The PRS Factory Blog
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GuitCon 2017 Wrap-Up!

by PRS Guitars on October 6, 2017

Filed Under Amplifiers / Electrics / Events

<p>GuitCon 2017 PRS</p>

Recently, two members of the PRS team traveled to Markneukirchen, Germany to take part in a new and special guitar event called “GuitCon.” What is GuitCon? Find out here!

PRS Employee Spotlight - Trampas Ferree // Stain

by PRS Guitars on October 4, 2017

Filed Under Electrics / Core Electrics

<p>Trampas Ferree PRS</p>

Have you ever heard of our popular PRS finish, “Trampas Green?” Check out this blog to meet the man behind it, Trampas Ferree, one of our stain employees here at PRS. He knows his way around staining guitars, but he also likes eating sushi and playing videos games too.

The Birth Of Our SE Line

by PRS Guitars on September 19, 2017

Filed Under Acoustics / SE Acoustics / Electrics / SE Electrics / History

<p>PRS SE Line</p>

With the launch of the SE Santana model in 2001, a whole new breed of players and guitar lovers had access to PRS quality at a much more affordable pricepoint. To this day, SE guitars are revered as a sort of “boutique import” and played on stage by thousands of musicians around the globe. Jack Higginbotham served as PRS Guitars’ president during the time when our SE line was first introduced to the world. Below he explains the story and how our SE line came to be.

How We Grade Our Woods

by PRS Guitars on September 14, 2017

Filed Under Electrics / History

<p>PRS 10-Top Wood Grading</p>

PRS and maple wood have had a long relationship that began in the late 1970’s when Paul began using unique and highly figured maple on his earliest instruments for artists like Carlos Santana and Al Di Meola. While many of our designs and processes have been tweaked over the years, our love of maple has not wavered. Check out this blog to see how our use of maple began, and how exactly we grade our maple tops.

PRS Featured On Voice of America!

by PRS Guitars on August 29, 2017

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics

<p>PRS Voice of America</p>

Voice of America is a U.S. government-funded international news source that serves as the United States federal government’s official institution for non-military, external broadcasting. They recently stopped by the PRS factory in Maryland to interview Paul Reed Smith and learn more about our Maryland manufacturing!