When Paul Reed Smith offered Wildwood Guitars the chance to raid his sacred Wood Library, we knew we had an opportunity to do something incredibly special. The Wildwood Staff has always been captivated by the incredible craftsmanship, gorgeous finishes and unparalleled consistency in Paul's works of art. So, the idea of getting to hand-select our tone woods to create visually stunning, tonally breathtaking instruments was just too exciting to pass up.
We flew out to Stevensville, Maryland where we were graciously allowed access to the Wood Library. We spent hours and hours hand-selecting incredible tonewoods for our very own Wood Library run. Every detail mattered, from the density of the necks to the specific weight of the mahogany backs. Paul was gracious enough to allow us to hand-select every piece of each instrument with tone being the priority, first and foremost.
With this in mind, we knew we wanted to take Paul's most iconic instrument, the Custom 24, and enhance those instruments with "fat" mahogany backs in order to pay proper tribute to thicker, vintage mahogany instruments from the past.
To compensate for the additional mass of the extra thick mahogany bodies, we hand-selected ultra light, premium mahogany, so that fans of the classic Custom 24 would feel right at home. We then paired these 'Fatback' bodies with the most spectacular cuts of figured maple we could find for superior resonance and sustain.
Last but not least, we scoured every corner of the Wood Library to find the finest maple tops PRS had to offer. Now that we have these killer guitars in our shop, we are pleased to report that Paul Reed Smith and his team of wizards have turned the ingredients we selected into a sweet tonal cocktail of singing harmonic content.
Paul's constant evolution and relentless pursuit of tone over the years has led to the development of one of our favorite new pickups: the 58/15LT, a beautifully underwound version of the ultra popular 58/15 previously found only in Private Stock offerings.
These PAF-inspired pickups coax plenty of complex harmonic content out of the beautiful woods we picked out, and they have staggering clarity. PRS also gave us the opportunity to do several special finishes and add in some high-end upgrades to compliment our choices of tone woods, and the final product has vintage vibe and PRS swagger.
We couldn't be happier with how these turned out and are excited to show the entire world what we've been up to! Wildwood Guitars is honored to present the Wildwood Guitars Wood Library FatBack Custom 24 LT, a vintage take on a modern classic.
Amp: Bogner Helios Eclipse
Serial Number: 18252486
Brand PRS Guitars
Model Wildwood Guitars Wood Library Fatback Custom 24 LT
Finish Color Vintage Yellow
Weight 8.10 lbs
Top Wood 10-Top Maple
Body Wood Fatback Lightweight Ribbon Mahogany
Neck Wood Stained Figured Maple
Neck Shape Pattern Thin
Neck Dimensions .810 1st - .870 12th
Fingerboard Gaboon Ebony
Inlays Mother of Pearl Bird Inlays with Gold Mother of Pearl Outlines
Scale Length 25"
Pickups 58/15 LT Treble and Bass
Controls Volume and Tone Control with 5-Way Blade Switch
Bridge PRS Tremolo
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Case Artist Grade Hardshell Case
PRS Guitars Wildwood Guitars Wood Library Fatback Custom 24 • SN: 18252486