PRS has unveiled its latest signature model, the Fiore. It’s been designed in collaboration with composer, producer and Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri, and is the latest adventure from PRS into the world of bolt-on, single-coil-equipped guitars.
The Fiore features an HSS pickup arrangement, with the newly designed Fiore-S single-coils in the middle and neck positions, and the equally new Fiore-H in the bridge position. These are controlled by a single volume control, a five-way blade switch and two push-pull tone controls for a whole host of tonal options. The pickups are also direct-mount, rather than attached to a pickguard.
Lettieri said of the guitar’s introduction: “All guitarists have a sound in their head – a sound that evolves and grows as they progress, discovering all of the beautiful idiosyncrasies that define their individual voice. To facilitate this process, players need a vibrant, dynamic guitar that becomes a free space in which their personality can unfold. PRS and I designed Fiore (Italian for ‘flower’) to be this guitar.”
The guitar also notably features a swamp ash body paired with bolt-on maple neck and fretboard. Complementing this tried-and-tested formula is a full 25.5-inch scale-length and a six-saddle 2-point steel tremolo.
The guitar is available finished in Amaryllis, Sugar Moon or Black Iris, all seen above.