We know that we have said this about a PRS Private Stock once or twice in the past...But what a looker! And a joy to play - This really is an impressive instrument from the PRS Private Stock team. We also love the back-story - The maple tops on these very closely resemble the pieces of timber being used and produced on guitars coming out from Kalamazoo in 1959...
Limited to just 80 pieces worldwide.
PRS Guitars was recently able to purchase more than 150 curly maple tops from the outskirts of a Graveyard on top of a mountain on the East Coast of the USA. The Gravestones were dated around 1884, and the trees were clearly at least that old as they were forty feet to the first limb. The trees were logged in 2017, and the tops very closely resemble the wood used on guitars coming out of Kalamazoo in 1959. Paul Smith said it appeared to him to be some sort of sub-species of “Michigan” red maple, but with more thought it may just be the age of the tree. Regardless, these are Private Stock quality tops with medium wide to wide curl and extraordinary flame that has an iridescence to it.
For this limited edition Graveyard Guitar, the PRS Private Stock team has spec’d a beautiful, vintage-inspired McCarty 594. Notable specifications include solid red abalone birds and headstock eagle, curly maple binding along the fingerboard and veneer, and thin, vintage nitro Honey Gold with a Dark Cherry Smoked Burst finish (weather checking will happen over time).
This PRS Private Stock McCarty 594 “Graveyard Limited” will be limited to 80 pieces.
“Graveyard” curly maple top, mahogany back, figured mahogany Pattern Vintage neck, Madagascar rosewood fretboards and veneers, solid shell red abalone birds and headstock eagle, curly maple binding along the fingerboard and veneer, thin, vintage nitro Honey Gold with a Dark Cherry Smoked Burst finish (weather-checking will happen over time), nickel hardware, 58/15 treble pickup and 58/15 LT bass pickup, 2 volume and 2 push/pull tone controls with 3-way toggle pickup switch, 2-piece stoptail bridge, PRS Phase III locking tuners with ivoroid buttons, mahogany backplates, bone nut, PS Paisley Case