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(STEVENSVILLE,  MD) July 20, 2012 – PRS’s vintage-inspired 59/09 and 53/10 pickups are  now available for purchase for the first time through the PRS accessories store and authorized PRS dealers. Introduced  in 2009 and 2010 respectively, these proprietary pickups, along with  the coveted PRS 57/08 pickups, were designed by Paul Reed Smith to  capture the iconic tones of legendary 1950’s era guitars. Made with vintage-style wire and wound in-house in PRS’s  Electronics department, these pickups are modern classics. If you are  looking to refine the voice of your guitar, check out these pickups  today!
59/09 Treble and Bass Pickup Specifications:
First  introduced in 2009, PRS 59/09 pickups are articulate while providing  rich harmonic overtones. With a powerful bridge pickup and a touch of brightness in the neck, these pickups are the perfect  tool to achieve clarity and definition with a punch.
Specs:
  • Covered (etched )
  • Magnet: Alnico
  • DC Res: 9.3k treble, 8.4k bass
  • Compatible with: 5-way blade or 5-way rotary pickup switch
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53/10 Treble and Bass Pickups Specifications:
Inspired  by the tone of single-coil guitars from the 50’s, 53/10’s are the  warmest-sounding in the PRS vintage-themed family of pickups, which also includes 57/08’s and 59/09’s. These humbucking pickups, first  introduced in 2010, have a unique tone with a sweet high end and warm,  smooth bass.
SPECS:
  • Covered (etched)
  • Magnet: Alnico
  • DC Res: 8.98k treble, 8.42k bass
  • Compatible with: 3-way toggle with push/pull tone pot
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About PRS Guitars:
Paul  Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality  instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS  team of highly skilled craftspeople produces over 1,000 electric  guitars each month, as well as acoustic guitars and amplifiers, for  worldwide distribution. In the fall of 2011 PRS introduced import SE acoustic and amplifier lines to complement their import SE  line of electric guitars. Carlos Santana, Linkin Park, Orianthi, Opeth,  Tim Mahoney of 311, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Ricky  Skaggs, Cody Kilby, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks are among the artists currently playing  PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.
PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com
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