Truly one of the most unique Paul Reed Smith Private Stock guitars I have designed to date here at Ish Guitars! Starting with a 408 Semi Hollow was already a unique idea, but the fun is just getting started...
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I'm Jesse Wilson, owner of Ish Guitars in Syracuse, NY. I collaborated heavily with Private Stock Director Paul Miles to design and hand pick the woods and options for this guitar, with several never-before-seen options unique to this guitar, including:
1. 'Fire Orange Candy' paint inside the F hole
2. Painted knobs and switch tip to match the inside of the F hole
3. Acrylic backplates
4. Special inlay and headstock bird
Yes you saw correctly - we didn't fill the holes in the Poplar Burl top so its raw as ever. There are even holes that you can see right through the binding! Topped off with a special color "Triple Faded Indigo", I had a crazy idea to paint inside the F hole with its complimentary color (Fire Orange Candy) inspired by Syracuse University's logo (go Orange!) which Paul and his team pulled off flawlessly, even matching the switch tip and knobs!
No expense spared here, check out this insane quilted maple fretboard! Paul actually ripped a Private Stock quality quilt top into 4 sections and used one to make this fretboard so its absolutely KILLER. The inlay was made to look like birds flying through angry storm clouds, with this unique headstock bird using Paua Abalone to accent the inner wings and Gold MOP on the head and talons - incredible detail you only see on a PRS.
This guitar is no slouch in the tone department. With the 1 piece flamed mahogany neck and body and incredible 408 pickups, you get a 22 fret guitar thats fat and warm but still provides tons of punch and clarity. I'm not just saying this - this is one of my favorite sounding Private Stock builds we have had to date.
WATCH OUR VIDEOS! We have video of this guitar in progress at the factory as well as pictures from when we were picking it's woods.
Any questions? Call/text/email me! I'm happy to give you a hands-on description of this beast of a guitar. Don't wait to buy it because once its gone its gone, there will never be another one built!
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Spec sheet from PRS:
Private Stock#: 7789
Model: 408 Semi Hollow
Neck wood: Figured Mahogany
Fingerboard wood: Quilted Maple with Quilted Maple Binding
Top Wood: Poplar Burl with F-Hole
Back Wood: Figured Mahogany
Headstock Veneer: Quilted Maple with Quilted Maple Binding
Neck Carve: Pattern Thin
Side Dots: Black
Color/Stain: Triple Faded Indigo
Fingerboard Inlay: Black and Grey Marbled Acrylic J Birds at 5th, 12th, and 17th frets with Black Acrylic Purfling
Headstock Veneer Inlays: Custom Private Stock J Eagle consisting of Gold Mother of Pearl, Black and Grey Marbled Acrylic, and Blue Paua with Black Acrylic Purfling
Finish Type: Satin Nitro
Pickups: Treble 408 and Bass 408
Electronics: 1 Volume, 1 Tone Control with a 3 Way Blade Switch and Two Mini Switches
Hardware: Nickel PRS Gen 3 Tremolo Bridge with Locking Saddles, PRS Phase 3 Locking Tuning Pegs with Pearloid Buttons, Clear Acrylic Back Plates, Quilted Maple Truss Rod Cover as well as a Bone Nut.
Set Up - D'Addario .010
Case Type: Private Stock Brown Leather
Specials: Satin Nitro Triple Faded Indigo Finish, Quilted Maple Fingerboard Veneer and Truss Rod Cover Stained to Match. F-Hole Interior, Knobs, Switch Tip Painted Fire Orange Candy, Copper Shielded Electronic Cavity, Features 408 Pickups with Zebra Bobbins.
The Woods on this guitar were personally selected by Ish Guitars from the PRS Private Stock Vault.