#1
So I am considering taking the plunge and getting another PRS. This time I am considering ordering or trying to find a Private Stock guitar. Right now I am leaning towards a Mccarty and possibly with Soapbars.

Can anyone tell me other than pure beautiful aesthetics is the Private Stock really worth double the price of their "standard" counterparts?

I would love to converse with anyone who has experience with the PRS PS process / guitars.
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Quote by ANTHONYLBEST
So I am considering taking the plunge and getting another PRS. This time I am considering ordering or trying to find a Private Stock guitar. Right now I am leaning towards a Mccarty and possibly with Soapbars.

Can anyone tell me other than pure beautiful aesthetics is the Private Stock really worth double the price of their "standard" counterparts?

I would love to converse with anyone who has experience with the PRS PS process / guitars.


i'm very good friends with the guy who owns World Guitars in the UK, who are the largest stockist of Private Stocks in the UK (possibly Europe I'm not sure tho)

I talked to him about a private stock PRS and he very bluntly said to me that the sound you get from a Private Stock is probably not better than the normal higher end USA made PRS guitars. You are paying for expensive, exotic and very rare wood to be carved on a one off guitar. if you want just the sound stick to the USA models, but if you want something that is going to be a one off thing of beauty AND sounds great then go Private Stock.

Personally I'd just get a Tom Anderson, cos they sound as good as a Private Stock and are just as nice but cost half the price. But hey, thats just me
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#3
if you want a truly unique guitar then they are "worth" whatever you are willing to pay for one.

they are built from literally the best materials available to PRS in the world.

that said, there are other "one offs" made by PRS that aren't private stock guitars.

it's a matter of exclusivity as well as a show of wealth imo, kind of like owning an Enzo.

edit: i'm only making that comparison as it relates to a status thing as opposed to actual cost obviously. in comparison the cost of an Enzo makes a private stock PRS look like a gumball.
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I'd go for a ME3 if you want high end but not insanely expensive.
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You can get very good custom made for decent money. Like this one: http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7057/p1290039hk1.jpg

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it does deserve to be said that for the kind of money you are talking about here a private luthier could build you a guitar to your specs from old growth woods.

i have nothing against PS PRS guitars, nothing at all. i'm just pointing out another option, one i would consider along with a PRS PS guitar.
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