Private Stock Guitar of the Month August 2016 - Custom 24 8-String

August 2016 Guitar of the Month

  • Holcomb/Seymour Duncan Alpha & Omega Pickups
  • 26.5” Scale Length
  • Eight Piece Limited Production
Private Stock Guitar of the Month August 2016 - Custom 24 8-String

Sometimes More is Better

Private Stock Guitar of the Month August 2016 - Custom 24 8-String

The August Custom 24 8-String celebrates more. More registers available; more chord options; more tonal range. Inspired by an 8-String designed with Periphery’s Mark Holcomb, these instruments allow players’ creativity to take over with no limitations. Thanks to their extended range, 8-string guitars inspire new technique and unorthodox compositions that can work with any musical style. The inclusion of Holcomb’s signature Seymour Duncan Alpha and Omega pickups offer a snarling and aggressive tone that is also glassy and articulate.

The August Custom 24 8-String models will be finished in Frostbite Glow and ship to F#, B, E, A, D, G, B, E. Only eight of these instruments will be made for August 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary.

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

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  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month August 2016 - Custom 24 8-String
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month August 2016 - Custom 24 8-String
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month August 2016 - Custom 24 8-String
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month August 2016 - Custom 24 8-String
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month August 2016 - Custom 24 8-String
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month August 2016 - Custom 24 8-String

Videos

  • August 2016 Guitar of the Month

    August 2016 Guitar of the Month Demo

Specifications

Top Wood Curly Maple Top
Back Wood Swamp Ash
Scale Length 26.5"
Neck Wood Curly Maple
Neck Shape Wide Thin
Number of Frets 24
Fretboard Wood African Blackwood with Curly Maple Binding
Headstock Veneer African Blackwood with Curly Maple Binding
Inlays Mother of Pearl “J” Birds with Paua Centers
Headstock Inlay Mother of Pearl “J” Private Stock Eagle with Paua Center with a Mother of Pearl “August” Engraved Banner
Side Dots Paua
Pickups Seymour Duncan Omega Treble and Seymour Duncan Alpha Bass
Controls Volume and Tone with 5-Way Blade Selector Switch
Bridge PRS 8 String Plate-Style Bridge
Tuners Phase III Locking Tuners with African Blackwood Buttons
Strings D’Addario .010
Hardware Nickel
Nut Bone
Backplate Swamp Ash
Finish High Gloss Nitro
Color Frostbite Glow
Case Private Stock 20th Anniversary Black Comet Tolex
Private Stock Guitar of the Month August 2016 - Custom 24 8-String

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