Miami-Guitars is going to receive 2, expected to be shipped between March--June.
The 35th Anniversary Dragon is based off of the PRS McCarty model, featuring a thicker back, PRS Stoptail bridge, and a classic volume, push/pull tone control, and 3-way toggle electronics layout, but with TCI model pickups from the Paul’s Guitar and Phase II Locking tuners for a unique balance of vintage and modern specifications. The extraordinary Private Stock grade tone woods were hand selected for this limited series and include a curly maple top, African ribbon mahogany back, and a chaltecoco Pattern neck with a 25” scale length, 22 fret ziricote fingerboard.
The visual star of the guitar is the elaborate, fantastical dragon inlay designed by Jeff Easley, a fantasy artist famous for some of Dungeons & Dragons rulebook covers. PRS Guitars engaged Aulson Inlay, to deconstruct Easley’s artwork and recreate it into several distinctive sections that have been embedded into the fretboard of the guitar and conclude with the dragon’s breath of fire extending onto the truss rod cover. The finished inlay is fashioned from a wide array of materials including: Green Ripple Abalone, Green Abalone Select, Black Mother of Pearl, Stabilized Sand-Shaded Holly, Red with Gold Vein Recon Stone, Raffir Stripes Black, Black and Red Raffir Aluminum Wave, Abaloid Acrylic, Nocturne Corian, as well as Blue Pacific, Citrine, and Flame Synthetic Opal.
35th Anniversary Dragons will come finished in Frostbite Dragon’s Breath. Choosing one of Private Stock’s Dragon’s Breath style finishes was the perfect choice for this run, with the stain sporting a lighter color (or “glow”) toward the belly of the guitar that mimics the shape of a flame shooting out of a dragon’s mouth. The smoked black hardware brings a fierce elegance to the instrument.
“Looking at the final 35th Anniversary Dragon, I am incredibly proud. This guitar is PRS through and through from designing the fingerboard to deciding what pickups to put in it. I think it’s one of our most elegant Dragons yet.” – Paul Miles
The Private Stock 35th Anniversary Dragon will be limited to 135 pieces worldwide. Shipping between February and June 2020.
- Top Wood Figured Maple
- Back Wood African Ribbon Mahogany
- Finish High-Gloss Nitro Frostbite Dragon’s Breath Finish
- Number of Frets 22
- Scale Length 25"
- Neck Wood Chalteccoco
- Neck Shape Pattern
- Fretboard Wood Ziricote
- Fretboard Inlay 35th Anniversary Dragon
- Fretboard Radius 10"
- Truss Rod Cover Ziricote with Dragon Flame Inlay
- Bridge PRS Stoptail
- Tuners PRS Tweaked Phase III Locking
- Hardware Type Smoked Black
Treble Pickup TCI Treble
Bass Pickup TCI Bass
Controls Volume, Push/Pull Tone, 3-way Toggle Pickup Selector