PRS Paul Reed Smith Private Stock Hollowbody II Piezo Guitar, Brazilian Rosewood, Cocobolo Body/Neck
As a premier PRS Signature dealer, we are honored to bring you another unique and beautiful creation from our friends over at the Paul Reed Smith Private Stock department. There's never any question as to the quality of the instrument you're getting when you get any PRS guitar. But there's something magical with these Private Stocks and, at the end of the day, they're unique and unlike any other PRS guitar out there.
Although the above statement is applicable to every Private Stock we get in, this unreal Hollowbody II Piezo is exceptional even by PRS standards. We spec'd out this guitar from top to bottom ourselves, and we're very pleased with how it turned out. The woods in particular were all hand-selected by us from the Private Stock wood vault. It features full Cocobolo construction as well as the elusive Brazilian Rosewood, the best of the best! And on closer look, the details are even more mind-boggling - all-wood appointments such as the pickup rings, tuner buttons, knobs, and even the fretboard inlays adorn the instrument! It simply doesn't get any better than that.
Not only does the combination of Cocobolo and Brazilian Rosewood look incredible with some absolutely insane figuring, this choice of woods also has a very apparent effect on the tone due to the full hollowbody construction of the guitar. It has a very warm and resonant acoustic voice unplugged, almost similar to a small-bodied, rosewood back acoustic guitar, which makes it especially great for chord and finger-picked work.
The exquisite appearance pairs very nicely with the versatile and modern-sounding electronics here. The pickups are PRS's extremely popular 58/15 LT pickups. They're sort of like PRS's take on a PAF pickup, but with a bit more oomph and top-end clarity to it. We love the extra brightness and presence that these have and it really goes well with the tonewoods for this guitar. The combination of vintage humbucker tone and clarity provided by the pickups and the warmth of the Cocobolo and Brazilian rosewood create an extremely balanced EQ profile. And if that's not enough, this guitar has an amazing LR Baggs piezo system to give you a range of acoustic-like tones, and it can also be mixed in with your magnetic tones to create some really beautiful, crisp, and crystal clear sounds.
This one is truly, truly special and may just be one of the most outstanding guitars we've had pass through our doors.
Private Stock represents the highest quality of materials, the most personally crafted instruments, and the greatest level of customization available from PRS. Whether you choose one of our Private Stock models or spec a Built to Order instrument, every Private Stock is carefully conceived and built with a “one-off” mentality. Through this program, we strive to deliver heirloom-quality, musical instruments. All woods for this guitar were hand-selected by the dealer during a trip to our Private Stock vault in Maryland.
"I have never seen anyone playing guitar in a bad mood. There’s something magic about guitars because they are simultaneously art, musical instruments, treasured possessions, and tools to joyfully spend time with. If you get an extraordinary instrument from Private Stock that is equally as good as a family heirloom and a musician’s tool to make a living on, we have done our job." - Paul Reed Smith
Unique features to this PRS Private Stock guitar are:
- Dealer-selected woods from the Private Stock vault
- High Gloss Nitro finish
- Cocobolo top & back with Curly Maple binding
- Cocobolo neck
- Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with Curly Maple binding
- Cocobolo birds with Mother of Pearl outlines
- 24.594" scale
- Smoked Black Hardware
- Brazilian Rosewood, Curly Maple & Cocobolo hardware appointments
- 58/15 LT Pickups
- PRS Piezo system
With brilliant acoustics and a vast array of tones, the Hollowbody II has been a constant favorite in our dynamic lineup of hollow instruments. The combination of the maple top and back with mahogany sides provides tonal clarity and extraordinary resonance.
The LR Baggs/PRS Piezo System comes standard, providing musicians with the versatility of wielding both acoustic and electric guitar tones in one instrument. There are two output jacks on the Hollowbody II Piezo, allowing guitarists to plug into their favorite electric guitar or acoustic guitar amp or DI into a soundboard. By utilizing the separate blend control, the tone of the Hollowbody II Piezo's 58/15 LT pickups can also be combined with acoustic sounds through a single output.
Note: due to CITES regulations, this guitar was built for the USA only.
- Model: Private Stock Hollowbody II Piezo
- Color: Natural Smoked Burst
- Top: Cocobolo
- Binding: Natural (Curly Maple)
- Back: Mahogany middle, Cocobolo back
- Finish: High Gloss Nitro
- Construction: Set Neck
- Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood w/ Curly Maple binding
- Neck Wood: Cocobolo
- Scale Length: 24.594"
- Fretboard Radius: 10"
- Frets: 22
- Inlays: Cocobolo birds with Mother of Pearl outlines
- Neck Shape: Pattern Vintage
- Headstock Veneer: Cocobolo with Curly Maple binding
- Bass and Treble Pickups: 58/15 LTs
- Piezo: PRS Designed by LR Baggs
- Controls: Volume and Tone Control w/ 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch, LR Baggs/PRS Piezo Pickup System w/ 3-Way Pickup Switch and Blend Knob
- Bridge: PRS Adjustable 'Piezo' Stoptail
- Tuners: Phase III Locking w/ Brazilian Rosewood buttons
- Hardware Finish: Smoked Black
- Curly Maple pickup rings
- Brazilian Rosewood control knobs
- Cocobolo truss rod cover
- Case: Private Stock Black Comet Hardshell
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Instrument Weight: 7.5 lbs