The Private Stock team at Paul Reed Smith Guitars is gearing up to celebrate 20 years of designing and building high-quality, customized electric and acoustic guitars. As part of the 2016 lineup, Private Stock is introducing the new Singlecut Archtop model.
Made with some of the finest tonewoods available, the Private Stock Singlecut Archtop model delivers tone, playability, and elegance to pro-level players and collectors alike. By combining tried and true design with original thinking, Private Stock has taken the spruce top archtop guitar and built on the PRS acoustic design platform to create a robustly built instrument with exceptional resonance, tone, and articulation.
The Private Stock Archtop has a 3.171” deep body. As with PRS acoustics, the back and sides of the Archtop are “locked down,” while the Sitka spruce top is left to vibrate freely. The top’s integral, parallel bracing further supports the instrument’s build integrity and resonance, while the guitar’s Private Stock aluminum bronze bridge with brass saddles and solid ebony tailpiece further support the instrument’s woody depth and richness without sacrificing articulation.
“Exquisite tonewoods and impeccable craftsmanship are the hallmark of Private Stock,” says PRS president Jack Higginbotham. “With the Singlecut Archtop, the team has captured the essence of these traditional instruments while really showcasing their attention to detail and skilled artistry.”
Other specifications include: spruce top with integral bracing, curly maple back, mahogany sides, 22-fret 25”-scale-length curly maple neck, ebony fingerboard with solid mother-of-pearl birds with paua heart center and green ripple abalone and paua heart vine, ebony headstock veneer with Private Stock Eagle inlay, mother-of-pearl purfling on the fingerboard, headstock veneer, and truss rod cover, Phase III locking tuners with ebony buttons, Private Stock aluminum bronze Archtop bridge with brass saddles and solid ebony tailpiece, hybrid hardware, 12-56 strings with wound “G,” high-gloss nitro finish, and a Private Stock hardshell leather case.
About PRS Guitars
Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high-quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland, and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric and acoustic guitars and guitar amplifiers. For more information, visit www.prsguitars.com.