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PRS Employee Spotlight - Tom Walls // SE Inspector

by PRS Guitars on December 18, 2017

Filed Under Electrics / SE Electrics

Tom Walls joined the PRS team in 2008, and for nearly the entirety of his PRS career (10 years), Tom has been one of our SE guitar inspectors. Each day, Tom closely checks our SE instruments before they leave our shop and head to dealers around the country. Check out this blog to learn more about Tom, his hobbies, and the work he does at PRS!

Meet the New 2018 SE Models!

by PRS Guitars on November 6, 2017

Filed Under Electrics / SE Electrics / Meet The Model

<p>2018 PRS SE Lineup</p>

Here at PRS, we love the idea of continually refining our craft, working earnestly towards the goal of building a better instrument for musicians to do what they love. With that comes our latest product offering, the 2018 SE Lineup. Check out this blog to dig into our updated models, and a few new ones as well!

Kids Who Rock

by PRS Guitars on October 11, 2017

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / S2 Series / SE Electrics

<p>Kids Who Rock</p>

One of the coolest things about music is that it transcends generations - people of any age have the opportunity to enjoy and create music. The kids we’re highlighting today just so happen to be really good at it and at a really young age. Check out this blog post as we give a shout-out to kids who rock - and rock PRS guitars at that.

The Birth Of Our SE Line

by PRS Guitars on September 19, 2017

Filed Under Acoustics / SE Acoustics / Electrics / SE Electrics / History

<p>PRS SE Line</p>

With the launch of the SE Santana model in 2001, a whole new breed of players and guitar lovers had access to PRS quality at a much more affordable pricepoint. To this day, SE guitars are revered as a sort of “boutique import” and played on stage by thousands of musicians around the globe. Jack Higginbotham served as PRS Guitars’ president during the time when our SE line was first introduced to the world. Below he explains the story and how our SE line came to be.

Meet The Models: The 2017 SE Lineup

by PRS Guitars on October 17, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / SE Electrics / Meet The Model

As a musician, you want an instrument you can trust. A guitar that can take a beating but keep on giving, stay in tune when it matters, and sound incredible. You want it to look good and make your playing feel effortless. Oh, and you don’t want to spend your life savings. Meet the 2017 SE lineup.

We Love Rock Festivals: PRS at “The Music Experience”

by PRS Guitars on September 15, 2016

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

<p>PRS Music Experience</p>

You don’t forget a good rock festival. The arena sound, the big lineups, and the energy of thousands of fellow music fans. That’s why PRS teams up with The Music Experience, a traveling interactive “rock star” exhibit on-site at dozens of rock festivals around the country. Learn more about our involvement with The Music Experience and where we’re heading in this blog!

PRS & Music Education: The TEI Tent at Warped Tour

by PRS Guitars on September 14, 2016

Filed Under Acoustics / SE Acoustics / Electrics / S2 Series / SE Electrics / Events / Tips & Education

<p>TEI Warped Tour 2016 PRS</p>

Music education is important, no doubt. As guitar builders, we see ourselves on the continual road of improvement and discovery and in the same way, guitarists and musicians undergo this journey as well. That’s why we partnered with The Entertainment Institute (TEI) during this summer’s Warped Tour. Get the recap here!

Ideal Rock Guitars from the PRS SE Line

by PRS Guitars on August 29, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / SE Electrics

In this blog post, we hand the reins over to Bobby Kittleberger, the founder and editor of Guitar Chalk and a contributing editor at Guitar World. If your guitar playing leans towards the world of rock and you’re wondering which PRS SE guitar would be a good fit, let this article be your guide!

Behind The Scenes: SE Mark Holcomb

by PRS Guitars on August 17, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / SE Electrics

<p>Mark Holcomb’s SE</p>

It’s been one month since we released our latest SE signature model, the SE Mark Holcomb. This now popular model brings a number of unique specs to the PRS lineup, influenced largely by our collaboration with Mark and understanding his musical style and taste. If you’re curious about the SE Mark Holcomb, hear from Mark himself in this Q&A session as we discuss specs, tones, and much more!

PTC Guitar Overhaul - SE Mods and Low-Tuning!

by PRS Guitars on October 13, 2015

Filed Under Electrics / SE Electrics / PTC (PRS Tech Center)

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!

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)!

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.

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!

SE Mike Mushok Baritone Gets New Life

by PRS Guitars on December 4, 2013

Filed Under Electrics / SE Electrics / PTC (PRS Tech Center)

<p>SE Mike Mushok Baritone Before/After</p>

This guitar began its life in the form of a SE Mike Mushok Baritone. The instrument came standard with a brown burst finish and a string through body stoptail bridge. 

The owner was ready for a little change so he contacted the PRS PTC department. The PTC team re-routed the body to fit a Floyd Rose Tremelo and also refinished the guitar in Jet White.

As always, the PTC department did a flawless job.

PRS Finish Hall

by PRS Guitars on November 8, 2013

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

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.