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Rules of Tone: Pickups

by PRS Guitars on August 28, 2013

Filed Under Electrics

There are many factors influencing guitar tone and the pickups are certainly no exception!  To understand a pickup you must understand what a transducer does: it converts a signal in one form of energy to another form of energy.

To put it simply, a pickup is a transducer that captures mechanical vibrations (your strings) and converts them into that loud rockin’ tone we all love to hear! Pickups can come in many different shapes, sizes, and electrical variances.  All of these factors greatly affect the end result: your guitar tone.

Paul Reed Smith has spent hundreds (probably thousands) of hours figuring out the best combination of factors in order to give our guitars the greatest possible tone.  In this behind the scenes video, Paul himself walks us through some PRS pickups.

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.

PRS Experience 2013 Artists Announced!

by PRS Guitars on August 13, 2013

Filed Under Events

The news is out! Here are the official artists for Experience PRS 2013. Registration for this free event ends August 15th, so grab a friend and come visit the PRS factory for an awesome weekend of clinics and performances.  Register today: EXPERIENCE 2013