PRS Paul Reed Smith Private Stock John McLaughlin Limited Edition Electric Guitar (with Case)

Boasting an incredible flame maple top and much more, this limited edition Private Stock John McLaughlin signature offers players an upscale experience.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Hormigo neck Sonorous tonewood used for marimba tines
TCI Pickups Clear and responsive pickups; balanced tone
Flamed maple top Premium wood grain with bright, projecting tone
PRS Phase III locking tuners Striking open-back design; preserves tone

"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. 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." - John McLaughlin.

The PRS Private Stock John McLaughlin is a classic instrument that has been meticulously spec'd by Paul Reed Smith to honor John McLaughlin.

All of the woods were specially chosen by Smith for their tone, figure, and weight. The specs are fairly straightforward: 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. Some of the more particular details on this model are in the finish, pickups, and electronics. The guitar is finished in high-gloss nitro with an unfinished neck with clear grain filler for a smooth, natural playing feel. The TCI pickups feature American Alnico and are paired with volume and tone controls with a 3-way toggle pickup switch and two mini-toggle EQ switches. The mini-toggles act as tuned high-pass filters when engaged (in the up position), removing shelved low-end and allowing the high frequencies through for more clarity and musical highs.

"Being John's guitar maker is an honor I fought decades read more for, and to now be able to give him a signature model is a special moment for me and hopefully the industry," said 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." Paul Reed Smith and Paul Miles have signed each Private Stock John McLaughlin model on the back of the headstock. As an added detail, John McLaughlin has autographed the backplate of each instrument. Only 200 PRS Private Stock John McLaughlin guitars will be made in 2023.
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- Body Construction: Solidbody
- Top Wood: Figured Maple
- Back Wood: African Mahogany
- Top Carve: Violin
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Wire: PRS Jumbo
- Scale Length: 25"
- Neck Wood: Hormigo
- Neck Construction: One-Piece
- Truss Rod: PRS Double-Acting
- Neck Shape: Pattern
- Neck Depth at the 1/2 Fret: 7/8" [22.22 mm]
- Neck Width at the Nut: 1 11/16" [42.85 mm]
- Neck Width at the Body: 2 1/4" [57.15 mm]
- Neck Depth at the 12 1/2: 61/64" [24.20 mm]
- Fretboard Wood: African Blackwood
- Fretboard Radius: 10"
- Fretboard Inlay: Celtic Knots, Abalone Knot w/ Holly Spikes and Crushed Opal Oval
- Headstock Logo: Private Stock Eagle, Crushed Opal w/ Holly Outlines
- NBA: Type Set
- Finish: High-Gloss Nitro
- Bridge: PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
- Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Nut: Bone
- Truss Rod Cover: "John McLaughlin"
- Treble Pickups: TCI
- Bass Pickups: TCI
- Controls: Volume & Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch and Two Mini-Toggle EQ Switches
- Strings: 10's
- Tuning Standard (6 String): E-A-D-G-B-E
- Case: Private Stock Brown Paisley

- P1 (down): treble pickup
- P2: middle pickup
- P3 (up): bass pickup
- Up: High-Pass EQ Mode
- Down: Standard Humbucker Mode
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 19 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 112530::10709

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 410-643-9970


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