Two Tonal Powerhouses Collide

Wildwood Guitars and PRS Guitars have a storied history together. So, when Paul Reed Smith himself offered Wildwood Guitars the chance to raid his sacred Wood Library, we hopped on the first available plane to the PRS plant in Stevensville, Maryland. David Grissom is one of our favorite artists, so we decided to use his DGT Signature model as our foundation. Then, just for fun, we decided to truly make this instrument one-of-a-kind by borrowing the back thickness and 24.594 scale length of the McCarty.

Once we figured out what kind of guitar we wanted to build, the real fun began. Paul was kind enough to let us choose every piece of every instrument, and we spent hours agonizing over what slabs of wood would sound the best. We obsessed about everything from the density of the necks to the weight of the mahogany backs, and we are confident that we selected some of the finest quilted maple tops and Brazilian Rosewood fingerboards in the world.

If you've ever chatted with us about Paul's phenomenal instruments, you know how much we love Dave Grissom and his outstanding signature model. Now, we invite you to experience the DGT's comfortable neck profile paired with a 24.594 scale-length, top-of-the-line electronics package, chameleon-like sonic versatility, drool-worthy cosmetic appointments, and a little bit of Wildwood magic. It is our honor and privilege to present our take on a modern classic: the Wildwood Guitars Wood Library DGT Artist Quilt models ever.... Wildwood Guitars is humbled, proud and honored to present the Paul Reed Smith Wildwood Guitars Private Stock Dealer Limited DGT 594, a collision of two tonal powerhouses.

Tonal Evaluation

It’s appropriate that this finish is called “Northern Lights,” because this beautiful Private Stock PRS sounds as wide-open and majestic as the Yukon sky. The neck pickup is particularly resonant in the bass frequencies—in fact, I’m pretty sure I found the resonant frequency of one of our jam rooms when I hit an E power chord—but it’s a very tight, dry sort of harmonic that focuses on the fundamental frequency. So, the neck pickup stays nice and fat without any low-end mud on high-gain settings. The bridge pickup reigns the bass in a little bit in favor of midrange punch fit for Paul Bunyan or any other similarly-sized lumberjack. Both pickups have phenomenal string-to-string balance, and the superb clarity ensures that it can handle whatever jazzy augmented flat-five nonsense you can think of! If you love fat electric guitar sounds but don’t want to sacrifice clarity, give this purple people eater a look!


BrandPRS Guitars
ModelWildwood Guitars Private Stock Dealer Limited DGT 594
Weight8.50 lbs
Finish ColorNorthern Lights
Body FinishNitrocellulose Lacquer
Top WoodHand Selected Quilted Maple
Body WoodLightweight Ribbon Black Mahogany
Headstock VeneerHand Selected Brazilian Rosewood
Neck WoodHand Selected Dark Peruvian Mahogany
Neck ShapeDGT
Neck StainAntique Natural
Neck Dimensions.850 1st - .940 12th
Fingerboard MaterialHand Selected Brazilian Rosewood
Fingerboard InlaysEtched Mother of Pearl "Old School" Birds
Scale Length24.594"
PickupsDGT Treble and Bass
Pickup Bobbins/CoversBrushed
ControlsTwo Volume Controls with Push/Pull Tone Control and 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
BridgeGen III Tremolo
TunersPRS Phase III Locking Tuners with Ivoroid Buttons
CasePrivate Stock 20th Anniversary British Fawn Tolex w/ Brown Lustre Interior

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