With much fanfare and after even more anticipation, PRS launched the SE version of its John Mayer signature Silver Sky electric guitar last January.
At the time, the SE Silver Sky was only available with a rosewood fretboard. Now, though, the SE Silver Sky has – like its pricier big brother – been made available with a maple fretboard, and in three new finishes, to boot.
The new finishes – Nylon Blue, Overland Gray, and Summit Purple – are specific to the Maple SE Silver Sky.
Aside from the finishes and, of course, the fretboard, the Maple SE Silver Sky is identical to its rosewood sibling.
It sports a poplar body that boasts a 25.5” maple neck highlighted by a 22-fret, 8.5" radius fretboard with small bird inlays, and a trio of SE 635JM pickups, which are tweakable via a single volume and two tone knobs, plus a five-way blade switch.
Hardware is also still the same – vintage-style, non-locking tuners stand on both sides of the guitar's Silver Sky inverted headstock, with a PRS steel tremolo also coming standard. All hardware is finished in nickel.
Along with the announcement of the Maple version of the guitar, however, PRS also tweaked the lineup of the rosewood SE Silver Sky.
The rosewood model originally was offered in Moon White, Stone Blue, Dragon Fruit, and Ever Green finishes, the latter two of which have now been dropped in favor of new Storm Gray and Piano Black looks.
The PRS SE Silver Sky Maple is available now – with a gig bag included – for $849, the same price as its rosewood counterpart.
For more info on the model, visit prsguitars.com.
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