Presenting the PRS Private Stock Guitar of the Month for September 2016, a Special 24-Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem in Gold Leaf
Inspired by a special instrument made for Carlos Santana, the Private Stock September Guitar of the Month is a 24-Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem. The classic Santana/PRS combination of a 24.5” scale length, 24 frets, and a tremolo bridge live on here, and just like Santana’s personal axe, the September Guitar of the Month features a “custom wound” 58/15 treble pickup, which is wound a little hotter for a bit more power in the bridge position.
The September 24-Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem models are finished in Gold Leaf with a high-gloss nitro top coat. Each piece of Gold Leaf is applied by hand by Private Stock Director, Paul Miles. Each piece of Gold Leaf is approximately 3” by 3”. Each instrument has 25-30 pieces of 23k Gold Leaf per top.
Only twenty of these instruments will be made for September 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary.
The original Guitars of the Month were cased between Decem¬ber 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.
Model: 24 fret McCarty Singlecut Trem
Neck wood: Figured mahogany
Fingerboard wood: Madagascar rosewood with curly maple binding
Top wood: Curly maple
Back wood: African ribbon mahogany
Headstock Veneer wood: Madagascar rosewood with curly maple binding
Neck Carve: Pattern
Side Dots: Black
Color / Stain: Gold Leaf
Fingerboard inlays: Gold mother of pearl birds
Headstock veneer inlays: Gold mother of pearl Private Stock eagle with a gold mother of pearl “September” engraved banner
Finish type: High gloss nitro
Pickups: Custom wound 58/15 Treble and Bass
Electronics: Two volume, two tone with 3-way toggle
Hardware: Nickel PRS Gen 3 tremolo with locking saddles and phase III locking tuning pegs with Madagascar rosewood buttons
Set-Up: D’Addario .010
Case type: Private Stock 20th Anniversary Saxon Passion Tolex
Special Features: Gold Leaf high gloss nitro finish, gold mother of pearl bird inlays, gold mother of pearl “September” engraved banner, gold mother of pearl “OM” symbol on the truss rod cover as well as curly maple binding along the fingerboard and headstock veneer.
This guitar is 1 of 20 September “Guitars of the Month” and was built to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Private Stock.
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