It’s that time of year again as we trek to sunny Anaheim, California for the annual NAMM show! The National Association of Music Merchants or “NAMM” is a music industry trade show inaugurated in 1901. The show exists to support the music industry and show the world the latest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound, and lighting.
Paul Reed Smith and our company believe that guitar building is an ongoing process of discovery. In the same way, we believe guitar playing is an ongoing process of discovery. And of course to be discovering means you need to be learning! In this blog post series, we interview music educators who love PRS and have built businesses that educate tens of thousands of musicians.
2016 is a special year because it celebrates the 20th Anniversary of our custom shop, affectionately known as Private Stock. For this anniversary year, Private Stock has brought back the “Guitar Of The Month” program - a new experimental guitar design will be released in small numbers each month of 2016! Recently, we released the November Guitar Of The Month!
The PRS “McCarty” was born from a passion for vintage tone. Since the introduction of the original McCarty model in 1994, the McCarty lineup has expanded as our company has evolved. Today we are armed with a greater understanding of vintage instruments, more research, and new models that push us towards our goal of building a perfectly modern, “vintage” instrument. Read about the journey here.