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 and will be sold to our dealer network in pairs comprised of one acoustic and one electric guitar.
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.
Collection # 057
Serial # A12-0831
Model: Collection Grand
Neck wood: Curley Maple
Fingerboard wood: Ebony
Top wood: Adirondack Spruce with Paua heart/black purfling
Back & side woods: Quilted maple with black/maple/black purfling
Headstock Veneer wood: Ebony
Neck Carve: Wide
Side Dots: Gold
Color/Stain: Espresso with "micro-bursts"
Fingerboard inlays: Collection Celtic-cross inlays of Paua heart, 14 karat gold & mammoth ivory with Paua heart purfling
Headstock Veneer inlays: Paul Reed Smith hand written signature & mammoth ivory "Collection" inlay with Paua heart purfling
Rosette: Ebony/Celtic-cross of Paua heart, green select abalone & 14 karat gold
Finish type: High gloss nitro
Electronics: PRS Acoustic system
Hardware: Ebony bridge & pins with mammoth ivory inlays & Robson tuning pegs with ivoroid buttons
Case type: Collection Acoustic
Specials: Espresso with "micro-bursts" high gloss nitro finish, Collection Celtic-cross inlays of Paua heart, 14 karat gold & mammoth ivory, Paul Reed Smith hand written signature & mammoth ivory "Collection" inlay with Paua heart/black purfling along the top, Paua heart purfling along the fingerboard & heastock veneer, maple binding along the body as well as black/maple/black purfling along the back & sides. The very rare Collection grade woods & specifications on this instrument were personally selected by Paul Reed Smith
Item #: A12-0831
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