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PRS Acoustics: A Conversation With Senior Acoustic Luthier, Michael Byle

by PRS Guitars on February 12, 2014

Filed Under Acoustics / Core Acoustics / Private Stock Acoustics

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.

PRS Guitars Celebrates the Re-Opening of the Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore with Guitars for Local School

by PRS Guitars on October 14, 2013

Filed Under Acoustics / SE Acoustics

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Hard Rock officially celebrated the Grand Reopening of its newly renovated Baltimore location by partnering with Paul Reed Smith Guitars, a Maryland-based guitar manufacturer, to donate 16 new PRS SE Angelus acoustic guitars to Baltimore’s Frederick Douglass High School’s music department.  The donation, which was accepted by the school’s band director, honored PRS Guitars and Hard Rock Cafe’s long standing traditions ofsupporting local music.  “These guitars are truly a blessing, and I guarantee they will be well loved and well played” said Douglass Band Director, Reverend David Burton.

The Hard Rock Baltimore, located along Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor, features the world’s largest PRS McCarty model guitar lit up atop the building’s facade.

Angelus Acoustic In The Spray Booth

Snapshot: Around The Factory

by PRS Guitars on May 8, 2012

Filed Under Acoustics / Core Acoustics

<p>Angelus Acoustic in spray booth</p>

For 2012, the Tonare Grand and Angelus Cutaway PRS Acoustics are available with an adjustable truss rod for those who wish a higher level of adjustability. Private Stock and Collection acoustic instruments continue to incorporate a carbon fiber strength rod.

These photos show the first Angelus Cutaway acoustic with the adjustable truss rod in the spray booth.

Collection Series III by Private Stock

Paul Reed Smith Testing Finished Collection Electrics and Acoustics

by Paul Reed Smith on April 30, 2012

Filed Under Acoustics / Private Stock Acoustics / Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

<p>Paul Play Testing Collection Series III Instruments</p>

Hello everyone! Paul here. Last year at Experience PRS we got all of our best Private Stock dealers in a room and asked them to be part of a special program. The program would allow me to design and personally work on guitars at a more intimate level than anything else coming out of our shop. The program would feature exclusive specifications, such as pernambuco necks and celtic knot inlays. We would make one set per dealer each quarter – one acoustic and one electric guitar – making these instruments extremely special. That is when the Collection program was born.