What more is there to say about this stunning Paul Reed Smith Modern Eagle Quatro -- the pictures say it all.
  Top of the line PRS build quality. This gorgeous ME Quatro has an artist grade top (only private stock custom builds get better tops per PRS customer service manager), Dalbergia Nigra solid dark rosewood pattern neck that feels perfect in your hands, the vaunted PRS 53/10 pickups made on 1950s winding machine,  V12 nitro finish, the abalone paua bird inlays, big and tall frets and finished in the gorgeous black gold color (curly maple top).  The paisley case is incredible as you can see.  This guitar is part of my private collection that I am paring down a bit.  I will be sad to see her go.   My loss is your gain.  She needs to be played and needs to sing. Note the PRS phase 3 low-mass locking tuners.  They stay in tune like you cannot believe and string changes are a breeze. The photos show Schaller strap lock buttons on the PRS but the original PRS buttons are now back on her and the Schaller buttons are not part of the sale.   Official PRS guitar specs are below and see "the fine print" section below for sale terms

Updated with a new "pattern" neck shape, "V12" finish, and 53/10 pickups, the ME Quatro builds on the Modern Eagle tradition of using premium tonewoods, including a select dalbergia neck and fretboard and artist-grade top, to create a bold yet elegant instrument. 

The ME Quatro incorporates the following new features: 

V12 Finish 
Finish should enhance the look, sound, and feel of a guitar by accentuating the wood's inherent beauty and feel without hindering its natural resonance. And PRS Guitars' new "V12" finish does just that. Introduced at Experience PRS 2010, "V12" is a very thin, hard, and clear finish that will not crack or react with thinners. After roughly 12 years in development, it is halfway between acrylic and nitro but with a classic feel all its own. "PRS models with this new finish feel like old instruments," said Paul Reed Smith. 

Pattern Neck Shape 
Neck shapes have always been a high priority for PRS and a hallmark of their quality. A guitar should feel comfortable, like "home," as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. Perfected after years of prototyping, the new "Pattern" neck is an updated Wide Fat PRS neck style based on Paul's pre-factory design. These necks were found on the instruments built for Carlos Santana, Peter Frampton, and Howard Leese from the late '70s to the mid '80s. 

Whether in woodworking, machining, or cast and die work, patternmaking is the art of arriving at a perfect standard that can be duplicated or used to create new designs from by "offsetting." All PRS necks came to be as a result of offsetting from this original, Wide Fat design. 

53/10 Pickups 
The 53/10 pickup is the latest in the series of humbucking pickups that already includes PRS 57/08 and 59/09s (and the smaller aperture 57/08 Narrowfield). First debuting as part of a limited run in the summer of 2010, the distinct 53/10 is the warmest-sounding of the vintage themed bunch. The 53/10 coil wire is made on the same machine that supplied legendary guitar makers in the '50s. Wire specifications for the 53/10 are slightly different than the others and are made using a special process reserved for a single-coil bridge pickup circa 1953; however, the 53/10 is a humbucking pickup. Smith commented, "There are single-coil guitars from that era that are beautifully big, fat sounding guitars." With that tone as inspiration, 53/10 pickups are similar to the original 57/08 but with a "sweeter" high end. 

  • Carved 'artist grade' figured maple top with mahogany back 
  • 25" scale length 
  • 22-fret bound select dalbergia 'pattern' neck and select dalbergia fretboard 
  • Cocobolo headstock veneer 
  • Mother-of-pearl/paua heart bird inlays and headstock eagle 
  • PRS 53/10 bridge humbucker 
  • PRS 53/10 neck humbucker 
  • Volume and push/pull (coil-splitting) Tone control 
  • 3-way toggle pickup switch 
  • PRS low-mass locking tuners 
  • PRS stoptail 
  • Hybrid hardware 
  • "ME Quatro" truss rod cover
THE FINE PRINT:  The guitar is sold as is with no  warranties.  I am not a dealer.  The guitar must be paid for within 2 hours or purchase or else you consent in advance that I may cancel the sale and re-list the guitar with information going to ebay.   I DO NOT ship internationally.  I ship only to the 48 CONUS.  I ship only to the PayPal confirmed address once payment is made and processed via PayPal.  I will ship UPS ground or FedEX ground at my option.   The guitar will be shipped with insurance for the purchase price and an adult signature will be required upon delivery.  This is an expensive guitar to ship because the case heavy and the box is larger than normal.  No exceptions.  No returns. 

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Listed8 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Modern Eagle Quatro
  • Black Gold V12
  • 2011
Made In
  • United States

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