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Behind The Scenes: Life As A Guitar Tech

by PRS Guitars on June 14, 2017

Filed Under Amplifiers / Electrics / Tips & Education

If you’re a high-level musician on the road, you’ve probably come to realize that a good guitar tech is an invaluable asset. They have the skills to keep your guitars, amps, & pedals working to their full capacity and they make sure you can focus on performing your best. In this blog we interviewed a few of these professionals to learn about their life on the road and get their tips on keeping your gear in tip-top shape!

PRS & Music Education: An Interview with Dave Weiner // Guitopia

by PRS Guitars on May 24, 2017

Filed Under Electrics / Tips & Education

Paul Reed Smith and our company believe that guitar building is an ongoing process of discovery. In the same way, we believe guitar playing is an ongoing process of discovery. And of course to be discovering means you need to be learning! In this blog post series, we interview music educators who love PRS and have built businesses that educate tens of thousands of musicians.

Tips For Caring For Your Guitar

by PRS Guitars on April 5, 2017

Filed Under Electrics / PTC (PRS Tech Center) / Tips & Education

<p>Tips For Caring For Your Guitar</p>

If you want to prolong the luster and appearance of your guitar, a few simple guitar care practices will go a long way. We chatted with our PTC (Paul Reed Smith Tech Center) employees to come up with a few quick tips that will guide you in caring for that special guitar in your life. Read about it here!

PRS & Music Education: An Interview with Brad Wendkos // TrueFire

by PRS Guitars on March 13, 2017

Filed Under Electrics / Tips & Education

Paul Reed Smith and our company believe that guitar building is an ongoing process of discovery. In the same way, we believe guitar playing is an ongoing process of discovery. And of course to be discovering means you need to be learning! In this blog post series, we interview music educators who love PRS and have built businesses that educate tens of thousands of musicians.

PRS & Music Education: An Interview with Tyler Larson // Music Is Win

by PRS Guitars on December 12, 2016

Filed Under Acoustics / Electrics / Tips & Education

<p>Music Is Win PRS</p>

Paul Reed Smith and our company believe that guitar building is an ongoing process of discovery. In the same way, we believe guitar playing is an ongoing process of discovery. And of course to be discovering means you need to be learning! In this blog post series, we interview music educators who love PRS and have built businesses that educate tens of thousands of musicians.

PRS & Music Education: An Interview with Michael Palmisano // Guitargate

by PRS Guitars on November 4, 2016

Filed Under Acoustics / Electrics / Tips & Education

<p>Guitargate PRS</p>

Paul Reed Smith and our company believe that guitar building is an ongoing process of discovery. In the same way, we believe guitar playing is an ongoing process of discovery. And of course to be discovering means you need to be learning! In this blog post series, we interview music educators who love PRS and have built businesses that educate tens of thousands of musicians.

How To Prevent Guitar Tuning Troubles

by PRS Guitars on October 24, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / PTC (PRS Tech Center) / Tips & Education

There are few things more frustrating than a guitar that constantly falls out of tune, and as a company we know this! We want you to spend more time rocking than tuning, so we go to great lengths in our factory to make sure you get a stable and reliable instrument. However, once the guitar is yours, there are a few best practices you’ll need to abide by to keep your guitar playing in tune for all its days. Learn more in this blog post!

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!

Les Schefman: “How I Use PRS Amps to Make A Living”

by PRS Guitars on July 27, 2015

Filed Under Amplifiers / Core Amplifiers / Tips & Education

<p>Les Schefman ELF XI</p>

At PRS we realize not every person using our gear is a rock star with 80,000 Twitter followers, we also care about you: the weekend gig-warrior, the session guy, the late night jam-sesh with friends. Our passion is building guitars and amplifiers that inspire you as much as Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti, or any other big-name musician. Check out this blog to read a real life story of how a PRS player uses his gear.

Producer’s Thoughts On The Archon Amp In The Studio

by PRS Guitars on July 24, 2015

Filed Under Amplifiers / Core Amplifiers / Tips & Education

<p>PRS Archon Amplifier</p>

When you’re investing in a new amplifier, a few thoughts should be passing through your mind before you drop the cash. Things like: How will this amp perform on stage? How will it track in the studio? Is it versatile or a one-trick pony? Will it handle my different guitars/rigs? All intelligent and important questions. Our engineering team dwelt on these questions during the development of our Archon family of amps and a few noteworthy producers have noticed. Check out this blog to read their thoughts!

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 / Tips & Education

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!

3 Simple But Major Ways You Can Care for Your Acoustic Guitar

by PRS Guitars on February 20, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Private Stock Acoustics / SE Acoustics / Tips & Education

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!

Understanding The Custom 24 Control Layout

by PRS Guitars on October 21, 2014

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics / Tips & Education

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 / Tips & Education

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.