The best of both worlds just got more versatile with the introduction of PRS Guitars’ P22 Trem model. The solidbody piezo-equipped P22 Trem is essentially two guitars in one, providing the same classic humbucker tones and authentic acoustic sounds as the original P22 now with the added versatility of PRS’ prized tremolo bridge.
On October 12, 2013, Paul Reed Smith Guitars will again host the acclaimed One Night, One Show, One Cause Benefit featuring The Doobie Brothers for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at the Modell Center for the Performing Arts at the Lyric Opera House in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland.
Last fall, Paul Reed Smith sat down with Carlos Santana, Derek Trucks, and Warren Haynes to have a candid conversation about tone, finding your voice, and being a musician. Recently, Smith invited Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, Ricky Skaggs, and Cody Kilby to his home studio to continue the conversation with PRS’s leading acoustic endorsers.
This group of folk musicians brings compelling stories and a new perspective to the conversation. Join them as they discuss their musical roots and how their individuality and tone developed.
Beginning in 2013, Paul Reed Smith Guitars is partnering with the Monte Pascoal Pau Brasil Ecological Corridor project (MPPB-EC). Through reforestation and restoration of native ecosystems, the MPPB-EC initiative aims to establish a biodiversity corridor that will join two large sections of Atlantic Forest in Brazil – an important global biodiversity site. It is expected that more than 2,470 acres will be reforested over the project’s thirty-year lifetime.
PRS Guitars is proud to welcome Nashville virtuoso Brent Mason to their family of signature artists. Brent worked with Paul Reed Smith for several years to arrive at this unique model that meets the need for a versatile and reliable, recording and gigging instrument. Most notably, the electronics configuration includes specially-wound narrow 408 treble and bass pickups with a 305 pickup in the middle position. This unique combination is paired with a 5-way blade switch, providing an amazing variety of tones. Other features include a Korina body and a 25 ¼” scale length rock maple neck.
Paul Reed Smith and Gary Grainger began collaborating on what would become Private Stock Gary Grainger basses a decade ago. Now, in 2013, the Maryland manufacturer is proud to announce the evolution of this line as they add two new basses to their Core product offering: the Grainger 4 and Grainger 5. This announcement brings every product offering available from PRS into the Maryland-made Core line and is another landmark for the company who introduced new amplifier and acoustic guitar lines in 2009.
Paul Reed Smith Guitars has teamed up with In Tune Monthly magazine, DW (Drum Workshop) and Guitar Center to help celebrate their 2013 official partnership with GRAND-AM Road Racing. For four consecutive years, PRS has partnered with GRAND-AM Road Racing’s Rolex Sports Car Series by providing race-winning teams with unique fully-functional trophy guitars.
Watch as Premier Guitar Magazine’s 1989 CE Model gets a total makeover from the PRS Tech Center (PTC).
Reintroduced for 2013, the Custom 22 is a classic workhorse with all the tones you’ve come to expect from your PRS and a distinctive, musical, warm midrange. Along with its standard features – maple top, mahogany back, mahogany or rosewood 25” scale length Pattern or Pattern Thin neck, and rosewood fretboard – the Custom 22 and 24 are now both offered with the choice of 57/08 pickups or HFS treble and Vintage bass pickups wired for a redesigned 5-way blade switch, which offers a unique dual humbucker option.
Neal Schon of Journey is joining the PRS family of artists with two distinct signature models: the NS-14 and NS-15. Neal was intimately involved in the design of nearly every aspect of these instruments…from the stylized f-holes to the hardware details.
For 2013, PRS Guitars is introducing “Paul’s Guitar” and “Paul’s MDT” amplifier – both designed to Paul Reed Smith’s exacting specifications and built to match his own gear. Paul Reed Smith has the unique position in the music industry of being a skilled guitarist in addition to founding a major guitar manufacturing business. His name is on the headstock, and he can play. The company has a foundation that was laid from Paul’s experience as a skilled guitar maker and musician and continues to grow based upon his experiences in the studio and on the stage.
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.