This is a lefty based on the limited edition Paul Reed Smith Private Stock 20th Anniversary April 2016 Guitar of the Month, the DGT Birds of a Feather guitar. Only 20 righties were built for that run. The DGT (David Grissom Trem) is a vintage-appointed guitar that is all about the details. Based on the original McCarty model, the DGT adds a signature neck shape, slightly taller frets, custom-spec’d pickups, and a unique control configuration with a separate volume control for each pickup, master tone control and coil tap available by pulling up the tone control, with a 3-way switch — the guitar covers a lot of tonal ground. The guitar is semihollow, with DGT pickups, ziricote top, curly maple binding on the body and F-hole, maple purfling on the fretboard and headstock, figured African ribbon mahogany back, figured mahogany neck and the show-stopping “Birds of a Feather” curly maple and ziricote fretboard inlay. The body is slightly deeper than a regular PRS body, for a thicker tone and enhanced sustain. The guitar has a satin finish and weighs in at an ounce over 8 pounds.
From PRS: “The DGT neck shape is based on two of Grissom’s (former) favorite PRS guitars and comes in between a Pattern/Wide Fat and a Pattern Regular/Regular. The larger frets and 11-gauge strings, combined with other appointments (thicker back, 22-fret neck, etc.), give the DGT a beefy tone. The pickups were finalized after a year of A/B-ing more than forty variations. The resulting tone has ample depth without losing any openness. The control layout features two volume controls and a push/ pull coil-split, providing tons of versatility and control.”
Condition: New; Body: Semihollow, African ribbon mahogany with ziricote top and curly maple binding; Neck: Figured mahogany, DGT carve, ziricote fretboard with curly maple Birds of a Feather inlay; Color: Natural, satin finish; Pickups: DGT with coil tap, separate volume controls and 3-way switching; Scale: 25; Lefthanded guitar (of course)