PRS Unveils New Private Stock JOHN MCLAUGHLIN Limited Edition

The PRS Private Stock John McLaughlin doesn’t have a price yet, but rest assure it’s going to be insanely expensive (and really nice).


The PRS Private Stock John McLaughlin features a Maple top, Mahogany back, Hormigo neck (a tone wood used on marimbas for sound-producing tines) with an African blackwood fretboard, 22 frets, 25” scale length, Pattern neck, PRS’s patented Gen III tremolo, and PRS Phase III tuners. The guitar is finished in high-gloss nitro with an unfinished neck and offers TCI pickups with American Alnico and are paired with volume and tone controls with a 3-way toggle pickup switch and two mini-toggle EQ switches.

“Playing music is a way of being. Playing an instrument requires you to move out of the normal level of consciousness. If you’re thinking, you’re not playing. If you’re playing, you’re not thinking,” McLaughlin said in a statement. “If you have problems with your instrument, you’re not going to move out of the thinking zone and into your own world. This is why I love my guitar. For me, it’s perfect.”

“Being John’s guitar maker is an honor I fought decades for, and to now be able to give him a signature model is a special moment for me and hopefully the industry,” added Paul Reed Smith. “These guitars were designed to both feel like magic when you pick them up but also disappear in your hands so you can just focus on playing. John is capable of playing at extraordinary speed and with this instrument, you hear every note. Finding that balance as a guitar maker and coaxing every bit of sound out of the guitar was the key.”

Check it out here and salivate. That neck is gorgeous, man.

Post Tags
No comments

leave a comment