Simply spectacular Private Stock Paul Reed Smith Tonare Grande. Built in the heart of the PRS factory by a small team of luthiers, each Private Stock Acoustic takes between 70-90 hand hours to create, is individually numbered, and finally play tested by Paul Reed Smith himself. The team builds an average of 2-3 guitars a month with a build time of approximately 6 months.
Crafted from an exquisite selection of tonewoods with equally luxurious appointments the guitar is a masterclass in how to build an heirloom quality instrument. Featuring a stunning European curly Bear Claw Spruce top with a dark Peruvian Mahogany neck and figured Cocobolo back and sides. Cocobolo headstock veneer with green select abalone and Mother of Pearl Private Stock Eagle with 14 Karat gold outline and Maple purfling. Figured Cocobolo fingerboard with ornate Celtic Knot inlays consisting of Abalone, Paua Heart and banded Melon wood with Maple purfling. The body has black/maple/black purfling along the back and sides and Maple binding to the body with Abalone purfling. The guitar is finished in high gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer.
The guitar is in fantastic condition throughout, it has been played but as is evident it has been extremely well cared for. The guitar itself is faultless; fit and finish are peerless among the major instrument manufacturers, even surpassing some of the smaller independent and luthier built instruments we have been lucky enough to stock here. To play, this guitar sounds huge - it is warm yet chimey, dark and detailed, sweet and sustaining. Whether tuned standard or dropped to open tunings the guitar handles it all well and it is harmonically complex yet notes still have space ring out. The guitar has a huge headroom and resists distorting or becoming muddy no matter how hard the top is driven. The comfortable neck has the PRS Standard profile. Nut width is 43.28mm (1 11/16”) with a string spacing of 55.56mm (2 3/16”) at the bridge and the Scale length is 647.7mm (25 1/2”). Body proportions are 406.4mm (16”) at the lower bout 101.6mm (4”) at the neck block and 123.8mm (4 /7/8”) at the tail block. The is fitted with the PRS proprietary 18V custom voiced pickup with soundhole operated volume control.
The guitar comes shipped is its original Ameritage Deluxe Hard Case and PRS Private Stock literature.