(SOLD) Paul Reed Smith SE Mike Mushok Baritone Silverburst 2011
PRS SE Mike Mushok, silverburst, made in Korea 2011. Mike Mushok played guitar for American nu-metal act Staind. Now, confession time: fourteen year old me loved Staind, even going as far as to cover 'It's Been Awhile' at my school battle-of-the-bands event in 2002. Of course, I wanted a baritone guitar at the time, but alas... Anyway, this guitar is a big beefy bari with a 27.7" scale neck tuned to drop A. It's got a classy ebony board and a comfy moderate C shape, and at 3.3kg it's nice and light. All that means it's pretty comfy and agreeable to play, you don't have to wrestle it too much. The bridge pickup has been upgraded to a Duncan Distortion, so that brings the goods for chonks: thick, fat, juicy, pushed mids, hefty lows... chugg away, friends. The neck pickup cleans up remarkably well, and you can dial some really nice thick warbling lead and chord sounds that really make the most of the natural low end. The silverburst finish looks great too, it's a bit of a Starscream-buys-a-Strat vibe. Thanks Mushy!
Model: Paul Reed Smith SE Mike Mushok Baritone
Made: 2011, WMI factory Korea (serial I11306)
Finish: silverburst, gloss poly
Neck: maple, ebony fretboard, 10" radius, 27.7" scale, slim C shape
Mods: Gotoh locking tuners installed
Pickups: Seymour Duncan SH6 Distortion humbucker (bridge), original PRS humbucker (neck)
Case: PRS gig bag, black bridge also included
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has minor dimples on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor scuffs on the back only. The back has minor scuffs on the horns, belly carve and around the ferrules, as well as a little Mandolorian patch on the cavity cover. The sides have dimples in the elbow area and near the jack. The front has minor dimples in the elbow area and some play wear on the horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, intonation is good, action is very low, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear only, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 12/62 D'Addarrio strings, tuned to drop A.