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New Paul’s Guitar Limited

by PRS Guitars on August 26, 2013

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

In addition to creating our core line of instruments, PRS has a team of highly talented, seasoned guitar makers crafting instruments known as “Private Stock.”

Paul Reed Smith says it best here: “The goal of Private Stock is not only to create the most beautiful and best playing guitar money can buy, but the best sounding. We work very closely with each order - through hourly discussions, experimentation, meticulous checks of every detail at each step in the process and making final tweaks when the guitar is complete - to make sure we are building the best guitars possible. If you get an extraordinary instrument from Private Stock that is equally as good as a family heirloom and a musician’s tool to make a living on, we have done our job.”

In the Spring of 2013, the Private Stock team built a limited run of one of our core line instruments, Paul’s Guitar.

In this interview, we sit down with Paul Miles, the Director of Private Stock, to get an inside look on the Paul’s Guitar Limited built by the Private Stock team.

All new Nouveau Inlays!

by PRS Guitars on August 23, 2013

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

In addition to creating our core line of instruments, PRS has a team of highly talented, seasoned guitar makers crafting instruments known as “Private Stock.”

Paul Reed Smith says it best here: “The goal of Private Stock is not only to create the most beautiful and best playing guitar money can buy, but the best sounding. We work very closely with each order - through hourly discussions, experimentation, meticulous checks of every detail at each step in the process and making final tweaks when the guitar is complete - to make sure we are building the best guitars possible. If you get an extraordinary instrument from Private Stock that is equally as good as a family heirloom and a musician’s tool to make a living on, we have done our job.”

In the spring of 2013, the Private Stock team created an all new inlay style available for order on any private stock guitar. 

In this interview, we sit down with Paul Miles, our Private Stock director, to get an inside look on this brand new “Nouveau” inlay.

Paul Reed Smith featured in SmartCEO Magazine

by PRS Guitars on August 7, 2013

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I didn’t know if I should try to look cool when I sat down across from Paul Reed Smith. He’s the CEO of PRS Guitars, a fine mark of craftsmanship and innovation based right across the Bay Bridge from Annapolis on the eastern side of the Chesapeake. I knew that Paul’s business had helped to make cool things possible, and I had a suspicion that both the art and process of making music—from painstaking songwriting to cheering crowds—had some parallels there in the manufacturing plant where we sat. So I asked my first question: “What’s the concert like here?”

Rules of Tone: Bridges

by PRS Guitars on July 29, 2013

Filed Under Rules of Tone

The bridge of the guitar connects the strings of the guitar to the wood; it is the anchor of the instrument and its sound. In this video, Paul shows off some manufactory-fresh bridge parts before they are put into guitars during final assembly.  Featured are a tremolo bridge with arm, a stop-tail bridge, a multi-adjustable bridge, and a piezo bridge.  Built with extreme care for comfortable play, we designed these bridges to give musicians the best guitar experience possible.  As always, playability and musicality are of highest importance, and we always choose our parts with that in mind.  Enjoy the video!