PRS Swamp Ash Special 25th Anniversary EditionPRS Swamp Ash Special 25th Anniversary Edition

The PRS 25th Anniversary Swamp Ash Special NF is a guitar that threads many needles: depending on your pickup and amp selections, it can cover most tonal bases between Fender and Gibson, and then some. The Swamp Ash Special (SAS) is unusual in many ways. Unlike PRS’ more typical mahogany bodies with maple tops, this guitar uses swamp ash, a tonewood from swampy regions of the South. It’s a light, vibey material that was used on many classic Fenders of the ’50s and is still used widely. Another interesting feature, at least for PRS, is the bolt-on maple neck. The axe also has 22 frets, a figured-maple fingerboard with 25″ scale, cool “shadow bird” inlays, a vibrato bridge, and PRS’ 14:1 Phase II locking tuners. For pickups, there are three PRS 57/08 Narrowfield pickups – the “NF” in the guitar’s name.The neck profile is the PRS Standard shape.