PRS Debuts New Private Stock 35th Anniversary Dragon Guitar

The ninth installment in PRS' long-running Dragon series, this guitar celebrates the company's 35th anniversary.
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PRS 35th Anniversary Dragon

PRS 35th Anniversary Dragon

PRS has announced a 35th anniversary Private Stock edition of its legendary Dragon guitar.

Based off the company's McCarty model, but with a thicker back, the 35th anniversary Dragon - the ninth Dragon model the company has produced - features a curly maple top, an African ribbon mahogany back, a PRS Stoptail bridge and a chaltecoco Pattern neck with a 25” scale length and 22-fret ziricote fingerboard.

Its most notable feature is its striking dragon inlay, which was designed by Jeff Easley, an artist well-known for designing a number of Dungeons & Dragons rulebook covers. Easley's artwork was then embedded into the guitar's fretboard, with the dragon's breath of fire extended onto the guitar's truss rod cover. 

Sonically, it features the same TCI model pickups as those found in the PRS Paul’s Guitar. These are controlled by a volume knob, a push/pull tone control and a 3-way toggle switch. Phase II locking tuners also come standard on the guitar. 

PRS 35th Anniversary Dragon

PRS 35th Anniversary Dragon

“When I was a teenager, I had a dream about a guitar with a dragon inlaid down the neck, and in 1992, I was able to realize that dream for the first time," Paul Reed Smith said in a statement. "It has become an important part of our history to celebrate the technology that allows us to create these intricate inlays and the idea that dreams can become reality. I really like this new 35th Anniversary Dragon.”

The guitar is finished in Frostbite Dragon’s Breath and features smoked black hardware.

Only 135 examples of the PRS Private Stock 35th Anniversary Dragon guitar - which will ship between February and June 2020 - will be produced. 

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