Weeks before announcing their 2015 line up, PRS Guitars is introducing three new all-mahogany S2 Series guitars: the S2 Standard 24, S2 Standard 22, and S2 Singlecut Standard. The original PRS Standard, introduced in 1987, evolved from Paul Reed Smith’s Pre-Factory all-mahogany instruments. Reimagined for the S2 Series, these guitars feature the subtle aesthetic of mahogany and pickguard-mounted electronics for a vintage vibe with modern versatility and playability that is perfect for the gigging musician. All three models have solid mahogany bodies, set mahogany necks, versatile electronics, and tried-and-true PRS quality.
The Archon 25 brings the ‘king’ of PRS high-gain amplification to the world of small, low wattage tube amps. The Archon’s lush distortion and singing clean channel tones are all here in a 25 watt package (switchable to 13 watts via the back panel). The Archon 25’s wattage makes the amp easier to push to optimum performance – tube amps sound best when pushed a little – and it gets there at a lower volume, which is a huge benefit not only at home, but also in the studio and on the stage. Recording with an amp at lower volumes allows for a cleaner signal and a truer tone, and keep the soundman happy by not blowing out the other members of the band.
The progressive metal band, Between the Buried and Me has a sound that is heavy yet melodic, lush but menacing - a tone that rhythm guitarist Dustie Waring achieves with PRS guitars and amplifiers. Since 2008, Waring has traditionally used a PRS Custom 24 outfitted with Floyd Rose tremolo system both on tour and in the studio. Recently, Waring and PRS Guitars got together to create a limited edition signature model that would look and sound even more vicious than Dustie’s current PRS guitar.
Check out the Dustie Waring Limited Edition
Gustavo Cerati, one of Latin America’s most celebrated musicians passed away on Thursday, September 04, 2014.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dear friend, Brian Farmer. Long time guitar tech and friend to Warren Haynes, Brian was extremely devoted to his work and has followed and supported Warren through the various bands he’s played with over the decades including the Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule, the Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends.
Brian will be missed by many here at PRS Guitars and his friends and colleagues in the music industry. He personally touched the lives of so many folks he worked with. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and all of his industry peers that had the good fortune and pleasure of knowing and working with Brian.
PRS Guitars is proud to announce a new partnership with Mel Bay, the most renowned publisher of music instructional courses in the world, which exclusively offers PRS customers access to free gift packages and valuable discounts. Beginning now, US customers will receive a free Mel Bay/PRS gift package when they purchase a PRS Guitar and return a warranty card.