PRS Private Stock Modern Eagle V in Aqua Violet with Curly Maple Top

Only 120 Available Worldwide!

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Elliot Stent

Limited to just 120 pieces worldwide, the Private Stock Modern Eagle V represents the peak of PRS innovation and craftsmanship. Supremely versatile with its H/S/H pickup configuration, flexible 5-way blade pickup selector and mini toggle switches, the Modern Eagle V also boasts first-class hardware for ultimate performance. Sporting PRS Phase III locking tuners and a Gen III tremolo with locking saddles, the PRS Modern Eagle V guarantees sublime tuning stability and a smooth tremolo bar action for tasteful and natural-sounding vibrato.

Of course, the PRS Private Stock Modern Eagle V's beauty is what makes it such an appealing instrument. With its spellbinding finish and gorgeous Curly Maple top personally selected by Paul Reed Smith, Lee Anderton and Peter "Danish Pete" Honoré, you can feel assured that only the best materials have been used to construct this incredibly special, once-in-a-lifetime guitar.

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Here's what PRS says about the Private Stock Modern Eagle V:

“The Private Stock Modern Eagle V is a sophisticated instrument not only in its craftsmanship but electronically and mechanically,” said Paul Reed Smith. “Modern Eagle models have always been designed to stand up to history while celebrating tonewoods and the discovery of new tones. These instruments are the embodiment of that tradition married with the bold innovation of Private Stock and a new pickup system.”

The Private Stock Modern Eagle V utilizes a hum/single/hum (five-coil) pickup configuration and introduces a new and unique switching system that gives players a vast array of tones in one guitar. The 5-way blade switch selects the pickups just as the 509 does (treble, treble and middle, middle, middle and bass, bass).

The two paired mini-toggles separate the slug-side coils, turning the humbuckers into true, “TCI-tuned” single coils. There is a single volume and a push/pull tone control that activates both humbuckers when engaged; this allows players to access three pickups simultaneously. Finally, there is a third mini-toggle that changes the volume pot value from 500k to 250k, which gives the guitar a different palette of tones. This electronics design puts a whole set of classic and new tones at your fingertips.

Bottom line, the Modern Eagle V Limited Edition is a special instrument, producing real, highly-musical tones for both recording and playing live.



  • Top Wood: Curly Maple
  • Back Wood: Mahogany
  • Finish: High Gloss Nitro


  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Neck Wood: Curly Maple
  • Neck Shape: Pattern
  • Fretboard Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Fretboard Inlay: Solid Shell Ripple Abalone Birds


  • Bridge: Smoked Black PRS Gen III Tremolo w/ Locking Saddles
  • Tuners: Phase III Set Screw Locking Tuning Pegs w/ Brazilian Rosewood Buttons


  • Treble Pickup: TCI Treble
  • Middle Pickup: Narrow PRS Single-Coil
  • Bass Pickup: TCI Bass
  • Controls: Volume and Tone Controls w/ 5-Way Bladeswitch & Three Mini Switches
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