Tony McManus Private Stock Acoustic

  • Select European Spruce Top
  • Cocobolo Back & Sides
  • Paua Heart Top Purfling
Tony McManus Private Stock Acoustic

Tony McManus Private Stock Acoustic

“It’s an ironic thing to say about such a beautiful instrument but it becomes invisible- leaving the player to concentrate solely on the music- which is what it should be all about. The Tony McManus signature model is based on the Angelus model but with the PRS wide fingerboard and the Private Stock wood choices are pretty spectacular. The guitar is capable of going anywhere I’m capable of going musically. It works beautifully as a solo fingerstyle guitar but if I need to flatpick, it’ll go there too. It’ll accompany songs, tunes...whatever I need...tuned high and tuned low, gently caressed or driven hard.” – Tony McManus

Born in the PRS Maryland shop, PRS Acoustics are heirloom-quality instruments with remarkable tone and exquisite playability. A small team of experienced luthiers handcraft all Maryland-made PRS acoustics with passion and attention to detail. The Tony McManus acoustic comes standard with our customized pickup system. The PRS Acoustic pickup system is a proprietary, full band width Piezo pick up that is combined with a proprietary 18 volt custom-voiced preamp.

Videos

  • Tony McManus -

    Tony McManus - "Gnossiennes -- No. 1"

  • Tony McManus Private Stock w/ Brazilian Rosewood

    Tony McManus Private Stock w/ Brazilian Rosewood

  • Foundations: Skaggs, Simpson, McManus, Kilby & Paul Reed Smith

    Foundations: Skaggs, Simpson, McManus, Kilby & Paul Reed Smith

  • On Humidification

    On Humidification

  • Inside PRS Acoustics with Joey Lambert

    Inside PRS Acoustics with Joey Lambert

Specifications

Body

Top Wood Select European Spruce
Middle Wood Private Stock Grade Cocobolo
Back Wood Private Stock Grade Cocobolo
Body Shape 15 1/2" Cutaway
Body Depth at Neck Block 3 5/8"
Body Depth at Tail Block 4 1/2"
Bracing PRS X-Brace/Classical Hybrid Design
Body Purfling Paua Heart
Body Binding Curly Maple
Rosette Curly Maple and Paua Heart

Neck

Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25 1/4"
Neck Wood Peruvian Mahogany
Neck Shape Wide
String Spacing 2 3/16"
Fretboard Wood Ebony
Fretboard Inlay Paua Heart "J" Birds
Headstock Veneer Ebony
Headstock Veneer Inlay Private Stock Eagle
Strength/Truss Rod High-Modulus Carbon Fiber
Nut Bone

Hardware

Bridge Wood Ebony
Tuners PRS Tuners
Acoustic Saddle Bone

Electronics

Acoustic Electronics Proprietary, Full Bandwidth Piezo Pickup with a Proprietary 18-Volt Custom-Voiced Preamp

Options

Option Optional Brazilian Back and Sides

Accolades

"It’s an ironic thing to say about such a beautiful instrument but it becomes invisible- leaving the player to concentrate solely on the music- which is what it should be all about. The Tony McManus signature model is based on the Angelus model but with the PRS wide fingerboard and the Private Stock wood choices are pretty spectacular. The guitar is capable of going anywhere I’m capable of going musically. It works beautifully as a solo fingerstyle guitar but if I need to flatpick, it’ll go there too. It’ll accompany songs, tunes...whatever I need...tuned high and tuned low, gently caressed or driven hard."

- Tony McManus