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.
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. PRS acoustics have a distinctive voice that can be enjoyed acoustically, with our customized pickup system, or with the Matrix Infinity pickup and preamp. 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. The Matrix Infinity pickup and preamp system is an undersaddle pickup with soundhole volume and tone controls, allowing for easily accessible adjustments.
PRS acoustic guitars combine traditional hand-built luthiery methods with modern technology. We have carefully studied some of history's greatest guitars and combined what we learned with original thinking and creativity. These are unique guitars with big, articulate voices that stand out in a crowd.
PRS Private Stock acoustics feature our proprietary 15.5" Angelus Cutaway and 16" Tonare Grand body shapes, which elegantly balance playability, tone and beauty.
The X-Brace/Classical hybrid design combines the best elements of a classical ladder bracing system and steel string "X"/fan bracing to better pair resonant tops with stiff, reflective back and sides. This style of bracing is what gives PRS acoustics their unique, powerful voice.
PRS sands each top to the thickness appropriate for that individual piece of wood. This allows us to achieve the desired deflection and flexibility of each individual top so it reaches its particular unique optimum performance.
Stiffer sides offer more stability which results in a long lasting guitar. We use Kevin Ryan A-4 kerfing and a deliberate bracing design to create stiffer than normal sides, contributing to top stability.
Stability results in a back that does not become "out of phase" with the top and allows a pure tone to be created. With back braces and kerfing we are able to create a singular reflective surface when joined to the sides, which adds to PRS acoustic's unique sound.
We utilize a compound dovetail neck joint. Through our sanding and placement technique we create a "carbon copy image" of the joining areas of the joint which allows for near gapless construction which results in superior stability and active transfer of string energy.
PRS Private Stock Acoustics feature a 100% lacquer, nitro-cellulose finish. In its essence, nitro is considered an "organic" material. The composition of this finish allows it to bond to the surface and become a part of the material as opposed to being "on top" of it. As the guitar and finish age the tone will continue to blossom so the full potential of the instrument can be realized.
Learn more about the Private Stock Angelus Cutaway Acoustic
|Shape||15 1/2" Cutaway|
|Depth (At The Neck Block)||3 5/8"|
|Depth (At The Tail Block)||4 1/2"|
|Bracing||PRS X-Brace/Classical Hybrid Design|
|Body Wood Pairings||Adriondack Spruce Top with Koa Back and Sides|
|Body Wood Pairings||European Spruce Top with Cocobolo Back and Sides|
|Top and Back Binding||Curly Maple|
|Rosette||Curly Maple and Paua|
|Neck Wood||Peruvian Mahogany|
|Strength Rod||High-Modulus Carbon Fiber|
|Number of Frets||21|
|Scale Length||25 1/4"|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|String Spacing||2 3/16"|
|Fretboard, Headstock Veneer and Bridge Wood||Ebony|
|Fretboard and Headstock Veneer Purfling||Paua|
|Fretboard Inlays||Mother of Pearl/Paua "Old-School" Birds|
|Headstock Veneer Inlay||Mother of Pearl/Paua Private Stock Eagle|
|PRS Pickup System||Proprietary, full band width piezo pick up with a proprietary 18-volt custom-voiced preamp|
|Pickup/Preamp||Fishman Matrix Infinity Pickup and Preamp – Undersaddle pickup with soundhole volume and tone controls||Back & Sides Options|
|Body Wood Pairing Options||Adriondack Spruce Top with Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides|