Check out the video below to get an up close and personal look into the lives of the acoustic luthiers who build PRS acoustics.
The PRS acoustic team is a small group of highly talented people who build handcrafted guitars known for their tone, quality, and playability. This video focuses on luthier Joey Lambart as he speaks about his experience on the PRS acoustic team and plays an original tune on a guitar he and his fellow luthiers built.
“Private Stock” guitars are custom-built and made to order. The goal of Private Stock is to create the most beautiful, best playing, and best sounding guitar money can buy. A customer ordering a Private Stock can select their own body shape, wood types, pickups, electronic configuration, and so much more.
Each month we will select one of these Private Stock built guitars and feature it on this blog. We will take detailed photos and explain the components that make the guitar unique.
Nestled in the second floor of the 85,000 square foot PRS shop in Maryland, a small team of acoustic luthiers build PRS Acoustics. Since their introduction in 2009, these guitars have become known for their tone, quality, and playability. I recently sat down with Senior Acoustic Luthier Michael Byle to talk Acoustics.
This lovely green Hollowbody II showed up to our PTC center in need of some tender loving care. Unfortunately, the guitar landed on its headstock in the middle of an epic jam-session. This posed no threat to our PTC guys, they had her fixed up in no time. In a fortunate turn of events, this Hollowbody will live to shred another solo.
Good work, guys! If you would like to learn more about our PTC department, or send your own PRS in for repair, click HERE.
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times, Paul Reed Smith is a tone junkie. From the woods to the finish, everything can affect the final tonality of your guitar. The pickups are certainly no exception!
Nearly every pickup for our core model guitars are wound here in our Maryland factory by a team of talented people. Additionally, each component of the pickup (wire, bobbin, etc.) is specifically chosen by Paul because he requires only the best for our instruments. We create many different types of pickups here at PRS so that our musicians can capture the tone they seek.
In the video below, Paul tells the story behind some of our most recent PRS pickups.