Samuel Lucas USA

Samuel Lucas' PRS

My first instrument was drums, I have been playing since I was 5. And even as a young drummer, I would flip through my catalogs and stop and admire the beauty of PRS guitars, little did I know that I would pick up a guitar in the future and learn to play. Well, I had only been playing for about a year and was 20 years old when I bought mine, a gorgeous P22 in black gold wrap. It was the first guitar I ever bought, and I figured that if I was going to get serious about playing, I needed a serious instrument to do so. And PRS makes the most serious instrument in the game! I spent several months dreaming and scoping out the inventories that the guys at Music Store Live and Chicago Music Exchange had in-store. Then finally, I saw “the one”; a 2013 P22 from Music Store Live, #13198014. It spoke to me in a special way and I couldn’t say no. Not even a year later, I bought a magnificent PRS Custom 20 amp from the limited run that PRS built, a smaller power version of the custom 50, to make the perfect gig mate for my P22. I couldn’t be happier with my rig, run through a small pedalboard that gives me the bare essentials (this amp covers enough tonal ground that my pedalboard can be pretty minimalistic; a tc electronic polytene 2 mini tuner, an exotic effects sp compressor, into a tc electronic nova repeater, and then into a custom USA made hardwire supernatural ambient verb). I love the rig I’ve built and I play out in public with it every single Friday night and Sunday morning, I couldn’t be happier. Thank you PRS for making amazing, fully functional, pieces of art; they inspire me to better my skills and become a better player. I can’t walk into my little home studio and see that gorgeous piece of wood without picking it up and making it sing! Wouldn’t trade my P22 or Custom 20 amp for anything!

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