Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem

September 2016 Guitar of the Month

  • Gold Leaf Finish on Top
  • Gold Mother of Pearl Inlays
  • 20 Piece Limited Production
Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem

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Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem

Inspired by a special instrument made for Carlos Santana, the Private Stock September Guitar of the Month is a 24-Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem. The classic Santana/PRS combination of a 24.5” scale length, 24 frets, and a tremolo bridge live on here, and just like Santana’s personal axe, the September Guitar of the Month features a “custom wound” 58/15 treble pickup, which is wound a little hotter for a bit more power in the bridge.

The September 24-Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem models are finished in Gold Leaf with a high-gloss nitro top coat. Each piece of Gold Leaf is applied by hand by Private Stock Director, Paul Miles. Each piece of Gold Leaf is approximately 3” by 3”. Each instrument has 25-30 pieces of 23k Gold Leaf per top.

Only twenty of these instruments will be made for September 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 September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem
  • Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem

Specifications

Top Wood Curly Maple
Back Wood African Ribbon Mahogany
Scale Length 24.5"
Neck Wood Figured Mahogany
Neck Shape Pattern
Number of Frets 24
Fretboard Wood Madagascar Rosewood with Curly Maple Binding
Headstock Veneer Madagascar Rosewood with Curly Maple Binding
Inlays Gold Mother of Pearl Birds
Headstock Inlay Gold Mother of Pearl Private Stock Eagle with a Gold Mother of Pearl “September” Engraved Banner
Side Dots Black
Pickups Custom Wound 58/15 Treble and Bass
Controls Two Volume & Two Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
Bridge PRS Gen III Tremolo with Locking Saddles
Tuners Phase III Locking Tuners with Madagascar Rosewood Buttons
Strings D’Addario .010
Truss Rod Cover Gold Mother of Pearl “OM” Symbol
Hardware Nickel
Finish High Gloss Nitro
Color Hand-Applied 23k Gold Leaf
Case Private Stock 20th Anniversary Saxon Passion Tolex
Private Stock Guitar of the Month September 2016 - 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem

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