*A Highly Limited Collection of Acoustic and Electric Instruments
PRS Guitars is proud to officially announce the 2014 Collection Series by Private Stock. Introduced in the fall of 2011, the PRS Collection Series is made up of a very limited number of instruments each year that are made with the most prized components in the company’s possession, using PRS’s most exacting methods. Paul Reed Smith, along with the Private Stock team, designs and oversees all aspects of production, including the selection of all woods.
The 2014 Collection Series is comprised of one steel string acoustic, one nylon string acoustic, and one electric model. These instruments proudly incorporate a balance of PRS traditions and innovations. The 2014 Angelus is an exquisite example of the company’s acoustic luthery, featuring PRS’s proprietary bracing and pickup system. The 2014 Nylon String instruments will be among the very first nylon string acoustics made by PRS. They feature Torres-style bracing and are handmade under Paul’s direction by PRS’s Senior Acoustic Luthier Michael Byle. The 2014 Electric features a pernambuco neck and mammoth ivory “Museum Bird” inlays. Full specifications are detailed below and can be found HERE.
Collection Series instruments cannot be ordered, but will be available from select PRS 2014 Collection dealers: Guitar Resurrection (Austin, TX), The Guitar Shop (Ontario, Canada), Washington Music Center (Wheaton, MD), Brian’s Guitars (Hamden, CT), Wild West Guitars (Riverside, CA), Willcutt Guitars (Lexington, KY), Guitar Pro Shop Mikigakki (Japan), Ikebe Grandey and Jungle (Japan), Tom Lee Music (Hong Kong), Lark Guitars (San Antonio, TX), and Sweetwater (Fort Wayne, IN).
Full specifications for the 2014 Collection Series are as follows:
2014 Collection Series Angelus – only twelve of these instruments will be made
15 ½” Angelus Cutaway Body, Proprietary PRS Hybrid X Bracing, European Bear Claw Spruce Top with Paua Heart Purfling and Curly Maple Binding, Ebony/Select Green Abalone/Paua Heart/14K Gold Rosette, Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides with Paua Heart Purfling, 21 Fret, 25 ¼” Scale Length Peruvian Mahogany PRS Wide Neck (1.75” at the nut), Ebony Fingerboard with Paua Heart/14K Gold/Mammoth Ivory Celtic Knot Inlays and Paua Heart Purfling, Ebony Headstock Veneer Hand-Signed by Paul Reed Smith with Mammoth Ivory “Collection” Inlay and Paua Heart Purfling, Ebony Bridge and Bridge Pins with Mammoth Ivory Inlays, Bone Nut and Saddle, and Proprietary PRS Acoustic Pickup System.
2014 Collection Series Nylon String Acoustic – only twelve of these instruments will be made
14 3/8” Classical Body, “Torres”-style Bracing, European Spruce Top with Maple/Black Purfling and Brazilian Rosewood Binding, Spalted Maple/Black/Maple/Black/Paua Heart Rosette, Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides with Maple Purfling, 19 Fret, 650mm Scale Length, Mahogany Classical Neck (51mm at the nut), Ebony Fingerboard with Brazilian Rosewood Binding, Brazilian Rosewood/Maple/Brazilian Rosewood Headstock Veneer, Brazilian Rosewood Bridge, Bone Nut and Saddle
2014 Collection Series Electric – only twenty-four of these instruments will be made
Curly Maple Top, Ribbon Mahogany Back, 22 Fret, 25” Scale Length Pernambuco “Pattern” Neck, Pink Heart Abalone Purfling along the Top and Sides, HG Nitro Body / Satin Nitro NeckEbony Fingerboard with Mammoth Ivory Museum Birds and Maple/Paua Heart/Maple Purfling, Ebony Headstock Veneer with Mammoth Ivory Museum Eagle and Maple/Paua Heart/Maple Purfling, Ebony Truss Rod Cover, Mammoth Ivory Side Dots, Phase III Locking Tuners with Ivoroid Buttons, PRS Stoptail with Brass Inserts, Narrow 408 Treble and Bass Pickups, Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector, Tiger Eye Smoked Burst Finish.
To see more photos of the collection series, click HERE.