Paul Reed Smith PRS Private Stock Custom 24 Multi Scale Spalted Maple
Serial Number: 18255820
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Ish Guitars Exclusive Dealer Limited Run of Custom 24 Multi Scale 6 Strings!
My name is Jesse Wilson, owner of Ish Guitars. I hand picked every wood and option on this guitar in May of 2017 in the Private Stock Wood Vault at the PRS Factory (photos of the raw woods will be included with the purchase of the guitar).
A Multi-Scale PRS?!
Yes, PRS went multi-scale (commonly known as fanned fret), and I was the one crazy enough to commission the very expensive $7000+ 8-month long research-and-development processes for the 6 guitars in our first run (more to come!). This means that you get an amazing 1-off multi-scale PRS without having to pay the huge amount of money to develop the guitar.
Ish Guitars has a "Dealer Exclusive" to 6 String Multi-Scale PRS guitars, so you can also custom order your own Multi-Scale PRS through us!
The frets are not fanned much on purpose. A PRS is a "best of both worlds" guitar, combining a Les Paul and a Strat. So, I picked a 25.5" scale (like a Strat) on the bass side for nice chimey Strat-like chording, and 24.75" (usual LP-style Scale length) on the treble side to have that awesome Les Paul lead guitar feel up top. 99% of the world isn't tuning to some crazy low C drop tuning, so most of us don't need a huge 27" scale on the bottom.
Another benefit of the small fan is that those who have played this guitar and the prototype guitar all said they did not need to "get used to" the change in the frets - which is exactly what the goal was - better intonation, tone, and balance, but without having to re-learn how to play guitar.
Many who have played this guitar have called it "the perfect PRS" because of the reasons above!
This specific guitar is the first of our run, and I wanted to start it off with a BANG - Private Stock Director Paul Miles and I worked together to develop what we call this "Spalt Toned" finish. The key to this finish is a steady hand, many hours, and the perfect piece of Spalted Maple.
Thankfully, we were able to find not only one but two matched pieces of the perfect Spalted maple - so of course we had to build a guitar with a matched top and back. Look closely and you will also notice even the electronics cover and truss rod cover match and flow with the Spalt Toned finish! Paul's Private Stock team knocked it out of the park on this one.
The guitar uses (lets be honest) the world's best tone wood, Mahogany, for the core and neck of the guitar. We covered this with a simple satin black paint job to make some contrast with the crazy spalt and make for a truly bad-ass looking guitar. Since PRS's pickups are so amazing, I didn't want to have to jump to another pickup manufacture to get slanted pickups - so we went the expensive route (remember I paid for the tooling so you didn't have to!) and re-tooled PRS's bobbins so we could use them in a slanted configuration. Because of the tone wood selection combined with the re-tooled slanted 85/15 humbuckers, this guitar sounds as bad-ass as it looks!
Includes a custom hard case which I designed specifically for this guitar, featuring a leather patchwork exterior and red plush interior to match the guitar. 7.00lb weight makes her easy on your shoulders.
Don't miss this guitar. Its the stuff of legends. Call or email me with ANY questions, anytime!