Ever since the mid 80’s, Paul Reed Smith Guitars have earned a respectful reputation for their instruments, which are known for being excellent sounding, effortless to to play, and, all too often, high priced. Comparable to most guitar manufacturers, Paul Reed Smith have released a low-priced series of guitars to render PRS instruments more reachable to a broader crowd who may not otherwise be able to afford a Paul Reed Smith axe. With this series, the Korean-made SE Custom guitars, have been very well received by guitarists on a budget.
PRS’ original axe was the Custom 24, so, of course, it’s only appropriate that one of the finest SE guitar models is the SE Custom 24, a lower-cost version of the original Custom 24 flagship electric guitar. It priced nearly at a quarter of a “original” PRS Custom 24, so how do they compare? Read more
White Korina wood, also known as African limba, provides a thick solid tone much like mahogany wood is known for. Korina wood is also the same high-quality wood used for many of the early [Gibson] Flying Vs and Explorers that now demand such high dollar. Notably, a Korina wood Ibanez Destroyer guitar had played a large part in Eddie Van Halen’s legendary “brown” sound. A nice piece of lightweight wood, like the ones used to construct the Korina McCarty guitars, provides renowned dimensionality and depth, screaming highs, rich rounded mids, thick lows while providing vocal-like velvety warmth backed with tremendous sustain.
The Korina McCarty’s body is carved from sold slab of Korina wood, as is the 22-fret thick-wide neck. For those who have not played the liked PRS carved neck, it’s a beefy C shape that’s positioned into the 25-scale body. The chrome-covered McCarty humbuckers are similar to the highly commended humbuckers in the standard McCartys, and a Duncan-wound soap-bar is offered as an option for those who want something a little more unique. Vintage style tuners and a fixed aluminum bridge add a touch of sparkle to the Korina McCarty’s highs. Read more
Paul Reed Smith is looking to expand it’s Acoustic Guitars with the new SE Acoustic Guitars series. Read more
NAMM 2011 — Handmade in Stevensville, Maryland, PRS’s new 2 Channel “C” and 2 Channel “H” 50-watt amps feature two channels, 50-watts with independent master volume, treble, mid, bass, and gain controls with global reverb. Read more
NAMM 2011 — As the world moves more and more towards home recording, PRS is offering the new full production run Recording Amp. This “universal” amp is ideal for recording and for producing heavy tones, super clean tones, and everything in between.
External switches on many internal gain and tone components normally inaccessible on other amps provide a nearly infinite tonal and gain palate. Two distinct covering options are available for both the head and cabinet. Covering is available in both Stealth (black Tolex) and Paisley, and both options come standard with distinctive curly maple panels.
“When I came up with this concept, my goal was an amp that does it all in a simple and efficient manner – the results are highly musical,” said Paul Reed Smith.
25 Limited Edition Experience PRS 2010 versions of the Recording Amp were created for the open house this past September and were featured as part of the “studio-style” demonstrations lead by famed producer Peter Denenberg and guitarist Nick Moroch. Read more
NAMM 2011 — PRS Guitar’s new 22 fret, 25-inch scale length Studio model electric guitar is a fresh, modern rendition of a traditional single-single-hum guitar set up with the beauty and brightness of a maple top. Read more
NAMM 2011 — For more than 25 years, PRS Guitars’ culture of ingenuity and continual improvement has pushed their guitar manufacturing bar to new levels. The 2011 PRS Guitar product line exemplifies this culture with the execution of a thorough plan to enhance each instrument.
Innumerable changes have been put into action to improve the appearance, playability and tone of PRS instruments.Whether it’s the new 53/10 pickups, two-piece bridge, steel bridge components, new neck shapes, V12 finish or new PRS Phase III locking tuners, the amount of time and energy PRS has invested reviewing, enhancing and implementing high impact changes in their quest for tone is unprecedented, even by PRS standards — PRS Guitars. Read more
Paul Reed Smith Guitars’ new ME Quatro model electric guitar boasts PRS’s very latest “V12” finish, 53/10 pickups, and “Pattern” neck shape. As the fourth installment in the Modern Eagle series, the ME Quatro elegantly builds on PRS’s Modern Eagle tradition with premium woods, including an artist grade top and rosewood neck. Read more
Paul Reed Smith Guitars’ new McCarty 58 pays homage to the legendary guitar maker Ted McCarty and the life-changing impression he made on Paul Reed Smith as a mentor. A vintage inspired double-cutaway body and a figured maple artist-grade top with PRS’s new “V12” finish compliment the unique sound of the proprietary 57/08 pickups. This is the latest installment in a series of McCarty models created by PRS consisting of the McCarty, Ted McCarty SC and DC 245, McCarty II, McCarty Korina, and now, the McCarty 58. Read more
Paul Reed Smith “Experience PRS” has become the place for PRS to not only premier new products, but to give customers exclusive access to the latest and greatest in PRS gear. While the Stevensville, Maryland based manufacturer is known for stringed instruments, it has also gained a strong foothold in the amplification industry in recent years. During this year’s fourth annual open house event, PRS unveiled and intimately demonstrated several limited run amplifiers that illustrate PRS’s dedication to innovation and quality. Read more