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Private Stock Blue Tortuga Acoustic

by PRS Guitars on June 26, 2014

Filed Under Acoustics / Private Stock Acoustics

Inspired by our fondness for nature and our affinity for color, the Blue Tortuga Private Stock Acoustic will catch listener’s eyes and ears.  Outstanding tone and playability is only a piece of what this guitar features. 

With its Bahamian blue quilted maple backs and sides evoking the tropical waters where some species of Tortugas Marina (Sea Turtles) can be found, the Blue Tortuga headstock inlay featuring an exploded map of the world in its shell, and the smaller sea turtles making their way up the fingerboard, this PRS Private Stock Angelus is an excellent example of what PRS is known for. Built by a small team of exceptional Private Stock luthiers building small batches of guitars each year, the Blue Tortuga sings with a sweet voice that is crisp and articulate yet has the soulful midrange and bass that truly defines the PRS Acoustic experience. 

Keeping in the 30+ year tradition of using the finest tone woods, eye popping colors and intricate inlay, the PRS Private Stock Acoustic Team have created an heirloom quality tribute to the craft of guitar building and the world that inspires us.

Private Stock # 4860 Specifications:

Model: Angelus Cutaway
Neck wood: Curly maple
Fingerboard wood: Ebony
Top wood:  Engelmann Spruce with curly maple binding and black, maple, black purfling
Back & side woods: Quilted maple with curly maple binding and black, maple, black purfling
Headstock Veneer wood: Ebony
Neck Carve: Wide
Side Dots: Green varasite web
Color / Stain: Bahamian Blue
Fingerboard inlays: Custom “Blue Tortuga’s” consisting of green varasite web with awabi ribbon outlines and green varasite web purfling
Headstock veneer: Custom “Blue Tortuga” consisting of green varasite web, sodalite, awabi ribbon, opal 13 on black, black lip mother of pearl and yellow dino bone as well as green varasite web purfling
Rosette: Curly maple / green varasite web
Finish type: High gloss nitro
Electronics- LR Bass Lyric system
Hardware: Ebony bridge, pins and gold Gotoh tuning pegs with ebonized buttons
Case type: Ameritage Acoustic

Specials: Bahamian Blue high gloss nitro finish, custom “Blue Tortugas” inlays on the fingerboard consisting of green varasite web with awabi ribbon outlines, custom “Blue Tortuga” inlay on the headstock veneer consisting of green varasite web, sodalite, awabi ribbon, opal 13 on black, black lip mother of pearl and yellow dino bone , green varasite web side dots, green varasite web purfling along the fingerboard and headstock veneer, black/maple/black purfling along the top, sides and back, curly maple binding along the top and back as well as an adjustable truss rod.

This guitar is available for sale at Brian’s Guitars, check it out HERE.

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