What better way to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Private Stock than with a specially appointed Paul’s Guitar?
Paul’s Guitar has a highly musical tone thanks to a versatile coil-tap system and 408N pickups. This Private Stock edition features slightly modified brushstroke bird inlays and Private Stock’s “Strad” purfling, bringing an exquisite aesthetic to this signature instrument.
“When Private Stock built the first Paul’s Guitar, I knew we had something special that I would be playing for a long time. I really liked the newly designed brushstroke birds, and the new single coil toned 408 pickups. Now I could get with my guitar exactly what I was shooting for…a big fat sound that was wonderfully clear combined with a super resonant guitar which I loved.” said Paul Reed Smith.
Only ten of these instruments will be made for May 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary. Paul Reed Smith has been at the helm of PRS’s Private Stock department for many years, driving innovation, quality, and design.
“Private Stock is very special to me. It is an amazingly passionate team working with our most treasured materials and new designs. These craftsmen are building heirloom quality pieces of art that play and sound as good as any guitar I have ever played. I am very proud to be celebrating 20 years of Private Stock with the Guitar of the Month program and the Paul’s Guitar model” – Paul Reed Smith
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 creation of the Private Stock program, with the first “official” Private Stock instrument casing on April 19, 1996.
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 Hollowbody Bass 4
February 2016 McCarty 594
March 2016 Maple Top Singlecut Archtop
April 2016 DGT Birds of a Feather Semi-Hollow
May 2016 509
June 2016 Paul's Guitar
July 2016 Grainger 5 Fretless Bass
August 2016 Custom 24 8-String
September 2016 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem
October 2016 Lotus Knot Custom 24
November 2016 Singlecut McCarty 594
December 2016 Hollowbody II
|Top Wood||Curly Maple Top|
|Back Wood||African Ribbon Mahogany Back and Backplates|
|Neck Wood||Curly Peruvian Mahogany Neck|
|Fretboard Wood||African Blackwood Fingerboard|
|Headstock Veneer||African Blackwood with Gold Mother of Pearl “Modified” Brushstroke Eagle, Mother of Pearl “June” Engraved “New” Banner and Mother of Pearl, Maple, and Gold Mother of Pearl “Strad” Style Purfling|
|Inlays||Gold Mother of Pearl “Modified” Brushstroke Birds and Mother of Pearl, Maple, and Gold Mother of Pearl “Strad” Purfling|
|Side Dots||Mother of Pearl|
|Truss Rod Cover||African Blackwood with Mother of Pearl, Maple, and Gold Mother of Pearl “Strad” Purfling|
|Pickups and Electronics||408N Treble and Bass Pickups with Volume and Tone Controls, 3-Way Toggle Switch, and Two Mini Coil-Tap Switches|
|Bridge||Gen III Tremolo with Locking Saddles|
|Tuners||Phase III Locking Tuners with African Blackwood Buttons|
|Strings||10 Gauge Strings|
|Finish||High Gloss Nitro|
|Color||Persimmon with Cherry Smoked Burst|
|Case||Private Stock 20th Anniversary Black Comet Tolex Case|
The Private Stock Guitar of the Month June 2016 - Paul's Guitar is available at the following PRS Dealers: