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PRS launch Dustie Waring guitar
A new ‘Dustie’ guitar might sound like a contradiction in terms but PRS ’s latest release, the Dustie Waring LE ‘Floyd’ Custom 24 model (£3,995), is so named because of its creation in collaboration with Dustie Waring, rhythm guitarist with progressive metal luminaries Between The Buried And Me. Waring has been a PRS player since 2008 (usually favouring a Custom 24 outfitted with Floyd Rose vibrato system), and his new guitar is designed to look and sound even more vicious than his previous machine.
The new Dustie Waring LE includes some unique features that Waring specified to make his perfect PRS , including his signature DiMarzio humbucking pickups. The units are designed to cover the spectrum from pristine cleans to heavy rhythm chords without harsh trebles or mushy bottom end. Other features include carved figured maple top, mahogany back, 25” scale length, 24-fret rock maple neck, an “Original” Floyd Rose vibrato, PRS Phase II locking tuners, glow-in-the-dark sidedots, and PRS bird inlays. Sporting black hardware and a satin finish, these guitars look as sophisticated and menacing as they sound.
Waring said of his new ‘Dustie’ guitar, “I can’t see myself playing anything else now. They are perfect instruments that you can get any tone you want out of, and they look absolutely badass.”