The PRS Factory Blog
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Paul Reed Smith, The Teacher

July 9, 2020

Filed Under Events / Tips & Education

When many people think of Paul Reed Smith, they think of a meticulous, creative luthier who built our company up to a reputation of master craftsmanship and innovation. As a company, we spend countless hours on each and every model making sure that every PRS instrument is ready to do its job on a stage, in a studio, or kicking back at home. There is however another side to Paul that is not widely known: Paul is passionate about teaching and mentoring.

Experience PRS 2020 Virtual Event Recap!

May 11, 2020

Filed Under Events / Tips & Education

<p>PRS Experience 2020 Virtual</p>

For much of 2019 and 2020, our team was preparing and planning for our huge factory open house on May 8th and 9th, “Experience PRS 2020.” We anticipated that over 3500 of you would join us at our headquarters in Maryland and help us celebrate our 35th Anniversary in-person. As we all know, those plans were swiftly halted. So we brainstormed, we rallied, and we turned Experience PRS 2020 into an awesome virtual event. Get the scoop here.

From The Archives: The Scrapbooks, Vol. 1

April 24, 2020

Filed Under Electrics / History

<p>From The Archives: The Scrapbooks, Vol. 1</p>

“From The Archives” takes an in-depth look at historically significant instruments, documents, and other goodies stored in the archives of our Maryland factory. This episode is a different approach to our normal filming process as Paul and Marc flip through one of the early PRS scrapbooks from the comfort of their own homes. Paul and Marc discover old photographs, advertisements, and cherished memories from the good old days, all recorded over a zoom call. See all this and more on our newest episode of From The Archives!

PRS Employee Spotlight - Lindsay Powers // “Inlay Perfectionist”

April 16, 2020

Filed Under Electrics / Tips & Education

<p>PRS Employee Spotlight - Lindsay Powers // “Inlay Perfectionist”</p>

In 2017, Lindsay was looking for a change from her job as a home health aide. Her husband Jacob, a PRS employee of 13 years, suggested she apply to work at the PRS factory. Now almost three years later, she credits that decision as one of the best she’s ever made. She spent a few months as a neck sander before moving over to our inlay team - where she is an inlayer, or “inlay perfectionist” as she puts it.

One Blog, All Nine PRS Dragon Guitars

April 7, 2020

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics / History / Meet The Model

<p>PRS Dragon Guitars</p>

Throughout our company’s history, the Dragon models may be the most visually striking instruments we’ve ever created. From ornate inlays featuring abalone, gold, and pearl, to our most highly figured woods, every limited edition Dragon is a union of art and musical instrument. In this blog we look back at every PRS Dragon ever created and share some special new video footage commemorating our latest 35th Anniversary Dragon.