PRS Private Stock Alex Lifeson - Natural

Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Koa Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Onboard Electronics - Natural
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$9,400.00

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PRS Private Stock Alex Lifeson - Natural

Acoustic Inspiration

The PRS Alex Lifeson Private Stock acoustic-electric guitar rewards you with its mellifluous sonority, understated good looks, and buttery playability. Pick it up, take the fast Peruvian mahogany neck in your hand, strum a few chords, and revel in the harmonic richness resonating from the solid European Bearclaw spruce top and koa body. Execute a single-note run, let your fingers loose on the lucious ebony fingerboard. Plug it in, and experience pure amplified acoustic tone, the way it was meant to be heard. The PRS Alex Lifeson - to play it is to love it.

PRS Alex Lifeson Private Stock Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • A feast of of premium tonewoods and appointments
  • The charmed result of a synergistic collaboration
  • Not just a collector's piece, a player's dream come true
A feast of of premium tonewoods and appointments

The PRS Alex Lifeson model features premium Private Stock tonewoods. For starters, there's the solid koa back and sides, a sumptuous treat to begin with. It's topped by a choice selection of European Bearclaw spruce, which gives you sparkle and extreme clarity to go with the bold and expressive sound of the koa body. The Alex Lifeson model also features a neck made of rare Peruvian mahogany plus a fingerboard and bridge of select ebony. Topped off with MOP/paua "birds in flight" inlays and headstock Eagle, a spalted maple/paua rosette, and elegant gold hardware, the PRS Alex Lifeson model will knock your socks off.

The charmed result of a synergistic collaboration

The result of a collaboration between the legendary Rush guitarist and PRS Private Stock, the PRS Alex Lifeson Private Stock acoustic-electric guitar looks, sounds, and plays like a dream. Alex Lifeson's tasty and distinctive guitar work has always set him apart from the pack. So it's no wonder that his signature PRS acoustic is a superbly sweet instrument. This amazing axe sports Alex's preferred Angelus body, only a little thinner. It is fitted with an LR Baggs Lyric pickup system, and comes with a premium Ameritage hardshell case.

Not just a collector's piece, a player's dream come true

Few collectable guitars can live the double life of being both remarkably rare while also being practical performance instruments. The PRS Alex Lifeson Private Stock acoustic-electric guitar demonstrates the practical side of PRS, giving you custom PRS electronics to go with its incredibly comfortable feel and easy action. Thanks to the LR Baggs Lyric pickup system, the Alex Lifeson is as wonderful an instrument plugged in as it is when you play it acoustically. The fact that the aesthetics are quite exquisite makes this axe all the more desirable. From the select paua heart top purfling and curly maple binding, to the MOP/paua "birds in flight" inlays, this guitar is pure eye (and ear) candy.

PRS Alex Lifeson Private Stock Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Solid koa back and sides, solid European Bearclaw spruce top
  • Proprietary PRS X-Brace/classical hybrid bracing pattern
  • PRS Angelus body; paua heart top purfling, maple binding
  • Peruvian mahogany neck with PRS Wide profile
  • Ebony fingerboard with MOP/paua "birds in flight" inlays
  • LR Baggs Lyric pickup system delivers premium amplified sound
  • Hardshell case included
The PRS Alex Lifeson Private Stock - to play it is to love it!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape 15.5" Cutaway
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Top Wood Select European Bearclaw Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Koa
Body Bracing PRS Proprietary X-Brace/Classical Hybrid Design
Binding Curly Maple
Neck Wood Peruvian Mahogany
Neck Shape Wide
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Mother of Pearl "Birds in Flight"
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.25"
Tuning Machines PRS Tuners
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.75"
Electronics Fishman Matrix
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number LTUBE_K-P_HWEF_NA_FT

Customer Reviews

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PRS Alex Lifeson SE

Thank you Aaron for all your help and advice when I began the process of purchasing my PRS Alex Lifeson SE guitar. I sent a message to Aaron asking, "Is it here yet, Is it here yet, Is it here yet?" His reply, "The Waaaiting is the hardest part." It wasn't that hard, 2 days. Fast shipping. And the setup was spot on! Thank you all at Sweetwater! Now the PRS AL. What an awesome guitar. Aaron told me before I purchased it that the tone was incredible coming from a "thinbody" guitar. He nailed it. Rich lows, brilliant highs and everything in between. The fit and finish is better than many guitars twice its price. It also comes with a great hardcase. It's been a while since I've spent much time playing accoustic guitar but this Alex Lifeson is making it fun. Thanks Aaron and Sweetwater!
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Crazy Thing I Done

Yeah, I did it. As a 35 year Rush fan and a wanna be Lifeson guitarist. I ordered one the moment I seen it come I out in the catalog. The guitar is beautiful. All of the special appointments are one of a kind. What makes this guitar stand out is the Koa sides and back. The Koa looks 3 dimensional. It looks as if the wood is draperies hanging down from the ceiling of a house. I guess you have to see it! Totally immaculate. The depth of the wood and the finish is spectacular! The Bearclaw Spruce top is different than the standard Sitka Spruce tops put on higher end Acoustics. It's cool, it's different and it's neat. Which leads me to my only mild complaint. I bought the guitar to play so somehow PRS should have put a small clear pick guard on it. I wouldnt dare do it now because it wouldn't be original, plus I'd screw it up. But a small factory piece would have been nice for those of us who are gonna play this and not just collect it. Also, be mindful this guitar is a thin bodied acoustic. It has great sound especially if you play better than I do. I found the playability to be a little "tight", but over time I hope things loosen up or I get better! All in all, it's a great piece to go with my Lifeson 355 and Lifeson Les Paul!! Oh, the case is pretty sweet too. I had to call PRS to get string set which is 12-53 phosphor bronze according to tech support.
Music background: 35 Year RUSH fan; Wish I was better than I am, guitarist!
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, PRS, PRS 6-string Acoustic Guitars, PRS Acoustic / Electric Guitars