The PRS Private Stock Modern Eagle V Limited Edition celebrates the pursuit of tone with its innovative electronics package and the stunning craftsmanship of the PRS Private Stock team.
When the Modern Eagle was first introduced in 2004, it was a distillation of everything PRS had learned about the electric guitar. Paul Reed Smith described it this way: “We’re in competition with ‘days of grace.’…That’s what I’ve come to realize the Modern Eagle needs to be. You pull it out and it’s competitive with everything that’s ever been made – which is not so easy to do.” *
This fifth installment in the Modern Eagle series pushes the boundaries of guitar design and presents serious players with a truly unique tool. The Private Stock Modern Eagle V utilizes a hum/single/hum (five-coil) pickup configuration. The two paired mini-toggles separate the slug-side coils, turning the humbuckers into true, “TCI-tuned” single coils. The push/pull tone control activates both humbuckers when engaged, allowing players to access all three pickups simultaneously. Finally, there is a third mini-toggle that changes the volume pot value from 500k (traditional on humbucking guitars for brighter output) to 250k (traditional on single-coil guitars for slightly darker output), which allows players to fine tune their pickup output in each setting. This design provides amazing versatility that is perfect for the studio but is intuitive enough to perform with live.
Model: Modern Eagle V Limited Run
Top Wood: Curly Maple
Back Wood: Mahogany
Neck Wood: Curly Maple
Fretboard Wood: Brazilian rosewood
Headstock Veneer wood: Brazilian rosewood
Neck Carve: Pattern
Side Dots: White
Colour/Stain: Frostbite Glow
Finish: High gloss nitro
Fretboard Inlays: Ripple abalone birds
Headstock Inlay: Ripple abalone Private Stock eagle
Hardware: Smoked black PRS Gen III tremolo with locking saddles, phase III set screw locking tuning pegs with Brazilian rosewood buttons as well as a bone nut
Pickups: Treble 408 B, Middle: Narrow Singlecoil, Bass 408B
Electronics: Volume and tone controls with 5-way bladeswitch as well as three mini switches
Case Type: Private Stock Paisley
Set-Up: D'Addario 0.10
Frostbite Glow high gloss nitro finish and ripple abalone bird inlays. This guitar is part of a 120 pc Limited Run.