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PRS Unveils New Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V

Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V
(Image credit: PRS Guitars)

PRS has unveiled its new Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V guitar.

Originally built for the Experience PRS 2020 event, which ended up being held virtually, the Modern Eagle V features a Maple 10 top and a mahogany back, mahogany neck and a 22-fret Honduran rosewood fingerboard with PRS' trademark “Old School” bird inlays.

Pickups-wise, the Modern Eagle V is outfitted with TCI humbuckers at the neck and bridge plus a PRS single coil in the middle position. These are controlled by volume and tone knobs with push/pull and a five-way (treble, treble and middle, middle, middle and bass, bass) selector. 

Further controls on the guitar include three mini switches. Two of these separate the slug-side coils and turn the humbuckers into “TCI-tuned” single coils, while a third mini-toggle changes the volume pot value from 500k to 250k for a huge variety of tones.

PRS Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V

(Image credit: PRS Guitars)

Other features on the Modern Eagle V include Phase III tuners with faux-bone buttons, hybrid hardware and a PRS Patented Tremolo.

The Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V guitar will be available in two finishes, Charcoal and River Blue, with 200 examples of each finish set to be produced. It will retail for $5,500.

For more info on the guitar, stop by prsguitars.com (opens in new tab).

Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.