Cody Kilby Private Stock Acoustic

  • Cody Kilby "Traditional" Inlays
  • Cocobolo Back & Sides
  • Select Adirondack Spruce Top
Cody Kilby Private Stock Acoustic
Cody Kilby Private Stock Acoustic

From his beginning as a bluegrass prodigy to his current role as lead guitarist in Ricky Skagg’s band Kentucky Thunder, Cody Kilby’s distinctive, visionary voice as a guitarist has always stood apart from the pack. The Cody Kilby Private Stock acoustic features a PRS Tonare Grand body perimeter with a shallower PRS Angelus depth, PRS’s hybrid X bracing pattern, and a “Traditional” inlay pattern (only available on the Cody Kilby model).

Born in the PRS Maryland shop, PRS Acoustics are heirloom-quality instruments with remarkable tone and exquisite playability. A small team of experienced luthiers handcraft all Maryland-made PRS acoustics with passion and attention to detail. The Cody Kilby acoustic comes standard with our customized pickup system. The PRS Acoustic pickup system is a proprietary, full band width Piezo pick up that is combined with a proprietary 18 volt custom-voiced preamp.

Design & Build Philosophies

  • PRS Private Stock acoustics feature our proprietary 15.5" Angelus Cutaway and 16" Tonare Grand body shapes, which elegantly balance playability, tone and beauty.

  • The X-Brace/Classical hybrid design combines the best elements of a classical ladder bracing system and steel string "X"/fan bracing to better pair resonant tops with stiff, reflective back and sides. This style of bracing is what gives PRS acoustics their unique, powerful voice.

  • PRS sands each top to the thickness appropriate for that individual piece of wood. This allows us to achieve the desired deflection and flexibility of each individual top so it reaches its particular unique optimum performance.

  • Stiffer sides offer more stability which results in a long lasting guitar. We use Kevin Ryan A-4 kerfing and a deliberate bracing design to create stiffer than normal sides, contributing to top stability.

  • Stability results in a back that does not become "out of phase" with the top and allows a pure tone to be created. With back braces and kerfing we are able to create a singular reflective surface when joined to the sides, which adds to PRS acoustic's unique sound.

  • We utilize a compound dovetail neck joint. Through our sanding and placement technique we create a "carbon copy image" of the joining areas of the joint which allows for near gapless construction which results in superior stability and active transfer of string energy.

  • PRS Private Stock Acoustics feature a 100% lacquer, nitro-cellulose finish. In its essence, nitro is considered an "organic" material. The composition of this finish allows it to bond to the surface and become a part of the material as opposed to being "on top" of it. As the guitar and finish age the tone will continue to blossom so the full potential of the instrument can be realized.


  • Cody Kilby Private Stock Acoustic
  • Cody Kilby Private Stock Acoustic
  • Cody Kilby Private Stock Acoustic
  • Cody Kilby Private Stock Acoustic
  • Cody Kilby Private Stock Acoustic


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Shape 16" Tonare Grande
Depth (At The Neck Block) 3 5/8"
Depth (At The Tail Block) 4 1/2"
Bracing PRS X-Brace/Classical Hybrid Design
Back and Side Woods Private Stock Grade Cocobolo
Top Wood Select Adirondack Spruce
Top Purfling Green Select Abalone
Top and Back Binding Curly Maple
Rosette Curly Maple and Green Select Abalone
Neck Wood Peruvian Mahogany
Neck Shape Wide
Strength Rod High-Modulus Carbon Fiber
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25 1/4"
Nut Width 1 3/4"
String Spacing 2 3/16"
Fretboard, Headstock Veneer and Bridge Wood Ebony
Fretboard and Headstock Veneer Purfling Green Select Abalone
Fretboard Inlays Green Select Abalone and Mother of Pearl "Traditional"
Headstock Veneer Inlay Private Stock Eagle
Nut Bone
Saddle Bone
Tuners PRS Tuners
PRS Pickups System Proprietary, full band width piezo pick up with a proprietary 18-volt custom-voiced preamp
Back & Sides Options
Optional Back and Sides Brazilian
Cody Kilby Private Stock Acoustic