We have bagged a treat - guitar number 30 (out of 40 available worldwide) of the Limited-Edition PRS Private Stock 30th Anniversary Dragon electric guitar! This particular guitar will arrive at our warehouse later this year, and will instantly become one of the most collectible PRS guitars available anywhere in the world today, not only due to the limited-run nature of this particular model, but also due to the fact its number matches that of the anniversary itself!
The (always very limited-edition) Dragon guitars are some of the best and most desirable models by PRS. Each guitar is a true work of art. However, the new Private Stock 30th Anniversary Dragon guitars are set to be not only better, but even more collectible!
And since only 40 models will be made available worldwide, Paul Reed Smith himself decided to run a lottery to allocate to each distributor one particular guitar. And we have been quite lucky - as #30 has a special ring to it, since it matches the anniversary it's celebrating: 30 years of PRS guitars!
Check the video to see how the lottery worked:
As with all of the previous seven Dragon guitars, the Private Stock 30th Anniversary’s most prominent feature is the sumptuous inlay work. Designed by fantasy artist Jeff Easley (famed for his Dungeons & Dragons rulebook covers), the inlay work was created by Aulson Inlay and features more than 285 individual parts fashioned from a wide array of gorgeous materials including jade, azurite, lapis, pyrite, abalone, and mother of pearl.
But the inlay is only the icing on the cake, of course. Extraordinary Private Stock grade tone woods were hand selected for this very limited series and include a curly maple top (with a “pre-factory” style carved top and available in Tiger’s Eye and Nightshade colours), African ribbon mahogany back and mahogany neck (with “pre-factory” style Pattern Regular carve) with a 24 fret Madagascar rosewood fingerboard.
The newly introduced 85/15 treble and bass pickups are some of our favourites too – really powerful but perfectly balanced and versatile as a result. And the 30th Anniversary Dragon’s hybrid hardware includes PRS Phase III locking tuners and the PRS patented tremolo system.
The demand for these limited-edition guitars is expected to be extremely high, and even more so for this particular model, the number 30!
By Ivan Silva