Washburn PS12 Starfire Paul Stanley Signature
Washburn introduces the PS12 Starfire Paul Stanley Signature guitar, an affordable alternative to the Custom Shop model.
Although some features were economized, this guitar looks and feels identical to the custom shop version.
This guitar is designed in conjunction with Kiss frontman Paul Stanley, this new guitar makes the PS2012 signature shape and style accessible to budget conscious musicians.
The PS12 has a solid mahogany body cut into the same Stanley approved shape. It's main feature is its carved "raised center", it contrasts the body's flashy shape by giving it a boost of shapely elegance.
The PS12 Starfire is equipped with a mahogany set neck that is topped by a bound Ebony fingerboard. Paul Stanley pearl/abalone split block inlays serve as fret markers along its 24.75" scale length. The neck is measured at 14" fingerboard radius and has 22 frets. Neck stability is provided by a double action truss rod.
Washburn equipped this guitar with a Custom Paul Stanley tailpiece machined from solid aluminum to handle the string intonation. It works alongside the guitar's graphite nut, Tune-o-matic bridge and 18:1 Grover tuners to ensure that your strings stay in tune while the guitar stays in-style.
Other hardware include a mirrored pickguard that matches the headstock shaped mirrored trussrod cover. Both feature a silk screened variation of the Paul Stanley Starfire logo. Instead of the Seymour-Duncan SM-3 Mini Humbuckers found on the PS2012 Starfire, Washburn opted for 2 chrome mini humbuckers, each controlled by separate top hat volume and tone knobs and a 3-way pickup selector.
According to Washburn: "The high output mini-humbuckers produce a tone all their own that is both versatile and will sit front and center in a stage mix. Judicious use of the volume and tone controls will reward the player with a wide pallet of biting and/or creamy sustaining tones to choose from."
The Washburn PS12 Starfire is available in black or white finish, and comes with a gig bag. It is expected to retail with a price of $1,426.90.
For more details on the PS12 Starfire Paul Stanley Signature you can visit Washburn.
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