PRS has teamed up with Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri to create a new signature guitar, the Fiore.
Named after the Italian word for "flower," the guitar boasts a swamp ash body, maple neck, and maple fretboard with a 25.5" scale-length. A two-point steel tremolo, a truss rod cover featuring a flower image designed by Lettieri's mother, and vintage-style locking tuners also come standard.
Perhaps the guitar's most notable features though, are its pickups – the Fiore-S and Fiore-H. Voiced by Lettieri himself, they aim to front explosive funk and rock attacks, articulate even the most delicate of melodies, and provide powerful high-gain lead tones with a silky top end between them, according to PRS.
The pickups are controlled by a single volume and two push/pull tone controls, and a five-way blade switch.
The PRS Mark Lettieri signature Fiore guitar will be available – in Amaryllis, Sugar Moon, and Black Iris finishes – in May. A price for the guitar has yet to be announced.
For more info on the guitar, stop by prsguitars.com.
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