including a deeper body carve, original style heel, and the original headstock shape and nut placement.

The Santana Retro blends history and modern manufacturing to create a highly musical guitar good enough for the man himself.

For 2020, this model has been updated with TCI-tuned pickups and nitro over cellulose (CAB) finish.

  • Top wood: Carved figured maple
  • Back wood: Mahogany 
  • Number of frets:24
  • Scale length: 24.5"
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck shape: Santana Retro
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard inlay: Birds
  • Bridge: PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
  • Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking
  • Hardware Type: Nickel
  • Strings: 10's
  • Pickups: Santana
  • Controls: Volume and Tone Control w/ 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch


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Key Features

PRS Santana Retro, Gold Top
The vintage voiced Santana humbcukers have been TCI tuned for this specific guitar and provide an incredible range of tones, from chiming cleans to sustain-drenched overdrives.
The Santana Retro features a solid mahogany neck and back coupled with a carved, figured maple top for vintage-inspired tones.
For 2020 onward, the Santana Retro has been updated with a nitro over cellulose (CAB) finish.

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