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PRS debuts a new body shape with the Fiore – a sumptuous new signature model for Mark Lettieri

PRS Fiore
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GEAR 2021: Versatility is the watchword as PRS's launches a new signature electric guitar for Mark Lettieri. The Fiore – Italian for "flower" – is an aesthetically pleasing doublecut with an HSS pickup configuration custom-wound to Lettieri's specifications.

Like John Mayer's Silver Sky, which receives a new limited edition Lunar Ice finish for 2021, the Fiore has a bolt-on, maple neck, 22-fret maple 'board, and a Fender-esque 25.5" scale. But this is quite a different instrument. 

For starters, the Fiore features an all-new body shape for PRS. Carved from solid swamp ash, it has contoured cutaways that look like they'll improve upper-fret access. 

Players need a vibrant, dynamic guitar that becomes a free space in which their personality can unfold. PRS and I designed Fiore to be this guitar

Special attention was afforded to the pickups. Occupying the bridge position, the Fiore-H humbucker is wound to balance high-gain power and output with smoothness, while PRS promises that the Fiore-S single-coils in the middle and neck positions offer bright, articulate and dynamic tones. And there is plenty of room for manoeuvre if you are looking for in-between tones.

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The pickups are selected via a 5-way switch, and controlled by a volume and two tone controls. Both tone controls have push/pull functions to give you some extra options.

Elsewhere, there is a two-point steel tremolo, vintage-style tuners, and a truss rod cover that is engraved with a flower logo that was designed by Lettieri's mother.

“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,“ said Lettieri. “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 to be this guitar.” 

The PRS Fiore is offered in a choice of three colours – a deep red Amaryllis, Black Iris and Sugar Moon white. All are finished using PRS's Nitro over Cellulose (CAB) process.

All ship with a deluxe padded gig-bag and should be with retailers and ready to ship come May 2021.

See PRS Guitars for more information.

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.