PRS Collection Series IX

PRS Guitars is proud to officially announce PRS Collection Series IX by Private Stock. Introduced in the fall of 2011, the PRS Collection Series is made up of a very limited number of instruments each year that are made with the most prized components in the company’s possession, using PRS’s most exacting methods. Paul Reed Smith, along with the Private Stock team, designs and oversees all aspects of production, including the selection of all woods.

The PRS Collection Series IX is comprised of fifteen pairs of McCarty Trem models, with each pair consisting of one curly and one quilted maple top guitar. These instruments proudly incorporate a balance of PRS traditions and innovations.

The McCarty model dates back to 1994 and celebrates Paul’s mentor, Ted McCarty, who served as the President of Gibson during their Golden Era. This model was proudly re-introduced for our 30th Anniversary.

Other specifications include a green select abalone“30th Anniversary” inlay on the heel, 58/15 treble and bass pickups, which Paul describes as, “the best of PAF’s,” and the Private Stock Gen III tremolo bridge with locking saddles.

PRS Collection Series IX – Curly

  • Private Stock Grade Curly Maple Top (15 Curly & 15 Quilt will be made)
  • African Ribbon Mahogany Back
  • Green Select Abalone Side Purfling Along The Body
  • Maple Backplates
  • 25” Scale Length
  • 22 Fret Curly Maple ‘Pattern’ Neck
  • Green Select Abalone “30th Anniversary” Inlay On The Heel
  • African Blackwood Fingerboard
  • Green Select Abalone, 14 Karat Gold and Mother of Pearl Hollow Celtic Knots with Green Select Abalone Purfling
  • African Blackwood Headstock Veneer with Paul Reed Smith Hand Written Signature and Mother of Pearl “Collection” Inlay with Green Select Abalone Purfling
  • African Blackwood Truss Rod Cover with Green Select Abalone Purfling
  • 58/15 Treble and Bass Pickups with Volume, Push/Pull Tone, and 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Private Stock Gen III tremolo bridge with locking saddles
  • Phase III Locking Tuners with Gold Anodized Buttons
  • Hybrid Hardware
  • High-Gloss Nitro Finish

PRS Collection Series IX - Curly

PRS Collection Series IX – Quilt

  • Private Stock Grade Quilt Maple Top (15 Curly & 15 Quilt will be made)
  • African Ribbon Mahogany Back
  • Green Select Abalone Side Purfling Along The Body
  • Maple Backplates
  • 25” Scale Length
  • 22 Fret Curly Maple ‘Pattern’ Neck
  • Green Select Abalone “30th Anniversary” Inlay On The Heel
  • African Blackwood Fingerboard
  • Green Select Abalone, 14 Karat Gold and Mother of Pearl Hollow Celtic Knots with Green Select Abalone Purfling
  • African Blackwood Headstock Veneer with Paul Reed Smith Hand Written Signature and Mother of Pearl “Collection” Inlay with Green Select Abalone Purfling
  • African Blackwood Truss Rod Cover with Green Select Abalone Purfling
  • 58/15 Treble and Bass Pickups with Volume, Push/Pull Tone, and 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Private Stock Gen III tremolo bridge with locking saddles
  • Phase III Locking Tuners with Gold Anodized Buttons
  • Hybrid Hardware
  • High-Gloss Nitro Finish

PRS Collection Series IX - Quilt

Of course, nothing that we or a video can say will be better than going to your local music shop and see and feel and test a PRS Collection Series IX by yourself, nothing can be better than your own judgement. With our review, we try to help you make a decision but we always advise you to try the guitar by yourself before buying. Be aware that Collection Series instruments cannot be ordered, but will be available from select PRS dealers.



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