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Meet The Model: Crossroads Pre-Factory Santana I Limited

August 20, 2019

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

<p>Crossroads Pre-Factory Santana I Limited</p>

The PRS Crossroads Pre-Factory Santana I Limited Edition is modeled after the first guitar that Paul Reed Smith built for Carlos Santana. In the Fall of 1980 when Paul built this first instrument for Carlos, he likely wouldn’t have realized its future historical significance and the long-term relationship it would launch with Carlos. In this blog, learn about the history of this new limited edition model and its connection to 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Behind The Scenes: Making The Private Stock Calendar

October 23, 2018

Filed Under Acoustics / Private Stock Acoustics / Electrics / Private Stock Electrics / History

For the past 16 years, PRS has released the “Private Stock Calendar” each Fall. Inside the 2019 calendar are high-resolution photographs of 13 unique Private Stock guitars, all built this year leading up to the calendar’s release. Today we take you behind the scenes as we explore the process of creating the calendar, how the project originated, and how we select the special instruments that make the cut.

John McLaughlin’s Double Neck PRS & Farewell U.S. Tour

November 3, 2017

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics

<p>John McLaughlin Double Neck</p>

John McLaughlin’s pioneering impact on the world of fusion guitar and for that matter, guitar in general, is difficult to put into words. John’s career began in the 1960’s and has now covered a span of more than 5 decades and resulted in over 20 albums. John has just departed on what will be his farewell U.S. Tour, and he’ll be carrying a Private Stock Double Neck PRS with him, read about the build here.

Meet The Model: November Private Stock “Guitar Of The Month”

December 8, 2016

Filed Under Electrics / Private Stock Electrics / Meet The Model

<p>November Guitar Of The Month</p>

2016 is a special year because it celebrates the 20th Anniversary of our custom shop, affectionately known as Private Stock. For this anniversary year, Private Stock has brought back the “Guitar Of The Month” program - a new experimental guitar design will be released in small numbers each month of 2016! Recently, we released the November Guitar Of The Month!