Collection #47 McCarty Hollowbody 2


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When Paul Reed Smith assumed leadership of the PRS Private Stock program in 2009, he remarked, “I’m looking forward to building guitars again.” The Collection Series from Private Stock provides him the opportunity to do just that.

Each Collection series instrument incorporates a balance of PRS traditions and exclusive “prototype stage” specifications. A very limited number - approximately 70 acoustics and 70 electrics - are made for the Collection Series each year and available only through PRS’ most exclusive Private Stock dealers.

Collection instruments are built using the finest materials from Private Stock’s vaunted and exclusive stash of exotic tone woods. Many of these woods, including prized Pernambuco used to make necks and fingerboards, are no longer be available for standard Private Stock orders. Proprietary specs, including Celtic knot inlays, are also no longer available except on Collection Series Guitars. Paul personally oversees the design and construction of each Collection instrument.

The third electric guitar in this exclusive series is based on the McCarty body style.  the upper and lower bouts are chambered, creating a semi-hollow body design, with a solid continuous center block.  The semi-hollow construction contributes to this guitar’s incredible resonance and tone, and – in conjunction with the exclusive pernambuco neck – leads to incredible sustain which has to be heard to be believed.

The unique “Celtic Knot” Inlays are of 14 kt. white and yellow gold on an exotic African Black wood fretboard.


McCarty Semi-Hollow specifications:

Curly Maple Top w/ Two "F" Holes

Ribboned African Mahogany Back

22 Frets

25" Scale Length

Pernambuco Pattern Thin Neck

African Blackwood Fingerboard

14k Gold and White Gold Collection Celtic Inlays

African Blackwood Headstock Veneer

14K Gold Signature and White Gold "Collection" Inlay

African Blackwood Truss Rod Cover

14K Gold Sidedots

Phase III Locking Tuners with Ivoroid Buttons

PRS Stoptail

Uncovered Collection 57/08 Treble and Bass Pickups with New PRS Bobbins

Volume and Tone Control w/ 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch

Espresso Finish with Microbursts

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