Used Paul Reed Smith Private Stock DGT Semi-Hollow April Guitar Of The Month
The DGT (David Grissom Trem) is a vintage-appointed guitar that is all about the details. Based on the original McCarty model, the DGT adds a signature neck shape, taller frets (and larger gauge strings), custom-spec’d pickups, and a unique control configuration. Take those distinctive features and bring it to Private Stock’s Guitar of the Month program, and all the details add up to be a show-stopping take on a very iconic PRS model. Only twenty of these instruments will be made for April 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary.
The DGT neck shape is based on two of Grissom’s (former) favorite PRS guitars and comes in between a Pattern/Wide Fat and a Pattern Regular/Regular. The larger frets and 11-gauge strings, combined with other appointments (thicker back, 22-fret neck, etc.), give the DGT a beefy tone. The pickups were finalized after a year of A/B-ing more than forty variations. The resulting tone has ample depth without losing any openness. The control layout features two volume controls and a push/ pull coil-split, providing tons of versatility and control. Full specifications below.
The original Guitars of the Month were cased between December 1994 and March 1996. They provided the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and led directly to the creation of the Private Stock program, with the first “official” Private Stock instrument casing on April 19, 1996.
Serial Number: 227079 #5961 One of only 20 made
Condition: Mint 2016 model. One or two light swirl marks on the finish. Original Private Stock tweed hardshell case and paperwork included.
Model: DGT Semi-hollow with f-hole
Neck wood: Mahogany
Fingerboard wood: Ziricote / curly maple
Top wood: Ziricote with curly maple binding
Back wood: African ribbon mahogany
Headstock Veneer wood: Ziricote / curly maple
Neck Carve: DGT
Side Dots: Mother of pearl
Color / Stain: Natural
Fingerboard inlays: Ziricote / curly maple “Birds of a Feather” with curly maple purfling
Headstock veneer inlays: Ziricote “Birds of a Feather” Private Stock eagle with a mother of pearl “April” engraved “new” banner as well as curly maple purfling
Finish type: Satin nitro
Pickups: Treble: DGT Bass: DGT
Electronics: Two volume, push-pull tone controls with 3-way toggle
Hardware: Gold/nickel PRS Gen 3 tremolo with locking saddles, phase III locking tuning pegs with ebony buttons as well as African ribbon mahogany backplates
Set-Up: D’Addario .011 with an unwound G
Case type: Private Stock 20th Anniversary Tweed Tolex
Specials: Natural satin nitro finish, ziricote / curly maple “Birds of a Feather” inlays, mother of pearl “April” engraved “new” banner, curly maple purfling along the fingerboard, headstock veneer and truss rod cover, curly maple binding along the top edge and f-hole, mother of pearl side dots as well as semi-hollow with a single f-hole on the top. This guitar is 1 of 20 April “Guitars of the Month” and was built to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Private Stock.
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