With its thinner body and almost flattop design, Joe Knaggs – then head of the PRS Private Stock custom shop – created a brand new Paul Reed Smith model, based on the classic warmth and grind of solid Mahogany. Over quarter of an inch thinner than most other PRS models, the Mira’s slight bass side carve provides both player comfort and the look that says Paul Reed Smith, while playing a lot like Gibson’s devil-horned SG!
With the model launched in October 2007, this incredibly stylish Ice Blue Metallic Mira comes from the first twelve months of production, (completed on the 2nd of May, 2008), playing like this century, looking kind of half 1950s or ‘60s. It features all of the early Mira appointments, including full 24-fret, 25” scale neck with a very player friendly 10” board radius. We wouldn’t be surprised if this fingerboard had originally been earmarked for a Private Stock model – the East Indian Rosewood is so dark, it looks like a prime slice of Ebony.
A LOT of guitar
The Mahogany neck features the PRS ‘Standard’ carve and the board has the optional upgrade of Abalone bird inlays. (Premium Abalone, again reinforcing the possibility that this would have been a Private Stock neck) Locking tuners, intonated stoptail bridge/tailpiece, matched Mira pickups, 3-way selector switch, volume & tone controls, coil-tap mini-toggle… this is a LOT of guitar for an incredibly low price!
Complete with its original PRS hard shell case, paperwork and tags, plus an optional black scratchplate, your Ice Blue Metallic Mira is in Excellent+ condition, with just a couple of tiny, tiny headstock dinglets and the stray, faint paintwork impression here and there. Mira is 100% ready to rock your world. As with all Just Guitars instruments, FREE COURIER DELIVERY is included to any address in Australia. ($100 airfreight to New Zealand, $175 to the US, Canada, UK and mainstream European countries. International freight added at checkout)
EXTRA SCHOLARLY INFO: Mira is Latin for wonderful, and is also the designated name of a fast-moving star, located around 350 light years away, discovered in 1536, by astronomer David Fabricus. The variable brightness star, (also known as Omicron Ceti), is located in the Milky Way’s Cetus constellation, and in 2007 NASA’s Galex space telescope discovered Mira was shedding mass in its high-speed journey, leaving a trail of compressed plasma in its wake, over 13 light-years in length!
Weight: 7lb 3oz / 3.26kg