Paul Reed Smith Private Stock Collection IX Curly Maple
One of only 15 made
PRS Guitars is proud to officially announce Collection Series IX by Private Stock. Introduced in the fall of 2011, the PRS Collection Series is made up of a very limited number of instruments each year that are made with the most prized components in the company’s possession, using PRS’s most exacting methods. Paul Reed Smith, along with the Private Stock team, designs and oversees all aspects of production, including the selection of all woods.
The Collection Series IX is comprised of fifteen pairs of McCarty Trem models, with each pair consisting of one curly and one quilted maple top guitar. These instruments proudly incorporate a balance of PRS traditions and innovations. The McCarty model dates back to 1994 and celebrates Paul’s mentor, Ted McCarty, who served as the President of Gibson during their Golden Era. This model was proudly re-introduced for our 30th Anniversary. Other specifications include a green select abalone“30th Anniversary” inlay on the heel, 58/15 treble and bass pickups, which Paul describes as, “the best of PAF’s,” and the Private Stock Gen III tremolo bridge with locking saddles*.
Serial Number: 222044 Collection #170
Top: Private Stock Grade Curly Maple Top (15 Curly & 15 Quilt will be made)
Body: African Ribbon Mahogany Back
Body Purfling: Green Select Abalone Side Purfling Along The Body
Backplates: Maple Backplates
Neck: 25” Scale Length, 22 Fret Curly Maple ‘Pattern’ Neck
Heel: Green Select Abalone “30th Anniversary” Inlay On The Heel
Fretboard: African Blackwood Fingerboard
Inlays: Green Select Abalone, 14 Karat Gold and Mother of Pearl Hollow Celtic Knots with Green Select Abalone Purfling
Headstock: African Blackwood Headstock Veneer with Paul Reed Smith Hand Written Signature and Mother of Pearl “Collection” Inlay with Fretboard: Green Select Abalone Purfling
Truss Rod Cover: African Blackwood Truss Rod Cover with Green Select Abalone Purfling
Pickups: 58/15 Treble and Bass Pickups with Volume, Push/Pull Tone, and 3-Way Toggle Switch
Bridge: Private Stock Gen III tremolo bridge with locking saddles
Tuners: Phase III Locking Tuners with Gold Anodized Buttons
Hardware: Hybrid Hardware
Finish: Aqua Violet Smoke Burst High-Gloss Nitro Finish
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