If you're wondering how the “Periscope Guitars” started, we'll explain. A few months ago we grabbed Paul Reed Smith and asked him if he wanted to try something new. We showed him an app called Periscope. Using the app, we were able to live-stream a broadcast of Paul inside our Wood Vault - a special section of our shop where we keep our finest Private Stock grade woods. During the broadcast, Paul solicited the help of viewers to select woods for what we have now affectionally dubbed the 3rd “Periscope Guitar!” The guitar came out great!
While Paul is heavily involved in pretty much every aspect of our business - it’s not often you find him choosing woods and writing up specs for an entire guitar!
Check out the video below to see the wood selection for Periscope Guitar #3!
Below, see photos of the finished instrument, read the specs, and find the dealer who has it in stock!
Private Stock #6120 / Periscope Guitar #3
Model: Paul’s Guitar
Neck Wood: Figured mahogany
Fingerboard wood: Cocobolo
Top: One-piece quilted maple
Back wood: Black Limba
Headstock Veneer wood: Cocobolo
Neck Carve: Pattern
Side Dots: Mother of pearl
Color / Stain: Black Gold Smoked Burst
Fingerboard inlays: Mother of pearl Brushstroke birds
Headstock veneer inlays: Mother of pearl Brushstroke eagle
Finish type: High gloss nitro
Pickups: Treble: Narrow 408 Bass: Narrow 408
Electronics: Volume, tone with 3-way toggle and 2 mini switches for coil tap
Hardware: Gold/nickel Gen 3 tremolo with locking saddles, phase III locking tuning pegs with cocobolo buttons as well as Black Limba backplates
Set-Up: D’Addario .010
Case type: Private Stock leather
The 3rd Periscope guitar is now available for sale at Eddie's Guitars in St. Louis, Missouri!