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!
Guitarist Tony Polecastro from the Acoustic Letter walks viewers through a detailed demo of one of our acoustic guitar models, the Tony McManus Private Stock Acoustic.
As Tony puts it, “this guitar is dressed to the hilt and sounds incredible.”
Check out the demo!
It’s a well known fact that if you subject your guitar to extreme temperatures/humidity in either direction, it’s dangerous. As our Sr. Acoustic Luthier Mike Byle puts it, “a guitar is a cellular thing, it’s made of wood, not plastic, it was once a living breathing thing.” Check out this blog post to make sure you are caring for your acoustic guitar properly!
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!
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.
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!