Private Stock Guitar of the Month October 2016 - Lotus Knot Custom 24

October 2016 Guitar of the Month

  • Lotus Knot Inlay Design
  • 58/15 LT Pickups
  • 20 Piece Limited Production
Private Stock Guitar of the Month October 2016 - Lotus Knot Custom 24

Celebrating the One that Started it All

Private Stock Guitar of the Month October 2016 - Lotus Knot Custom 24

The Custom 24 is the instrument that started PRS back in 1985, so of course the Guitar of the Month program would not be complete without celebrating this model. Since its introduction, the Custom 24 has been a favorite of internationally-touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players who demand quality, reliability, and versatility. The Custom 24 features PRS’s patented tremolo system, PRS Phase III locking tuners, and dual humbuckers with volume and tone controls and a 5-way blade switch.

Some unique appointments for the Guitar of the Month include a wenge neck with ebony fingerboard, paua heart, green ripple abalone, and mother of pearl Lotus Knot fingerboard inlays, green ripple abalone Private Stock Eagle with mother of pearl outlines and “October” engraved banner on the headstock veneer, mother of pearl side dots, Sage Glow Smoked Burst high gloss nitro finish, and 58/15 LT treble and bass pickups.

Only twenty of these instruments will be made for October 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 October 2016 - Lotus Knot Custom 24
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month October 2016 - Lotus Knot Custom 24
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month October 2016 - Lotus Knot Custom 24
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month October 2016 - Lotus Knot Custom 24
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month October 2016 - Lotus Knot Custom 24
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month October 2016 - Lotus Knot Custom 24
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month October 2016 - Lotus Knot Custom 24
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month October 2016 - Lotus Knot Custom 24
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month October 2016 - Lotus Knot Custom 24

Specifications

Top Wood Curly Maple
Back Wood African Ribbon Mahogany
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Wenge
Neck Shape Pattern Regular
Number of Frets 24
Fretboard Wood Ebony
Headstock Veneer Ebony
Inlays Paua Heart, Green Ripple Abalone and Mother of Pearl Lotus Knot Inlays
Headstock Inlay Green Ripple Abalone Private Stock Eagle with a Mother of Pearl Outlines and “October” Engraved Banner
Side Dots Mother of Pearl
Pickups 58/15 LT
Controls Volume, Tone with 5-Way Bladeswitch
Bridge PRS Gen III Tremolo with Locking Saddles
Tuners Phase III Locking Tuners with Ebony Buttons
Strings D’Addario .010
Hardware Gold/nickel
Finish High Gloss Nitro
Color Sage Glow Smoked Burst
Case Private Stock 20th Anniversary Saxon Crimson
Private Stock Guitar of the Month October 2016 - Lotus Knot Custom 24

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