What would the world look like without our guitar heros? PRS has over the years worked with some of the most influential guitarists in history and has been awarded with their own signature model. Carlos Santana was one of the very first endorsers and the Santana Retro-model is based on one of the original models from the 80’s. If hard rock and metal is what you crave, the Mark Tremonti signature model is the guitar for you with it’s high output humbuckers and fat tone. You can also find the David Grissom signature model which is a versatile vintage inspired guitar based on the McCarty (but with a little twist of course).
Mark Tremonti is one of rock’s leading guitarists. As the guitarist of Alter Bridge and Creed, he has met extraordinary success and continues to grow as both a guitar player and songwriter. While Creed was on tour in support of their first record, My Own Prison, Mark was contacted by PRS and asked if he would like to try one of their guitars.
"I jumped at the idea to play one of PRS’ guitars. PRS was one of those guitars that I could never afford in high school or college and had always wanted to play one." PRS sent Mark a McCarty model which he instantly fell in love with. He played that guitar exclusively for a while, but ultimately wanted a guitar that was more suited to his playing style.
Mark Tremonti began to collaborate with PRS on his dream guitar that would soon become the Mark Tremonti Signature Model. He needed pickups that were a little more aggressive and could complement his rhythm playing which contains a lot of palm muting. The neck of the guitar needed to accommodate his style, influenced by thrash metal, shred, and traditional blues. PRS met these needs with the Pattern Thin neck carve.
- Carved figured maple top, mahogany back
- Mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard
- Pattern Thin
- 22 frets, 25" scale length
- PRS Gen III tremolo with trem-up route
- PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
- PRS Tremonti pickups
- Charcoal Burst