Currently you can no longer buy a new ‘Core series’ USA PRS Mira – The original model – Market forces have now determined that the far more affordable PRS SE Mira, from the far east is the way forward – I’m sure they are great value for the money, after all the SE Series have a good reputation in the appropriate price range – To me they don’t offer the same feel, playability and tonal character that you’ll experience once you evaluate an original USA models – As far as buying the best guitar you can, for your hard earned money, the Mira has always been a far more affordable USA model – That doesn’t mean a detrimental downfall in quality in anyway – More a case of the Mira having a far more simplistic design, spec and features – In many ways the Mira is the Gibson SG of the PRS range – So please read below to acquire plenty of info regarding this used PRS Mira, from 2008, with an ultra cool sandstorm finish
Looking through my stock records I was surprised to see how few used PRS Mira Guitars I have taken back into stock over the last few years – So on that basis I am more than happy to be able to present to you a used 2008 PRS Mira, with a set of ‘shadow’ bird inlays and decked out with a super cool sandstorm finish – Condition wise it is fair to say this Mira has not seen a lot of action at the Bull and Bush on a Saturday night – It is very clean – I’ll rephrase that and say very very clean – In fact apart from some pick marks on the black scratchplate you’ll be hard pushed to find any hint of a blemish at all on the gloss finish – Even the usual oxidization/tarnish of the nickel hardware is minimal – No fret wear – So overall a clean example – Re-strung with a set of 10-46 gauge strings and set-up with a slick and easy action – Priced at £1499 and that includes the deluxe PRS case as well as the appropriate swing tag
The blue print for the Mira (pronounced My-ra not mirror) was to deliver the legendary PRS impeccable build quality, tonal variation, plus of course that fluid playing performance, in a no frills cosmetic package – I dare say that both PRS and Gibson would not thank me for pointing this out, but essentially the influence for the Mira has come from the Gibson SG Standard, so that should at least give you a vibe about the tonal qualities that it can deliver – Both the one piece contoured mahogany body and neck, along with the headstock facia, are finished with a supa’ cool sandstorm finish, with the whole guitar coming in at a remarkable 6lbs and 10oz – So light and resonant – A set of 24 medium jumbo frets are polished, correctly profiled then impeccably fitted to a dark rosewood fingerboard – I’m sure you have clocked the abalone bird inlays – The neck has the popular wide/thin profile, as found on many Custom 24 models, so nice and easy to handle – Measures .816″ around the top nut end and gently fattens out to .893″ around the 12th fret – So similar to many Gibson SG Standards – A few minutes of playing the Mira will ensure that you are playing a guitar with an extremely comfortable feel about it – Great for bashing out some chords and riffs, simple melodic phrases, or if you are so inclined, to churn out some flashy speedy licks – It might have a simplistic vibe and manner to it, but this guitar will not let you down – The hardware includes the PRS light weight milled aluminium wrapover bridge/tailpiece, ideal for those into open or drop tunings, plus a set of PRS 14:1 ratio locking tuners
Fitted with a pair of USA PRS Mira humbuckers with open coils, with all the controls mounted on a scratchplate – Pick-ups measure 8.35K neck and 9.25K bridge – Here you simply have a master volume and tone pot, 3 way selector switch with the addition of a mini toggle switch to deliver some excellent coil tap options – Note treble bleed cap on the volume pot to retain highs/clarity as/when you roll back the volume pot – The all mahogany body/neck helps to deliver SG flavoured tones that possess tight lows, focussed mids and crisp rounded highs – Rich and warm tones emit from the neck pick-up with more of a gritty bite from the bridge pick-up – The coil tap settings are very useful and not the thin weedy tones that you find on many humbucker based guitars – They almost have a Tele vibe to them, so one little switch can supply you with so much extra tonal variation – In PRS terms it may well be a Plain Jane to look at, but it ain’t plain when it comes to the playing experience
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