Paul Reed Smith PRS Fiore Mark Lettieri Electric Guitar Black Iris w/Gig Bag
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Play in Full Bloom: The Mark Lettieri Signature Guitar, the Fiore
“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.” – Mark Lettieri
The PRS Fiore model continues PRS Guitars’ journey into the bolt-on, single-coil guitar world. Developed with guitarist, composer, producer, and instructor Mark Lettieri, the PRS Fiore offers a modern aesthetic, effortless playability, and an addictive and sophisticated tonal canvas.
The newly-designed PRS Fiore pickups were carefully voiced by Lettieri and PRS to allow players a platform to explore and find their voice. The Fiore-S single coil offers exceptional malleability in tone. Capable of capturing all the articulation found in everything from whisper-quiet melodies to full on funk and rock explosivity, this pickup reacts to each players unique approach.
The Fiore-H humbucker fulfills Lettieri’s desire for extensive versatility in the bridge position: enough power and punch for high-gain lead tones, but with a smooth top end that allows the pickup to be played clean, even with the volume knob wide open. Both the Fiore-S and -H work seamlessly together, producing balance, clarity, and that elusive ‘bloom’ in all five positions.
But the tone exploration doesn’t stop there. The Fiore model features a 5-way blade switch with traditional wiring (bridge/bridge + middle/middle/middle + neck/neck). The Fiore also features a single volume and two push/pull tone controls, which further adds to this guitar’s tone-shaping abilities.
Lettieri brought several personal design choices to this model, including a custom truss rod cover drawn by his very own mom. Other appointments include a Swamp Ash body, 22 fret maple neck with maple fretboard, and 25.5” scale length for classic look and feel.
Body Wood: Swamp Ash
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 25.5"
Neck Wood: Maple
Neck Shape: Fiore
Fretboard Wood: Maple
Fretboard Inlay: Birds
Fretboard Radius: 10"
Bridge: 2-Point Steel Tremolo
Hardware Type: Nickel
Truss Rod Cover: “Fiore” (flower) Logo
Strings: PRS Signature, 10-46
Treble Pickup: Fiore-H
Middle Pickup: Fiore-S
Bass Pickup: Fiore-S
Controls: One Volume and Two Push/Pull Tone Controls with 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch