By David Stanton: October 2, 2017

GotM-Oct-17---PRS-PS-Bernie-Marsden_BLOG-detail1PRS guitars are renowned for their quality and attention to detail whether it’s an SE, USA core model or Limited Edition masterpiece. At the very top of the PRS line is Private Stock: one-off or very limited runs using the very best materials and craftsmanship at their disposal.

Former Whitesnake guitarist, Bernie Marsden’s long and illustrious career has earned him a reputation as a tasteful player and expert songwriter of guitar-driven rock. PRS and Bernie Marsden have produced several successful signature models especially in the SE range which has been re-introduced this year due to popular demand.

Our Guitar of the Month, the PRS Private Stock Limited Edition Bernie Marsden Mocha Smokeburst #5872, demonstrates spectacularly what Private Stock PRS’s are all about. This is number 6 of only 6 made in this limited run. The East Coast curly maple top really catches the eye and invites you to look closer at what this stunning guitar has to offer. African Ribbon mahogany provides the warm heart of the tone and ridiculous sustain and shimmers in the light. A huge feature is the Brazilian rosewood neck and fingerboard with curly maple binding: the satin finish comfortable in the hand and contrasting beautifully with the body’s high gloss nitrocellulose.

The guitar is hand-signed by Bernie Marsden himself and the package finished off with a signed spec sheet and paisley custom case.


  • Model: Private Stock Limited Edition Bernie Marsden
  • Colour: Mocha Smokeburst (High Gloss Nitro)
  • Top: East Coast Curly Maple
  • Body: African Ribbon Mahogany
  • Neck: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Headstock Veneer: Curly Maple w/Mother of Pearl Private Stock Eagle Inlay
  • Neck Carve: Wide Fat
  • Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood w/Curly Maple Binding
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl Birds
  • Tuners: Gold/Nickel Klusons
  • Bridge: Aluminium PRS Stoptail w/Brass Inserts
  • Hardware: Aluminium
  • Pickups: 58/15 Treble & Bass
  • Controls: Two Push-Pull Volume Controls, Tone with 3-Way Toggle
  • Case/Gigbag: Private Stock “Bernie Marsden” Paisley w/Custom Covering
  • Accessories: Includes Hand Signed Spec Sheet, Cities Certificate & PRS Care Information

The PRS Private Stock Limited Edition Bernie Marsden Mocha Smokeburst is available HERE…

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