Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop

March 2016 Guitar of the Month

  • Integral-Brace Construction
  • 58/15 LT Pickups
  • Six Piece Limited Production
Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop

Resonance and Articulation

Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop

The Private Stock Archtop was released in the fall as part of the 2016 model year. This model delivers tone, playability, and elegance to pro-level players and collectors alike. The addition of a maple top adds a new aesthetic and tone to the instrument while keeping exceptional resonance and articulation.

Like PRS acoustics, the back and sides of the Archtop are “locked down” while the top is left to vibrate freely. The top’s integral, parallel bracing further support the instrument’s build integrity and resonance; while the guitar’s Private Stock aluminum bronze bridge with brass saddles and solid ebony tailpiece further support the instrument’s woody depth and richness without sacrificing articulation.

Only six of these instruments will be made for March 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary. 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.

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 Maple Top Singlecut Archtop
  • Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop
  • Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop
  • Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop
  • Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop
  • Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop
  • Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop
  • Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop
  • Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop
  • Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop
  • Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop
  • Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop

Specifications

Top Wood Curly Maple with Integral Bracing
Back Wood Curly Maple
Side Wood Mahogany
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Curly Maple Neck
Neck Shape Pattern Regular
Fretboard Wood Ebony with Mother of Pearl Purfling On The Fingerboard
Headstock Veneer Ebony Headstock Veneer with “J” Private Stock Eagle and Mother of Pearl Purfling
Inlays Solid Mother of Pearl "J" Birds with Paua Heart Center and Green Ripple Abalone and Paua Heart Vine
Truss Rod Cover Ebony with Mother of Pearl Purfling
Treble Pickup 58/15 LT
Bass Pickup 58/15 LT
Hardware Gold
Controls Volume & Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
Bridge Private Stock Aluminum Bronze Archtop Bridge with Brass Saddles and Solid Ebony Tailpiece
Tuners Phase III Locking Tuners with Ebony Buttons
Nut Bone
Strings 11-49 with Wound “G”
Finish Laguna Smoked Burst High-Gloss Nitro Finish
Case Private Stock 20th Anniversary Brown Gator Tolex Hardshell Case
Private Stock Maple Top Singlecut Archtop

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