Woodstock Luthiers Showcase 2017 Wrap-Up!

PRS Woodstock Showcase 2017

Each year, the PRS Private Stock Acoustic team visits the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase in Woodstock, New York. "Woodstock" as it's affectionately referred to by attendees, is a showcase of the finest acoustic guitars built by the most talented luthiers in the country. 

For the past 3 years, PRS has been a proud sponsor and exhibitor at Woodstock. From Friday to Sunday about 50 builders and another 20 or so vendors all gather at the Bearsville Theater. The theater is open to the public, encouraging all to experience seminars on building and inlay, as well as acoustic performances by some of the best players in the business.


This year, PRS brought along three specially built instruments for display at Woodstock.

Private Stock Acoustic guitars are hand built (over 70+ hours) by a small team of 3 luthiers inside of our Maryland factory. Those same luthiers traveled to Woodstock to meet with the public and display the instruments.

(L to R): Joey Lambert (Acoustic Luthier), Austin Harris (Acoustic Luthier), Paul Miles (Director of Private Stock).

Each of the three acoustics brought to the show were uniquely designed, inlayed, and built by our team.


Here are some details about the guitars above (L to R).

Private Stock #7174

  • Model: Angelus
  • Neck wood: East Indian rosewood
  • Fingerboard wood: East Indian rosewood
  • Top wood: Torrified Spruce with Koa binding
  • Back & Side woods: East Indian rosewood with Koa binding
  • Color / Stain: Natural
  • Fingerboard inlays: Koa birds and purfling

Private Stock #7172

  • Model: Angelus
  • Neck wood: Curly Maple
  • Fingerboard wood: Ebony
  • Top wood: European Bearclaw Spruce
  • Back & Side woods: Quilted maple
  • Color / Stain: Blue Nightshade
  • Fingerboard inlays: Mother of pearl birds, mother of pearl and gold mother of pearl feathers / “Fighting Eagles” on the 12th fret

Private Stock #7173

  • Model: Angelus
  • Neck wood: Ziricote
  • Fingerboard wood: Ebony
  • Top wood: European Bearclaw Spruce
  • Back & Side woods:  Ziricote
  • Color / Stain: Natural
  • Fingerboard inlays: Black lip mother of pearl 12th fret bird


As always, we had a great time displaying our instruments at Woodstock and we're looking forward to next year's show!


To learn more about the Private Stock Acoustic team, check out our Q&A with the team.

To learn more about Private Stock Acoustics, click here.

Comments (2)

Frank November 20, 2017 - 12:52am
Exquisite, as always! But the real question: Will these be going to any retail dealers? If so, please tell us who!!!
David November 01, 2017 - 12:56am
Oh my goodness!

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