Paul's "Periscope Guitar" Is Here!

Posted Oct 16, 2015

Behind The Gear / #WeMakePRS

A few months ago, we grabbed Paul Reed Smith and asked him if he wanted to try something new. We showed him an app called Periscope. Using the app, we were able to live stream a broadcast of Paul inside our wood vault - a special section of our shop where we keep our finest Private Stock grade woods. During that broadcast, Paul selected the woods for what he has now been affectionatly dubbed “The Periscope Guitar.” Check out the broadcast and the completed guitar below!

While Paul is heavily involved in pretty much every aspect of our business - it’s not often you find him choosing woods and writing up specs for an entire guitar (unless he’s building it for himself)!

On this day however, Paul did it! Check out the video below.

In the video, Paul chose a quilted maple top, quilted mahogany back, curly maple neck, african blackwood fingerboard, and african blackwood headstock veneer. The wood combination is both strikingly beautiful and highly resonant - great for musical instrument building.




The guitar has been purchased by one of our dealers, World Guitars in the UK. If you are interested in owning the Periscope guitar, contact them today!

Private Stock # 5800 Specifications:

Model: Custom 24
Neck Carve: Pattern regular
Side Dots: Mother of pearl
Color / Stain: Aqua Violet Dragon’s Breath
Fingerboard Inlays: Pink heart abalone 30th Anniversary birds with mother of pearl outlines and purfling
Headstock Veneer Inlays: Pink heart abalone Private Stock eagle with mother of pearl outline and purfling
Finish Type: High gloss nitro
Pickups: Treble: 58/15 Bass: 58/15
Electronics: Volume, push-pull tone with 3-way toggle
Hardware: Gold/nickel PRS tremolo, phase III locking tuning pegs with African Blackwood buttons as well as quilted mahogany backplates
Set-Up: D’Addario .010
Case Type: Private Stock Black Paisley
Specials: Aqua Violet Dragon’s Breath high gloss nitro finish, pink heart abalone 30th Anniversary birds and Private Stock eagle with mother of pearl outlines, mother of pearl purfling along the fingerboard, headstock veneer and truss rod cover as well as mother of pearl side dots.