The very rare Collection grade woods and specifications on this instrument were personally selected by Paul Reed Smith.
When Paul Reed Smith assumed leadership of the PRS Private Stock program in 2009, he remarked, “I’m looking forward to building guitars again.” The Collection Series from Private Stock provides him the opportunity to do just that. Much like the sought-after “Paul’s 28” guitars, these instruments will be built in small batches (about a dozen at a time) and will incorporate a balance of PRS traditions and exclusive “prototype stage” specifications. A very limited number - approximately 70 acoustics and 70 electrics - will be made in total each year.
Collection instruments are built using the finest materials from Private Stock’s most select stash of exotic tone woods. Many of these woods, including prized Pernambuco used to make necks and fingerboards, will no longer be available for standard Private Stock orders. Proprietary specs, including Celtic knot inlays, will not be offered on forthcoming Private Stock guitars as well. Paul will personally oversee the design and construction of each Collection guitar. Collection Series instruments cannot be ordered, but will be available from exclusive Private Stock dealers.
Serial # 187070
Collection # 051
Top Wood - Curly Maple
Back Wood - African Ribboned Mahogany
Color/Stain - Espresso with "Micro Bursts" (Thin Smokeburst over the whole guitar)
Finish Type - Super-thin high gloss nitro
Neck Wood - Pernambuco
Fingerboard wood - African Blackwood
Headstock Veneer Wood - African Blackwood
Neck Carve - Pattern Thin
Side Dots - 14 Karat Gold
Fingerboard inlays - Collection Celtic-cross consisting of 14 Karat gold and White gold
Headstock veneer inlays - 14 Karat gold Paul Reed Smith signature inlay and white gold "Collection" Inlay
Treble Pickup - 57/08
Bass Pickup - 57/08
Electronics - Volume, Tone and a 3-way toggle
Hardware - Gold/Nickel PRS stoptail and phase III locking tuning pegs with ivoroid buttons
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Item #: 187070
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