PRS 53/10 Limited Edition Private Stock Top Black Gold Quilt 1-of-100 Paisley Case



PRS 53/10 Limited Edition Private Stock Top Black Gold Quilt 1-of-100 Paisley Case


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PRS 53/10 Limited Edition Private Stock Top 1-of-100 Paisley Case.

Once again, if you are reading this, you no doubt know what this guitar is all about.

These were a super cool run, approved by Paul himself and each one was just outstanding.

I believe this color is Black Gold and it is the best example that I have seen in this color. Absolutely Private Stock quality top and that is no exaggeration at all.

The guitar is obviously all original and comes with the paperwork, hang tag, etc, as well as the awesome Paisley case, which is about as much of a work of art as the guitar itself.

There are a couple of very minor dings that are pictured. Both are on the bottom of the guitar, one on the very bottom and one on the bottom in the binding. They are minor and very indicative of a guitar in Nitro Satin finish.

Nitrocellulose Satin finish is in itself something very different for a coreline PRS which rarely comes up in a run. The majority of PRS guitars are finished in PRS’ proprietary V12 finish with Nitro being reserved for Private Stock run guitars. The Nitro finish allows the body to ‘breathe’ and gives a truly impressive tone.

As guitarists will know, each one is different, and this particular guitar is especially resonant in the body, with gentle vibrations being apparent when it is being played, and is surprisingly lighter in weight than one expects.

The neck is superb, no fretwear, just all around excellent guitar.

These guitars are extremely hard to find on the secondary market at this point. They so rarely come up because the guys that own them, keep them:)

Grab this beauty while you can. It is awesome.



Spec’d and approved by Paul himself, 53/10 pickups are the third installment in the vintage inspired series of PRS pickups and sound as warm as their singed appearance suggests. Paul worked with the PRS Sales Team to create a limited run of guitars around these pickups for their debut. Every aspect of this model, including its thin finish and excellent tone woods, was chosen to enhance the natural sound of these extraordinary pickups.
The 53/10 model utilizes the same PF09 ultra-thin, semi gloss nitro finish that was used on Paul’s Dirty 100, which adds to the natural resonance of the wood. Paired with select mahogany backs and Private Stock grade quilted maple tops that Paul had set aside, this 100 piece limited run is truly distinctive.

-Carved Private Stock grade quilted maple top w/ mahogany back
-25″ scale length
-22 fret Peruvian mahogany Wide-Fat neck carve
-Rosewood fretboard
-“Old school” pink heart abalone bird inlays
-PRS stoptail
-Phase II grommet style locking tuners w/ faux bone buttons
-Hardshell paisley case
-This run will total 100 pieces – 25 of each color.
-53/10 treble and bass pickups w/ torched covers
-Volume & push/pull tone control w/ 3-way toggle pickup selector.

  • 2010 Model
  • Limited to 100 pieces worldwide
  • Body: One piece lightweight Mahogany
  • Top: Bookmatched Carved “Private Stock” Quilted Maple Top
  • Finish: Fire Red Burst (Ultra-Thin PF09 “Semi-Gloss” Nitrocellulose Finish)
  • Neck: One Piece Peruvian Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: “Select” Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Radius: 10″
  • Neck Profile: “Wide Fat”
  • Tuners: PRS Low Mass Locking Tuners with “Faux Bone” Buttons
  • Inlays: Pink Heart Abalone “Old School Birds in Flight”
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 25″ Scale Length
  • Headstock Veneer: Rosewood
  • Bridge: “Hybrid” Nickel/Gold Plated Standard PRS StopTail Bridge
  • Pickups: PRS “53/10” Humbucking pickups with “Torched” Covers (Neck/Bridge)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone (Coil Tap), Three-Way Toggle,
  • Case: PRS Paisley Hardcase