Recently, we teamed up with our pals at Sonicbids to host a special contest for rising artists. The prize? The winner’s choice of one of our S2 or SE guitars. The only catch is that the winners had to tell us what they thought about the guitars after they got them in their hands! Check out the reviews here as winners Nick and Jack discuss their new PRS instruments.
This November, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix Arizona is celebrating the unparalleled combination of imagination and artistry in inlaid guitars. Opening November 5, 2016, the exhibit “Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces” will present a collection of instruments featuring stunning inlay design created by the greatest contemporary North American inlay artists, luthiers and collaborators and highlighting the works and private collection of Larry Sifel (1948-2006), Pearl Works founder and PRS Guitars’ longtime inlay partner.
Some of the most unique guitar building and experimentation takes place in our Private Stock department. When customers and dealers come up with ideas, our Private Stock folks get inventive to make it happen. Connecticut based dealer, Brian’s Guitars approached us with an idea for a zombie-themed guitar, we brought it to life.
You don’t forget a good rock festival. The arena sound, the big lineups, and the energy of thousands of fellow music fans. That’s why PRS teams up with The Music Experience, a traveling interactive “rock star” exhibit on-site at dozens of rock festivals around the country. Learn more about our involvement with The Music Experience and where we’re heading in this blog!
Music education is important, no doubt. As guitar builders, we see ourselves on the continual road of improvement and discovery and in the same way, guitarists and musicians undergo this journey as well. That’s why we partnered with The Entertainment Institute (TEI) during this summer’s Warped Tour. Get the recap here!
If this is your first time hearing about it, the “Periscope Guitars” are instruments hand-spec’d by Paul Reed Smith in our Private Stock wood vault via live streaming video on Periscope. It’s a fun collaboration with the video viewers as we choose the specs together! Watch the video and see the finished 3rd “Periscope Guitar” here!