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Behind-The-Scenes: The McCarty 594

by PRS Guitars on June 22, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics

It’s been about a month since we released our newest core model, the McCarty 594, and the feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive! This model incorporates some old tricks Paul Reed Smith learned from his late mentor Ted McCarty, as well as a few firsts for a PRS core model. Learn more about the McCarty 594 here!

Missed Connections // 30th Anniversary “Vine” McCarty & Custom 22

by PRS Guitars on May 24, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / Missed Connections

Every once in a while on our blog you’ll see a post titled “missed connections.” It’s our way of making sure you have a second chance to see all of the great limited run guitars that we make - often in very small batches! This “missed connection” features two special guitars we made for our 30th Anniversary, the “Vine” McCarty & Custom 22. Get a closer look here!

Behind-The-Scenes: PRS Body Sanding

by PRS Guitars on May 6, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics

A vast amount of work goes into the production of a PRS guitar, but today we are going to focus in on just one step in the process, body sanding. If you’ve ever wondered how we do it and why there’s so much attention to detail, hopefully this blog will provide some answers!

PRS Collection Series - A Retrospective

by PRS Guitars on April 29, 2016

Filed Under Acoustics / Electrics / History

When most people think of the pinnacle of PRS quality, they think of our Private Stock department - a small team of luthiers in our Maryland shop crafting build-to-order instruments for individual customers. When Paul Reed Smith assumed direct leadership over Private Stock in 2009, he conceptualized a unique idea for the department. Paul’s idea was to create the Collection Series, a limited set of instruments built with the best of the best Private Stock materials and with specifications laboriously designed by Paul himself. Read more about the collection series in this blog post!

Missed Connections // Private Stock 30th Anniversary Custom 24

by PRS Guitars on April 22, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

Every once in a while on our blog you’ll see a post titled “missed connections.” It’s our way of making sure you have a second chance to see all of the great limited run guitars that we make - often in very small batches! This “missed connection” features the Private Stock 30th Anniversary Custom 24 - a small batch run of only 60 pieces worldwide! Get a closer look in this blog post and see where they’re still available!

Meet the Two New Metallic Colors Offered By PRS!

by PRS Guitars on April 19, 2016

Filed Under Electrics

Back in July of 2015, we announced the release of two metallic colors for our S2 lineup, Egyptian Gold Metallic and Ice Blue Firemist. In our constant effort to keep things fresh and continue innovating, we’re now offering two brand new metallic finishes to take the place of Egyptian Gold Metallic and Ice Blue Firemist. Check out the new colors in this blog post!

Behind-The-Scenes: March Private Stock “Guitar Of The Month”

by PRS Guitars on March 29, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

2016 is a special year because it celebrates the 20th Anniversary of our custom shop, affectionally known as Private Stock. For this anniversary year, Private Stock is bringing back the “Guitar Of The Month” program - a new experimental guitar design will be released in small numbers each month of 2016! Learn more about the March Guitar Of The Month in this blog post!

The Private Stock “Periscope Guitar” #2 Is Complete!

by PRS Guitars on March 2, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

What’s this “Periscope Guitar” you ask? ...Well it started a few months ago when we grabbed Paul Reed Smith and asked him if he wanted to try something new. We showed him an app called Periscope. Using the app, we were able to live-stream a broadcast of Paul inside our Wood Vault - a special section of our shop where we keep our finest Private Stock grade woods. During the broadcast, Paul solicited the help of viewers to select woods for what we have now affectionally dubbed the 2nd “Periscope Guitar!” The guitar came out great! Check out this blog post to view the Periscope broadcast and see the finished guitar!

Behind-The-Scenes: February Private Stock “Guitar Of The Month”

by PRS Guitars on February 24, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

2015 was the year of our 30th Anniversary, and now that it’s behind us, we have a new exciting year to focus on, 2016! This year is special because it celebrates the 20th Anniversary of our custom shop, affectionally known as Private Stock. For this anniversary year, Private Stock is bringing back the “Guitar Of The Month” program - a new experimental guitar design will be released in small numbers each month of 2016! Check out this blog post to see the February Guitar Of The Month!

Off To The Races

by PRS Guitars on February 22, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / Events

Hello! Jack Higginbotham here – President of PRS Guitars. I recently returned from the Rolex 24 at Daytona, our partner IMSA’s most high-profile racing event. I have not attended this race in a few years since the NAMM show (the music/gear industry’s largest tradeshow) and the Rolex have traditionally landed on the same weekend, so it felt somewhat nostalgic to land at the tiny Daytona airport and make my way back to the track. Here is a bit of a story about the weekend…

PTC Guitar Overhaul - Hollowbody II With Coil-Taps!

by PRS Guitars on February 1, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / PTC

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 making unique modifications to your guitar to meet your needs as a musician. The PTC job we are exploring today features our Hollowbody II model with a few tweaks. Check out this blog to see the PTC work!

Meet The January Private Stock “Guitar Of The Month”

by PRS Guitars on January 27, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

2015 was the year of our 30th Anniversary, and now that it’s behind us, we have a new exciting year to focus on, 2016! This year is special because it celebrates the 20th Anniversary of our custom shop, affectionally known as Private Stock. Check out this blog post to learn more the anniversary and special return of “Guitar of The Month!”

Missed Connections // 30th Anniversary Lefty Custom 24

by PRS Guitars on January 18, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / Missed Connections

Every once in a while on our blog you’ll see a post titled“missed connections.” It’s our way of making sure you have a second chance to see all of the great limited run guitars that we make - often in very small batches! This “missed connection” features the 30th Anniversary Lefty Custom 24 - a small batch run of left handed guitars with 30th Anniversary Custom 24 specs!

The Top 10 New Releases of 2015!

by PRS Guitars on December 30, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics

As 2015 rapidly draws to a close, we’ve been reflecting on the nearly two dozen new products we’ve added to our lineup in the past year! New guitars were added to our SE, S2, Core, and Private Stock lines, as well as a slew of 30th Anniversary guitars we built to celebrate this milestone year. Last week we took a “Look Back at Our 30th Anniversary Offerings,” today we’ll pick our Top 10 New Releases of 2015!

Meet The Dealer - Guitars USA!

by PRS Guitars on December 23, 2015

Filed Under Amplifiers / Electrics / Meet The Dealer

Our dealer network is important to us here at PRS Guitars! After all, they’re the folks taking care of our guitars after we make them and before they get into our customers hands! We started “Meet the Dealer” so you can get an inside peek at some of the shops that sell PRS Guitars. Check out our interview with Guitars USA below!

10 New #myPRS Stories Added!

by PRS Guitars on December 23, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics

#myPRS is an opportunity for you to tell us (and others) the story of you and your PRS guitar. Tell us how you came to own it, what you’re using it for now, the things you appreciate about the guitar, anything! Check out this blog post for a sample #myPRS story and then tell us your own.

PTC Guitar Overhaul - “Floyd” Custom 24!

by PRS Guitars on December 14, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / PTC

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 making unique modifications to your guitar to meet your needs as a musician. The PTC job we are exploring today features our Custom 24 “Floyd” model with some electronics mods. Check out this blog post to see that the PTC made possible!

PTC Guitar Overhaul - Hollowbody II Modifications!

by PRS Guitars on December 4, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / PTC

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 making unique modifications to your guitar to meet your needs as a musician. The PTC job we are exploring today features our popular Hollowbody II model with some interesting modifications. Check out this blog post to see what the PTC was able to do!

The PRS Holiday Gift Guide!

by PRS Guitars on November 24, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics

The holiday season is quickly approaching and it’s time to think about all of the cool gear you can get your guitar-minded friends (or yourself)! Our PRS store stocks apparel, strings, parts, and guitar care accessories - all at great prices. Check out this blog post for a sample of the great gift items available directly from PRS. Also, in this post you’ll find a promo code for some Black Friday savings!

Meet The Private Stock Dealer - Willcutt Guitars

by PRS Guitars on November 11, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics / Meet The Dealer

Our Private Stock dealers are hand-selected from our authorized dealer base to ensure you have the most dedicated and knowledgeable people helping you through your Private Stock order. Today, we are featuring Willcutt Guitars, one of our esteemed PRS dealers. View this blog post to see four recent Private Stock instruments spec’d and ordered through Willcutt Guitars.

Meet The New PRS S2 Satins!

by PRS Guitars on November 10, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / S2 Series

After months of research and development, play testing, and fine tuning, we are proud to present three S2 Satin models! Check out this blog post to meet the S2 Singlecut Satin, S2 Standard 24 Satin, and S2 Standard 22 Satin - starting at $999.

Paul’s “Periscope Guitar” Is Here!

by PRS Guitars on October 16, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

A few months ago, we grabbed Paul Reed Smith and asked him if he wanted to try something new. We showed him an app called Periscope. Using the app, we were able to live stream a broadcast of Paul inside our wood vault - a special section of our shop where we keep our finest Private Stock grade woods. During that broadcast, Paul selected the woods for what he has now been affectionatly dubbed “The Periscope Guitar.” Check out this blog post to see the broadcast and the completed guitar!

PTC Guitar Overhaul - SE Mods and Low-Tuning!

by PRS Guitars on October 13, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / SE Electrics / PTC

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 making unique modifications to your guitar to meet your needs as a musician. The PTC job we are exploring today features an overhauled SE Mike Mushok Baritone, a guitar we offered in 2014 and for a few years prior. Check out this blog post to see the work that was done by the PTC!

Nine New #myPRS Stories Added!

by PRS Guitars on September 15, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics

We love hearing the stories of our customers buying their first PRS! For that reason, we started collecting and sharing them publicly. If you have a story to share, we can’t wait for you to tell us. Check out this blog to read a sample from #myPRS and see how you can submit your story!

PRS Employee Spotlight - James Zimmers // PTC

by PRS Guitars on September 14, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / Private Stock Electrics / S2 Series / PTC

<p>PRS PTC Employee James “Skitchy” Zimmers</p>

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. In this blog post, we have a chat with one of our PTC employees, James Zimmers. James has been an employee at PRS for 14 years, and working with guitars since the age of 14 - about 20 years! Check out this blog post to learn more about the work James does in our PTC shop!

PRS Collection Series - The Story

by PRS Guitars on September 10, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

The PRS Collection Series was introduced in the Fall of 2011, and began with our dream of building the best guitar model we could. After sorting out the very best materials and woods, in 2011 the Collection Series I McCarty was released in a limited quantity alongside the Collection Series 1 Tonare Grand Acoustic. These prized instruments and our subsequent Collection instruments incorporate a balance of PRS traditions and innovations and are built with care to our exacting methods. In this blog post we explore the latest Collection Series, Collection Series IX.

PRS Employee Spotlight - Jeff Marolda // Quality Control

by PRS Guitars on August 21, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / S2 Series

Jeff Marolda’s alarm buzzes at 6:00 AM each work day. He leaves his home in Easton, MD and drives 30 minutes to our headquarters located in Stevensville, MD - just a few hundred yards from the Chesapeake Bay. Here at PRS, Jeff is responsible for a task we take very seriously - quality inspection. Check out this blog post to learn more about what Jeff does here at PRS!

David Grissom at The Crown Guitar Festival

by PRS Guitars on August 20, 2015

Filed Under Amplifiers / Core Amplifiers / Electrics / Core Electrics / Events

PRS Signature artist and blues legend, David Grissom is heading up to Montana to take his place as the “Blues Artist in Residence” for this year’s Crown Guitar Festival. David will be offering workshops, clinics and lessons during this week long, guitar-loving festival. While the workshops and instruction time are only open to registered attendees, David, and a very impressive roster of artists, will be featured in nightly concerts that are open to the public. Check out this blog post to learn more about the Crown Guitar Festival.

PTC Guitar Overhaul - Vernon Reid’s S2 Vela!

by PRS Guitars on August 11, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / S2 Series / PTC

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 PRS artist Vernon Reid’s newest axe, an S2 Vela with some awesomely unique modifications! Check it out in this blog post!

New #myPRS Stories Added!

by PRS Guitars on August 11, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics

We love hearing the stories of our customers buying their first PRS! For that reason, we started collecting and sharing them publicly. If you have a story to share, we can’t wait for you to tell us. Check out this blog to see how you can submit!

S2 Metallics - Inside The Finish Hall

by PRS Guitars on July 29, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / S2 Series

The new S2 Metallic colors were launched a little less than a month ago. What many people may not realize is that this project has been in the works for over 4 months! Check out this blog post to learn a little more about the new S2 Metallic colors and what’s involved with the process!

S2 Celebration Competition Winners Announced!

by PRS Guitars on July 15, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / S2 Series

<p>S2 Mira</p>

This year PRS celebrates the third anniversary of the S2 Series! As part of our celebration, we partnered with our friends at Sonicbids to host a competition. The PRS artist relations team searched through hundreds of Sonicbids applicants in search of the top emerging talent nationwide! The bands that entered were given a ranking based on musicality, creativity, and performance. Check out the winning bands in this blog post!

PTC Guitar Overhaul - Refinish and Pickup Install!

by PRS Guitars on July 2, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / PTC

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 extensive overhaul of an older PRS Singlecut Trem model. Check out this blog to see the changes our PTC made!

PRS Artists at Vans Warped Tour!

by PRS Guitars on June 26, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / SE Acoustics / Electrics

PRS Guitars is proud to be the Official Acoustic Guitar Sponsor of Vans Warped Tour Presented By Journeys! Catch PRS at the Full Sail University Acoustic Basement—a cool tent set up for fans to see their favorite artists perform in a stripped back enviornment. Check out this blog post to see all of the artists performing on this year’s tour!

#myprs: Have You Told Us Your PRS Story?

by PRS Guitars on June 25, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics

A few months ago we created a webpage where you can share the story of how you came to acquire your first PRS, we call it “#myprs.” If you have a story you’d like to share, please head over there and tell it to us! We may feature on our site! Click on this blog post to see some photos of recent #myprs stories!

The Story: 30th Anniversary “Vine” Guitars

by PRS Guitars on June 9, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

At PRS we care a lot about the art of guitar making. Things like quality, innovation, and a guitar’s aesthetic beauty keep us excited about our next build. To celebrate our 30th Anniversary of guitar building and continue our love of the art we are releasing the 30th Anniversary “Vine” guitars. Check out this blog post to learn more about this new limited run!

5 Reasons Why PRS SE Standards Are Great First Guitars!

by PRS Guitars on June 8, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / SE Electrics

Recently we announced a new line of SE guitars called the “SE Standards.” We released four models in total: the SE Standard 22, SE Standard 24, SE Standard 245, and the SE Santana Standard. The release of these models brings to market the most affordable PRS guitar to date — $499. However, our only concern wasn’t the price; we wanted a quality, great-feeling, and great-sounding instrument. Check out this blog to see why we believe the SE Standards are great for first-time guitarists (or s.asoned musicians)!

How to Get an Artist Endorsement by Bev Fowler, Director of Artist Relations

by PRS Guitars on June 3, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics

At some point in a musician’s career, one starts to ponder the thought of seeking an artist endorsement. This is a very common thought for an aspiring musician, especially taking into consideration all of the positive aspects associated with getting your name out there, acquiring the necessary gear, covering travel expenses, etc. As Director of Artist Relations for PRS Guitars, I thought it might be helpful to provide a few tips on what AR executives look for in artists and what artists should look for from brands - check out this blog post!

Private Stock Graphite Guitars

by Hunter@PRS on May 22, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

In 2006, Paul Reed Smith wrote a document called The Rules of Tone. The point was to put down in writing all of the philosophies that contribute to making a “magic” instrument. Many “tweaks” have been embodied by our team as a practical result of this document, including using unplated brass at key points on our hardware, acclimating and drying our woods the way we do, working to constantly maintain clear, hard, and thin finishes, and looking back at the master guitar makers in history to learn what they were thinking. Carrying on the PRS tradition of constant research and development, here is the story behind the small batch Private Stock “Graphite Guitars.”

Meet The Dealer - Dave’s Guitar Shop!

by PRS Guitars on May 18, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Meet The Dealer

Our dealer network is important to us here at PRS Guitars! After all, they’re the ones taking care of our guitars after we make them and before they get into our customers hands! We started “Meet the Dealer” so you can get an inside peek at some of the shops that sell PRS Guitars. Check it out!

PTC Brent Mason Electronics Overhaul

by PRS Guitars on May 11, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / PTC

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!

The Private Stock 30th Anniversary Dragon - Behind the Scenes

by PRS Guitars on April 15, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

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!

Carlos Santana and Martin Music Team Up For A Great Cause

by PRS Guitars on April 1, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / SE Electrics

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.

Meet The Dealer - Crazy Dave’s Music!

by PRS Guitars on March 25, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Meet The Dealer

Our dealer network is important to us here at PRS Guitars! After all, they’re the ones taking care of our guitars after we make them and before they get into our customers hands! We started “Meet the Dealer” so you can get an inside peek at some of the shops that sell PRS Guitars. Check it out!

PRS at SXSW 2015 - The Photojournal!

by PRS Guitars on March 24, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / SE Acoustics / Electrics / S2 Series / SE Electrics / Events

For the past 29 years, thousands upon thousands of music fans have been flocking to Austin, TX for the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival. Local residents refer to the madness as “South By” and it absolutely takes over their city. Downtown roads are closed as people migrate around searching for their next favorite band. PRS Guitars has had a presence at the festival for a few years but most recently opened the Shred Shed - an isolation booth where musicians can jam out!

PRS Guitar Backs - We Love Them Too!

by PRS Guitars on February 16, 2015

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

You can’t ignore a good top on a guitar, its the first thing people see when you open the case and its always facing the crowd while you’re out gigging.  Everyday we focus on the tops, but not today; today we want to show you some of the best backs in the game. These are just a few of the guitars we are privileged to work on each day here in our Maryland factory - each one crafted with care and attention to detail. Enjoy!

The Story Of The 30th Anniversary Custom 24

by PRS Guitars on February 12, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics

<p>PRS 30th Anniversary Custom 24</p>

It’s our 30th Anniversary year and we’re pretty excited about it.  Paul started this business in 1985 in the attic of an old building in downtown Annapolis, MD.  He started building these guitars called the PRS “Custom” and they caught people’s attention pretty quickly.  Check out this story to learn more about the guitar that started it all.

PRS Guitars NAMM 2015 Recap

by PRS Guitars on January 27, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics / Events

We had a wonderful time this year at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) tradeshow.  Approximately 90,000 people gather each year in Anaheim, California to celebrate music and represent their brand in the industry.  The PRS booth this year was buzzing with excitement as we displayed all of our products across all of our product lines: Private Stock, Core, S2, SE, and Amplifiers. Check out the photos in this blog post to see our booth and the products we are proud to display!

PTC Pickup Install

by PRS Guitars on January 7, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / PTC

The Paul Reed Smith Tech Center (PTC) is a group of talented guitar repairmen who are dedicated to the responsible repair and authentic techniques true to a PRS guitar’s original construction. Thousands of customers from around the world trust our PTC for anything from a setup to a complete guitar overhaul.

Check out this blog to see a recent job completed by our PTC!

PRS Holiday Gift Guide!

by Hunter@PRS on November 26, 2014

Filed Under Electrics

The holiday season is quickly approaching and it’s time to think about all the cool gear you can get your guitar-minded friends (or yourself)! Our PRS store stocks cool apparel, strings, parts, and guitar care accessories - all at great prices. Check out this blog post to get an idea of some of the sweet products we offer.

Meet the New S2 Maple Top Colors!

by PRS Guitars on November 19, 2014

Filed Under Electrics / S2 Series

Since our announcement of the S2 line of instruments last year, we have been working hard to develop new guitars in the S2 family that look, feel, and sound great. We recognize that to many guitarists, the look of the guitar on stage is almost as important as its tone. With that said, our finish department has been working hard to develop a few new colors that we are proud to present on all of our maple top S2 guitars. Check out the new colors!

Understanding The Custom 24 Control Layout

by PRS Guitars on October 21, 2014

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics

The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar. This iconic instrument was the first model that Paul Reed Smith brought to the public at PRS Guitars’ first Winter NAMM show in 1985 and has been a top seller ever since.

This guitar is so popular because it gives a musician so many different tonal options in just one guitar. A player doesn’t need to mess with his or her amp in the middle of a gig to pull a different tone. When a new tone is needed, we’ve made it as simple as a flick of a finger.

Understanding the S2 Controls Layout

by PRS Guitars on October 1, 2014

Filed Under Electrics / S2 Series

Last year we introduced our S2 line of guitars with the idea of offering high-quality American made guitars at a more affordable price. We started with three models: the S2 Mira, the S2 Starla, and the S2 Custom 24. Since then, we have added 5 new models for a total of 8 product offerings in the S2 Series.

We are proud of how they look, how they feel, and most importantly how they sound. Each guitar in the lineup sounds a bit different and produces different tones. However, one thing that all of the S2 models share is their simple yet intelligent control layout that helps the player achieve a wide variety of great tones. Check out this blog post to see how it all works.