PRS adds to its Acoustic Private Stock line
(John Gorbe | Posted 2011-01-25)
When you think of Paul Reed Smith, the last thing you probably think about is acoustic guitars, right? While the acoustic world is a newer venture for PRS, the concepts they’re based on are as old as the company itself. At the Winter NAMM show this year, PRS announced the additions of three new acoustic instruments: the Collection Grand, the Tony McManus Signature, and the Martin Simpson Signature. These welcomed additions supplement the already successful Tonare Grand and Angelus Cutaway models.
The Private Stock Collection Grand combines the perimeter shape of a Tonare Grand and the body depth of an Angelus Cutaway. Of course, the rarest of materials are used on these models including mammoth ivory and diamond inlay bridge pins.
Bearclaw tops, exotic species backs and sides and gold mother of pearl custom inlays are just a few of the features available on Private Stock acoustics. Due to the vast and exotic materials that are available for these models it’s impossible to list all the options. The goal of PRS is to collaboratively custom figure a guitar that speaks to the individual artist/owner.
The Tony McManus Signature features a European spruce top, Cocobolo back and sides, Mahogany neck, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, 1.75” nut width, Nitro finish, Hybrid X bracing, Mammoth ivory J Birds, and a PRS pickup system
The Martin Simpson Signature features an Adirondack spruce top, Cocobolo back and sides, Mahogany neck, Ebony fingerboard and bridge, 1.81” nut width, Nitro finish, Hybrid X bracing, Green abalone J Birds, and a PRS pickup system.
The Private Stock Collection Grand features a European Bearclaw top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Celtic knot rosette, Dark Peruvian mahogany neck, Ebony fingerboard andbridge, PRS X brace/classical hybrid, fingerboard inlays include: celtic knots w/Paua heart, white gold rings and mammoth ivory crosses, Maple fingerboard binding, Gold side dot markers, Mammoth ivory nut and saddle, Keith Robson hand machined tuners, ivoroid tuner buttons, Mammoth ivory bridge pins w/champagne diamonds and a PRS pickup system.
From a press release.