Washburn Guitars has introduced the new Paul Stanley PS10 Starfire guitar, designed in conjunction with Kiss' Paul Stanley.
Washburn says that the PS10 is a sleek, classically inspired design that features a carved "raised centre" solid mahogany body and mahogany neck for warm tone and lots of sustain. They tell us that the bound ebony fingerboard is fitted with 22 easy-playing jumbo frets and features dot inlays. The hardware includes a Tune-O-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece, graphite nut and diecast tuners for precise tuning. The white pickguard ties in nicely with the headstock shaped truss rod cover. Both contain a silk screened variation of the Paul Stanley Starfire logo. Electronics include two chrome mini humbuckers, each controlled by separate top hat volume and tone knobs and a 3-way pickup selector.
A spokesperson told us, "The high output mini humbuckers produce a tone all their own that is both versatile and will sit front and centre in a stage mix. Judicious use of the volume and tone controls will reward the player with a wide selection of biting and/or creamy sustaining tones to choose from."
Pricing and Availability:
The PS10 Starfire is available in black or white and includes a gig bag. It will ship in the UK in Q2 2013 at an expected RRP of £379 inc VAT.