"I have never seen anyone playing guitar in a bad mood. There’s something magic about guitars because they are simultaneously art, musical instruments, treasured possessions, and tools to joyfully spend time with. If you get an extraordinary instrument from Private Stock that is equally as good as a family heirloom and a musician’s tool to make a living on, we have done our job," Paul Reed Smith.
The Private Stock program began in 1996 as a way to bring instruments that Paul envisioned to light outside the normal manufacturing process. Our Private Stock program represents the highest quality of materials, the most personally crafted instruments, and the greatest level of customization at PRS. Whether we build to your specifications or ours, every guitar is carefully conceived and built with a “one-off” mentality. Ultimately through this program, we strive to provide you with an instrument that is equally as good as an heirloom to be treasured and a tool to make music.
Private Stock’s Built to Order program is your opportunity to create the guitar of your dreams. Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind instrument of your own specification, a reproduction PRS instrument from a bygone era, or a personalized version of a model already offered, your Built to Order Private Stock instrument will represent the most personally crafted, customized work available from PRS.
Visit the Private Stock Gallery for inspiration and read through the list of woods, materials, and colors the Private Stock team has used to create instruments in the past, but keep in mind that we are constantly getting in new and unique items and developing new colors and staining techniques.
Since 1996, the PRS Private Stock team has worked to not only create the most beautiful and best playing guitars money can buy, but the best sounding. Please remember that PRS Guitars is a wholesaler, so these instruments are only sold through authorized PRS Private Stock dealers. Though you will work through your dealer to get your order just right, Paul Miles, Tina Sears, and the entire Private Stock team are poised and ready to spec-out and build an extraordinary instrument just for you.
Introduced in the fall of 2011, the PRS Collection Series from Private Stock is comprised of a very limited number of instruments each year. These instruments incorporate a balance of PRS traditions and innovations and are made using PRS’s most exacting methods and the most prized components in the company’s possession. Paul Reed Smith, along with the Private Stock team, designs and oversees all aspects of production, including the selection of all woods.
Collection Series instruments cannot be ordered, but are be available from select PRS Collection dealers.
Available exclusively from the Private Stock team, every guitar offered in the model selection below is built with unparalleled attention to detail, using the highest quality materials PRS offers. Please remember that PRS Guitars is a wholesaler, so these instruments are only sold through authorized PRS Private Stock dealers.
Private Stock models have a predetermined selection of available options. If you wish to further customize your next Private Stock instrument, please visit our Built to Order program.