John Taylor United States

John Taylor's PRS

In 2009 I started searching for the perfect guitar, knowing that it may be the most impossible mission I could think of. I have owned Gibson, Ibanez, Jackson, Epiphone and many, many others. I looked at magazines, books, videos and in August of 2014 I found a factory tour of the Paul Reed Smith Guitar Company on YouTube, a company that I had never heard of before but recognized names like Carlos Santana and Mark Tremonti. I started watching all the videos I could find about PRS and stumbled upon the “Rules Of Tone” videos. After watching them about a hundred times, noticing the care and devotion he put into his craft and carefully selecting the best tone woods from across the world and that is when I realized that this is the guitar manufacturer that I have been looking for all these years. I started looking everywhere to find the perfect PRS for my needs, which is being the most reliable for me to have on stage or just jamming with friends or simply blowing my wife’s eardrums out of her skull. I came across Guitar Center and found an absolutely beautiful 2012 Custom 22 online and ordered it without even thinking twice about it and I have never done anything like that before. When I got the guitar I was amazed at the craftsmanship and the quality of tone. After playing with it for 6 hours straight I got back online and ordered a 2013 SE Angelus. I have to say that 1. I recommend a Paul Reed Smith guitar over anything that is out there, to anyone that is serious about quality guitars and 2. I will never purchase another guitar from any other brand. I am and forever will be a PRS customer and will be ordering my own Private Stock sometime this year. I would tell anyone to watch the “Rules Of Tone” videos on YouTube and go from there.

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