Happy Birthday Private Stock!
Just feast your eyes on these beauties…
This year sees the 20th anniversary of PRS Guitars’ Private Stock programme and to mark the occasion we’re making 40 (yes, just 40!) very special guitars.
The 20th Anniversary Private Stock model was created with lots of input from Paul Reed Smith, who went back to Howard Leese (Heart)’s Golden Eagle for inspiration. Like the Golden Eagle, these guitars have slightly modified body dimensions, with a 1/16” thinner top and 1/8” thicker back than the normal PRS “Custom” body design, for a warmer tone.
Paul also specified a very precise 24.6” scale length neck and hand-selected all of the East Coast curly maple tops from what he felt were two of the best batches of maple in PRS’s history. The electronics are also unique, with a three pickup configuration consisting of two narrow 408 treble and bass pickups and a Narrowfield middle pickup. The 5-way blade switch and control placements also nod to the Golden Eagle’s original electronics layout.
These gorgeous, limited and highly collectible guitars will have a retail price of £8299 / €11 950 and you can find out about the full specs here.