PRS Private Stock March Guitar of the Month: Maple Top Singlecut Archtop

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PRESS RELEASE: PRS Guitars Private Stock is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year with the return to the program that started it all: Guitars of the Month. Each month in 2016, the Private Stock team will deliver a unique design in limited numbers, highlighting the detailed craftsmanship and exquisite materials that define Private Stock.

The March Guitar of the Month is the Maple Top Singlecut Archtop. Based on Private Stock’s Singlecut Archtop model, which was released with the 2016 model year line up, the Maple Top Singlecut Archtop delivers tone, playability, and elegance with a new aesthetic and tone while keeping the exceptional resonance and articulation of the spruce top model. Like PRS acoustics, the back and sides of the Archtop are “locked down” while the top is left to vibrate freely. The top’s integral, parallel bracing further support the instrument’s build integrity and resonance; while the guitar’s Private Stock aluminum bronze bridge with brass saddles and solid ebony tailpiece further support the instrument’s woody depth and richness without sacrificing articulation.

Only six of these instruments will be made for March 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary. For full specifications and to hear the Maple Top Singlecut Archtop in action, please visit, http://www.prsguitars.com/gom_march/. For more information on the Guitars of the Month program or the Singlecut Archtop model, please visit http://www.prsguitars.com/privatestock.

The original Guitars of the Month were cased between December 1994 and March 1996. They provided the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and led directly to the creation of the Private Stock program, with the first “official” Private Stock instrument casing on April 19, 1996.

“At the time [1996], the original Guitars of the Month program was a way for us to experiment with new designs and features. To this day, that innovation and specialization is still at the heart of the Private Stock program, and we are very excited to try out some new ideas for our 20th Anniversary this year,” said Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitars founder and Managing General Partner.

About PRS Guitars:

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric, acoustic, and bass guitars. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, Linkin Park, Orianthi, Opeth, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Ricky Skaggs, Cody Kilby, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.

PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com

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