Hello all, Long time, no talk. Until a few days ago, it had been quite some time since I’ve logged into the forum. There were several reasons why. First of all, my wife and I started a side business for a tax writeoff that took up quite a lot of time. In addition to my “real” job, we had some water damage in our home that required me packing up most of my gear for a home renovation. I’ve spent the better part of the last 3 years just being able to grab a guitar and plink around for 20 minutes or so, here and there. But the main reason is that I’ve been pretty much GAS-less since I bought my Private Stock PRS. I’ve shared this guitar before, on BaM, VR, and maybe here, but I finally migrated from Photobucket yesterday. I thought it would be fun to post her again. Over the years, I’ve owned over 50 PRS guitars, though I only have 7 now, with 3 of them for sale on Reverb. This Private Stock was the culmination of what I’ve learned along the way, along with a lot of thought about the type of music I like to play...Van Halen, Rush, Zeppelin, and early Clapton. I’ve said many times over the years that I believe the Modern Eagle is Paul’s crowning achievement as a luthier, and my guitar is basically a ME1. I spec’d out a Gibson-scale ME1, but with a quilt top. I also went with a sort of Artist III presentation, with abalone purfling around the body and neck, and abalone/ mother of Pearl Birds. I asked for a “Lobby Burst” nitro finish after the guitar PRS has on display in their office lobby. Obviously, being a Modern Eagle, it has a Brazilian rosewood neck, along with Brazzy cover plates and tuner buttons. I had PRS “roll” the edges of the fretboard so it felt broken in tight out of the case. I also asked for stainless steel frets. I went with a 57/08 pickup in the bridge, and a 53/10 in the neck. I asked for a MannMade trem with unplated brass saddles and screws. She’s an absolute tone machine and plays effortlessly. I’m sure at some point, I may want a new guitar or two, probably a 68 Strat or 68 Tele. But only if I sell my 86 VY Custom or 53/10 LTD. Here she is in all her glory, my Private Stock ME245.