Paul Reed Smith - 10th Anniversary Private Stock #1333 Custom 22
This violin amber burst Custom 22 - 10th Anniversary Private Stock guitar was designed and handmade by Joseph Knaggs, Paul, and team, dated Dec. 12, 2006.  The woods include a curly maple top, South American mahogany back, as well as a Brazilian rosewood neck, bound fingerboard, headstock veneer and truss rod cover.  This Private Stock guitar beautifully displays various custom inlays that depict the last 10 years as well as combining different private stock options.  Other features include paua side dots, custom engraved pickup covers, rosewood tuning buttons and pickup rings as well as green ripple abalone, black and ivoroid binding along the fingerboard, headstock veneer and top contour of the body.  Inlays include black and brown lip mother of pearl, white and gold mother of pearl, paua, abalone, green snail, orange Madre per Lato, 14 karat gold, red coral, and Koa wood.  Pickups are PRS 9 with Custom 22 electronics.  This incredibly rare and special guitar is part of the run commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Private Stock program.  The rare solid Brazilian rosewood neck has a wide fat carve with incredible feel, and the PRS 9’s just sing beautifully.  PRS had originally intended to limit to 100 instruments, but produced about 60.  With faultless materials and the workmanship of Joseph Knaggs’ team, the sound and playability, this is my favorite solid-body guitar..