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 a 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.

Prototype #1 as seen in John’s 2015 Periscope stream.


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4 years ago

Mayer uses this one a lot with Dead & Company.

3 years ago
Reply to  ScavBag

No the one after this model. This was the prototype