Up for sale, a 2020 Paul Reed Smith John Mayer Signature Silver Sky electric guitar in near mint condition and in perfect working order. The PRS Silver Sky is an idealized iteration of the Stratocaster platform, the result of a close collaboration between John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith. Incorporating Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements of the Strat's 1963 and 1964 model years with an eye toward modern innovation, the PRS Silver Sky delivers the warmth and familiarity of a vintage guitar with the finesse of a brand new instrument.
The tonewood complement includes an alder body and maple neck, ensuring a balanced and articulate platform for the trio of 635JM pickups. And while the body has a familiar S-style shape, it also offers appreciably more contour in the treble side cutaway for effortless fretting in the higher registers. The 635JM single coils are very round and full-sounding, retaining a distinctive sparkle and treble detail without any "ice pick." Featherweight at 7lbs 1oz, we've had this Silver Sky dialed in here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a medium C profile carve with full shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .850" deep at the 1st fret and .975" at the 12th. The satin finish on the profile is flawless, and the perfect slender frets play effortlessly up the 25 1/2" scale. The fretboard has a vintage spec 7 1/4" radius, and the fretboard features PRS' iconic "birds in flight" inlays. The carved bone nut measures 1 21/32" in width. The headstock shape is based on PRS’s trademark design, but inverted both to accommodate Mayer’s playing style and also to keep string length consistent behind the nut. The Kluson-style locking PRS tuners feature matte gray Schaller-style buttons and hold pitch particularly well even with liberal vibrato use.
All electronic function flawlessly, with the trio of 635JM John Mayer signature pickups wired to a traditional Strat-style Volume/Tone/Tone control array. The nickel plating on the hardware is near mint, and the steel vibrato takes the patented PRS design and incorporates Gen III knife-edge screws. Setup flush to the body in the neutral position so that the vibrato only goes down in pitch, the bridge’s increased contact with the body allows the guitar itself to be acoustically louder, which in turn improves the signal to noise ratio of the single coil pickups. The vibrato arm also locks in with a convenient set screw. There's barely a scratch on the guitar save for a few light pick marks across the guard, and the gloss Tungsten finish is showroom clean.
The original PRS-branded padded gigbag is included.