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Paul Reed Smith and David Grissom have been collaborators and friends for more than two decades. Grissom, a prolific session musician and solo artist, field-tested many PRS Guitars and gave Paul feedback in order to further refine the designs and add features. Finally, they decided to collaborate on a signature model guitar: the David Grissom Tremolo, or DGT. Now, for 2019, they wear an all-new nitrocellulose lacquer finish, so they breathe and resonate like a real vintage guitar.
The PRS DGT is a beautiful workhorse. It comes equipped with many delightful features that make it stand out even among PRS's legendary lineup. David Grissom had two favorite PRS axes with atypical neck shapes (perhaps the result of an under- or over-zealous sander). He asked Paul to combine the best parts of both necks to form the DGT's neck profile, and the resulting shape is as buttery as can be. Upon that delightful neck carve, there are 22 jumbo frets to facilitate easy bending.
The pickups in the PRS DGT are also quite special, as they are the result of some seriously intense research and development. Paul Reed Smith designed a special guitar that could swap pickups in seconds in order to do better comparisons. With the PAFs from David's 1959 ES-335 as the benchmark, they tested forty sets of pickups before ultimately finding the formula for the DGT humbuckers.
Their meticulous work paid off. These humbuckers NAIL the magic of a vintage PAF. The midrange is simultaneously raspy, woody, and punchy, while the bass response is warm and inviting yet clear. The trebles otherworldly note-bloom in the high-end, too. For anyone who enjoys vintage sounds, the PRS DGT offers a truly magnificent playing experience.
We are proud to showcase the PRS DGT, a guitar borne of two decades worth of friendship between guitar geniuses. We're sure that you'll find the fruits of their labor as inspiring as we do.
Serial Number: 190277874
Brand PRS Guitars
Brand PRS Guitars
Model DGT Artist Package
Finish Color Dark Cherry Burst
Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Weight 8.50 lbs.
Top Wood Artist-Grade Maple
Body Wood Select Mahogany
Neck Wood Select Mahogany
Neck Shape DGT
Neck Dimensions 1st .860 - 12th .950
Fingerboard Material Brazilian Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlays Green Select Abalone Birds w/Paua Outlines
Scale Length 25"
Pickups DGT Treble and Bass
Controls Two Volume Controls with Push/Pull Tone Control and 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
Bridge PRS Tremolo
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking Tuners with Ivoroid Buttons
Case Black Paisley Artist Hardshell