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.
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 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.