This summer PRS is saying thank you to everyone who buys a NEW PRS Archon amplifier and/or a NEW PRS Custom 24 guitar* with a unique gift. In continued celebration of our 30th Anniversary, we are commemorating the model that started it all – the Custom 24.
On Friday, June 13, 2015 the Chesapeake Region Safety Council (CRSC) held its 92nd Annual Meeting at the USS Constellation Historic Ship at Pier One in Baltimore. Each year CRSC accepts nominations from member organizations who have achieved exceptional levels of performance in Safety and Health. The competition requires companies to not only talk the talk about safety but to show results through supporting documentation. Other members are recognized for their exceptional level of support of CRSC through their sponsorship of activities and events.
Continuing their 30th Anniversary celebration, PRS Guitars is offering a small batch of guitars with a new inlay pattern: the 30th Anniversary Vine. Inspired in part by the PRS Tree of Life inlay designs, the 30th Anniversary Vine is an elegant inlay made from Mother of Pearl, Paua, and Paua Heart. This special inlay is being offered on two electric guitar models: the Custom 22 and newly reintroduced McCarty.
The Paul Reed Smith P245 Semi-Hollow is a vintage-inspired single-cutaway guitar designed for players who prefer shorter scale necks. The 24.5” scale length combined with 22 frets offers classic PRS style in an easy to handle format. This versatile instrument also features the LR Baggs/PRS piezo system, providing players with both electric guitar tones and authentic acoustic tones in one instrument. With two output jacks, the P245 can be plugged directly into an electric or acoustic amplifier or DI into a soundboard. By utilizing the separate blend control, the tone of the P245’s 58/15 pickups can also be combined with acoustic sounds through a single output. The P245 is one of the first models to feature the new 58/15 treble and bass pickups, which were personally designed by Paul Reed Smith. 58/15’s are a vintage style pickup with exceptional clarity and focused midrange. These pickups paired with a shorter 24.5” scale length and 22 frets, give the P245 a truly classic voice that is imminently recordable and gig-ready.
The PRS McCarty model pays homage to a legacy of innovation. As the President of Gibson during a true golden era of guitar building (1950-1966), Ted McCarty was a pioneer of the electric guitar and musical instrument industry. In the late 1980’s, Paul Reed Smith called on Ted to consult with him on guitar design and production techniques. He not only served as Paul’s mentor but became a great friend of Paul and everyone he met at PRS.
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!