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David Grissom at The Crown Guitar Festival

by PRS Guitars on August 20, 2015

Filed Under Amplifiers / Core Amplifiers / Electrics / Core Electrics / Events

PRS Signature artist and blues legend, David Grissom is heading up to Montana to take his place as the “Blues Artist in Residence” for this year’s Crown Guitar Festival. David will be offering workshops, clinics and lessons during this week long, guitar-loving festival. While the workshops and instruction time are only open to registered attendees, David, and a very impressive roster of artists, will be featured in nightly concerts that are open to the public. Check out this blog post to learn more about the Crown Guitar Festival.

New #myPRS Stories Added!

by PRS Guitars on August 11, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics

We love hearing the stories of our customers buying their first PRS! For that reason, we started collecting and sharing them publicly. If you have a story to share, we can’t wait for you to tell us. Check out this blog to see how you can submit!

Les Schefman: “How I Use PRS Amps to Make A Living”

by PRS Guitars on July 27, 2015

Filed Under Amplifiers / Core Amplifiers

<p>Les Schefman ELF XI</p>

At PRS we realize not every person using our gear is a rock star with 80,000 Twitter followers, we also care about you: the weekend gig-warrior, the session guy, the late night jam-sesh with friends. Our passion is building guitars and amplifiers that inspire you as much as Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti, or any other big-name musician. Check out this blog to read a real life story of how a PRS player uses his gear.

Producer’s Thoughts On The Archon Amp In The Studio

by PRS Guitars on July 24, 2015

Filed Under Amplifiers / Core Amplifiers

<p>PRS Archon Amplifier</p>

When you’re investing in a new amplifier, a few thoughts should be passing through your mind before you drop the cash. Things like: How will this amp perform on stage? How will it track in the studio? Is it versatile or a one-trick pony? Will it handle my different guitars/rigs? All intelligent and important questions. Our engineering team dwelt on these questions during the development of our Archon family of amps and a few noteworthy producers have noticed. Check out this blog to read their thoughts!

#myprs: Have You Told Us Your PRS Story?

by PRS Guitars on June 25, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics

A few months ago we created a webpage where you can share the story of how you came to acquire your first PRS, we call it “#myprs.” If you have a story you’d like to share, please head over there and tell it to us! We may feature on our site! Click on this blog post to see some photos of recent #myprs stories!

Meet The Dealer - Moore Music!

by PRS Guitars on June 22, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics

Our dealer network is important to us here at PRS Guitars! After all, they’re the ones taking care of our guitars after we make them and before they get into our customers hands! We started “Meet the Dealer” so you can get an inside peek at some of the shops that sell PRS Guitars. Check it out!

PRS Plum Amplifiers!

by PRS Guitars on June 10, 2015

Filed Under Amplifiers / Core Amplifiers

Our amplifier department wants you to spice up your summer with some color! Three of our amp models are getting aesthetically overhauled in a limited edition plum tolex. The 2 Channel Custom, Archon, and HXDA amplifiers will be offered in this unique color and you’ll be sure to catch some attention at your gig. Check out this blog to learn more about them!

How to Get an Artist Endorsement by Bev Fowler, Director of Artist Relations

by PRS Guitars on June 3, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics

At some point in a musician’s career, one starts to ponder the thought of seeking an artist endorsement. This is a very common thought for an aspiring musician, especially taking into consideration all of the positive aspects associated with getting your name out there, acquiring the necessary gear, covering travel expenses, etc. As Director of Artist Relations for PRS Guitars, I thought it might be helpful to provide a few tips on what AR executives look for in artists and what artists should look for from brands - check out this blog post!

PRS Guitars NAMM 2015 Recap

by PRS Guitars on January 27, 2015

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics / Events

We had a wonderful time this year at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) tradeshow.  Approximately 90,000 people gather each year in Anaheim, California to celebrate music and represent their brand in the industry.  The PRS booth this year was buzzing with excitement as we displayed all of our products across all of our product lines: Private Stock, Core, S2, SE, and Amplifiers. Check out the photos in this blog post to see our booth and the products we are proud to display!

Small Batch Limited Edition Amps!

by PRS Guitars on August 29, 2014

Filed Under Amplifiers / Core Amplifiers

New product releases are always fun, especially when they sound and look as good as these two limited releases from our amp department!  We are proud to announce the 20-piece Limited Run Archon in Digital Camo and the 20-piece Limited Run 2-Channel Custom 20. In this blog post you can find the specs for each amp and learn a bit more about the great features these amps offer.

Inside a PRS Amp: The Sweet 16

by PRS Guitars on November 6, 2013

Filed Under Amplifiers / Core Amplifiers

A lot of hard work and quality control testing goes into our amps here at PRS.  Hand wiring each component is a big part of what we do.

After each amp is wired and assembled we put signal through the amp for hours to make sure it holds up.  We don’t want our amps to ever fail you on stage, we want them to bring your tone to an all new level.

Pictured above is the inside of our all-tube PRS Sweet 16 Amp, you can learn more about this amp, HERE.

Joey Santiago On His SE Amps

by PRS Guitars on August 1, 2012

Filed Under Amplifiers

<p>Joey Santiago of The Pixies</p>

“I am using the SE 50 on stage. It has a great punky edge, but it’s also really warm. What really sets it apart is its definition. It’s versatile. I love its clean sounds as well…It has a sparkly high end that I can’t get with a Marshall.”

– Joey Santiago, Pixies

David Grissom On His PRS Anniversary Amp

by PRS Guitars on July 30, 2012

Filed Under Amplifiers / Core Amplifiers

<p>David Grissom</p>

“The PRS Anniversary amplifier fills the “35 watt plexi” slot in my amp setup. It has the punch and midrange of a great older Marshall at a slightly lower and more practical volume than a plexi 50. I love that the 2 channels are bridged internally so I don’t have to jump them with a cable. Blending the 2 channels gives me a wide array of vintage British tone with lots of low end punch. Additionally, it is a new hand built amp, so I don’t have to worry about a 40 year old transformer or filter cap failing at a gig or session. Wonderful, pure, vintage inspired tones…....I love this amp!”

- David Grissom

Dave Weiner on PRS Amps

by PRS Guitars on July 18, 2012

Filed Under Amplifiers

“I’m touring the world with Steve Vai this year.  I need versatile, incredible sounding amps with flawless reliability for this gig.  I chose PRS’s 2-Channel H amps.  Their sound, dual master volumes, reverb and loop give me everything I need.” - Dave Weiner

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Paul On Custom Amp Designs

Demos of the HXDA, MDT and Blistertone

by PRS Guitars on May 15, 2012

Filed Under Amplifiers

In this video, Paul talks about the Custom Amp Design (CAD) program and demos some of the featured models, such as the MDT, HXDA and Blistertone.