The 20th Anniversary of PRS's Private Stock Program is a special moment - a moment to stop and celebrate 20 years of a program that drives much of the innovation and craftsmanship at PRS. To begin that celebration, Private Stock has made a limited edition run of 40 instruments that are unique in many ways. To begin, Paul Reed Smith hand-selected the East Coast curly maple tops from what he felt were two of the best batches of maple we have received. Paul also played a huge role in the overall design of these instruments, which harkens back to Howard Leese’s ‘Golden Eagle’ model. Like the Golden Eagle, these guitars have slightly modified body dimensions, with a 1/16th thinner top and 1/8” thicker back than our normal “Custom” body design, for a warmer tone. Paul specified a very precise 24.6” scale length for this guitar. The electronics are also unique, with a three pickup configuration consisting of two narrow 408 treble and bass pickups and a Narrowfield middle pickup. The 5-way blade switch and control placements also nod the Golden Eagle’s original electronics layout.
“When I played the prototypes for this model, they reminded me very much of what I would be making if I was still in a two-person shop,” – Paul Reed Smith.
We completed the first Private Stock on April 19, 1996. The program started as a way to recapture the original essence of the PRS workshop: a small team making fewer guitars with more customization. With this mentality, Private Stock has allowed customers the opportunity to design the guitar of their dreams, and along the way Private Stock has also developed exclusive models and one-off instruments of their own design. In addition to customization, Private Stock instruments are also built with the finest woods, materials, and attention to detail. Here is to celebrating 20 years of artistry.
This stunning 20th Anniversary Private Stock is in their Orange Tourmaline Smoked Burst finish.
Color: Orange Tourmaline Smoked Burst
Top Wood: Deep, Wide-Curl Curly Maple Top
Back Wood : African ribbon mahogany
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 24.6"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Madagascar Rosewood w/ Curly Maple Binding
Fretboard Inlays: Crushed Abalone Birds w/ Mother of Pearl Outlines
Neck Shape: Pattern
Headstock: Madagascar Rosewood Veneer w/ Curly Maple Binding and Crushed Abalone Private Stock Eagle w/ Mother of Pearl Outlines and Mother of Pearl “20th Anniversary” Banner
Truss Rod Cover: Madagascar Rosewood
Bridge: Private Stock Gen 3 Tremolo w/ Locking Saddles
Tuners: Phase III Locking Tuners w/ Gold Anodized Buttons
Hardware Type: Hybrid
Treble Pickup: Narrow 408 Treble
Bass Pickup: Narrow 408 Bass
Middle Pickup: Narrowfield
Controls: Volume, Tone, and 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch
Case: Black Private Stock Case w/ Black Lustre Interior and Embroidered 20th Anniversary Private Stock Logo and Nickel Hardware
Our Price: $9,000.00 Call us for more info (972)540-6420
Quantity in Stock:1
Availability:: Orders Placed Tues-Sat before 3PM Ship the Same Day
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