“It’s been a dream of mine for years to design a guitar that includes some of my favorite vintage specifications but with a modern spirit and aesthetic. After two years of study and refinement, the Silver Sky is my vision of what a reboot of the electric guitar should look and feel like.” – John Mayer
The PRS Silver Sky is an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar where every detail adds up and sets this guitar apart from the pack and the past. The result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith, the Silver Sky is based off of years of development. Incorporating Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements of 1963 and 1964 instruments with an eye toward modern references, the PRS Silver Sky delivers the warmth and familiarity of an old guitar with the finesse of a brand-new instrument.
Some of the more distinctive specifications include, the headstock shape, tuners, bridge, pickups, and neck and fretboard options. The headstock shape is based on PRS’s trademark design, but inverted both to accommodate Mayer’s playing style and also to keep a consistent length of string behind 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 incorporates Gen III knife-edge screws. Setup flush to the body in the neutral position so 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 is never “ice-picky” or brash.
The Silver Sky comes with the option of a rosewood or maple fretboard. The maple fretboard option comes with the original 635JM neck shape, while the rosewood fretboard option has been subtly modified in the shoulders to feel more “rounded” in your hand. Both neck shapes were designed by researching vintage instruments and Mayer test-driving guitars on stage to find what felt right. The fretboard radius on both options is 7.25”.
Other high-quality specifications include a bone nut, a molded metal jack plate (curved to make plugging and unplugging a guitar cable hassle-free), retooled knobs, and PRS’s double action truss rod (accessible from the front of the headstock for ease of use). PRS premium gig bag included.
PRS Steel Tremolo
Classic design updated with PRS Gen III knife-edge screws and PRS’s trem arm design.
Full, warm vintage-inspired single coils with a musical high-end that is never “ice-picky” or brash.
Traditional vintage style, closed back tuners outfitted with PRS’s locking system.
- Stock #954
- 7 lbs
- Body Construction Solidbody
- Body Wood Alder
- Top Carve Flat Top
- Number of Frets 22
- Scale Length 25.5″
- Neck Wood Maple
- Neck Construction Scarfed
- Truss Rod PRS Double-Acting
- Neck Shape 635JM-R (Rosewood Fretboard)
- Neck Depth At The Nut 55/64″
- Width Of Fretboard At The Nut 1 21/32″
- Width Of Fretboard At The Body 2 15/64″
- Fretboard Wood Rosewood
- Fretboard Radius 7.25”
- Fretboard Inlay Small Birds
- Headstock Logo Signature, Decal
- NECK/BODY ASSEMBLY
- Neck/Body Assembly Type Bolt-On
- Bridge PRS Steel Tremolo
- Tuners Vintage-Style, Locking
- Hardware Type Nickel
- Nut Bone
- Treble Pickup 635JM
- Middle Pickup 635JM
- Bass Pickup 635JM
- Controls One Volume and Two Tone Controls with a 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch
- ADDITIONAL INFO
- Strings PRS Signature 10-46
- Tuning Standard (6 String): E, A, D, G, B, E
- Case Premium Gig Bag