When Paul Reed Smith assumed leadership of the PRS Private Stock program in 2009, he remarked, “I’m looking forward to building guitars again.” The Collection Series from Private Stock provides him the opportunity to do just that. Much like the sought-after “Paul’s 28” guitars, these instruments will be built in small batches (about a dozen at a time) and will incorporate a balance of PRS traditions and exclusive “prototype stage” specifications. A very limited number - approximately 70 acoustics and 70 electrics - will be made in total each year and will be sold to our dealer network in pairs comprised of one acoustic and one electric guitar.
Collection instruments are built using the finest materials from Private Stock’s most select stash of exotic tone woods. Many of these woods, including prized Pernambuco used to make necks and fingerboards, will no longer be available for standard Private Stock orders. Proprietary specs, including Celtic knot inlays, will not be offered on forthcoming Private Stock guitars as well. Paul will personally oversee the design and construction of each Collection guitar.
Collection Series instruments cannot be ordered, but will be available from exclusive Private Stock dealers.
Serial # A11-0750
Fingerboard: African Blackwood
Top: Sitka Bearclaw Spruce with Paua Heart / Black Purfling
Back & Sides: African Blackwood with Black / Maple / Black Purfling
Fingerboard Inlay: Collection Celtic - Cross Inlays of Paua Heart, 14 Karat Gold, Mammoth Ivory and Paua Purfling
Headstock Inlay: Paul Reed Smith hand written signature and mammoth ivory "Collection" inlay with Paua Heart Purfling
Electronics: PRS Acoustic System
Hardware: Ebony Bridge and pins with Mammoth Ivory inlays and Robson tuning pegs with Ivoroid Buttons
Specials: Natural high gloss Nitro finish, Collection Celtic - Cross Inlays of Paua Heart, 14 Karat Gold, Mammoth Ivory, Paul Reed Smith hand written signature with Mammoth Ivory "Collection" inlay, Paua Heart/Black Purfling along the top, Paua Heart purfling along the fingerboard and headstock veneer, Black/Maple/Black Purfling along the back and sides, Curly Maple binding along the body. The very rare Collection grade woods and specifications on this instrument were personally selected by Paul Reed Smith.
Retial Price: $20,000.00
Item #: A11-0750
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