PRS Violin 1 Private Stock
This is a sale of probably the finest and most sought after PRS Private Stock guitars out there. This is number 29 of 50 and is "as new" condition. Never played, Never handled.
The maple wood comes from the same forest Stradivarius used on his violins.
The neck is Pernambuco
Fretboard and Headstock is Brazilian Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays are Abalone, paua heart and banded melon celtic knots
Headstock veneer inlays: Abalone Paul Reed Smith Signature
Im sure looking at this guitar you know whats it all about but if not have a look on youtube. All the dealers worldwide who have had them all sold out and there isnt another one for sale in this spec. This is a highly collectable instrument which will soar in value in years to come.
If you do your homework you will see that this guitar and an original 58 Les Paul had a shootout on sound and the audience all preferred the Violin guitar.
It comes with case candy and the private stock leather case with certificate. This guitar if not sold will not be offered for sale again. Good Luck and
Below is an extract for further info:
This is a very rare model and arguably the best sounding PRS Guitar ever.
The Private Stock ‘Violin’ McCarty is the latest version of Smith’s vision. In 2009 we saw Paul’s 28, a statement that he was back getting his hands dirty with his Private Stock team and encapsulating all he’d learned over the years into a run of exclusive guitars. The ‘Violin’ guitar follows that first statement except, “it’s basically my ‘Paul’s 28’ guitar for about a third of the money,” says Paul Reed Smith, keen to show off his new object d’art.
“If it was up to me, all we’d make would be ‘Violin’ guitars,” he confides. “Violins don’t come in different colours. They have different characters — some are subtle, some are not so subtle but they make a huge difference to the musician, right? I mean this is a musician’s guitar but guitars are such art it’ll probably end up in an art collection.”
Like his Paul’s 28, the ‘Violin’ McCarty uses a neck made from pernambuco. ““Pernambuco sounds great. Have you heard a piece of it ring? It’s really expensive! It’s South American. It was used as a dye wood but the violin guys worked out somehow that it made great violin bows but it was never thought of as a musical instrument wood: it was thought of for making dyes. They used to chip it up into powder and make dyes out of it. So if you saw an old English dress from way back that was bright purple, it was probably pernambuco.”
But the ‘Violin’ guitar is so called not just because of its neck wood. “We’ve found Stradivarius’ maple supplies. We found where the forest is, right near his shop. I mean look at it… it looks like an old violin; it is European ridiculous curly maple, right?”
It’s not the first time I’ve talked about the legendary violinmaker, Stradivarius, with Paul Reed Smith. “I’m interested in Stradivarius but also in Guadagnini [another important violin-maker]. I’m interested in Anthony Torres… these guys that fundamentally developed something… but they were trying to make a living.”
“Torres? If it wasn’t for him and that little guitar we x-rayed this one [he points at a PRS Acoustic] would never have happened. I’m looking in the rear view mirror but it’s not just one guy. Torres has my heart because he was trying to raise a family and kids.”
A little while later I get to play the ‘Violin’ guitar at the end of a long day playing and listening to six of PRS’s new-for-2010 25th Anniversary guitars. It’s like everything I’ve heard already has been magnified, enhanced. Its acoustic ring and resonance is staggering and this — the voice — is captured by a pair of 1957/2008 humbuckers producing some am...