Check out this video produced by MusiciansFriend.com that takes you inside our Maryland factory with our president Jack Higginbotham. Jack explains the parts of our manufacturing process that make us unique and shows how we are intensely focused on making the best instruments possible.
Recently, we’ve created a place for you to share the love story of how you met your PRS guitar. We call it “#myprs” and you can check it out here. We’ll be updating that page in batches, so check back to see if your story makes it up on our site!
The Paul Reed Smith Tech Center (PTC) is in the business of making your guitar dreams a reality. In addition to standard PRS repairs and maintenance, the PTC specializes in overhauling your guitar to meet your unique needs as a musician. The PTC job we are exploring today features an electronics and control layout change to a PRS Brent Mason signature model. This specific customer needed to easily access a variety of tones when gigging, and the PTC helped him make it happen!
Recently we began crafting a run of acoustic guitars we named “Birds Of A Feather.” These unique instruments use both Ebony and Koa woods in the fretboard to create the visual effect of birds bursting out of a dense flock. PRS Acoustic guitars are prized for their resonance, playability, and the keen attention to detail our luthiers exercise while building these instruments. Check out the photos in this blog to see the “Birds Of A Feather” up close!
At first glance you may not realize that the Private Stock 30th Anniversary Dragon is constructed with over 285 pieces of inlay! The material, comprised most prominently of jade, azurite, lapis, pyrite, abalone, and mother of pearl, is placed in the routed guitar body by hand. The inlay process is so involved that we elicit the help of our friends over at Aulson Inlay. With Aulson’s knowledge and experience we were able to create this museum quality instrument that is as fun to look at as it is to play. Check out this blog post to see the Dragon’s build process!
While many people are familiar with PRS as an electric guitar manufacturer, few are aware of a small acoustic shop we’ve tucked above our main electric production floor. Nestled in this secluded area within our Maryland factory, 10 luthiers build boutique heirloom-quality acoustic guitars in small batch runs. This blog post covers one of these small batch runs, The Rosettes.
PRS signature artist Carlos Santana recently toured through Memphis, Tennessee and took some time to stop by Martin Music. While he was there he signed a brand new PRS SE Santana guitar that Martin Music is using for a silent auction. 100% of the final auction price will be donated to Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as part of their Anchor Auction fundraiser. The proceeds will help to fund the cost of class art projects, trips, and much more.