Private Stock Angelus Cutaway Acoustic

  • 15.5" Cutaway Body
  • Rosewood or Cocobolo Back & Sides
  • Paua Inlays
Private Stock Angelus Cutaway Acoustic
Private Stock Angelus Cutaway Acoustic

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.

Design & Build Philosophies

  • 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.


  • Private Stock Angelus Cutaway Acoustic
  • Private Stock Angelus Cutaway Acoustic
  • Private Stock Angelus Cutaway Acoustic
  • Private Stock Angelus Cutaway Acoustic
  • Private Stock Angelus Cutaway Acoustic
  • Private Stock Angelus Cutaway Acoustic


  • video

    Mike Eli of Eli Young Band

  • video

    Inside PRS Acoustics - John Hiatt

  • Foundations

    Foundations: Skaggs, Simpson, McManus, Kilby & Paul Reed Smith

  • Humidification

    On Humidification

  • Joey

    Inside PRS Acoustics with Joey Lambert


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 Purfling Paua
Top and Back Binding Curly Maple
Rosette Curly Maple and Paua
Neck Wood Peruvian Mahogany
Neck Shape Wide
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
Nut Bone
Saddle Bone
Tuners PRS Tuners
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
Private Stock Angelus Cutaway Acoustic

Signature Dealers

  • American Musical Supply
    Oakland, NJ
  • Brian's Guitars
    Hamden, CT
  • Chicago Music Exchange
    Chicago, IL
  • Dan's Guitars
    Honolulu, HI
  • Dave's Guitar Shop
    LaCrosse, WI
  • Eddie's Guitars
    St Louis, MO
  • Guitar Center
    Westlake Village, CA
  • Guitar Maverick
    Keller, TX
  • Guitar Ressurection
    Austin, TX
  • The Guitar Sanctuary
    McKinney, TX
  • The Guitar Store
    Seattle, WA
  • John Mann’s Guitar Vault
    Bedford, NH
  • Lark Guitars
    San Antonio, TX
  • Martin Music
    Memphis, TN
  • Moore Music
    Evansville, IN
  • Musician's Friend
    Westlake Village, CA
  • Music Gallery
    Highland Park, IL
  • Music Store
    South Burlington, VT
  • Music Villa
    Bozeman, MT
  • Northeast Music Center
    Dickson City, PA
  • Palen Music
    Springfield, MO
  • Righteous Guitars
    Roswell, GA
  • Sam Ash Music
    New York, NY
  • Sweetwater Sound
    Fort Wayne, IN
  • Washington Music Center
    Wheaton, MD
  • Wild West Guitars
    Riverside, CA
  • Willcutt Guitar Shop
    Lexington, KY
  • zZounds
    Oakland, NJ