PRS DC3

Average: 4.1 (7 votes)
General
Manufacturer: 
Paul Reed Smith
Made in: 
United States
Series: 
Paul Reed Smith
DC
Signature Guitar: 
No
Strings: 
6
Construction: 
Bolt-On
Orientation: 
Right handed
Years: 
2011 to 2013
Body
Body Style: 
Double Cut
Body Material: 
Alder
Body color: 
Antique White
Black
Charcoal
Frost Blue Metallic
McCarty Tobacco Sunburst
Powder Blue
Sapphire Smokeburst
Scarlet Smokeburst
Seafoam Green
Smoked Amber
Tri-Color Sunburst
Vintage Burst
Vintage Cherry
Body finish: 
Gloss
Top: 
No
Carved top: 
Not carved
Body binding: 
No binding
Pickguard: 
Pickguard
Pickguard color: 
Black
White
Electronics
Neck Pickup Brand: 
Paul Reed Smith
Middle Pickup Brand: 
Paul Reed Smith
Bridge Pickup Brand: 
Paul Reed Smith
Piezo: 
No
Pickup Configuration: 
SSS
Tone knob: 
1
Volume knob: 
1
5 way switch: 
1
Miscellaneous
Description: 

The Paul Reed Smith DC3 is a strat-like guitar with a flat shape alder body, a  maple "Pattern Regular" bolt-on neck, 3 PRS single coils and PRS Phase III Locking Tuners. The 25 1/4 inch scale length of this guitar lies between most PRS guitars which is 25 inch and most strats that feature 25.5 inch scale lengths. The three proprietary PRS single coil pickups are based on PRS's award-winning 513 model. The PRS Tremolo contains steel components. The finish on the PRS DC3 is PRS's V12 finish, which is halfway between nitrocellulose and acrylic. The options on this guitar are:

  • Gold hardware
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bird inlays

Neck
Nut Width: 
42 mm
Final fret width: 
57.1 mm (2.25 inch)
Locking nut: 
No locking nut
Thickness at nut: 
21.33mm
Neck Material: 
Maple
Neck pieces: 
1 Piece
Neck color: 
Natural
Neck finish: 
Satin
Neck binding: 
No binding
Fretboard: 
Maple
Rosewood
Fretboard radius: 
254 mm (10 inch)
Scale Length: 
25.25 inch (641 mm)
Frets: 
22
Inlays: 
Ring Dots
Birds
Inlay color: 
pearl
Scalloped Fretboard: 
Not Scalloped
Headstock
Tuning Key Arrangement: 
3+3 arrangement
Locking tuners: 
Locking Tuners
Headstock color: 
Natural
Headstock finish: 
Satin
Headstock angle: 
angled
Matching headstock: 
Not matching headstock
Tuning Machines: 
Paul Reed Smith
Reversed: 
Not reversed
Hardware
Bridge brand: 
Paul Reed Smith
Bridge type: 
Standard type
Hardware color: 
Nickel
Gold
Bridge: