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John Mayer’s 2015 PRS Super Eagle (Prototype #1)

This is the first prototype of the PRS Super Eagle model, which Mayer designed working closely with Paul Reed Smith in mid-2015. The guitar seems to have mainly been based around the McCarty 594, which was introduced only a couple of months prior to the two of them meeting to discuss a possible signature model after John’s departure from Fender.

The guitar is very similar to the production version of the Super Eagle, except that it’s completely solid guitar, and it doesn’t have an F-hole. Aside from this, there are also few minor differences – stop tail bridge instead of the Gen III Tremolo, no binding on the neck, no pickup cover on the bridge pickup (and likely different pickups altogether), and the most obvious – no sunburst finish.

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