Instrument Details

2018 Bailey PRJ-7 Signature, Cocobolo/Sitka Spruce
$12,355 $11,995
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Specs
Status
Pending Sale
Brand
Bailey Guitars
Product Year
2018
Model
PRJ-7 Signature
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1056
Condition
Excellent, only a few small areas of finish damage. Karura flight case has earnest amount of scratches and scuffs from repeated international travel.
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Heathergems
Top Trim
Heathergems
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Heathergems
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
K&K Pure Mini, Fishman Rare Earth/Mic
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20.25 in
Upper Bout
12.125 in
Lower Bout
17 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.625 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.72 in
Nut Width (mm)
43.5 mm
String Spacing
2.125 in
String Spacing (mm)
54 mm
Weight
5 lb. 15 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Karura
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Description

Here’s a lovely treat built by Mark Bailey for one of contemporary fingerstyle’s most famous faces, the one and only Preston Reed. Mark and Preston live just a few miles apart, and Mark’s been repairing Preston’s guitars, in addition to designing two signature models with him, for some time now. This is Mark’s PRJ-7 Jumbo, with Mexican Cocobolo back and sides, Sitka Spruce on top, and a multi-source pickup system combining a K&K Pure Mini with a Fishman rare earth humbucker/mic combo. Tying these two elements together makes for an incredibly lush and articulate amplified tone, and acoustically this Bailey is delightfully energetic, responsive, and loud.
For percussive styles, this Bailey is an instant fit, but it also performs perfectly for a variety of techniques and genres. The neck has a slim, quick profile and slender nut width at 1 11/16”, keeping that left hand relaxed and agile. We appreciated the extra definition and presence of the bass response, which at the same time avoids overpowering the voice. Big chord shapes and double tapping runs both come out clear and crisp.
Trimmed in a novel inlay material, Heathergems from Preston and Mark’s own native Scotland, this Bailey Preston Reed Signature cuts a fine figure in striking greens and purples and tans. Whatever our fingers threw at this guitar, it ate it all up with relish.


Please note, this is Preston's personal guitar, and therefore  with us only in a demonstration capacity. If you're interested in getting one for yourself, give us a shout! We're more than happy to get the ball rolling for your own Preston Reed Signature from Mark Bailey.


Check out our interview with Preston here, where he and Paul discuss this gorgeous instrument in detail: https://youtu.be/j4ScEAG0o9M

Innovative fingerstylist Preston Reed is letting us show off his custom-built Preston Reed Signature Jumbo, built by luthier Mark Bailey. This is a big boy that's got lots of power under the hood, but a very easy and tap-friendly setup that's a breeze to play. The dual pickups make it a monster amplified, and this Bailey already stands out with its rich, and very loud, acoustic voice. This is Preston's personal guitar, and so isn't for sale, but we're more than happy to discuss getting one built for you.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.72 in
STRING SPACING 2.125 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - COCOBOLO

Here’s a lovely treat built by Mark Bailey for one of contemporary fingerstyle’s most famous faces, the one and only Preston Reed. Mark and Preston live just a few miles apart, and Mark’s been repairing Preston’s guitars, in addition to designing two signature models with him, for some time now.
 

Innovative fingerstylist Preston Reed is letting us show off his custom-built Preston Reed Signature Jumbo, built by luthier Mark Bailey. This is a big boy that's got lots of power under the hood, but a very easy and tap-friendly setup that's a breeze to play.
 
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