The PRS Myles Kennedy Signature is a modern, primed-for-rock solidbody electric guitar with a nod to historic designs. This no-frills yet eminently svelte axe is built around a resonant swamp ash body. The ash's already musical-sounding acoustic tone is turbocharged brilliantly by two versatile Narrowfield MK mini humbuckers. Whether you're playing jazz, blues, or old-fashioned hard rock, the Myles Kennedy Signature's Narrowfield MK pickups will take it in stride, arming you with an ear-tingling humbucker-esque tone with plenty of single-coil spank on tap. Navigating this guitar's 22-fret, 10-inch-radius maple fingerboard is as effortless as it gets, thanks to a familiar 25.5-inch scale and comfortable custom-shaped neck. The Myles Kennedy Signature is replete with high-performance hardware, including vintage-style locking tuners, a plate-style bridge, and barrel saddles. As for eye candy, this guitar doesn't disappoint; its PRS Birds fingerboard inlays, Geometric Owl logo, and slick finish make it as spotlight worthy as anything else you'll find. Players who want to dispense with complexities and simply rock out will get endless mileage out of the Paul Reed Smith Myles Kennedy Signature — it's a serious tool for serious musicians.
At its core, the Myles Kennedy Signature is a no-frills classic rock machine. It boasts a tried-and-tested single-cut swamp ash body, along with a bolt-on maple neck and fingerboard. That said, its graceful cutaway scoop, custom neck carve, and built-for-speed fingerboard radius propel this solidbody electric guitar firmly into the twenty-first century. Its plate-style bridge offers precise intonation while also nodding to its roots. Moreover, the Myles Kennedy Signature features locking tuners for maximum reliability and effortless string changes.
The PRS Myles Kennedy Signature comes loaded with a set of Narrowfield MK pickups. This pair is carefully voiced to simultaneously deliver the best characteristics of a humbucker, a P-90, a traditional single-coil, and a mini humbucker. Technically, the Narrowfield's dual coils classify it as a humbucking design. At the same time, its sylphlike form factor is reminiscent of a mini humbucker (with which, perhaps not surprisingly, it shares certain tonal characteristics). The Myles Kennedy Signature includes volume and tone knobs, along with a push-pull and a 5-way blade switch for all-out sonic flexibility.
The guitarists here at Music Experience have found the Myles Kennedy Signature to be among the most playable guitars in our massive inventory. For starters, its 25.5-inch scale length gives it a feel that hard-rock guitar connoisseurs will find very familiar. Its Myles Kennedy custom-shaped neck is substantial enough to fill your hand yet slender enough to stay out of your way. You also get a 22-fret, 10-inch-radius fingerboard that facilitates jazz chording, metallic riffage, and blazing-fast leads with equal aplomb.
Introducing Myles Kennedy’s first signature model. Known for his work in Alter Bridge, Slash and the Conspirators, and his own solo recordings, Kennedy is an accomplished guitarist who brings blues and jazz style to rock guitar playing. This new signature model mirrors Kennedy’s rock sensibilities with a nod to historic designs. While the aesthetic may have players hearing chicken pickin’ in their heads – and this guitar can certainly reach twang territory – it is made to play like a rock machine.
“This guitar captures the spirit of my favorite older instruments. With that said, since we developed this guitar, most of my vintage instruments rarely see the light of day,” said Kennedy.
The PRS Myles Kennedy signature guitar features a swamp ash body, a 22-fret, 25.5” scale length maple neck with maple fretboard, and two PRS Narrowfield MK pickups. The PRS Narrowfield MK pickups were carefully voiced to capture the courage of humbuckers and the spank of single coils. PRS Narrowfields provided the perfect starting point for this design, with their ability to deliver thick single-coil sounds without the hum. These pickups are paired with a 5-way blade switch and a push/pull tone control that acts as a preset tone roll- off, bringing down the higher frequencies on the treble pickup so you can dig in to the fullest.
“I watched Myles throughout his career alternate between humbucking and single coil sounds without giving anything up on either side. These pickups took us months to dial in, and I think they capture that balance that Myles mastered beautifully,” said Paul Reed Smith.
Other features include a PRS plate-style steel bridge, vintage-style locking tuners, bone nut, and Kennedy’s “Geometric Owl” logo from his “Ides of March” solo release, representing wisdom and adaptability.“I feel like we managed to touch on the elusive quality that makes you want to play with this guitar. It beckons you to take it off the wall or out of the case and make music.” – Myles Kennedy
|Myles Kennedy Signature
|Number of Strings
Myles Kennedy Custom
|Number of Frets
|PRS Plate Style, Steel
|PRS Vintage-Style, Locking
|PRS Narrowfield MK Humbucker
|PRS Narrowfield MK Humbucker
|1 x volume, 1 x tone (push/push coil-tap)
|PRS Classic, .010-.046
5-way blade pickup switch
|Manufacturer Part Number