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PRS Private Stock #5975 May 2016 Guitar of the Month 509 - Imperial Purple Smoked Burst (474)


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In the spirit of Private Stock’s forward-thinking designs, Lark Guitars welcomes the May 2016 Guitar of the Month, the 509. The 509 starts with a 5 single-coil platform, its two outside coils grouped as humbuckers. With its longer scale length, middle single coil pickup, and two mini-toggle coil-tap switches, the 509 is perfect for single coil players who want the added tonal versatility of humbucking and humbucking + single coil sounds in one guitar. Additional premium Private Stock specifications include a Private Stock grade curly maple top with an African ribbon mahogany back, a curly maple neck with kingwood fingerboard, headstock veneer, and truss rod cover, mother of pearl purfling, side dots, and inlays, as well as the Private Stock Gen III Tremolo. The May 509 models are finished in the mysterious Imperial Purple Smoked Burst. This is a very limited edition guitar–one of only ten ever created–commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary. 

The original Guitars of the Month were cased between December 1994 and March 1996. They experimented with new ideas and led directly to the creation of the Private Stock program on April 19, 1996.



PRIVATE STOCK Guitar of the Month


Model Year: 2016

Model: 509

Neck Wood: Curly Maple

Fingerboard Wood: Kingwood with MOP Purfling

Top Wood: Curly maple 

Body Wood: African Ribbon Mahogany with Continuous Backplates

Headstock Veneer Wood: Kingwood 

Neck Carve: Pattern Regular

Side Dots: MOP

Fingerboard Inlays: MOP "Old School" Etched Birds

Headstock Veneer Inlays:  Mother of Pearl Purfling and Mother of Pearl “Old School” Etched Private Stock Eagle with a Mother of Pearl “May” Engraved  Banner

Truss Rod Cover:  Kingwood with Mother of Pearl Purfling

Finish Type: Imperial Purple Smoked Burst (High Gloss Nitro)

Pickups:  Treble: 509        Middle: 509           Bass: 509

Electronics: Volume, Tone Control Volume, 5-Way Blade Switch, and Two Mini Coil-Tap Switches

Hardware: Gold/Nickel PRS Gen III Trem w/Locking Saddles, Phase III Locking Tuning Pegs with Kingwood Buttons

Set-Up:  D’Addario .010

Case type: Private Stock 20th Anniversary Brown Western Tolex Case

Specials: 1 of 10 Made Worldwide, Imperial Purple Smoked Burst High Gloss Nitro Finish, MOP Old School Etched Birds, Mother of Pearl side dots, Continuous backplates, Kingwood Fretboard, Guitar of the Month Engraved Headstock

Five Pickups, Nine Sounds

1) 5-Way Blade P1, Mini-Toggle Up: Treble Pickup Humbucking

2) 5-Way Blade P1, Mini-Toggle Down: Treble Pickup Single Coil

3) 5-Way Blade P2, Mini-Toggle Up: Treble Pickup Humbucking + Middle Pickup

4) 5-Way Blade P2, Mini-Toggle Down: Treble Pickup Single Coil + Middle Pickup

5) 5-Way Blade P3: Middle Pickup

6) 5-Way Blade P4, Mini-Toggle Up: Middle Pickup + Bass Pickup Humbucking

7) 5-Way Blade P4, Mini-Toggle Down: Middle Pickup + Bass Pickup Single Coil

8) 5-Way Blade P5, Mini-Toggle Up: Bass Pickup Humbucking

9) 5-Way Blade P5, Mini-Toggle Down: Bass Pickup Single Coil

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