Private Stock Models 2014 / 2015

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.

Private Stock models have a predetermined selection of available options. If you wish to further customize your next Private Stock instrument, please visit our Build To Order program.

Alex Lifeson Signature Acoustic

Alex Lifeson

"During the 2013 Rush Clockwork Angels Tour, I had the opportunity to spend some time with a PRS Angelus Cutaway. It quickly became my pre-show warm up guitar, and I spent many hours in many hotel rooms lost in the gorgeous sound and tone of that beautiful instrument. I'm very happy to announce that I have collaborated with PRS to develop an Alex Lifeson Signature model based on this superlative platform. If you're like me, you won't be able to put it down,” Alex Lifeson.

While the craftsmanship and attention to detail are very consistent with other PRS Private Stock acoustics, this instrument embodies some new design elements that take the instrument in a unique direction. The Alex Lifeson signature PRS acoustic is slightly thinner than the company’s Angelus Cutaway and Tonare Grand and is constructed in such a way that it lends itself to louder stage volumes and the rigors of the road. The Alex Lifeson signature acoustic features a bearclaw spruce top and koa back and sides with a mahogany neck and ebony bridge, fretboard, and headstock veneer. It is adorned with Mother of Pearl and Paua “Birds in Flight” inlays and Paua purfling along the top, fretboard, and headstock veneer.

Angelus® Cutaway Acoustic

Angelus

With responsive and clear highs, crisply defined lows and a sweet midrange, the PRS Angelus® Cutaway boasts a remarkable voice and lasting sustain. Though well-suited for fingerstyle players, this model is versatile enough for myriad musical styles. Check one of these award-winning acoustics out for yourself.

Brent Mason Signature

Brent Mason

"What I look for in a guitar is tone and playability. Equipped with the perfect pick-up combination that gives you single or double coil sounds at the flip of a switch and a middle pickup that further expands the tone spectrum, this guitar is possibly the most versatile guitar I’ve had in my hands." - Brent Mason

Brent Mason is predominantly known for his work as a Nashville session guitarist; his playing can also be heard on countless TV commercials, film sound tracks and television scores. The Brent Mason model was designed for maximum versatility to meet the demands of session studio work. The Private Stock model has been upgraded with rear-mounted controls and a stunning combination of woods. In a career lasting more than twenty-five years, Brent has recorded with George Strait, Neil Diamond, Rascall Flatts, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Brad Paisley, Clint Black, Merle Haggard, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, The Judds, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood and many, many more.

Other specifications for this instrument include a Private Stock maple top, swamp ash back, 22 fret, 25 1/4” scale length bolt-on Pattern neck, PRS old-style birds and Private Stock eagle inlays, “Brent Mason” engraved banner, high-gloss nitro finish, PRS locking tuners, narrow 408 treble and bass pickups with a 305 singlecoil middle pickup, volume and push/pull tone controls with a 5-way blade pickup selector and two mini switches for coil tapping, PRS tremolo, Brent Mason signed backplate, and paisley hardshell case.

Cody Kilby Signature Acoustic

Cody Kilby

From his beginning as a bluegrass prodigy to his current role as lead guitarist in Ricky Skagg’s band Kentucky Thunder, Cody Kilby’s distinctive, visionary voice as a guitarist has always stood apart from the pack. The Cody Kilby Private Stock acoustic features a PRS Tonare Grand body perimeter with a shallower PRS Angelus depth, PRS’s hybrid X bracing pattern, and a “Traditional” inlay pattern (only available on the Cody Kilby model).

Custom 24 "Retro"

Custom 24 Retro Model

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The Private Stock Custom 24 Retro model balances several of Paul Reed Smith’s original design elements from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s with modern techniques and PRS design specifications.

One constant over the history of PRS is change. As music lovers, musicians, and guitar builders, we spend every day listening, analyzing, debating, and evolving. This model celebrates a poignant moment in our history but does not fail to consider everything we have learned between then and now.

Like Paul’s original designs, the Custom 24 Retro has a more exaggerated body carve and scoop, a thicker mahogany back, and a smaller original-style heel. The headstock shape was modeled after the 1984 Custom that Paul used to get orders to start the first PRS factory. Other specifications include a 24 fret, 25” scale length neck with a “pre-factory” inspired carve, PRS old-style birds and “pre-factory” Private Stock eagle inlays, curly maple bound fretboard, high- gloss nitro finish, PRS locking tuners, and a paisley hardshell case. The electronics for this model include a volume control and 3-way toggle pickup selector, but have been updated with a push/pull tone control that activates the sweet switch feature found on Customs from the 1980’s.

Grainger 4 Bass

Gary Grainger 4 Bass

“These basses give me everything I need for recording and playing live...all the tone, clarity, power, and feel...everything. They are works of art and great tools for working bassists.” – Gary Grainger

The Private Stock Grainger 4-String bass was designed by Paul Reed Smith and Gary Grainger. Made with the finest Private Stock woods and adorned with gorgeous Private Stock finishes, these basses are much more than a pretty face. With this bass, players can find an original voice that sits perfectly in the mix and the optional ramp and wooden pickguard make the Grainger 4 easily spec’d for your playing personality.

Gary has played with some of the industry’s top touring and recording musicians, including John Scofield, Dennis Chambers, Frank Gambali, and Nancy Wilson. Grainger basses are played by a growing number of world-renowned bassists, including Rhonda Smith (Jeff Beck), Wyzard (Mother’s Finest), Kevin Walker (Justin Timberlake), Eric Bass (Shinedown), Bobby Lee (SOJA), James Cook (Luke Bryan), and Jon Jones (Eli Young Band).

Grainger 5 Bass

Gary Grainger 5 Bass

“These basses give me everything I need for recording and playing live...all the tone, clarity, power, and feel...everything. They are works of art and great tools for working bassists.” – Gary Grainger

The Private Stock Grainger 5-String bass was designed by Paul Reed Smith and Gary Grainger. Made with the finest Private Stock woods and adorned with gorgeous Private Stock finishes, these basses are much more than a pretty face. With this bass, players can find an original voice that sits perfectly in the mix and the optional ramp and wooden pickguard make the Grainger 5 easily spec’d for your playing personality.

Gary has played with some of the industry’s top touring and recording musicians, including John Scofield, Dennis Chambers, Frank Gambali, and Nancy Wilson. Grainger basses are played by a growing number of world-renowned bassists, including Rhonda Smith (Jeff Beck), Wyzard (Mother’s Finest), and Kevin Walker (Justin Timberlake), Eric Bass (Shinedown), Bobby Lee (SOJA), James Cook (Luke Bryan), and Jon Jones (Eli Young Band).

Martin Simpson Signature Acoustic

Martin Simpson

“The Martin Simpson signature model guitar is simply the result of the PRS team being truly attentive to the feedback of a player. I have felt privileged to be able to tell them what I think will make a better guitar for great acoustic playing, and they have listened to my input from materials to neck width and string spacing, pick up sound and inlays....and when the final model arrived, I was blown away by the results. This model is entirely the best materials, and the specs which I asked for, presented in a deluxe version. It is a great instrument made by people who care and strive always for the highest standards in tone, playability, workmanship and aesthetics.”
– Martin Simpson.

McCarty

McCarty

The Private Stock McCarty Model is the return of PRS’s production McCarty guitar (Paul’s first real attempt at a vintage-style instrument, originally introduced in 1994) to the Private Stock line. Named after Paul’s mentor and a legend in the guitar industry, the Private Stock McCarty Model is the culmination of decades of making McCarty instruments and studying vintage guitars. With traditional PRS appointments, including a 25” scale length neck, and updated with PRS Phase III locking tuners and PRS “flat jumbo” fretwire (which is lightly ground down to feel like an “old friend”), the Private Stock McCarty embodies vintage tone and classic feel, harkening back to the 1994 model, in a double cutaway package that offers effortless playability.

Other specifications for this instrument include a Private Stock maple top, mahogany back, 22 fret Pattern neck, PRS old-style birds and Private Stock eagle inlays, curly maple bound fretboard, high-gloss nitro finish, volume and push/ pull tone controls with 3-way toggle pickup selector as well as a bone nut and a paisley hardshell case.

McCarty Singlecut

McCarty Singlecut

Named after Paul’s mentor and a legend in the guitar industry, the Private Stock McCarty Singlecut is a direct reflection of Ted McCarty’s work in the 1950’s on solidbody guitars and everything he taught Paul decades later. It is simultaneously a look back to the golden age of guitar building, the culmination of Paul’s experience studying vintage guitars, and PRS’s history making McCarty instruments. With a thicker back for a more robust tone and “flat jumbo” fretwire lightly ground down to feel like an “old friend,” the Private Stock McCarty Singlecut embodies vintage tone and classic feel.

Other specifications for this instrument include a Private Stock maple top, mahogany back, 22 fret, 24.5” scale length Pattern neck, PRS old-style birds and Private Stock eagle inlays, curly maple bound fretboard, Santana headstock shape, high-gloss nitro finish, PRS locking tuners, two volume and two tone controls with a 3-way toggle pickup selector with traditional wiring, PRS two- piece stoptail as well as a bone nut and a paisley hardshell case.

NS-14

NS-14

“I had the pleasure in helping in the creation of these beauties (the NS-14 and NS-15 models), and I love the weight, sound, and ultimate playability. These are among the best guitars I have ever played. Check ‘em out.” – Neal Schon, Journey.

The defining size, feel, and tone of the NS-14 make it a unique design for PRS Guitars. Neal Schon was involved in nearly every aspect of designing this guitar, from the stylized f-hole to the inclusion of a Floyd Rose tremolo system. Other specifications include, a 24.5” scale length mahogany neck, an East Indian rosewood fingerboard with Neal Schon “S” Dragon inlay made of black lip mother of pearl, gold mother of pearl, and paua heart, and 57/08 pickups with an optional sustainer for added texture and versatility.

NS-15

NS-15

“I had the pleasure in helping in the creation of these beauties (the NS-14 and NS-15 models), and I love the weight, sound, and ultimate playability. These are among the best guitars I have ever played. Check ‘em out.” – Neal Schon, Journey.

The NS-15 sports a slightly larger body than the NS-14 model along with a spruce top and maple back and neck for big, clear, airy tone. Neal Schon was involved in nearly every aspect of designing this guitar, from the stylized f-holes to the inclusion of a Floyd Rose tremolo system. Other specifications include, a 25” scale length mahogany neck, an East Indian rosewood fingerboard with Neal Schon “S” Dragon inlay made of black lip mother of pearl, gold mother of pearl, and paua heart, and 57/08 pickups with an optional sustainer for added texture and versatility.

Santana "Retro"

Santana Retro

Inspired by Carlos Santana’s Pre-Factory guitar, the Private Stock Santana Retro model balances several of Paul Reed Smith’s original design elements from the early 1980’s with modern designs and specifications. Like Paul’s original instruments, the Santana Retro has a deeper body carve and scoop and an original-style heel. The headstock shape is the same as the original guitars made for Carlos and has been moved closer to the body so that the nut place is more in line with historic specs.

Other specifications include a Private Stock grade maple top, mahogany back, purfling strips on the body glue joints, a 24 fret, 24.5” short scale length mahogany neck, “pre-factory” Santana inspired neck carve, Santana fret wire, PRS old-style birds and “pre-factory” Private Stock eagle inlays, high-gloss nitro finish, PRS locking tuners, an unplated PRS tremolo, and a paisley hardshell case. The electronics for this model include one volume and tone control with a 3-way toggle pickup selector.

Tonare Grand® Acoustic

Tonare Grand

The Tonare Grand® offers a prominent voice as well as substantial volume and midrange. Wonderful for all-around strumming, this award-winning acoustic also lends itself well to flatpickers.

Tony McManus Signature Acoustic

Tony McManus

“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

Violin II

Violin II

PRS Violin guitars are rooted in Paul Reed Smith’s belief that the guitar is the violin of our time. Starting with a limited run of Violin guitars from 2009-2010 that featured European maple tops (thought to be from the same area where Stradivari sourced his maple) and Pernambuco necks (a rare wood historically used to make violin bows), PRS is proud to continue the tradition with the Private Stock Violin II. Violin II instruments also take their lead from violins and violas, with their standard appointments including Private Stock’s new “Strad” purfling on the neck and headstock, as well as curly maple necks paired with an ebony fretboard and a “Violin” finish color that is a beautiful glowing amber/gold reminiscent of old violins.

Other features for this instrument include a Private Stock maple top, lightweight mahogany back, 22 fret, 25” scale length Pattern neck, gold mother of pearl “Violin” bird inlays and PS headstock eagle, maple, gold and white mother of pearl “Strad” fretboard and headstock purfling, high gloss nitro finish, volume and push/pull tone control with a 3-way toggle pickup selector, PRS locking tuners and a paisley hardshell case.

Options

Available Options for Private Stock Models include:

Top Wood
Quilt
One Piece Top
Matching Maple Headstock Veneer
Neck Wood (Excludes Gary Grainger Bass Models)
East Indian Rosewood, Flame Maple, Honduran Rosewood
Brazilian Rosewood (subject to availabilty)
Fretboard Wood (Includes Veneer If Applicable) - Excludes Gary Grainger Bass Models
African Blackwood, Brazilian Rosewood (subject to availability), Cocobolo, East Indian Rosewood, Ebony, Figured Maple, Ziricote
Fretboard Wood - Gary Grainger Bass Models(Includes Veneer If Applicable)
East Indian Rosewood, Flame Maple, Macassar Ebony
Inlay (Excludes Violin II)
Black Lip Mother of Pearl, Gold Mother of Pearl, Paua Heart
Hardware
Gold, Hybrid, Nickel, Black
Pickups (Excludes Brent Mason & GGG Bass Models)
57/08 covered, 57/08 uncovered, 59/09 covered, 59/09 uncovered, 53/10 covered, 53/10 uncovered, HFS, Vintage Bass, \m/ uncovered, 85/15 and 58/15

Standard High-Gloss Nitro Colors

Private Stock Models are available in the colors below, as well as any current production color. Any of these colors are also available as a burst color.

Standard Colors

  • Aqua Violet
  • Aquamarine
  • Black Gold
  • Blue Nightshade
  • Blue Tourmaline
  • Burnt Orange
  • Cabernet
  • Charcoal
  • Dirty Natural
  • Faded Denim
  • Faded McCarty
  • Faded Purple Mist
  • Faded Vintage Yellow
  • Glacier Blue
  • Goldstorm
  • Graphite
  • Green Nightshade
  • Lavender
  • McCarty Yellow
  • Merlot
  • Natural
  • Orange Nightshade
  • Purple Nightshade
  • Raspberry
  • Red Tiger
  • Santana Yellow
  • Shamrock
  • Smokey Blonde
  • Tiger Eye
  • Turquoise
  • Violin

Optional High-Gloss Nitro Colors

The following colors are also available on Private Stock Models. Add a Smoked Burst or Micro Burst (burst around entire guitar). "Glow" or "Dragon's Breath" effect also available on any color. See your Private Stock Dealer for details.

  • Absythe
  • Apricot
  • Bahamian Blue
  • Beach Fade
  • Blue Green
  • Bonnie Pink
  • Butterscotch
  • Caramel
  • Cerise
  • Chestnut
  • Copperhead
  • Creamsicle
  • Dirty Blonde
  • Electric Rainforest
  • Electric Tiger
  • Espresso
  • Faded Cherry
  • Fire Red
  • Forest Green
  • Frost Bite
  • Golden Rod
  • Goldstorm Fade
  • Honey Gold
  • Indigo
  • Jade
  • Kodiak
  • Laguna
  • Lapis
  • Lemongrass
  • London Soot
  • Malachite
  • Margarita
  • Midnight Green
  • Mocha
  • Nightshade
  • Northern Lights
  • Ocean Turquoise
  • Olive
  • Orchid
  • Pale Yellow
  • Peach
  • Pomegranate
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Purple
  • Purple Mist
  • Rainforest
  • Sage
  • Salmon
  • Sandstorm
  • Santana Orange
  • Sapphire
  • Slate
  • Solana
  • Stonewash
  • Strawberry Blonde
  • Sublime
  • T.V. Yellow
  • Tangerine
  • Teal
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Terracotta
  • Tiger Shark
  • Ultra Violet
  • Vintage Amber
  • Vintage Gold
  • Vintage Yellow
  • Violet
  • White Tiger
  • White Wash
  • Wintergreen
  • Zombie Fade