A Spectacular 'Private Stock' PRS Hollowbody II with Factory Bigsby and 'All Gold' Hardware.
2008 Paul Reed Smith Hollowbody II Mocha Smoked Burst - Private Stock
This super 'lightweight' PRS Hollowbody II weighs just 5.90 lbs. Thirteen inch wide, 1 5/8 to 2 1/2 inch deep PRS-shape offset asymmetrical double cutaway thinline body with light curly maple purfling on top and back, and two light curly maple bound 'f' holes. Two-piece 'book-matched' curly maple top with two maple-edged 'f' shaped sound-holes.. Two piece 'book-matched' curly maple back and South American mahogany sides. One-piece curly maple glued-in neck with a nut width of 1 11/16 inches, a scale length of 25.00 inches and a wonderful medium-to-thick profile. Single-action truss rod. Angled, three-on- a-side Brazilian rosewood veneer headstock with PRS 'Eagle' inlaid in Mammoth Ivory with 14k gold outline. Back of headstock with serial number "08 141975" and "Private Stock #2021/10-21-08 written in gold pen. Additionally signed in gold marker by Paul Reed Smith and Joseph Knaggs. Single-layer Brazilian rosewood truss-rod cover secured by one screw. Individual PRS 'Phase III' locking mini tuning pegs with half-moon ebony buttons. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with Mammoth Ivory "Bird" inlays with 14k gold outlines and 22 jumbo frets. One PRS "SC Hollowbody 245 Bass" humbucker in the neck position and one PRS "SC Hollowbody 245 Treble" humbucker in the bridge position with outputs of 8.47k and 9.29k respectively. One volume control, one tone control and a three-way pickup selector switch. Gold plastic barrel-shape "Speed" control knobs. PRS 'New Tune-O-Matic' height-adjustable bridge with six individually adjustable metal saddles, Bigsby 'horseshoe' tailpiece. All hardware gold-plated. Inside the neck pickup cavity (on the neck tenon) there are two white labels, the larger one has been written on in black pen "Mocha Burst /P.S.# / 2021 / Willcut / (PS33)"" and the smaller one has the serial number "141975" stamped in black. The Private Stock number "2021" is also written on the neck tenon in black marker. This amazing guitar was purchased new in 2008 and hardly been played - it is in mint as new (9.50) condition. Complete with the original paperwork, truss-rod adjuster etc., and the original PRS specification sheet which has been signed in ink by Eric Granroth, Joseph Knaggs, and Paul Reed Smith. Housed in the original 'deluxe' five-latch, shaped brown suede hardshell case with black padded lining (9.50).
This very beautiful guitar has several unique features including the horseshoe Bigsby tailpiece. "The woods, including a curly maple top and back, South American mahogany sides, curly maple neck, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, headstock veneer and truss rod cover, were carefully picked from my private stock for sound and remarkable figure. Other features, such as mammoth ivory private Stock eagle and bird inlays with 14 karat gold outlines, add to this guitar's special appeal…" PRS Specification sheet signed by Eric Granroth, Joseph Knaggs and Paul Reed Smith and dated "November 25, 2008".
"With brilliant acoustics and a vast array of tones, the Hollowbody II has been a constant favorite in our dynamic lineup of semi-hollow instruments. The combination of the maple top and back with mahogany sides provides tonal clarity and extraordinary resonance." (PRS website). (#2147)
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