PRS Santana - Pre-Production 1979
Cherry Sunburst

Own a piece of PRS history!

Paul Reed Smith handbuilt this guitar for John Mann in 1979.

This is a one of a kind guitar. First 1 pc Maple top .... First Cherry Sunburst.
The now famous PRS bird inlay - only one adorns the 12th fret.
P-90's hand wound by Paul, with Brazilian Rosewood covers.
All original... no modifications, no issues.


  • Top Wood - 1 piece Carved Figured Maple
  • Back Wood - Mahogany
  • Number of Frets - 24
  • Scale Length - 24 1/2"
  • Neck Wood - Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood - Brazilian Rosewood
  • Neck Shape - Santana, pre-factory
  • Inlays - 1 Bird (12th Fret)
  • Headstock Inlay - Eagle
  • Truss Rod Cover - Black
  • Bridge - Tremolo - Original PRS-Mann
  • Tuners - Original PRS - Schaller locking tuners
  • Hardware - Nickel
  • Treble Pickup - Gibson P-90 (rewound by Paul Reed Smith) / Brazilian Rosewood covers
  • Bass Pickup - Gibson P-90 (rewound by Paul Reed Smith) / Brazilian Rosewood covers
  • Volume control
  • 2 mini pickup selector switches (Neck / Both / Bridge / Off)
  • Original Hardshell case (Gibson Les Paul )
  • Hand built for John Mann by Paul Reed Smith
  • Letter of provenance included
  • First ever 1 pc top built by Paul Reed Smith
  • First ever Sunburst built by Paul Reed Smith


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Listed9 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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  • PRS Santana - Pre-Production 1979 - Cherry Sunburst
  • Cherry Sunburst
  • 1979
Made In
  • United States
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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Bedford, NH, United States
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