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Paul Reed Smith 513

Paul Reed Smith 513 - The PRS 513 electric guitar in mahogany with maple top is an updated version of the original PRS 513 rosewood model. The guitar features a mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, updated electronics, and includes a patented pickup system providing 13 modern and vintage sounds using five proprietary single coil pickups. (The name "513" stands for 5 pickups and 13 sounds.)

Several ingredients combine to make the 513 the most versatile instrument that PRS has ever made: a 25-1/4" scale; special neck joint; unique 513 bird inlays; and an easy to use integrated electronics control package. The electronics section includes a volume control, tone control, and two blade switches. One blade switch is a 5-way pickup selector, and the other is a 3-way mode switch that allows you to select between single coil, clear humbucking and heavy humbucking modes. This allows the 513 to go from screaming humbuckers to sparkling single coils with the flick of the 3-way switch. It's so unique that PRS has at least three US patents (that we know of) that protect the design!

Body Wood Carved flame maple top with mahogany back
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25-1/4"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Neck Shape 513 neck carve
Fretboard Inlays 513 mother of pearl bird inlays
Bridge PRS tremolo
Tuners PRS 14:1 Phase II low mass locking tuners
Truss Rod Cover 513 logo
Hardware Type Nickel
Hardware Option Gold
Misc Pickguard
Treble Pickup 513 Pickup System (patents applied for)
Middle Pickup 513 Pickup System (patents applied for)
Neck Pickup 513 Pickup System (patents applied for)
Pickup Switching Volume and tone control, 5-way blade pickup selector,
3-way blade mode selector (heavy humbucking/clear humbucking/single coil)
Case (Included) Rectangular Tolex locking case

Historical notes:
The PRS 513 Rosewood model was introduced in 2003.
The PRS 513 (mahogany/maple) model was introduced in 2004.