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The road from my workshop in a historic, haunted Annapolis garret to a state-of-the-art factory was a tough one. Fact is, I always loved working with my hands. Why else would a high school kid sign up for three or four shop classes at a time? My first guitar was built as a challenge to my college music professor for some credits. I got an “A” and decided to pursue my dream of making guitars for a living.

There were a lot of late night brainstorms. I was lucky if I finished a guitar a month. Once a guitar was completed, I’d play it at a gig — field testing in the purest sense. Every design change taught me something new. The next change was built on what I had learned or on feedback from other players test driving the equipment. Over ten years we went through three headstocks, several renditions of body shapes, many tremolo designs, and many experiments with woods and construction methods to get the right mix.

I remember hanging out at the local concert arenas for six or seven hours before a show to make friends with the roadies. With a backstage pass in hand, I’d peddle my guitars to the stars. One night in ten I’d make a sale. Carlos Santana, Al Di Meola, Howard Leese, and other well known players agreed to check one out. I made deals. If someone gave me an order, made a deposit, and then didn’t love the finished guitar, I’d give them their deposit back even if I couldn’t make my rent the next day.

After getting a small following and orders for more than 50 guitars, we built two prototypes. I popped them in the back seat of my truck and cranked it up, calling on guitar dealers up and down the East Coast. After many days and many miles I came back with enough orders to start a company. With the support of my wife, skilled assistants, engineers, lawyers, top salesmen, artists, machinists, and friends who emptied their bank accounts to help me get started, we developed a strong team.

We’ve come a long way, with steady growth in factory capacity, employees, distribution, and the number of prominent artists using our instruments. We’re not stopping here. Every inch of your PRS guitar is based on decades of testing, rethinking, and reinventing. We continue to push the curve beyond what others would consider perfection. With experts to make sure the technology is unsurpassed, and dedicated craftspeople who guarantee a finished product you can’t keep your hands off of, we make no compromises. That’s the story of the beginning of the journey. Not so short, but very sweet. The moral? Believe in your dreams.

- Paul Reed Smith, 1992

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  1. G&L USA ASAT Classic Bluesboy 90 Guitar, Fullerton Red, Rosewood Fretboard

    G&L USA ASAT Classic Bluesboy 90 Fullerton Red Alder Body Rosewood Fretboard Hard-Rock Maple Neck - Satin Clear Modern Classic Neck Shape - 1 11/16” nut width with 1 5/8” string spacing allows a generous edge roll for superb comfort without string fall-off. Fairly slim with mild taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to
  2. PRS Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 22 Guitar, Moss Green, Rosewood Fingerboard, Gig Bag

      Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 22 Moss Green Asymmetrical Beveled Maple Top Mahogany Body Mahogany Neck Pattern Regular Neck Profile 25" Scale Rosewood Fretboard Bird Inlays Same Fret Wire as PRS Core Guitars 85/15 'S' Neck and Bridge Pickups 3 Way Blade Selector Switch Master Volume Master Tone with Push / Pull Coil Tap PRS S2
  3. PRS Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 10-Top Guitar, Fire Red, Pattern Thin Neck, 57/08 Pickups - 245905

    PRS Custom 24  Fire Red w/Red Binding Flame Maple 10-Top Mahogany Body and neck Rosewood Fretboard Rosewood Headstock Veneer PRS Gen III Tremolo Abalone Outline Bird Inlays 3-Way Toggle Switch  Master Volume & push/pull Tone Controls  24 Frets   Scale Length: 25" 57/08 Bass and Treble Pickups Hybrid H
  4. PRS Paul Reed Smith CE 24 Guitar, Satin Black Top w/Natural Back, Black Satin Headstock and Pattern Thin Neck - 244771

    PRS CE 24 Satin Black w/Natural Back Maple Top V12 Finish  Mahogany Body Satin Black Stained Maple Bolt-On Neck Black Headstock Pattern Thin Neck Profile  Rosewood Fretboard Bird Inlays  PRS Molded Tremolo Bridge  PRS Low Mass Locking Tuners  PRS 85/15 Humbucker Pickups  3 Way Switch  Master Vo
  5. PRS Paul Reed Smith CE 24 MSL Special Run Quilt Top Guitar, Faded Grey Black, Black Satin Pattern Thin Neck - 239022

    PRS CE 24 Music Store Live Special Run Faded Grey Black w/Black Back Quilt Maple Top V12 Finish  Mahogany Body Natural Wood Body Binding Satin Black Stained Maple Bolt-On Neck Black Headstock Pattern Thin Neck Profile  Rosewood Fretboard Bird Inlays  PRS Molded Tremolo Bridge  PRS Low Mass Locking Tuners 
  6. PRS Paul Reed Smith MSL Wood Library Custom 22 Guitar, Obsidian w/Natural Back, Korina Neck and Body, Quilt Maple, Ebony Board - 246161

    PRS Music Store Live Wood Library Exclusive Custom 22 Obsidian Hand Selected Quilt Maple 10-Top Korina Back Korina Neck Ebony Fretboard Pattern Neck Shape Ebony Headstock Veneer PRS Gen III Tremolo Old School Paua Bird Inlays PRS 58/15LT Pickups 5 Way Selector Switch  Master Volume & Tone Controls  22 Frets &nb
  7. PRS Paul Reed Smith MSL Wood Library Custom 22 Guitar, River Blue w/Natural Back, Korina Neck and Body, Quilt Maple, Ebony Board - 245577

    PRS Music Store Live Wood Library Exclusive Custom 22 River Blue Hand Selected Quilt Maple 10-Top Korina Back Korina Neck Ebony Fretboard Pattern Neck Shape Ebony Headstock Veneer PRS Gen III Tremolo Old School Paua Bird Inlays PRS 58/15LT Pickups 5 Way Selector Switch  Master Volume & Tone Controls  22 Frets &
  8. PRS Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 22 Electric Guitar, Rosewood Fingerboard, Gig Bag - Scarlet Red

    Body Top Wood:     Maple Back Wood:     Mahogany Neck Number of Frets:     22 Scale Length:     25" Neck Wood:     Mahogany Neck Shape:     Pattern Regular Fretboard Wood:     Rosewood Fretboard Inlay:     Birds
  9. PRS Paul Reed Smith John Mayer J-Mod 100W Guitar Amplifier Head and 2x12" Mayer Cab

    “I think amplifiers are such interesting, complex animals. The J-MOD 100 is the result of a lot of searching...what is my sound? What are the elements of all these amps I own that should be chosen to go together in one amp and have this really distinct voice? What we ended up with is a really open and expressive amplifier that I feel is a rea
  10. PRS Paul Reed Smith MSL Wood Library Custom 24 Guitar, Charcoal Purple Burst, Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard and Rosewood Neck - 244764

    PRS Music Store Live Wood Library Exclusive Custom 24 Charcoal Purple Burst w/Natural Back Hand Selected Quilt Maple Satin 10-Top Swamp Ash Lightweight Satin Back East Indian Rosewood Neck !!!! Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard !!!! Pattern Thin Neck Shape Rosewood Headstock Veneer PRS Gen III Tremolo Abalone Outline Bird Inlays PRS \m/
  11. PRS Paul Reed Smith 509 Guitar, Black Gold Burst Wrap, Pattern Regular Neck, Flame Maple Top - 244746

    Paul Reed Smith 509 Black Gold Burst Wrap Flame Maple Top Mahogany Body Mahogany Neck Pattern Regular Neck Profile Rosewood Fretboard Bird Inlays 25 1/4" Scale Length  PRS 509 Pickups  (5 Single Coil Pickups) 5 Way Pickup Selector Blade Switch + 2 Mini Toggles 9 Different Pickup Combinations PRS Gen III Tremolo
  12. PRS Paul Reed Smith S2 Standard 24 Guitar, Red Metallic

    PRS S2 Standard 24 Red Metallic Mahogany Body  Mahogany Neck Pattern Regular Neck Rosewood Fretboard  Dot Inlays 22 Frets 24.5" Scale Length  PRS Designed Tremolo Bridge  PRS 85/15 "S" Pickups 1 Volume, 1 push/pull Tone Control 3 Way Blade Pickups Selector Switch Nickel Hardware "PRS" Truss Rod Cover PRS Des
  13. PRS Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 Guitar, Flat Black (Satin), Pattern Thin - 234949

    PRS Custom 24  Flat Black Custom Color Maple Top V12 Finish  Mahogany Body Mahogany Neck Pattern Thin Profile  Rosewood Fretboard Bird Inlays  PRS Tremolo Bridge  PRS Phase III Locking Tuners  PRS 85/15 Humbucker Pickups  3-Way Switch  Master Volume & Tone Controls (push/pull for coil s
  14. PRS Paul Reed Smith Singlecut 594 SC594 Guitar, Fire Red Burst, Flame Maple 10-Top, Pattern Vintage Neck - 243707

    PRS Singlecut 594 10-Top Fire Red Burst Mahogany Body  Flame Maple 10-Top Natural Binding Mahogany Neck Pattern Vintage Profile Rosewood Fretboard w/White Binding Bird Inlays PRS 58/15LT Pickups 3 Way Toggle Switch Push/Pull Coil Tap PRS Phase III Low Mass Locking Tuners  Hybrid Hardware PRS Stoptail Bridge 22 Fr
  15. PRS Paul Reed Smith McCarty 594 Guitar, Gold Top, Pattern Vintage - 243443

    PRS McCarty 594 Gold Top Maple Top V12 Finish  Mahogany Body Mahogany Neck Pattern Vintage Neck Shape Rosewood Fretboard w/ Binding Bird Inlays PRS 2-Piece Stoptail Bridge PRS Phase III Locking Tuners  PRS 58/15 LT Pickups with Push/Pull Coil Taps 3 Way Selector Switch  2 x Volume & Push/Pull Tone Controls
  16. PRS Paul Reed Smith MSL Wood Library Custom 22 Guitar, Blood Orange Smokeburst w/Natural Back, Korina Neck and Body, Quilt Maple, Ebony Board - 243988

    PRS Music Store Live Wood Library Exclusive Custom 22 Blood Orange Smokeburst w/Natural Back Hand Selected Quilt Maple 10-Top Korina Back Korina Neck Ebony Fretboard Pattern Neck Shape Ebony Headstock Veneer PRS Gen III Tremolo Old School Paua Bird Inlays PRS 58/15LT Pickups 5 Way Selector Switch  Master Volume & Tone Con
  17. PRS Paul Reed Smith MSL Wood Library Custom 22 Guitar, Blood Orange Smokeburst w/Natural Back, Flame Maple Neck, Quilt Maple Top, Swamp Ash Body - 244164

    PRS Music Store Live Wood Library Exclusive Custom 22 Blood Orange Smokeburst w/Natural Back Hand Selected Quilt Maple 10-Top Lightweight Swamp Ash Back Artist Grade Flame Maple Neck Artist Grade Flame Maple Fretboard Pattern Neck Shape Flame Maple Headstock Veneer PRS Gen III Tremolo Old School Paua Bird Inlays PRS 58/15LT Pickups
  18. PRS Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 Artist Package Guitar, Fire Red Smokeburst, Pattern Thin Flame Maple Neck, Cocobolo Fretboard - 241609

    PRS Custom 24 Artist Package Fire Red Smokeburst Artist Package Grade Quilt Maple Top Fatback Mahogany Body (for extra resonance and sustain) Matching Stained Flame Maple Neck Artist Grade Figured Cocobolo Fretboard Cocobolo Headstock Veneer PRS Gen III Tremolo Abalone Outline Bird Inlays 3-Way Toggle Switch  Master Volume &
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