PRS is no stranger to producing ridiculously ornate electric guitars, but the company may have even topped itself with this Private Stock “Snarling Tiger,” featuring a hand-carved top by legendary wood carver, Floyd Scholz.
The McCarty 594 model features a one-piece curly maple top and figured mahogany back, as well as a curly maple neck and fingerboard with ebony binding and mother of pearl bird inlays and side dots.
The tiger, Scholz said (opens in new tab), “was carved out of very hard maple. The alternating, contrasting grain patterns made it a challenging process. This is the first time that I've ever carved another animal onto a PRS guitar other than a bird. It's also my first big cat carving!”
Other features include a curly maple headstock with ebony binding, gold/nickel PRS two piece stop tail bridge, PRS Phase III set-screw locking tuning pegs with curly maple buttons, figured mahogany backplates, bone nut and curly maple truss rod cover.
Pickups are a pair of PRS 58/15 LY humbuckers, controlled by two volume, two push/pull tone controls and a three-way toggle.
The guitar is finished in a Satin Nitro Antique Natural Smoked Burst, and is offered for a snarling $21,990.
Scholz has previously worked with PRS on the Private Stock Harpy Eagle (opens in new tab).