For December, the twelfth and final Private Stock Guitar of the Month closes Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary celebration with vigor.
In a limited run of only 12 pieces, the Ziricote Hollowbody II Piezo celebrates the beauty and artistry of nature with exquisite wood species and a winter wildlife motif.
In keeping with this theme, Private Stock has included a number of unique appointments for the December Guitar of the Month, including custom “Winter Egrets” inlays on the fingerboard and headstock veneer consisting of solid white, gold and black lip mother of pearl and black corian, mother of pearl “December” engraved banner as well as mother of pearl side dots, and P-90 treble and bass pickups with Birds-eye maple covers. The instruments’ unique ziricote top and back is finished with natural satin nitro.
Only twelve of these instruments will be made for December 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary.
The original Guitars of the Month were cased between December 1994 and March 1996. They provided the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and led directly to the Private Stock to the creation of the Private Stock program with the first “official” Private Stock instrument casing on April 19, 1996.
“At the time, the original Guitars of the Month program was a way for us to experiment with new designs and features. To this day, that innovation and specialization is still at the heart of the Private Stock program, and we are very excited to try out some new ideas for our 20th Anniversary year.” – Paul Reed Smith
January 2016 Hollowbody Bass 4
February 2016 McCarty 594
March 2016 Maple Top Singlecut Archtop
April 2016 DGT Birds of a Feather Semi-Hollow
May 2016 509
June 2016 Paul's Guitar
July 2016 Grainger 5 Fretless Bass
August 2016 Custom 24 8-String
September 2016 24 Fret McCarty Singlecut Trem
October 2016 Lotus Knot Custom 24
November 2016 Singlecut McCarty 594
December 2016 Hollowbody II
|Number of Frets||22|
|Fretboard Wood||Ziricote / Birds-Eye Maple|
|Headstock Veneer||Ziricote / Birds-Eye Maple|
|Inlays||Custom “Winter Egrets” Consisting of Solid White, Gold and Black Lip Mother of Pearl and Black Corian|
|Headstock Inlay||Custom “Winter Egrets” Consisting of Solid White, Gold and Black Lip Mother of Pearl and Black Corian With A Mother of Pearl “December” Engraved Banner|
|Side Dots||Mother of Pearl|
|Pickups||P-90 with Birds-Eye Maple Cover|
|Controls||Volume, Tone with 3-Way Toggle and PRS/LR Baggs Piezo System|
|Bridge||PRS Adjustable Stoptail|
|Tuners||Phase III Locking Tuning Pegs with Set Screws and Ziricote Buttons|
|Hardware||Gold/Nickel Hardware and Birds-Eye Maple Control Knobs and Switch Tip|
|Case||Private Stock 20th Anniversary Chocolate Tolex|
The Private Stock Guitar of the Month December 2016 - Hollowbody II Piezo is available at the following PRS Dealers: