In 1985, while the world was focused on the birth of the first.com, a new computer operating system called Windows and “Live Aid,” an Annapolis, Maryland, guitar repairman decided to create a namesake guitar company called Paul Reed Smith Guitars.
PRS has expanded its Archon guitar amp line with the Archon 25 Combo. From the company: The Archon 25 brings the king of PRS high-gain amplification to the world of small, low wattage tube amps. The Archon’s lush distortion and singing clean channel tones are all here in a 25-watt package (switchable to 13 watts via the back panel).
PRS Guitars has introduced its new Dustie Waring Limited Edition Floyd Custom 24 guitar. From the company: Between the Buried and Me have a sound that is heavy yet melodic, lush but menacing — a tone that rhythm guitarist Dustie Waring achieves with PRS guitars and amps.
Fans of progressive rock had reason to rejoice this past summer when Robert Fripp, the guitarist and bandleader of the legendary progressive rock band King Crimson, dramatically announced he was coming out of retirement and the group was “returning to active service.”
Based on Paul’s guitar, the guitar Paul Reed Smith is playing in the studio and on the stage, the Brushstroke 24 is lacking neither tone nor style. This limited-edition model carries over a familiar carved, figured maple top with mahogany back wood combination, the unique “brushstroke” bird inlay design, and adds 24-fret, tremolo versatility to the Core Paul’s Guitar model.
On the first anniversary of the S2 Series, PRS is adding three new models to the lineup: the S2 Mira Semi-Hollow, S2 Custom 22 Semi-Hollow, and the S2 Singlecut Semi-Hollow. These three new models further PRS’s desire to create a complete product offering inside the S2 Series.
The Guitar World gang visited the PRS Guitars booth at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. We got the low-down on several new models, including the expanded S2 Series — and, of course, the new Marty Friedman SE signature model. Below, you can check our video, which shows Friedman discussing the new model.