PRS Custom 22 Birds

PRS Custom 22 Birds

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Custom 22 Birds, Other Shape Guitar from PRS.

4 user reviews

PRS Custom 22 Birds tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: PRS
  • Model: Custom 22 Birds
  • Category: Other Shape Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 10/03/2006

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PRS Custom 22 Birds user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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moosers's review

PRS Custom 22 Birds
The PRS Custom 22 Birds Orange was made in the USA and, as the name states, has 22 frets and a beautiful pattern of birds along the in lay of the neck. It has two humbucker style pick ups that each have their own controls knobs for volume and tone.


I'm not sure what the neck of the PRS Custom 22 is made out of, but it has a great overall feel to it that makes it easy to play. You can access all parts of the neck, including the last frets quite easily, which makes it easy to play both lead and rhythm guitar on this guitar. The guitar is quite light, which makes it easy to carry around. The shape is awesome and has become the signature look of PRS guitars. It is quite easy to get a good sound from the Custom 22 as the inherent sound is thick and rich.


The PRS Custom 22 Birds Orange is great for all types of music, but really excels for funk and for using modulation effects with it, because of the thick tone you get with this. I usually use this guitar with a '76 Fender Twin Reverb and effects pedals like the Boss PH-3 phase shifter and the Morley Stereo Chorus Vibrato. I find that because I like these effects to be as thick as possible, this guitar is a great option for these types of effects. It also sounds great just clean and the two pick ups and their control knobs allow for a good deal of versatility in terms of tone. Overall, the sound quality of the PRS Custom 22 is more than above average.


I've been using the PRS Custom 22 Birds Orange for about four years and have found it to be unique and rich in tone, while being stunningly beautiful visually. The orange burst and the silver birds on the in lay make for a truly awesome look that is completely of its own. While the price of this guitar isn't the cheapest, you get a great product for your money. This is a high end guitar and is unique, which is why I would encourage those looking for a high end instrument like this to try out some of the other guitars like a Fender Stratocaster or Gibson Les Paul as well as the PRS. All in all, highly recommended!

charlotounga's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PRS Custom 22 Birds
Of course American-made, with a mahogany body and a maple table reported (flamed, I have chosen mine, and it's so beautiful it could be the top ten). The color is gorgeous, and let the wood show through, you will see by far! The neck is also solid mahogany (beautiful veining) with mechanical self-locking PRS / Schaller and stopbar which alas does not have individual settings for bridges: if you are given "standard" intonation is right, for more severe or different tunings will require investment in an adjustable stop tail prs Retail ... Let then the microphones: 2 humbuckers and bridge dragonsII treble "nickel hardware", all driven by the traditional positions in rotoselecteur 5 PRS, I did change a 3-position toggle (type gibson) + system a push / pull for positions on the knob of splittées tonalité.Le profile of the neck is super nice (wide thin) thicker than on the ce24 it looks like a bit of a gibson, it has classy finish of birds (key rosewood), with medium frets very comfortable ... The set is simply superb, finishing monstrous (the price too), we regret However, the "false binding", which is in fact the Maple unpainted, at this price is a shame ...


Access to acute is easy (see the cutout in the lower horn of the guitar), but less easily than a 24 because the handle is very short and bond the 22nd fret on the bass string is not obvious (if if, it happens). Ergonomics, apart from this detail, is perfect, the cut of the guitar is very balanced and comfortable (slight stomach cutting the back of the guitar, etc ...) it still weighs weight (which is here rather a guarantee of quality because we are dealing with a very dense mahogany that promises big sound). Once connected, get the sound is easy: all the knobs to the bottom, and it Partii ! breeze.


Then it is the highlight of the beast: the microphones 2 dragons are fabulous, and I think can be better than the couple HFS / Vintage usual brand. The treble answer tremendously in all registers and saturated crunch, it has a large output level, not too metal, but rather large rock facing very strong, hard ca! large mediums singing very balanced (put the equation of the amp flat and you have sound!), plus ca remain accurate (more accurate than the HFS in any case, who can be an output level a little more grain and a superior metal, but that sounds more rough). For the neck pickup, it reminds a little bang, in more modern, and works just as well as saturation in the clear, unlike the vintage EC 24, it sounds on the other hand can be a little less bright, but it is warmer, and if the need be felt in brightness, you can always add a little presence to the amp ... Finally, the intermediate positions splittées are excellent, and will revive your clean sounds, when used there is no imbalance with humbuckers, and it reminds me a little of his very good strats. "Forward, funky rhythms and casseroles! , arpeggios and ballads ... I plugged into an Engl Ritchie Blackmore, and I can tell you it sends! She can play in all contexts: blues, rock, metal, funk and also (thanks to the split that are actually usable and not gadget) and jazz (the neck pickup, setting the tone). In general it's a guitar very balanced, versatile, with a sound that has a lot of body heat and definition, what the dream ...


I use this guitar for a month now, and currently they are only good surprises, because I was used to model the same brand ce24, which is fundamentally different, the difference between an CE and one custom is enormous ! (SE then, forget it) ... I have tried almost every brand models (McCarty, CE, customs, single cut, hollowbody ...) and it's really a excellent model in the mid-range Prs (which is after all already in the very high end!) the model being the closest Mc Carty, since it is exactly the same except for a mechanical violin and micros.Le value for money here is correct (lai I paid € 2600) in view of the sound and quality of woods and finishes, however the options available on this model as the top 10 or the gold hardware (even the artist with package race Brazilians) are downright expensive! It is at this time in the luxury of the guitar than anything else ... In any case this model it seems to me a very good investment if you want to keep guitar long time when one has eclectic taste in music

pa74's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PRS Custom 22 Birds
. PRS Custom 22 Blue matteo Made in USA
.22 Frets
.2 Dual microphones "Dragon" split-
. Fixed bridge
. 3-position selector with the tone controls to "push pull"


The handle is very nice because it is thin and not very wide! the key is slightly curved and allows beautiful jazz acrobatics types ...
I find that the thickness of the handle is between Fender Start and Ibanez Joe Satriani (perfect for little hands wide enough as Stevie Ray Vaughan or Joe Satriani for example ...).
spacing between frets is Fender Start and lag!
all frets are accessible without worries!
the overall weight and mass of the guitar is balanced! guitar seems a bit heavy it weighs 4 pounds, such as guitars with a very good sustain!


My style is blues rock, but being a high end guitar can do everything without worry, and with quality, within the party microphones course!
sounds ranging from the Chrystalina are bold. the clean and saturated hard rock types (but no more) does not frighten him!
the sound is vintage and modern at once
the guitar is the touch sensitive musician as much on the attacking force of the strings on the phrasing of each single, or even the acidity of the fingers also see the rugeur skin! it's a really fine guitar!
the pickups are powerful, so that one moves from clean to saturated by increasing the volume of the guitar, it's useful!

I really like all sounds!


After thinking and tried many guitars over four years, I bought used was 1600 euros. it's upscale very effective, very fast and powerful, and very sensitive!
value for the bargain price is great!
I would do the same choice without hesitation!

And she is very beautiful! the guitar of a lifetime!

outsider_013's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" In paradise"

PRS Custom 22 Birds
USA made, wide fat neck, 22 frets, push-pull selector Pisit 3, Dragon 2 pickups


Frankly everything is perfect for all levels. The grip is really very good guitar and well s'quilibre CASC to treble is smoothly


You can really play all styles, are sharper and saturated type death, hardcore, neo metal passing by the alternative rock or blues with a warm and well


Since I got this guitar I saw a dream awakening must say that was 13 years since I expected and although I had Idalis I have absolutely no t d u. has cost an eye but worth it at least once in your life if you really love the PRS and we are not ready to drop the guitar

PS: This model is no longer manufactured since 2006

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