February 17, 2012 (STEVENSVILLE, MD) – Introduced in the fall of 2011, PRS Guitars’ Collection Series instruments are built in small batches by the company’s Private Stock department. Each Collection Series consists of one electric and one acoustic guitar made with the most exacting methods and the most prized components in the company’s possession, including pernambuco necks and fingerboards (which are exclusive to the Collection program). For the second installment in PRS Guitars’ exclusive Collection Series, Paul Reed Smith and the Private Stock team worked with David Grissom, Tony McManus, and Martin Simpson to design two exceptional instruments. Specifications for Collection Series II are as follows:
Collection Series II Electric: Collection DGT Specifications
One-piece quilted maple top with mahogany back, 22 fret 25” scale length pernambuco “DGT” neck with Honduran rosewood fingerboard and mammoth ivory Collection Celtic inlays, Honduran rosewood headstock veneer with mammoth ivory signature and “Collection” inlay, mammoth ivory purfling on the fingerboard, headstock veneer, and truss rod cover, DGT tuners with faux bone buttons, PRS tremolo, DGT pickups with scuffed gold covers and nickel screws, two volume controls (one for each pickup) with push/pull tone control and 3-way toggle pickup switch, and a custom Orange Glow finish with micro-bursts.
Collection Series II Acoustic: McManus/Simpson Collection Angelus Specifications
15.5” Angelus cutaway body, Proprietary hybrid X bracing, Sitka bearclaw spruce top with paua heart/black purfling, curly maple binding, and an ebony, paua heart, green select abalone, and 14k gold rosette, African blackwood back and sides with black/maple/black purfling, custom-carved pernambuco neck with African blackwood fingerboard and paua heart, green abalone, and 14k gold Collection Celtic inlays, ebony headstock veneer with mammoth ivory signature and “Collection” inlay, paua heart purfling on the fingerboard and veneer, ebony bridge and bridge pins with mammoth ivory inlays, bone nut and saddle, Robson tuning pegs with ivoroid buttons, and PRS acoustic system.
These instruments are available via exclusive PRS Collection dealers: Guitar Sanctuary (McKinney, TX), Wild West Guitars (Riverside, CA), Wild Wood Guitars (Louisville, CO), Willcutt Guitars (Lexington, KY), Washington Music Center (Wheaton, MD), Rudy’s Music (NYC, NY), Sweetwater (Fort Wayne, IN), Guitar Center (Atlanta, GA and Dallas, TX locations), and Guitar Resurrection (Austin, TX). Internationally, Collection guitars will be available from The Guitar Shop in Mississauga, Canada and the following distributors: Headline (United Kingdom), Korg Import Division (Japan), Voerman (Benelux), and Roland Meinl Musikinstrumente (Germany and Austria).
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 produces over 1,000 electric guitars each month, as well as acoustic guitars and amplifiers, for worldwide distribution. In the fall of 2011 PRS introduced import acoustic and amplifier lines to complement their import SE line of electric guitars. Carlos Santana, Linkin Park, Orianthi, Opeth, Tim Mahoney of 311, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Ricky Skaggs, Cody Kilby, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, and Warren Haynes are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments.