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Paul Reed Smith PRS Private Stock Modern Eagle V Guitar, Dragon's Breath

$10,299.00

Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to present this 2019 PRS Modern Eagle V!

We sell a lot of PRS guitars here and we are huge fans of their work. We love it when one comes in and just blows your doors back. As soon as you open the case you'll be struck by the incendiary beauty of this piece. But, in all honesty, we figured this wasn't one of those guitars that we should pull out, plugin, and test drive. It's a truly special instrument and we simply took it out for photos and put it back in its case for safekeeping. We know that, when it comes to a PRS Private Stock, you're not going to find higher build quality anywhere else. 

But without even playing it, it's easy to see the versatility in an instrument like this. The 5-way blade switch gets you strat-like pickup positions. The TCI humbuckers that PRS makes really are some of the best out there at sounding amazing both as full-powered humbuckers but also as split single-coils. We've heard them in other Private Stock examples and they are truly exquisite. They definitely have a modern edge to them but they can also be easily tamed.

We lost count of how many tonal variations you'd be able to get out of this, but it's a heck of a lot. Add to that the ability to change the value of the volume pot from 500k to 250k and this might very well have to be the most versatile (and useful) guitar PRS has ever made. Short of having a piezo, they really threw the kitchen sink into this one.

Item Details

“The Private Stock Modern Eagle V is a sophisticated instrument not only in its craftsmanship but electronically and mechanically,” said Paul Reed Smith. “Modern Eagle models have always been designed to stand up to history while celebrating tonewoods and the discovery of new tones. These instruments are the embodiment of that tradition married with the bold innovation of Private Stock and a new pickup system.”

The Private Stock Modern Eagle V utilizes a hum/single/hum (five-coil) pickup configuration and introduces a new and unique switching system that gives players a vast array of tones in one guitar. The 5-way blade switch selects the pickups just as the 509 does (treble, treble and middle, middle, middle and bass, bass). The two paired mini-toggles separate the slug-side coils, turning the humbuckers into true, “TCI-tuned” single coils. There is a single volume and a push/pull tone control that activates both humbuckers when engaged; this allows players to access three pickups simultaneously. Finally, there is a third mini-toggle that changes the volume pot value from 500k to 250k, which gives the guitar a different palette of tones. This electronics design puts a whole set of classic and new tones at your fingertips.

Bottom line, the Modern Eagle V Limited Edition is a special instrument, producing real, highly-musical tones for both recording and playing live.

This is the first time the Modern Eagle model has been offered as a Limited Edition through Private Stock. PRS will be capping production at 120 instruments.

Specifications

Body

  • Model: Private Stock Modern Eagle V Limited Edition
  • Color: Dragon's Breath
  • Top: Flame Maple
  • Binding: Natural
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Finish: High Gloss Nitro

Neck

  • Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Fretboard Radius: 10"
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Solid Shell Ripple Abalone Birds
  • Neck Shape: Pattern - 1 11/16" width and 28/32" depth @ nut

Electronics

  • Bass and Treble Pickups: TCI Humbuckers
  • Middle Pickup: PRS Singlecoil
  • Controls: Volume, Tone (push/pull)
  • Mini-Toggles: 2x Coil-Split, 1x 500k/250k Volume Pot Switch
  • Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch

Hardware

  • Bridge: Gen III Tremolo w/ Locking Saddles
  • Tuners: Phase III Set Screw Locking w/ Brazilian Rosewood Buttons
  • Hardware Finish: Smoked Black

Miscellaneous

  • Case: PRS Black Paisley Hardshell
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Serial #: 0286125
  • Instrument Weight: 8.2 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Paul Reed Smith. This Modern Eagle V is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Music Store Live is one of PRS's top independent dealers and is one of only a select few PRS Signature Dealers. If you still haven't found what you're looking for, we are more than happy to help you custom order your next Paul Reed Smith instrument. Our PRS experts can help guide you in purchasing a new SE, S2, CORE, Artist Package, or even your very own Private Stock guitar or bass. Call or message us for details!

Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to present this 2019 PRS Modern Eagle V!

We sell a lot of PRS guitars here and we are huge fans of their work. We love it when one comes in and just blows your doors back. As soon as you open the case you'll be struck by the incendiary beauty of this piece. But, in all honesty, we figured this wasn't one of those guitars that we should pull out, plugin, and test drive. It's a truly special instrument and we simply took it out for photos and put it back in its case for safekeeping. We know that, when it comes to a PRS Private Stock, you're not going to find higher build quality anywhere else. 

But without even playing it, it's easy to see the versatility in an instrument like this. The 5-way blade switch gets you strat-like pickup positions. The TCI humbuckers that PRS makes really are some of the best out there at sounding amazing both as full-powered humbuckers but also as split single-coils. We've heard them in other Private Stock examples and they are truly exquisite. They definitely have a modern edge to them but they can also be easily tamed.

We lost count of how many tonal variations you'd be able to get out of this, but it's a heck of a lot. Add to that the ability to change the value of the volume pot from 500k to 250k and this might very well have to be the most versatile (and useful) guitar PRS has ever made. Short of having a piezo, they really threw the kitchen sink into this one.

Item Details

“The Private Stock Modern Eagle V is a sophisticated instrument not only in its craftsmanship but electronically and mechanically,” said Paul Reed Smith. “Modern Eagle models have always been designed to stand up to history while celebrating tonewoods and the discovery of new tones. These instruments are the embodiment of that tradition married with the bold innovation of Private Stock and a new pickup system.”

The Private Stock Modern Eagle V utilizes a hum/single/hum (five-coil) pickup configuration and introduces a new and unique switching system that gives players a vast array of tones in one guitar. The 5-way blade switch selects the pickups just as the 509 does (treble, treble and middle, middle, middle and bass, bass). The two paired mini-toggles separate the slug-side coils, turning the humbuckers into true, “TCI-tuned” single coils. There is a single volume and a push/pull tone control that activates both humbuckers when engaged; this allows players to access three pickups simultaneously. Finally, there is a third mini-toggle that changes the volume pot value from 500k to 250k, which gives the guitar a different palette of tones. This electronics design puts a whole set of classic and new tones at your fingertips.

Bottom line, the Modern Eagle V Limited Edition is a special instrument, producing real, highly-musical tones for both recording and playing live.

This is the first time the Modern Eagle model has been offered as a Limited Edition through Private Stock. PRS will be capping production at 120 instruments.

Specifications

Body

  • Model: Private Stock Modern Eagle V Limited Edition
  • Color: Dragon's Breath
  • Top: Flame Maple
  • Binding: Natural
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Finish: High Gloss Nitro

Neck

  • Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Fretboard Radius: 10"
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Solid Shell Ripple Abalone Birds
  • Neck Shape: Pattern - 1 11/16" width and 28/32" depth @ nut

Electronics

  • Bass and Treble Pickups: TCI Humbuckers
  • Middle Pickup: PRS Singlecoil
  • Controls: Volume, Tone (push/pull)
  • Mini-Toggles: 2x Coil-Split, 1x 500k/250k Volume Pot Switch
  • Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch

Hardware

  • Bridge: Gen III Tremolo w/ Locking Saddles
  • Tuners: Phase III Set Screw Locking w/ Brazilian Rosewood Buttons
  • Hardware Finish: Smoked Black

Miscellaneous

  • Case: PRS Black Paisley Hardshell
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Serial #: 0286125
  • Instrument Weight: 8.2 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Paul Reed Smith. This Modern Eagle V is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Music Store Live is one of PRS's top independent dealers and is one of only a select few PRS Signature Dealers. If you still haven't found what you're looking for, we are more than happy to help you custom order your next Paul Reed Smith instrument. Our PRS experts can help guide you in purchasing a new SE, S2, CORE, Artist Package, or even your very own Private Stock guitar or bass. Call or message us for details!