For over 25 years now Paul Reed Smith has hoarded the very best woods for his Private Stock guitars, stashing them away in The Vault, PRS’s repository of rare premium tonewoods.
The Private Stock program began in 1996 as a way to bring instruments that Paul envisioned to light outside the normal manufacturing process. The Private Stock program represents the highest quality of materials, the most personally crafted instruments, and the greatest level of customisation at PRS.
Private Stock guitars are one-of-a-kind, single serial number, heirloom-quality musical instruments.
The Private Stock #727 Hollowbody II Piezo features a gorgeously figured “crotch pattern” quilted maple top and back, a supremely playable curly rock maple neck with a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard graced by iconic gold bound bird inlays.
In the electronics department reside a pair of toneful McCarty Archtop humbuckers plus the brilliant PRS piezo pickup system that gives you access to the natural acoustic sound of this guitar's hollowbody construction.
This guitar was handmade by renowned PRS master builder Joseph Knaggs, who has now left PRS to oversee his very successful own brand.
But back in 2004, Joe Knaggs applied his world-class guitar-crafting expertise to the Private Stock #727 Private Stock Hollowbody II Piezo, and this is evident in every inch of its masterful construction. Open the case and you’re treated to a mouth-watering symphony of superb tonewoods and tastefully lavish appointments second to none.
The Private Stock #727 Hollowbody II Piezo’s Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard is like silk under your fingertips, and with its distinctive Bird inlays, no one will mistake your guitar for anything other than a PRS Private Stock instrument.
- A one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality instrument with impeccable Private Stock tonewoods and build quality
- AAAAC Quilted maple top and back; mahogany sides
- Elegant double binding with inlay appointments and gold hardware
- Highly figured curly maple neck
- Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with 14k gold outlined bird inlays
- Brazilian Rosewood headstock veneer
- McCarty Archtop pickups and PRS/LR Baggs Saddle Piezo system for rich, organic-sounding electric and acoustic tones
- Gold hardware
- Pickup switching: 3-way toggle plus 3-way mini-toggle
- Master Volume and Tone controls
- 3-way Piezo Selector (On/Mix/Off)
- Piezo Blend control knob
- PRS Piezo Adjustable Stoptail bridge
- PRS Phase III Locking tuners with ebony buttons
- Personally signed by Paul Reed Smith
- Private Stock leather hardshell case included
One of the most significant features of this fabulous hollow body is its ridiculously light weight – it tips the scales at a featherweight 5.6 lbs. It is so light it feels like it will fly away by itself. And there is no doubt that this attribute contributes significantly to its bright but rich, open and airy sound - kind of extra dimensional, and quite unique.
From jazz to rock to fusion, from chimey rhythm parts to blistering leads — and everything in between — this Hollowbody II’s McCarty Archtop pickups really deliver. Add in the instrument’s piezo pickup system, and you have access to any guitar tone you could ever need.
The PRS piezo pickup system on this guitar delivers the natural acoustic sound of its hollowbody construction. A control knob lets you blend in the sound of this pickup with the sound of the onboard humbuckers for an organic-sounding hybrid tone that combines the woody airiness of an acoustic guitar with the punch and sustain of an electric. The guitar’s electronics setup gives you control over magnetic and piezo blend, while a 3-way toggle plus 3-way mini-toggle arrangement gives you access to any pickup configuration. The Hollowbody II features a separate piezo output positioned next to the guitar’s magnetic pickup output, giving you the flexibility to route the signals to separate destinations for processing or amplification, should you so desire.
This is a world class, heirloom-quality musical instrument. Needless to say, it is in perfect, brand new condition. Not a mark or sign of player wear anywhere to be seen.
Handcrafted by one of PRS’s most elite luthiers, the PRS Private Stock #727 Hollowbody II Piezo is an impeccable instrument that sounds every bit as jaw-dropping as it looks.
It is such a significant instrument in the annals of PRS history that it has been featured in The PRS Book, see bottom left of featured pic.
An instrument such as this is one that you and your family will treasure for generations.
Comes in its handcrafted full leather PRS hard shell case in new condition.