Buying a PRS is a special memory. Chances are you spent months gazing at it in a product catalog, on a website or on the wall at your local guitar store.
Either way, it's hard to forget the moment you finally take it home with you.
Here at PRS, we love hearing the stories of satisfied customers and the day they purchased their PRS Guitars. If you have a story about buying your PRS, tell us below!
I was on holiday in New York City with my family. It was 4th of July a couple of years back I visited a couple of guitar shops in Manhattan. In both shops I asked the same question. “If you don’t look at the price and don’t look at used/vintage guitars, what guitar would be the best you have to offer.” Both shops picked the same favorite and it was the PRS P22. In fact, I was very curious about PRS guitars, so I was keen on trying them. The guitars really exceeded my expectations and when being presented as the deal of the day in Ludlow Guitars, I ended up walking out in the extreme hot (106 degrees) temperature with a brand new PRS P22, in Blue Crab Blue finish. It now serves as my number one guitar in my Norwegian rock-n’-roll band. My other guitars, also of renowned brands, are left as spares. This instant love seems to be my love for life when it comes to guitars. Thanks to my wife (my real love for life) for pushing me to buy it.read full story
So I recently purchased a PRS Tremonti SE in black with white binding and bird inlays. I had been eying it up for months on the Andertons website. I spent most of my summer working and saving for it. Until finally I had enough for it. This is when my fellow guitarist/best friend and I drove an hour to the Andertons shop in Guildford to try it out. When we walked in it was like Christmas surrounded by guitars. I quickly picked up the Tremonti and instantly knew it was the one. I tested it in a practice room and she screamed. I ordered in the black one to the shop and then and there I brought my second guitar and first ever PRS . She is now lovingly named Juno and plays like a dream.read full story
I’ve been playing guitar since I was 13. I saved up money from birthdays, Christmas, and other random occasions to get a PRS guitar. When I turned 16 I finally had enough money to get one. I got so excited when I finally found a used one in my price range on eBay. I went to my dad’s house that night and purchased it (at the time I didn’t have an eBay account) and I told him I would bring him the money the next morning after school. The next day after school I came home and there was a cop car in my drive way. Someone had broken into my house and only stole the lock box that contained my money inside. I called my father and told him what had happened. My grandmother had passed away a couple weeks prior to my house being broken into. My father said “Consider this the last gift from your grandmother, cherish it and let it remind you of her everytime you play this guitar.” This guitar is my most prized possession. It is a scarlet red single cut that I named “The Cardinal”.read full story
This is my 2001 PRS Swamp Ash Special. It was ordered and purchased at Dietze Music in Lincoln, NE and to this day it is my most prized and trustworthy piece of gear in my collection. I was actually able to unbox this guitar from the factory and was the first person outside of the PRS shop to have the joy of playing it. I’ve had many guitars come and go, yet even 14 years later it remains my go-to and most favorite instrument to play. It’s been with me through multiple bands, a move out of state, and has been used on dozens of recordings. It’s loved just as much as the first day I saw it, and will be something I pass on as a family heirloom many years from now. Thank you all for making such amazing, reliable, and beautiful instruments!read full story
Ever since I was sixteen and I saw Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) use a Mira for the first time, I knew I had to have one some day. When I tried one for the first time it was surreal; I couldn’t believe the comfort, tone, light-weight and aesthetic appeal of it. A year later I was diagnosed with Lymphoma, and during treatment, my father registered me for a wish to be granted by the Children’s Wish Foundation. I ended up asking the Children’s Wish Foundation for equipment, the most important of which was my S2 Mira with bird inlays in Antique White. Ever since acquiring it a year ago, it has swiftly become my favourite guitar I own and I take excessively good cafe of it, since it takes such good care of my needs.read full story
I grew up in northern sweden in Byviken, population: 30. Our neighbours were mainly working in the paper industry and enjoyed snow mobiles and hunting. Not many guitars around there. But in our house, my parents incuraged us kids to play all kinds of instruments - jamming with the stereo playing vinyl Santana records. My father made sure that I would know what kind of guitar made the warm, sensitive and full sounds, and since then I have longed for my own PRS. My God what a guitar i longed for! It would sing the cries of the soul and speak for the heart when words wouldn’t do. I waited 15 years before I could afford just that guitar! Now it has been two years since the day i drove those 200km for it, my PRS Santana III. The wait I started with my dad 17 years ago is over, and I am now proud to include a part of PRS in our family. Me and my wife are now having our first kid this march, and I solemnly swear our home will be a home of music!read full story