PRS Guitars' Exclusive Collection Series IV Instruments By Private Stock Now Available | Guitar Interactive Magazine

Published 11 years ago on July 10, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

The Series IV Collection Brent Mason Electric and the Series IVCollection Grand Acoustic.


Introduced in the fall of 2011, PRS Guitars' Collection Seriesinstruments are built in small batches by the company's PrivateStock department. Each Collection Series consists of one electricand one acoustic guitar made with the most exacting methods and themost prized components in the company's possession, includingpernambuco necks and fingerboards, which are exclusive to theCollection program. For the fourth installment in PRS Guitars'Collection Series, Paul Reed Smith and the Private Stock team havedesigned two stunning instruments: the Series IV Collection BrentMason Electric and the Series IV Collection Grand Acoustic.

These instruments are available via exclusive PRS Collectiondealers: Wild West Guitars (Riverside, CA), Wild Wood Guitars(Louisville, CO), Willcutt Guitars (Lexington, KY), Sweetwater(Fort Wayne, IN), Guitar Center (Atlanta, GA and Dallas, TXlocations), and Guitar Resurrection (Austin, TX). Internationally,Collection guitars will be available from The Guitar Shop inMississauga, Canada and the following distributors: Headline(United Kingdom), Korg Import Division (Japan), Voerman (Benelux),and Roland Meinl Musikinstrumente (Germany and Austria).

Collection Series IV Brent Mason ElectricSpecifications
Curly Maple Top
Lightweight Mahogany Back
22 Fret 25" Scale Length Pernambuco Pattern Neck
African Blackwood Fingerboard with Mammoth Ivory and Paua HeartHollow Celtic Knot Inlays and Paua heart Abalone Purfling
African Blackwood Headstock Veneer with Paua Heart Paul Reed SmithSignature Inlay and Mammoth Ivory "Brent Mason Collection" Inlayand Paua Heart Abalone Purfling
African Blackwood Truss Rod Cover with Paua Heart AbalonePurfling
Mammoth Ivory Sidedots
Phase III Locking Tuners with Gold Anodized Buttons
PRS Tremolo
Two Signature/408 Bass Pickups*
Signature Electronics
Backplate Signed by Brent Mason
Hybrid Hardware
Faded McCarty Sunburst with Natural Binding

*The 408 bass pickup was designed to narrow the pickup's fieldto increase its focus and accent the higher harmonics. Using thispickup in the treble position is a perfect match for Brent'smasterful style.

Collection Series IV Collection Grand AcousticSpecifications
16" Collection Grand Body (Tonare Perimeter with AngelusDepth)
Proprietary Hybrid X Bracing
European Spruce Top with Pink Heart Abalone/Black Purfling andCurly Maple Binding
Ebony, Paua Heart, Green Select Abalone, and 14K Gold CelticRosette
Honduran Rosewood Back with Pink Heart Abalone/Black Purfling andCurly Maple Binding
Honduran Rosewood Sides Pink Heart Abalone Purfling
Pernambuco "Wide" Neck
Ebony Fingerboard with Paua Heart, 14K Gold, and Mammoth IvoryCollection Celtic Inlays
Ebony Headstock Veneer Hand-signed by Paul Reed Smith with MammothIvory "Collection" Inlay
Paua Heart Abalone Purfling on the Fingerboard and Veneer
Ebony Bridge and Bridge Pins with Mammoth Ivory Inlays
Bone Nut and Saddle
Robson Tuning Pegs with Ivoroid Buttons
Proprietary PRS Acoustic Pickup System

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