The Private Stock program began in 1996 as a way to bring instruments that Paul envisioned to light outside the normal manufacturing process. Our Private Stock program represents the highest quality of materials, the most personally crafted instruments, and the greatest level of customization at PRS. No matter what specifications you choose, every guitar is carefully conceived and built with a “one-off” mentality. Ultimately through this program, we strive to provide you with an instrument that is equally as good as an heirloom to be treasured and a tool to make music.

Check out some of your options below!

Woods

Wood is the foundation of every instrument. In the early days of Private Stock, the letters sent out with finished guitars read, “Carefully picked from my [Paul Reed Smith’s] private stock for sound and remarkable figure.” That is still true today, as all Private Stock woods are carefully housed in “The Vault” just outside of Paul’s office.

Much like a fingerprint, each piece of wood is slightly different in figure, weight, and hue. The woods below are a good representation of the assortment that the Private Stock Vault has to offer. Take a moment to look around and see what wood combinations speak to you.

Bear Claw Spruce

Bear Claw Spruce

Brazilian Rosewood

Brazilian Rosewood

Bubinga

Bubinga

Curly Mango

Curly Mango

East Coast Curly Maple

East Coast Curly Maple

Figured Walnut

Figured Walnut

Indian Rosewood

Indian Rosewood

Koa

Koa

Macassar Ebony

Macassar Ebony

Madrone Burl

Madrone Burl

Maple Burl

Maple Burl

Pomelle Sapele

Pomelle Sapele

Quartersawn Sycamore

Quartersawn Sycamore

Quilted Maple

Quilted Maple

Red Cedar

Red Cedar

Redwood Burl

Redwood Burl

Spalted Maple

Spalted Maple

West Coast Curly Maple

West Coast Curly Maple

Zebra Wood

Zebra Wood

Ziricote

Ziricote

Finishes

Finish is the moment where an instrument takes on much of its personality. Our finish process is proven to highlight the elegance and figure of the woods you choose, whether that means a subtle, natural finish or a striking, vivid color.

Finish options are nearly infinite, but we have cataloged a selection here to get you thinking. You can choose from the options below, send in a photo for us to color match, or simply describe your desired look. Whatever path you choose, your Private Stock instrument will make a statement.

Aqua Violet Dragon's Breath

Aqua Violet Dragon's Breath

Aquamarine Smoke Burst

Aquamarine Smoke Burst

Bahamian Blue

Bahamian Blue

Blue Steel Smoke Burst

Blue Steel Smoke Burst

Bronze

Bronze

Charcoal Cherry Burst

Charcoal Cherry Burst

Charcoal Smoke Burst

Charcoal Smoke Burst

Dark Cherry Sunburst

Dark Cherry Sunburst

Duvall Red

Duvall Red

Electric Tiger

Electric Tiger

Faded Bonni Pink Glow

Faded Bonni Pink Glow

Faded McCarty Burst

Faded McCarty Burst

Frostbite Glow

Frostbite Glow

Fuchsia Smoke Burst

Fuchsia Smoke Burst

Natural Smoke Burst

Natural Smoke Burst

Rainforest

Rainforest

Sage Dragon's Breath

Sage Dragon's Breath

Tequila Sunrise Smoked Burst

Tequila Sunrise Smoked Burst

Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye

Inlays

Inlay is another part of the Private Stock ordering process with nearly infinite options and combinations. From the design itself to the materials used, inlays are a way to personalize your instrument.

There are several materials to choose from and designs ranging from intricate vines to the traditional PRS bird inlays and more. Look around and get inspired by the material choices below.

Abalone

Abalone

Agoya

Agoya

Arizona Jade

Arizona Jade

Asian Pink Coral

Asian Pink Coral

Awabi

Awabi

Awabi Rim

Awabi Rim

Azurite Web

Azurite Web

Black Mother of Pearl

Black Mother of Pearl

Black with Gold Web

Black with Gold Web

Brown Mother of Pearl

Brown Mother of Pearl

Charloite Purple Swirl

Charloite Purple Swirl

Chryscolla

Chryscolla

Cocobolo

Cocobolo

Crystal Lava

Crystal Lava

Donkey Ear

Donkey Ear

Ebony

Ebony

Gold

Gold

Gold Mother of Pearl

Gold Mother of Pearl

Green Banded Malachite

Green Banded Malachite

Green Heart

Green Heart

Green Ripple Abalone

Green Ripple Abalone

Green Select Abalone

Green Select Abalone

Koa

Koa

Mother Of Pearl Sparkle

Mother Of Pearl Sparkle

Opal

Opal

Paua

Paua

Pink Heart

Pink Heart

Pink Ivory Wood

Pink Ivory Wood

Pink Rhodonite

Pink Rhodonite

Quilted Maple

Quilted Maple

Red Dino

Red Dino

Red with Gold Web

Red with Gold Web

Red/Orange Spiney

Red/Orange Spiney

Red/White Spiney

Red/White Spiney

Sea Blue Poly

Sea Blue Poly

Silver

Silver

Snakewood

Snakewood

Turquoise With Black Web

Turquoise With Black Web

Vasasite Web

Vasasite Web

White Mother of Pearl

White Mother of Pearl

White with Black Web

White with Black Web

Yellow Dino

Yellow Dino