One of essentially the most anticipated guitar releases of the last decade: the PRS Silver Sky. A collaboration between Paul Reed Smith and John Mayer, the Silver Sky takes inspiration from classic bolt-on electric guitars and turns decades of guitar research on its head. development. Incorporating Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements of 1963 and 1964 instruments with an eye toward brand new references, the PRS Silver Sky delivers the warmth and familiarity of an old guitar with the finesse of a brand spanking new instrument. One of the more distinctive specifications include, the headstock shape, tuners, bridge, pickups, and neck and fretboard options. The headstock shape is according to PRS’s trademark design, but inverted both to accommodate Mayer’s playing style and also to keep a consistent length of string in the back of the nut, which makes staying in tune easier. The tuners are a traditional vintage-style, closed-back tuner, but with PRS’s locking design. The steel tremolo takes the patented PRS design and comprises Gen III knife-edge screws. Setup flush to the body within the neutral position in order that the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch, the bridge’s increased contact with the body allows the guitar itself to be acoustically louder, which in turn improves the signal to noise ratio of the single-coil pickups. The 635JM single-coil pickups are very round and full, with a musical high end that may be never “ice-picky” or brash. The Silver Sky with maple fretboard option comes with the original 635JM neck shape and 7.25” fretboard radius.