The PRS “Snarling Tiger” might be the wildest Private Stock creation yet

PRS Snarling Tiger
(Image credit: Willcut Guitars)

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.

(Image credit: Willcut Guitars)

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.

(Image credit: Willcut Guitars)

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.

If you want to catch this tiger, head over to Willcutt Guitars (opens in new tab), and see Floyd Scholz's website (opens in new tab) for more info.

Scholz has previously worked with PRS on the Private Stock Harpy Eagle (opens in new tab).

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.