Private Stock DGT Birds of a Feather Semi-Hollow

April 2016 Guitar of the Month

  • Ziricote Top with Satin Finish
  • Birds of a Feather Inlay Package
  • 20 Piece Limited Production
Private Stock DGT Birds of a Feather Semi-Hollow

Classic Model in a Show-Stopping Package

Private Stock DGT Birds of a Feather Semi-Hollow

The DGT (David Grissom Trem) is a vintage-appointed guitar that is all about the details. Based on the original McCarty model, the DGT adds a signature neck shape, taller frets (and larger gauge strings), custom-spec’d pickups, and a unique control configuration. Take those distinctive features and bring it to Private Stock’s Guitar of the Month program, and all the details add up to be a show-stopping take on a very iconic PRS model. Only twenty of these instruments will be made for April 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary.

The DGT neck shape is based on two of Grissom’s (former) favorite PRS guitars and comes in between a Pa ern/Wide Fat and a Pattern Regular/Regular. The larger frets and 11-gauge strings, combined with other appointments (thicker back, 22-fret neck, etc.), give the DGT a beefy tone. The pickups were finalized after a year of A/B-ing more than forty variations. The resulting tone has ample depth without losing any openness. The control layout features two volume controls and a push/ pull coil-split, providing tons of versatility and control. Full specifications below.

Private Stock Guitar of the Month

The original Guitars of the Month were cased between December 1994 and March 1996. They provided the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and led directly to the Private Stock to the creation of the Private Stock program with the first “official” Private Stock instrument casing on April 19, 1996.

“At the time, the original Guitars of the Month program was a way for us to experiment with new designs and features. To this day, that innovation and specialization is still at the heart of the Private Stock program, and we are very excited to try out some new ideas for our 20th Anniversary year.” – Paul Reed Smith

  • January 2016 Private Stock Guitar of the Month

    January 2016 Hollowbody Bass 4

  • February 2016 Private Stock Guitar of the Month

    February 2016 McCarty 594

  • March 2016 Private Stock Guitar of the Month

    March 2016 Maple Top Singlecut Archtop

  • April 2016 DGT Birds of a Feather Semi-Hollow

    April 2016 DGT Birds of a Feather Semi-Hollow

  • May 2016 509

    May 2016 509

  • June 2016

    June 2016 Paul's Guitar

  • July 2016

    July 2016 Grainger 5 Fretless Bass

  • August 2016

    August 2016 Custom 24 8-String

  • September 2016

    September 2016 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem

  • October 2016

    October 2016 Lotus Knot Custom 24

  • November 2016

    November 2016 Singlecut McCarty 594

  • December 2016

    December 2016 Hollowbody II

Photos

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  • Private Stock DGT Birds of a Feather Semi-Hollow
  • Private Stock DGT Birds of a Feather Semi-Hollow
  • Private Stock DGT Birds of a Feather Semi-Hollow
  • Private Stock DGT Birds of a Feather Semi-Hollow
  • Private Stock DGT Birds of a Feather Semi-Hollow

Videos

  • April 2016 - Private Stock Guitar of the Month

    April 2016 - Private Stock Guitar of the Month

Specifications

Top Wood Ziricote Top with Curly Maple Binding
Back Wood African Ribbon Mahogany Back and Backplates
Body Type Semi-Hollow Body, Single F-Hole with Maple Binding
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape DGT
Fretboard Wood Ziricote
Headstock Veneer Curly Maple Headstock Veneer with Curly Maple Purfling
Inlays Curly Maple Purfling and Mother of Pearl Sidedots, Ziricote and Maple “Birds of a Feather” Inlays and Ziricote “Birds of a Feather” Private Stock Eagle with a Mother of Pearl “April” Engraved “New” Banner
Treble Pickup DGT Treble
Bass Pickup DGT Bass
Controls Two Volume and One Push/Pull Tone Control and 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
Bridge Gen III Tremolo with Locking Saddles
Tuners Phase III Locking Tuners with Ebony Buttons
Strings 11 Gauge Strings with an Unwound G
Finish Natural Satin Nitro Finish
Case Private Stock 20th Anniversary Tweed Tolex Case
Private Stock DGT Birds of a Feather Semi-Hollow

Accolades

"The tone and level of innovative artistry and craftsmanship are off the chain. Just an amazing guitar...”

- David Grissom

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