PRS press release
PRS Guitars has announced the addition of two new basses to their Core product offering: the Grainger 4 and Grainger 5. Paul Reed Smith and Gary Grainger began collaborating on what would become Private Stock Gary Grainger basses a decade ago and this announcement brings every product offering available from PRS into the Maryland-made Core line.
Specifications include a maple top, mahogany back, 34” scale length, 24 fret maple neck, rosewood fretboard, and PRS bird inlays. Grainger 4 and 5 basses operate both passively and actively.
Gary Grainger has played with the likes of John Scofield, Dennis Chambers, and Frank Gambale. As the primary designer of PRS Private Stock basses, Gary collaborated with other bass artists, to create a PRS bass with all the character and quality of Gary’s Private Stock models but with a more universal appeal that could be offered through the company’s Core production line.
Grainger says of his new instruments, “These basses give me everything I need for recording and playing live…all the tone, clarity, power, and feel…everything. They are works of art and great tools for working bassists”