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How We Grade Our Woods

by PRS Guitars on September 14, 2017

Filed Under Electrics / History

<p>PRS 10-Top Wood Grading</p>

PRS and maple wood have had a long relationship that began in the late 1970’s when Paul began using unique and highly figured maple on his earliest instruments for artists like Carlos Santana and Al Di Meola. While many of our designs and processes have been tweaked over the years, our love of maple has not wavered. Check out this blog to see how our use of maple began, and how exactly we grade our maple tops.

PRS Featured On Voice of America!

by PRS Guitars on August 29, 2017

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics

<p>PRS Voice of America</p>

Voice of America is a U.S. government-funded international news source that serves as the United States federal government’s official institution for non-military, external broadcasting. They recently stopped by the PRS factory in Maryland to interview Paul Reed Smith and learn more about our Maryland manufacturing!

Reclaimed Limiteds Update: More Wood On The Way!

by PRS Guitars on August 24, 2017

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / S2 Series

<p>PRS Reclaimed Limiteds</p>

The Reclaimed Limiteds were announced in March 2017 as a limited order window. Admittedly, not even we were prepared for the overwhelming enthusiasm for these two new “reclaimed” offerings: the S2 Vela Semi-Hollow & CE 24 Semi-Hollow. Check out this blog for a look back at these unique guitars and an update on our wood supply!

The Story of the PRS Bird Inlays

by PRS Guitars on July 26, 2017

Filed Under Electrics / History

<p>PRS First Bird Inlay Guitar</p>

The PRS bird inlays are one of the most recognizable trademarks of our brand, but you may be wondering, why birds? We chatted with Paul Reed Smith about the history behind his decision and why it has stuck with our company for 32+ years.

The J-MOD 100 Amplifier Controls Explained

by PRS Guitars on July 18, 2017

Filed Under Amplifiers / Core Amplifiers / Meet The Model

<p>John Mayer J-MOD 100 Amplifier</p>

Born from passionate people who really love great tone, the J-MOD 100 Amplifier was the result of a close collaboration between PRS and musician John Mayer. While the amp has a relatively simple control layout, it can achieve a wide variety of tones with some easy manuevering of the controls. Check out this blog for a video demonstration of the many sounds the J-MOD can produce, and how you can make it happen!