Santana Pickups | Santana Retro Neck Shape & Headstock | PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
Carlos Santana's longstanding creative partnership with Paul Reed Smith has done much to shape the destiny of PRS Guitars. Over the years, we have honored this pivotal alliance by offering variations of his signature model instrument. The Santana Retro pays homage to the early "Pre-Factory" guitars Paul built for Carlos in the early 1980's. Several unique design elements are reintroduced on this model, including a deeper body carve, original style heel, and the original headstock shape and nut placement.
The Santana Retro blends history and modern manufacturing to create a highly musical guitar good enough for the man himself.
For 2020, this model has been updated with TCI-tuned pickups and nitro over cellulose (CAB) finish.
Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Number of Frets 24
Fret Wire Santana Fret Wire (Jumbo)
Scale Length 24.5"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Santana Retro
Neck Depth At The Nut 14/16"
Width of Fretboard at the Body 2 1/4"
Width of Fretboard at the Nut 1 22/32"
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay Birds
Bridge PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking
Hardware Type Nickel
Treble Pickup Santana
Bass Pickup Santana
Controls Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
10-Top Grade Maple Top
DESIGN & BUILD PHILOSOPHIES
PRS Core instruments are the heart of PRS. Since 1985, we have been driven by quality, innovation, and the industry’s rich heritage to deliver products with uncompromised tone, playability, and beauty. Every piece and every process is important to the finished instrument, so we take great care every step of the way to ensure you are getting our best.