PRS Private Stock # 9194 Paul’s 85 Paul’s Guitar Electric Tiger Glow

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PRS Private Stock # 9194 Paul's 85 Paul's Guitar Electric Tiger Glow

A Lifetime in the Making

When a selection of wide-curl maple tops were making their way into the Private Stock Wood Vault, Paul Reed Smith knew they should be saved for something special. That special something ended up being the Paul’s 85.

Paul’s 85 are a special run of Private Stock guitars, painstakingly spec’d by Paul Reed Smith and meticulously crafted by the Private Stock team. Paul picked the tops, the selection of woods, assisted on the neck shapes of every guitar, spec’d the pickups, and played and adjusted each guitar until it was “right.” The team executed each detail while he looked after each instrument on a daily basis.

The chosen specifications also include dark Peruvian mahogany necks, Honduran rosewood fretboards and headstock veneers, solid red abalone birds with mother of pearl outlines, bone nuts, vintage-style tuning pegs, and aluminum stoptail bridges with brass inserts and brass studs.

Every piece of guitar-making knowledge at PRS is also in these guitars: the wood drying methods, the feel of the neck, the color and stain technique (Electric Tiger Glow – an exquisite stain and spray technique that accentuates the beautiful wide curl maple), the finish (a very special paper-thin, vintage-formula nitrocellulose that will crack over time), and the pickups (PRS TCI pickups that were spec’d to be full, clear, and musical).

These guitars are available exclusively through Authorized PRS Private Stock dealers, and there are only 85 of them worldwide.

“We believe guitar making is an ongoing process of discovery, and this Paul’s 85 guitar utilizes all of the parts, processes, and workmanship I have spent my career (to date) seeking, testing, refining, and teaching our craftsman. My hope is that these benchmark instruments are something remarkable for our company and the industry. There is no better way to close out our 35th Anniversary than with these extraordinary, hopefully magic, guitars.” – Paul Reed Smith

ModelPrivate Stock Paul's 85
BuilderPaul Reed Smith - Private Stock
Body TypeSolid Body
Top WoodPrivate Stock Grade Flame Maple
Body WoodAfrican Mahogany
Finish TypeHigh-Gloss Nitro
Finish ColorElectric Tiger Glow
Back FinishHigh-Gloss Nitro - Natural
BindingFigured Maple Binding on Fingerboard
Neck WoodDark Peruvian Mahogany
FingerboardHonduran Rosewood
Neck CarvePattern
Scale Length25''
Neck Dimensions28/32" @ Neck
Neck Radius10''
Nut Width1 11/16"
Nut MaterialBone
Neck FinishHigh-Gloss Nitro - Natural
InlaysSolid Abalone Birds w/ Mother of Pearl Outlines
HeadstockHonduran Rosewood Veneer with solid red abalone private stock eagle with mother of pearl outline
Neck PickupTCI Bass
Bridge PickupTCI Treble
BridgePRS Stoptail with Brass Inserts and Brass Studs
TunersVintage-Style Tuners
ControlsVolume and Tone Control with 3-way Toggle Switch and Two Mini-ToggleCoil-Tap Switches
Case PRS Paisley Case
Weight7.65 Pounds (7 lbs 10 oz)