The PRS Factory Blog
The PRS Factory Blog

PRS Employee Spotlight - Jordan Hoyt // X-Acto Knife Master and Serial Number Writer

September 21, 2020

Filed Under Electrics / Tips & Education

In 2002, Jordan Hoyt’s love for guitars and a desire to work with his hands led him to a job at PRS. Today Jordan is one of the two ‘scrapers’ in our Finish Hall. With exceptionally steady hands, Jordan is responsible for scraping stray paint off of our bindings and writing the serial numbers on our headstocks. Learn about his day-to-day work at PRS and his life as a lefty guitarist!

Paul Reed Smith, The Teacher

July 9, 2020

Filed Under Events / Tips & Education

When many people think of Paul Reed Smith, they think of a meticulous, creative luthier who built our company up to a reputation of master craftsmanship and innovation. As a company, we spend countless hours on each and every model making sure that every PRS instrument is ready to do its job on a stage, in a studio, or kicking back at home. There is however another side to Paul that is not widely known: Paul is passionate about teaching and mentoring.

Experience PRS 2020 Virtual Event Recap!

May 11, 2020

Filed Under Events / Tips & Education

<p>PRS Experience 2020 Virtual</p>

For much of 2019 and 2020, our team was preparing and planning for our huge factory open house on May 8th and 9th, “Experience PRS 2020.” We anticipated that over 3500 of you would join us at our headquarters in Maryland and help us celebrate our 35th Anniversary in-person. As we all know, those plans were swiftly halted. So we brainstormed, we rallied, and we turned Experience PRS 2020 into an awesome virtual event. Get the scoop here.

PRS Employee Spotlight - Lindsay Powers // “Inlay Perfectionist”

April 16, 2020

Filed Under Electrics / Tips & Education

<p>PRS Employee Spotlight - Lindsay Powers // “Inlay Perfectionist”</p>

In 2017, Lindsay was looking for a change from her job as a home health aide. Her husband Jacob, a PRS employee of 13 years, suggested she apply to work at the PRS factory. Now almost three years later, she credits that decision as one of the best she’s ever made. She spent a few months as a neck sander before moving over to our inlay team - where she is an inlayer, or “inlay perfectionist” as she puts it.

Step Inside the PRS West Coast Artist Showroom

February 14, 2020

Filed Under Acoustics / Amplifiers / Electrics / Tips & Education

<p>PRS West Coast Artist Showroom</p>

With over 280 days of sunshine a year, California not only provides a great tan, but also a prime location for supporting our West Coast artists and cultivating new relationships with musicians in the area. For that reason, we’ve built a PRS showroom nestled in LA’s CenterStaging - a premier rehearsal and backline facility. In this blog we interview PRS Director of Artist Relations, Bev Fowler, for some insight on this location, how it helps meet the needs of our artists, and how our company views relationships with musicians.