After a lot of internal debate, I figured if I don't do it soon, I'm going to miss my opportunity to build a custom PRS Private Stock so I officially pulled the trigger last night! I'm ordering through Brian @ Brian's Guitars as he's always been fantastic to deal with and I've bought a LOT of nice used Private Stocks from him that he either spec'd himself or helped the customer spec it out. His next trip to the PS Vault is in March so I still have to wait about 2 months, but I'm taking the day to go to the factory myself and hand-pick all my woods in person with Brian and I absolutely cannot wait!!! I've wanted to do this for years and I've played enough PRS models to know what I like and based the choices I made on this guitar from many different experiences with both PRS Core and PS models. If I had to say there was one PRS that I'd consider "the one that got away" it would definitely be PRS PS #4346, which was that gorgeous SC245 Signature with piezo. Everything about it was just perfect, I foolishly sold it in a fit of GAS when another piece of "unobtanium" popped up (a rare guitar from a small run that I REALLY wanted to check out and knew I'd never get another chance if I didn't act the same day) and I have kicked myself ever since. I figured since that one was unique and is still something I don't have in my arsenal, a PRS "Les Paul Killer" is something I would very much like to have again as the short scale and PRS quality just worked way better for me than any Gibson I've ever tried to bond with in the past. I'm making a few tweaks like removing the piezo and obviously going with one of my absolute favorite PS finishes instead, but wood-wise I'm sticking to the original recipe from 4346 as it's the classic LP combo and should produce some killer tones. Some folks like to go crazy with the wood specs and then end up disappointed when it doesn't sound how they wanted/expected it to, so I already know not to make that mistake with my one shot! Here's what I'm looking at for my order: PRS Private Stock Custom Order: Model: McCarty Singlecut 594 Neck Wood: "Sinker" Mahogany Fretboard Wood: Brazilian Rosewood with Curly Maple Binding Top Wood: Flamed Maple Back Wood: Mahogany Headstock Veneer: Brazilian Rosewood Neck Carve: Pattern Vintage Fret Size: DGT Side Dots: Black Color/Stain: Jade Glow Fingerboard Inlays: Gaspeite Green “J” Birds with Banded Malachite Centers Headstock Inlay: Gaspeite Green “J” Private Stock Eagle with Banded Malachite Center Finish Type: High Gloss Nitro Pickups: Treble: Brushed Nickel Covered 59/09, Bass: Brushed Nickel Covered 59/09 Electronics: Signature wiring on push-pull tone pots Hardware: PRS Zinc Two-Piece Bridge, Phase III Locking Tuner Pegs with Brazilian Rosewood buttons and Matching Mahogany Back Plates Setup: D'Addario 10's Case Type: PS Brown Leather This was the original guitar, PS #4346 Mine will look more like this but with my finish and inlay options added: The depth of the McCarty Singlecut 594 body is legit! The one thing I am going to be super picky about is the color as Jade Glow is pretty popular so I've seen a ton of examples and it appears there can be quite a bit of variation depending on the original shade of the wood itself and possibly how much of each of the stains gets applied or how much of a burst they add to the edges. Here are some examples: What do I want mine to look like? As close as humanly possible to the Jade Glow finish they did on my old PS #3675! This one was seriously one of THE most beautiful guitars I've ever seen in person, a true jaw-dropper! I'm also borrowing the matching inlay motif from that guitar as it looked fantastic in person! That's all for now, I'll update the thread with a ton of pics once I get to go to the PRS PS Vault, but figured for now I'd share the excitement! Should be an amazing instrument, and getting to hand-pick all the woods makes it even more special!