Presenting the Paul Reed Smith Private Stock Guitar of the Month for June 2016: A Paul's Guitar in Persimmon with Cherry Smoked Burst.
This Guitar of the Month is part of a very limited run of only 10 pieces, of which only 5 are being offered for sale in the US. The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to offer one of those 5 for sale here.
The Paul’s Guitar has a highly musical tone thanks to a versatile coil-tap system and 408N pickups. This Private Stock edition features slightly modified brushstroke bird inlays and Private Stock’s “Strad” purfling, bringing an exquisite aesthetic to this signature instrument.
“When Private Stock built the first Paul’s Guitar, I knew we had something special that I would be playing for a long time. I really liked the newly designed brushstroke birds, and the new single coil toned 408 pickups. Now I could get with my guitar exactly what I was shooting for…a big fat sound that was wonderfully clear combined with a super resonant guitar which I loved.” said Paul Reed Smith.
“Private Stock is very special to me. It is an amazingly passionate team working with our most treasured materials and new designs. These craftsmen are building heirloom quality pieces of art that play and sound as good as any guitar I have ever played. I am very proud to be celebrating 20 years of Private Stock with the Guitar of the Month program and the Paul’s Guitar model” – Paul Reed Smith
The original Guitars of the Month were cased between December 1994 and March 1996. They provided the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and led directly to the creation of the Private Stock program, with the first “official” Private Stock instrument casing on April 19, 1996.
Top Wood: Curly Maple Top
Back Wood : African Ribbon Mahogany Back and Backplates
Scale Length: 25"
Neck Wood: Curly Peruvian Mahogany Neck
Neck Shape: Pattern
Fretboard Wood: African Blackwood Fingerboard
Headstock Veneer: African Blackwood with Gold Mother of Pearl “Modified” Brushstroke Eagle, Mother of Pearl “June” Engraved “New” Banner and Mother of Pearl, Maple, and Gold Mother of Pearl “Strad” Style Purfling
Inlays: Gold Mother of Pearl “Modified” Brushstroke Birds and Mother of Pearl, Maple, and Gold Mother of Pearl “Strad” Purfling
Side Dots: Mother of Pearl
Truss Rod Cover: African Blackwood with Mother of Pearl, Maple, and Gold Mother of Pearl “Strad” Purfling
Pickups and Electronics: 408N Treble and Bass Pickups with Volume and Tone Controls, 3-Way Toggle Switch, and Two Mini Coil-Tap Switches
Bridge: Gen III Tremolo with Locking Saddles
Tuners: Phase III Locking Tuners with African Blackwood Buttons
Strings: 10 Gauge Strings
Finish: High Gloss Nitro
Color: Persimmon with Cherry Smoked Burst
Case: Private Stock 20th Anniversary Black Comet Tolex Case
We accept all major credit cards (orders must ship to the billing address of the cardholder or authorized ship-to address for their account), PayPal (shipped to a PayPal confirmed delivery address), Financing through Blispay, Wire Transfer in advance in US Funds, or COD (Cashier's Check only).
We ship most any order placed before 3pm CDT Tuesday through Friday the same day. Orders placed Saturday-Monday will ship the following Tuesday. For new products we will only ship to delivery addresses within the United States. Most pedals are shipped via Priority Mail. Guitars and Amplifiers are shipped via UPS Ground. Other shipping methods are available. Please contact prior to placing your order for shipping cost quotations to your delivery address.
The Guitar Sanctuary does accept returned items as long as arrangements are made for such within 48 hours of purchase/receipt. Returned items MUST be in the original condition and packing (including owner’s manual, un-used warranty card, any other items that came with the item) in order to qualify for a refund. No refunds are available for “special” ordered guitars or amplifiers (items that were not in stock, but rather ordered per the customers request. The customer is responsible for all freight charges and credit card processing fees incurred in the course of the sale. We cannot refund freight charges. The Guitar Sanctuary will charge a 20% restocking fee for returned effects pedals and amplifiers and a 10% restocking fee for Guitars. The only exceptions are for products that are defective. Please only purchase an item after you are certain it is right for you! Layaway: You can lay-a-way any product for a maximum of three months. Lay-a-way requires a 25% non-refundable deposit. We will not be able to ship the item until it is paid for in full and as a lay-a-way purchase, does not qualify for the 48 hour approval policy. International Sales: We can ship most guitars and other products internationally. We prefer money orders, cashier’s checks, or bank wire transfers in U.S. dollars. Shipping quotes are only valid for 48 hours. Please consult with your local officials about taxes, duties, currency exchange rates, etc.