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Paul Smith and Tony Polecastro Talk Acoustics!

by PRS Guitars on August 26, 2014

Filed Under Acoustics / Core Acoustics / Private Stock Acoustics

Recently, Paul Reed Smith took a trip out west to visit downtown Bozeman, Montana, the home of The Acoustic Letter. The goal of the trip was for Paul to have a conversation with Tony Polecastro, master acoustic guitar reviewer and front man of The Acoustic Letter. In a fun and laid back setting, Tony fired questions at Paul relating to Paul’s history with acoustic guitars, favorite tone woods, and the philosophy and approach our company takes towards building these hand-crafted acoustic instruments.

PRS Acoustics: Behind the Scenes

by PRS Guitars on August 19, 2014

Filed Under Acoustics / Core Acoustics / Private Stock Acoustics

Inspired by our affinity for building and enjoying outstanding musical instruments, PRS Private Stock acoustics are heirloom-quality guitars with remarkable tone and exquisite playability. Whether with exotic or time-tested tone woods, traditional finishes and stains or wild colors, or with an understated inlay choice or a bold artistic expression, each PRS Private Stock Acoustic is truly a work of art that celebrate the craft of guitar building and the world that inspires us.

PRS Maryland-made acoustics are hand crafted in small batches by a small team of experienced luthiers. They not only deliver remarkable tone and playability, they also deliver a visual sensation that defines the PRS Acoustic experience.  Both in sound and in appearance, PRS Private Stock Acoustics are bold, lively, and breathtakingly beautiful.

Behind the Scenes: PRS Acoustics

by PRS Guitars on June 10, 2014

Filed Under Acoustics / Core Acoustics / Private Stock Acoustics

Check out the video below to get an up close and personal look into the lives of the acoustic luthiers who build PRS acoustics.

The PRS acoustic team is a small group of highly talented people who build handcrafted guitars known for their tone, quality, and playability. This video focuses on luthier Joey Lambart as he speaks about his experience on the PRS acoustic team and plays an original tune on a guitar he and his fellow luthiers built.

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.

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.