So I had a chance to take Dirty Bob up to the PS Vault during the experience this year...
We searched the Private Stock Vault at PRS to find only 2 sets of an Australian Blackwood, to Build a Paul's Guitar like no other!
This wood in the raw form smeels like its been burnt!
From the Koa Species Family, this wood is very resonant and provides a STRIKING Pallet to build a guitar!
Based on Pauls Design with his propriatary pickups, we added a Super Flamed Maple Neck and Fretboard! The Neck has a tinted finish to give the perception of a "Roasted Maple" finish! We choose a 20th Anniversary Design on the Fretboard and inlaid the Tasmanian Birds with outlines of Brown Lip Mother of Pearl. The sweeping wisp, are also Brown Lip MOP! On the Headstock, we overlayed the Tasmanian on the Maple and then inverted the Flamed Maple as the Eagle inlay! This also is outlined in Brown Lip MOP....
Even the Turners are Tasmanian Blackwood!!
A TAZ DEVIL for sure! You will tear it up playing Rock and Roll and the Badest Blues around!