Santana

The Official Web Site of Carlos Santana

PRS Abraxas Guitar PRS Guitar
PRS Guitar PRS Guitar

Carlos Santana Signature Guitars from Paul Reed Smith

Santana SE One Abraxas (shown top row, far left)

•   BODY: Mahogany
•   NECK: 25" scale length mahogany 22-fret neck with rosewood fredboard, wide, fat shape, and peace symbol inlays at the 12th fret.
•   HARDWARE: PRS designed Stoptail bridge; PRS design tuners; nickel hardware, soapbar treble pickup, and volume control.

Santana I

•   BODY: Carved artist grade maple top with rippled abalone purfling and mahogany back
•   NECK: 24 1/2" scale length mahogany 24-fret neck with Brazilian rosewood fretboard, rippled abalone bird inlays and headstock eagle. OM symbol inlayed on truss rod cover
•   Santana wide fat neck carve
•   HARDWARE: PRS tremolo, locking tuners, engraved anodized electronics cover plate, OM symbol
•   ELECTRONICS: Santana pickups with zebra bobbins, mini toggle selector, volume and tone control

Santana II (shown top row, near left)

•   BODY: Carved artist grade flame maple top with rippled abalone purfling and mahogany back
•   NECK: 24 1/2" scale length mahogany 24-fret neck with a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, rippled abalone bird inlays and headstock eagle.
•   Santana wide fat neck carve
•   HARDWARE: PRS Tremolo, locking tuners, engraved anodized electronics cover plate
•   ELECTRONICS: Santana zebra bobbin treble and bass pickups; volume and tone control with 3-way pickup selector

Santana MD Signature Model (shown second row, near left)

•   BODY: Back Wood - Mahogany; Top Wood - Flame Maple Top Inlaid with Abalone Purfling; Top Option - 10 Top Flame Maple
•   NECK: Number of Frets - 24; Scale Length - 24 1/2"; Neck Wood - Mahogany; Fretboard Wood - Rosewood; Neck Shape - Santana Wide Fat; Inlays - Birds
•   HARDWARE: Bridge - Tremolo; Tuners - PRS Low Mass Locking Tuners; Truss Rod Cover - MD; Hardware Type - Nickel; Hardware Option - Gold; Treble Pickup - Santana MD Treble; Bass Pickup - Santana MD Bass; Pickup Switching - Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
•   ELECTRONICS: Mastering Voice Control [MVC]

Santana MD Signature Model (shown second row, far left)

•   BODY: Carved maple top; flamed maple top veneer; mahogany back.
•   NECK: 22-fret one-piece "wide-fat" mahogany neck; rosewood fretboard with white perloid, old style PRS bird inlays.
•   HARDWARE: Treble and bass humbucking pickups; master volume and tone; three-way toggle switch; PRS tuners; PRS tremolo.
•   COLORS: Santana Yellow, Orange, and Black.



Amps and Cabinets

Carlos has traditionally used the Boogie Mark 1 originally purchased in 1973. Since then, it has taken Carlos almost 30 years to find another amp that compliments his unique sound. These days, Carlos combines the Boogie and the Dumble's to get his unique sound. The Mark 1 runs through the 12' Boogie cabinet and the Dumble's run through the 4x12 slant and straight cabinets.

Mesa Boogie — "Honey Dripper Yellow" Premiere Flame figured Maple Cabinet (top left and top center). This is the same size and style cabinet that Carlos has been using on stage since 1973.

4x12 Slant Cabinet — "Honey Dripper Yellow" Premiere Flame figured Maple Cabinet (bottom left and bottom center). Cabinets made by Mesa Boogie.

4x12 Cabinet — "Honey Dripper Yellow" Premiere Flame figured Maple Cabinet (bottom right). Flour 12" Tone Tubby Speakers with Hemp Cones. Cabinets made by Mesa Boogie.





Dumble Overdrive Reverb — OD-100WR
Alexander Dumble built this amplifier in the mid-1970's.

100-Watt Dumble with buil-in reverb; four Phillips 7581 tubes; three 12AX7 preamp tubes by Phillips; selectable 50-watt or 100-watt amp.

"Honey Dripper Yellow" Premiere Flame figured Maple body made by Mesa Boogie.


Dumble Overdrive
Built for Carlos Santana in 2007

100-Watt Dumble with buil-in reverb; four Phillips 7581 tubes; three 12AX7 preamp tubes by Phillips; selectable 50-watt or 100-watt amp.

"Honey Dripper Yellow" Premiere Flame figured Maple body made by Mesa Boogie.




Dumble Steel String Singer — 150-Watt
Built for Carlos Santana

"Honey Dripper Yellow" Premiere Flame figured Maple body made by Mesa Boogie.


Boogie Mark 1 Amp Head
Original Mark 1 Purchased in 1973

No serial number, no effects loop.

100-watt reverb; graphic EQ (never used); four Ruby Tube 6L6's; three 12AX7 premp tubes by Ruby Tube and one 12AT7 by Phillips.