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Employee Workspace: Final Assembly

by PRS Guitars on December 5, 2013

Filed Under Electrics / Shop In Detail

<p>Final Assembly Workspace</p>

Every once in a while we will post a photo of an employee’s workspace.

This is Jeff’s space, he works in final assembly.  Final assembly is the last stage in our guitar production process.  It’s the place where tuning pegs, electronics, strings, and extra tender loving care go into our guitars.

Jeff’s job is to give our instruments a serious final inspection before heading out the door.

The guitar pictured is a SC245.

SE Mike Mushok Baritone Gets New Life

by PRS Guitars on December 4, 2013

Filed Under Electrics / SE Electrics / PTC

<p>SE Mike Mushok Baritone Before/After</p>

This guitar began its life in the form of a SE Mike Mushok Baritone. The instrument came standard with a brown burst finish and a string through body stoptail bridge. 

The owner was ready for a little change so he contacted the PRS PTC department. The PTC team re-routed the body to fit a Floyd Rose Tremelo and also refinished the guitar in Jet White.

As always, the PTC department did a flawless job.

Mike’s Story Part 2

by PRS Guitars on November 19, 2013

Filed Under PTC

<p>Mike’s PTC Experience Part 2</p>

*The following is a customer testimonial describing his experience with the PRS PTC department.

The last part of the project is where James from PTC took control. We had spoken about the logistics of the piezo trem and he made it happen. From drilling individual holes in the baseplate and body to accompany the saddle wires, to notching out a crevasse to prevent pinching when using the trem – he thought of it all.

Mike’s Story Part 1

by PRS Guitars on November 19, 2013

Filed Under PTC

<p>Mike’s PTC Experience Part 1</p>

*The following is a customer testimonial describing his experience with the PRS PTC department.

My PTC experience started a few years ago when I purchased a heavily used Custom 22.  My original intentions were to do all I could on my own to make it a solid live guitar but fortunately for me that is far from how this story ends. 

Cracked Headstock Repair

by PRS Guitars on November 15, 2013

Filed Under PTC

<p>PTC Headstock Repair</p>

The Paul Reed Smith Tech Center (PTC) is dedicated to responsible repair and authentic techniques that are true to a PRS guitar’s original construction.  The members of the PTC team have over 50 years of combined PRS experience (no outside contractors are used for PTC repars) and have a dedicated pride and respect for PRS instruments.  Their personal approach and in-depth knowledge of PRS traditions is directly reflected in the meticulous quality of their work.

PTC services include full factory setups with new nut, new pickup installation, fret leveling and re-crowning, refretting, finish repairs, and electronics conversions.

Don’t trust your PRS guitar to just anyone! Rest easy knowing your beloved PRS is being taken care of at the one and only authorized PRS service center, PTC.

Refinish (Blue Matteo to Black Sunburst!)

by PRS Guitars on November 15, 2013

Filed Under PTC

<p>PTC Refinsh</p>

The Paul Reed Smith Tech Center (PTC) is dedicated to responsible repair and authentic techniques that are true to a PRS guitar’s original construction.  The members of the PTC team have over 50 years of combined PRS experience (no outside contractors are used for PTC repars) and have a dedicated pride and respect for PRS instruments.  Their personal approach and in-depth knowledge of PRS traditions is directly reflected in the meticulous quality of their work.

PTC services include full factory setups with new nut, new pickup installation, fret leveling and re-crowning, refretting, finish repairs, and electronics conversions.

Don’t trust your PRS guitar to just anyone! Rest easy knowing your beloved PRS is being taken care of at the one and only authorized PRS service center, PTC.

PRS Finish Hall

by PRS Guitars on November 8, 2013

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / Private Stock Electrics / S2 Series / SE Electrics / Shop In Detail

We love fades, bursts, solid tops, glows, you name it.  All of that gets done here in the base coat and top coat departments.

After paint is applied, a team of employees meticulously inspects every instrument.  Even the smallest abnormality will not go uncorrected.

We take pride in our instruments so that when its finally in your hands, you can too.

Inside a PRS Amp: The Sweet 16

by PRS Guitars on November 6, 2013

Filed Under Amplifiers / Core Amplifiers

A lot of hard work and quality control testing goes into our amps here at PRS.  Hand wiring each component is a big part of what we do.

After each amp is wired and assembled we put signal through the amp for hours to make sure it holds up.  We don’t want our amps to ever fail you on stage, we want them to bring your tone to an all new level.

Pictured above is the inside of our all-tube PRS Sweet 16 Amp, you can learn more about this amp, HERE.