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PRS Employee Spotlight - Jeff Marolda // Quality Control

by PRS Guitars on August 21, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / S2 Series / Shop In Detail

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!

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!

S2 Celebration Competition Winners Announced!

by PRS Guitars on July 15, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / S2 Series

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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!

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!

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 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.

What Artists Are Saying About the PRS S2 Starla

by PRS Guitars on September 11, 2014

Filed Under Electrics / S2 Series

Our S2 Starla model has been out for a little over a year now, in that time it has been played by thousands across the country and tour-tested by a number of our artists! As a company we believe in quality and craftsmanship and the S2 Starla is no exception. In this blog post we see what professional musicians have to say about the Starlas they tour and record with.

PRS Finish Hall

by PRS Guitars on November 8, 2013

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / Private Stock Electrics / S2 Series / SE Electrics / Shop In Detail

We love fades, bursts, solid tops, glows, you name it.  All of that gets done here in the base coat and top coat departments.

After paint is applied, a team of employees meticulously inspects every instrument.  Even the smallest abnormality will not go uncorrected.

We take pride in our instruments so that when its finally in your hands, you can too.

Influenced By What’s Natural: S2 Custom 24

by PRS Guitars on November 5, 2013

Filed Under Electrics / S2 Series

Fall is a great time of year and gives us a great canvas to display our guitars!

Pictured above is the new PRS S2 Custom 24.  Made with a mahogany back and a maple top, the Custom 24 is our USA-made axe at an all new price point.

Learn more about the new S2 Series, HERE.