Mark Tremonti, guitarist for Creed, Alter Bridge and Tremonti, was contacted by PRS during a tour with Creed in support of their first album "My Own Prison" and asked if he would like to try one of their guitars. "I was immediately hooked on the idea of playing a PRS guitar. PRS was one of those guitars I could never afford in high school or college and I always wanted to play one." PRS sent Mark a McCarty model, which he immediately fell in love with. For a while, he played that guitar exclusively, but eventually he wanted an instrument that better suited his playing style. So began a collaboration between him and PRS to design his dream guitar, which would soon become the Mark Tremonti Signature Model. Based on the McCarty model pickups were added that were a bit more aggressive and suited his rhythm playing, which involves a lot of palm muting. The neck profile also needed to match his style, which is influenced by thrash metal, shred, and traditional blues. PRS met these requirements with the "Pattern Thin" neck shape. That they did a bang-up job at it is evident from this PRS Mark Tremonti here with the rare "Gray-Black" finish. The Tremonti pickup on the bridge is simply optimal for a differentiated rock board and sings fantastically on lead sounds. The Tremonti pickup on the neck has less output and is always beautifully differentiated, not muddy. In the intermediate position this combination brings wonderful clean sounds. Simply a rock workhorse at its best! The neck with its Pattern-Thin profile plays like itself in combination with the patented PRS tremolo, the dark rosewood fingerboard invites you to extended runs and solos and you can't get enough of the phenomenally beautiful top. We are happy to be able to offer you this dream guitar from Paul Reed Smith in mint, nearly unplayed condition.
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