Private Stock Guitar of the Month July 2016 - Grainger 5 Fretless Bass

July 2016 Guitar of the Month

  • Versatile Electronics Configuration
  • Modern Tree of Life Inlay Design
  • Six Piece Limited Production
Private Stock Guitar of the Month July 2016 - Grainger 5 Fretless Bass

Artfully Expressive

Private Stock Guitar of the Month July 2016 - Grainger 5 Fretless Bass

Gary Grainger (John Scofield, Dennis Chambers, Frank Gambali, Nancy Wilson, etc.) often refers to his signature PRS basses as “works of art and great tools for working bassists.” The July Grainger 5 Fretless Bass celebrates that marriage of form and function with its elegant Tree of Life inlay, fretless design, and versatile Grainger electronics. Inspired by a Grainger 5 bass made for Alex Al (best known for his more than decade-long career with Michael Jackson), these instruments provide players with a nuanced and expressive tone that is musical and usable in any situation. Alex Al has also worked with Stevie Wonder, Sting, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Taylor Swift, and more. The July Grainger 5 Fretless Bass models will be finished in Fire Red Smoked Burst. Only six of these instruments will be made for July 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 July 2016 - Grainger 5 Fretless Bass
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month July 2016 - Grainger 5 Fretless Bass
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month July 2016 - Grainger 5 Fretless Bass
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month July 2016 - Grainger 5 Fretless Bass
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month July 2016 - Grainger 5 Fretless Bass
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month July 2016 - Grainger 5 Fretless Bass

Specifications

Top Wood Curly Maple Top
Back Wood White Wash Swamp Ash back
Scale Length 34"
Neck Wood Curly Maple
Neck Shape Grainger 5-String
Number of Frets 24
Fretboard Wood Ebony
Headstock Veneer Ebony
Inlays Modern Tree of Life Inlays Consisting of Green Heart Abalone, Sparkle Mother of Pearl, Dark Red Coral, Solid White and Gold Mother of Pearl On The Fingerboard, Headstock Veneer, and Truss Rod Cover
Headstock Inlay Gold Mother of Pearl Private Stock Eagle with Mother of Pearl Outline with a Mother of Pearl/Black Lip Mother of Pearl “July” Engraved Banner
Side Dots Mother of Pearl
Truss Rod Cover Ebony
Pickups and Electronics Grainger Treble and Bass Pickups with PRS/Grainger Active Electronics
Bridge PRS Machined Brass Gary Grainger 5 String Bridge
Tuners Gotoh Bass Tuning Pegs
Strings D’Addario ECB81 Chrome, Light .045-.100 (Flat Wound)
Hardware Gold
Nut Brass
Finish High Gloss Nitro
Color Fire Red Smoked Burst
Case Private Stock 20th Anniversary Black Patchwork Tolex Case
Private Stock Guitar of the Month July 2016 - Grainger 5 Fretless Bass

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