Albert-Richard 2 – 1201 Geneva – Switzerland
Call or email us +41 22 731 62 72 or infos@leadmusic.com

Leadmusic, Geneva - Switzerland
2 rue Albert-Richard, +41 22 731 62 72
CHF 8,590.00 VAT 7.7% included. Without shipping costs.
Information:

The Private Stock Team from PRS offers among the best looking and most gorgeous guitars ever. Not to mention the amazing craftmanship and quality of the woods, those instruments are known to sound and play better than anything else on the market. So when one of the US rep of PRS decided to sell his private stock, we jumped on the opportunity, and here’s the baby…

This gorgeous Custom 22 made by the Private Stock Team was built in 2013, yes, it’s a “one of” custom order. The guitar looks absolutely new. No scratches, no dings, not a single finish flaw or anything… But it’s not the condition of the guitar that catches eyes.

This one has among the most impressive woods we’ve seen so far, an incredible quilted maple top – you don’t come across tops of this caliber often. The Cocobolo fingerboard has nice and dark grain that is quarter sawn. The Vintage Amber Burst is gorgeous and a perfect compliment to the woods. Also, that instrument is just in new condition, it clearly wasn’t played, or so barely played that it doesn’t show any sign of use, any scratches, any dents, really, anything…

So, as far as woods are concerned, we can definitely say that this baby was gifted. The Private Stock team handpicked and selected the woods for this baby and the extra care they took to built this Custom 22  is obvious. This instrument has the most incredible maple top we ever saw, and also has an amazingly great looking back and neck made on mahogany, lightly figured, but with a spectacular grain. The neck is made of Lumber Mahogany and comes with mammoth ivory birds inlays and eagle headstock inlay. The African Mahogany body is fantastic, with nice figures and this instrument is only 3.07 kilos. So really, woods are top notch selection !!!

This guitar has been expertly set up and plays perfectly. There are no buzzes, rattles or intonation issues here. Strummed acoustically, it sounds alive and resonant with a natural sustain that rings on and on. Hold the guitar pressed against your body and you can feel the string vibration through the entire guitar. The 57/08 humbuckers capture the complex overtones and open quality of a medium hot PAF pickup with a clear, bell like top end and a tightly focused bass. With an excellent string-to-string balance, complex chords sound detailed and articulate, while single string passages have a smooth, fluid quality that compliments the guitar™ inherent sustain.

The neck pickup naturally sounds a little bit darker than the bridge pickup, but there’€™s not even a hint of the muddy bottom end that frequently afflicts lesser humbuckers in this style of guitar. The bridge pickup, although hotter and more aggressive, remains warm and full- bodied with absolutely no trace of harshness. Using the individual volume controls to balance one pickup against the others yields a myriad of subtle tones. All of the classic rock sounds are present and correct, with none of the heavy-handed, overbearing mid-range of some modern Les Pauls.

The neck is straight and true. Frets are perfect and show no wear at all. Also, that instrument shows no faint surface wear at all neither, really, as when it left the factory, no dings, dents, scratches, playwear or any structural issues. Comes with its original Private Stock case, COA, documents and accessories.


Specifications:

* Second hand 2013 Custom 22 Private Stock in new pristine condition

* Private Stock amazing grade Curly maple top

* Lightweight African Ribbon Mahogany body

* only 3.07 kilos

 

* extra dense selected Lumber mahogany neck

* Cocobolo fretboard,  25″ scale length
* Pattern neck shape

* Mammoth Ivory eagle inlay

* Mammoth Ivory original style birds

* abalone inlay surrounds

* Vintage Amber Burst / High gloss Nitro finish

* Phase III locking tuning pegs with Cream buttons

* 57/08- nickel covered pickups

* Volume, Tone w/ 3-way toggle

* PRS Stoptail

* Bone Nut

* Private Stock Case with original documents and COA