PRS http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/1861/all en NAMM 2014 Video: Marty Friedman Discusses His New SE Signature Model from PRS Guitars http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-video-marty-friedman-discusses-his-new-se-signature-model-prs-guitars <!--paging_filter--><p>The <em>Guitar World</em> gang visited the PRS Guitars booth at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. </p> <p>We got the low-down on several new models, including the expanded S2 Series — and, of course, the new Marty Friedman SE signature model.</p> <p>Below, you can check our video, which shows Friedman discussing the new model. </p> <p>From PRS Guitars:</p> <p>"Known for his work with Megadeth and Cacophony, Friedman’s career includes 27 gold and platinum records and five Grammy awards. His new SE signature model, a black singlecut with star inlays chosen by Friedman, is also a force to be reckoned with.</p> <p>"The SE Marty Friedman features a beveled maple top with mahogany back, a 25-inch scale length, wide, fat, 22-fret mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard and star inlays, PRS-designed SE locking tuners and PRS’s adjustable stoptail bridge. SE humbucking treble and bass pickups with volume and tone for each pickup with a three-way toggle switch on the upper bout gives players ultimate versatility and control."</p> <p>"The PRS Marty Friedman signature model was developed over the course of recording <em>Inferno</em>, my most 'guitar demanding' album yet," Friedman said recently. "Its sound is all over that record. PRS has finally created my ultimate go-to guitar."</p> <p>Be sure to check out the video (plus a bonus video that shows Friedman using the guitar to perform "Amazing Grace"). For more about the guitar, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/semartyfriedman">prsguitars.com/semartyfriedman</a>. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rZ5paSRSZao" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hTkOb884zm4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/marty-friedman">Marty Friedman</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-video-marty-friedman-discusses-his-new-se-signature-model-prs-guitars#comments Marty Friedman NAMM 2014 NAMM 2014 Video PRS PRS Guitars Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:32:42 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20453 NAMM 2014 Video: PRS Guitars S2 Series Singlecut http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-video-prs-guitars-s2-series-singlecut <!--paging_filter--><p>The <em>Guitar World</em> gang visited the PRS Guitars booth at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>Below, check out a video that shows off the looks and sound of PRS Guitars' new S2 Singlecut, part of the company's new S2 Series.</p> <p>For more about the S2 Series, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-prs-guitars-unveils-complete-s2-series-winter-namm-show">check out our official announcement story, which we posted Thursday.</a></p> <p>To explore the S2 Series from PRS Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/s2series/">prsguitars.com/s2series</a>.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2014">[[ <em>Guitar World</em> at NAMM 2014: Gear updates, photo galleries, videos and more! ]]</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fQ-sjQ2HWD8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-video-prs-guitars-s2-series-singlecut#comments NAMM 2014 NAMM 2014 Video PRS PRS Guitars Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:08:52 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20280 NAMM 2014: PRS Guitars Unveils Complete S2 Series at Winter NAMM Show http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-prs-guitars-unveils-complete-s2-series-winter-namm-show <!--paging_filter--><p>PRS Guitars is proud to announce that the complete series of PRS S2 electric guitars, including the newly introduced S2 Singlecut and S2 Custom 22, will make their official début at the 2014 Anaheim NAMM show. </p> <p>Built at PRS Guitars’ Maryland facility by skilled craftsmen, the S2 Series is considered one of the most significant product launches in the company’s history. </p> <p>The S2 series offers the quality, sound, and playability that appeals to long time PRS fans while a more accessible price point helps to attract a new audience of musicians.</p> <p>The new S2 Series premiered in July 2013 with three models: the S2 Custom 24, the S2 Starla, and the S2 Mira, which offer a retro-inspired vibe that has attracted musicians across a wide diverse group of genres ranging from Indie to Country, Punk, Rock and Metal.</p> <p>S2 guitars share several key features, including PRS S2 locking tuners, custom-wound pickups, push/pull tone pots, rosewood fretboards, 25” scale length mahogany necks, and PRS’s Pattern Regular neck shape as well as PRS fretwire, nuts, and double-action truss rods.</p> <p><strong>S2 Series models and configurations:</strong></p> <p> • S2 Custom 24 – Maple Top with Mahogany Back, 24 frets, S2 HFS Treble and S2 Vintage Bass pickups, PRS Tremolo</p> <p>• S2 Custom 22 - Maple Top with Mahogany Back, 22 frets, S2 #7 Treble and S2 #7 Bass pickups, PRS Tremolo</p> <p> • S2 Singlecut - Maple Top with Mahogany Back, 22 frets, S2 #7 Treble and S2 #7 Bass pickups, PRS Stoptail</p> <p> • S2 Mira – All-Mahogany Body, 22 frets, S2 Mira Treble and S2 Mira Bass pickups, PRS Stoptail</p> <p>• S2 Starla – All-Mahogany Body, 22 frets, S2 Starla Treble and S2 Starla Bass pickups, Tune-o-matic Bridge with Bigsby B50 tailpiece</p> <p>Artists using S2 Series instruments include: Dave Knudson (Minus the Bear), Thomas Fekete (Surfer Blood), Isaac Ellsworth and Stephen Holmes (MoneyPenny), Jonathan Sutten and Seth Trimble (Throw the Fight), JJ Grey (Mofro), Josh Mix (Casting Crowns) and Mason Orfalea (Cerebral Ballzy).</p> <p>To explore the S2 Series from PRS Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/s2series/">prsguitars.com/s2series</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zxutfG_XRmw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-prs-guitars-unveils-complete-s2-series-winter-namm-show#comments NAMM 2014 PRS PRS Guitars Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:20:03 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20267 PRS Guitars Introduces US-Made S2 Singlecut and S2 Custom 22 http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-us-made-s2-singlecut-and-s2-custom-22 <!--paging_filter--><p>In July 2013, PRS Guitars unveiled the S2 Starla, S2 Mira and S2 Custom 24. </p> <p>Considered to be one of the most significant product launches in the company’s recent history, the S2 Series of electric guitars offers the fit, finish and attention to detail the world has come to expect from the craftsmen at PRS in a more accessible price point. </p> <p>For 2014, PRS has announced production on two additional S2 models: the S2 Singlecut and the S2 Custom 22. Both of these new models will be on display at the 2014 NAMM show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>The S2 Singlecut and Custom 22 guitars feature figured maple tops with mahogany backs, 22-fret 25-inch scale length Pattern Regular mahogany necks with rosewood fretboards and dot or bird inlays. The guitars incorporate PRS-designed S2 #7 treble and bass pickups paired with a three-way blade switch push-pull tone control for coil-tapping versatility as well as PRS fretwire, nuts and double-action truss rods. </p> <p>The S2 Singlecut features the same PRS stoptail that is used on the company’s Core line. The S2 Custom 22 features a PRS tremolo (the same tremolo that has been used on the PRS SE line for more than a decade). Both new S2 models are available in seven color choices: Black, Antique White, Black Cherry, Blue Crab Blue Smokeburst, Dark Cherry Sunburst, Grey Black, and McCarty Tobacco. </p> <p>PRS President Jack Higginbotham offers, “The S2 project has been energizing to us as a company, largely because we are bridging the price gap between our SE line and Core electric lines with a guitar that is made here in our Maryland factory. It required us to look at every element of the manufacturing process with a fresh set of eyes and few preconceived notions. The result is a series of guitars that appeals to long time admirers of our brand as well as a new audience of musicians.”</p> <p>Artists currently using S2 Series instruments include Dave Knudson (Minus the Bear), Thomas Fekete (Surfer Blood), Isaac Ellsworth and Stephen Holmes (MoneyPenny), Jonathan Sutten and Seth Trimble (Throw the Fight), and JJ Grey (Mofro).</p> <p>Shipping will begin in the first quarter of 2014. To explore the S2 Series, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/s2series/">prsguitars.com/s2series</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-us-made-s2-singlecut-and-s2-custom-22#comments NAMM 2014 PRS PRS Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:10:27 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20060 PRS Guitars Introduces Floyd Rose-Equipped Custom 24 Guitars in Core and SE Lines http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-floyd-rose-equipped-custom-24-guitars-core-and-se-lines <!--paging_filter--><p>PRS Guitars has introduced Floyd Rose-equipped Custom 24 guitars in its Core and SE Lines.</p> <p>From PRS:</p> <p>The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar. This iconic instrument was the first model that Paul Reed Smith brought to the public at PRS Guitars’ first Winter NAMM show in 1985 and has been a top seller ever since. </p> <p>Always retaining its fundamental character, the Custom has been updated several times over the past 28 years. New for 2014, the Custom 24 will be offered with a Floyd Rose tremolo system in both the Core and SE product lines.</p> <p>The Core “Floyd” Custom 24 is equipped with the time-tested Floyd Rose “Original” tremolo system and PRS’s \m/ (metal) pickups (uncovered). The Floyd Rose “Original” tremolo and locking nut tuning system, is a double-locking design precision-made from high quality steel, allows players to lock the guitar in tune at the nut and at the bridge which keeps the guitar in tune even during the heaviest dive-bombing sessions.</p> <p>PRS will also offer the SE “Floyd” Custom 24 guitar for 2014 featuring the 1000 Series tremolo. Identical to the Floyd Rose Original, this tremolo is Korean-made with the same high-quality materials. The SE “Floyd” Custom boasts SE HFS and SE Vintage Bass pickups paired with a push-pull tone control and 3-way blade pickup switch for coil tapping.</p> <p>The Custom 24 will continue to be offered without the Floyd in both the Core and SE lines. The Core model features the choice of PRS’s 59/09 treble and bass pickups or HFS treble and Vintage Bass pickups and PRS’s patented tremolo system. For 2014, both Core Custom models are available in PRS’s six new maple top colors (Aquableux, Blood Orange, Faded Whale Blue, Leprechaun Tooth, Obsidian, and Violet) and feature a rosewood headstock veneer with inlaid “Paul Reed Smith” signature. </p> <p>Guitarists looking to add additional options, colors, and enhanced features can order a Custom 24 Artist Package. The SE Custom features the PRS SE tremolo and SE HFS and SE Vintage Bass pickups paired with a push-pull tone control and 3-way blade pickup switch for coil tapping.</p> <p>To learn more information, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/products/">prsguitars.com/products</a>.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202013-12-19%20at%206.08.57%20PM.png" width="620" height="219" alt="Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 6.08.57 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-floyd-rose-equipped-custom-24-guitars-core-and-se-lines#comments NAMM 2014 PRS PRS Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:10:46 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20054 PRS Guitars Introduces High-Gain Archon Amplifier http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-high-gain-archon-amplifier <!--paging_filter--><p>PRS Guitars has introduced the Archon guitar amplifier.</p> <p>From PRS:</p> <p>In the world of high-gain amplifiers, modern players demand aggressive overdriven tones and ample headroom with sparkling cleans. </p> <p>The new PRS Archon amplifier offers all of the above in a high-design 100/50-watt package (via a half-power switch). Greek for “ruler” or “lord,” the Archon has already earned the endorsement of several top artists, including Dustie Waring (Between the Buried and Me), Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth), Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge and Creed), Emil Werstler (Chimaira) and Zach Myers (Shinedown).</p> <p>The Archon’s lead channel was designed with five gain stages before the master volume, delivering full, lush distortion, or as Frederick Åkesson of Opeth describes it, “a warm, punchy gain.” </p> <p>The clean channel provides ample headroom with rich clear tones that retain clarity even at high volume and are an excellent platform for pedals. Utilizing a ‘no flash or trash’ approach, the Archon’s control layout features volume and tone controls for each channel, a global depth control to add a thunderous low end, and a presence control to effect the high end chime. A footswitch controls effects loop bypass and channel selection.</p> <p>“Finding the right amp can be a life-long journey. There always seems to be an imperfection in design covered up by excess features. For the multi-genre player, it is nearly impossible to find one amp for all styles until now. The Archon delivers the best clean and dirty channels I've ever heard in one amp. Finally, I get to just plug in and play,” Emil Werstler, Chimaira.</p> <p><strong>Features and specifications include:</strong></p> <p>• Two Channels<br /> • Four 6L6GC Power Tubes<br /> • Six 12AX7 Preamp Tubes<br /> • Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, and Master Volume Controls for each channel<br /> • Global Presence and Depth Controls<br /> • Series Effects Loop<br /> • Fixed Bias (Adjustable)<br /> • 4, 8, 16 Ohm Selection<br /> • Black Tolex with Charcoal Burst Maple Fascia (additional optional tolex coverings and maple fascia stains can be seen on PRS’s website) </p> <p>The PRS Archon, officially announced in December, will be a featured product at the 2014 Winter NAMM show.</p> <p> For full specs and sound clips, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/archon/">prsguitars.com/archon</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/W8GU9osUXoY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-high-gain-archon-amplifier#comments Mark Tremonti NAMM 2014 PRS PRS Guitars Amps News Gear Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:43:04 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20047 PRS Guitars Adds P24 Trem Model for 2014 http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-adds-p24-trem-model-2014 <!--paging_filter--><p>PRS Guitars has announced a new model, the P24 Trem.</p> <p>It's a 24-fret piezo-equipped solidbody electric guitar that effortlessly achieves classic humbucker tones and authentic acoustic sounds in one instrument. </p> <p>The P24 Trem has two output jacks, allowing guitarists to plug into their favorite electric or acoustic guitar amp or DI into a soundboard. By utilizing the separate blend control, the tone of the P24 Trem’s pickups also can be combined with acoustic sounds through a single output. </p> <p>With a nearly infinite range of tones and the added versatility and reliability or PRS’s proprietary tremolo bridge, the P24 Trem is a perfect “go-to” guitar for players of all kinds.</p> <p>The P24 Trem features a carved figured flame or quilted maple top with mahogany back, a mahogany 25-inch scale Pattern Regular 24 fret neck, East Indian rosewood fingerboard with bird inlays, the new rosewood headstock veneer with inlayed Paul Reed Smith signature, PRS Phase III locking tuners and a PRS piezo tremolo bridge. </p> <p>The electronics are comprised of uncovered PRS 57/08 treble and bass pickups, a volume and tone control with five-way blade pickup switch and LR Baggs/PRS Piezo Pickup System. Finish options include eleven popular PRS colors and six “new for 2014” maple top colors: Aquableux, Blood Orange, Faded Whale Blue, Leprechaun Tooth, Obsidian and Violet.</p> <p>P24 Trems are also available through the PRS Artist Package program, which allows guitarists to further customize the instrument with enhanced top, neck, and fretboard woods as well as hardware and colors options.</p> <p>The new model will be on display at NAMM 2014 in PRS Guitars’ rooms 210A and 210B. Check out this new model at <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/p24trem/">prsguitars.com/p24trem</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-adds-p24-trem-model-2014#comments NAMM 2014 PRS PRS Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:55:25 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20046 PRS Guitars Introduces Marty Friedman Signature Model http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-marty-friedman-signature-model <!--paging_filter--><p>PRS Guitars has announced its new Marty Friedman SE signature model.</p> <p>Known for his work with Megadeth and Cacophony, Friedman’s career includes 27 gold and platinum records and five Grammy awards. </p> <p>His new SE signature model, a black singlecut with star inlays chosen by Friedman, is also a force to be reckoned with. </p> <p>The SE Marty Friedman features a beveled maple top with mahogany back, a 25-inch scale length, wide, fat, 22-fret mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard and star inlays, PRS-designed SE locking tuners and PRS’s adjustable stoptail bridge. SE humbucking treble and bass pickups with volume and tone for each pickup with a three-way toggle switch on the upper bout gives players ultimate versatility and control.</p> <p>"The PRS Marty Friedman signature model was developed over the course of recording <em>Inferno</em>, my most 'guitar demanding' album yet," Friedman said. "Its sound is all over that record. PRS has finally created my ultimate go-to guitar."</p> <p>The introduction of the SE Marty Friedman comes months before the set release of Friedman’s new album, <em>Inferno,</em> which features what Friedman told <em>Guitar World</em> is, “the most intense writing and playing I can do.” </p> <p>Just as he changed the game of metal and guitar with his revered solo debut <em>Dragon’s Kiss</em>, Friedman’s new SE signature model will raise the bar for a new generation of players.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/semartyfriedman">prsguitars.com/semartyfriedman</a>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/marty-friedman">Marty Friedman</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-marty-friedman-signature-model#comments Marty Friedman NAMM 2014 PRS PRS Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:15:57 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20045 Video: PRS Guitars SE Angelus Acoustic on the Road with Dave Weiner of the Steve Vai Band http://www.guitarworld.com/video-prs-guitars-se-angelus-acoustic-road-dave-weiner-steve-vai-band <!--paging_filter--><p>Dave Weiner has been a member of Steve Vai’s band for more than a decade and has toured the world with him seven times over. </p> <p>On their latest tour, Weiner was given the opportunity to not only play with Vai’s band, but also to open with a solo acoustic set, supporting his instrumental album, <em>A Collection of Short Stories.</em></p> <p>“When you’re opening the show for him [Vai], things can’t be compromised on any level," Weiner said. "So I needed reliable, amazing-feeling, amazing-playing, amazing-sounding instruments, and PRS sent me (two SE Angelus Custom acoustics) … If they didn’t hold up, I certainly wouldn’t have used them in the Vai show, and of course opening up playing this unaccompanied acoustic stuff where all your hearing is the guitar speak. It performed absolutely flawlessly. I will be taking my SE acoustics out with me again.”</p> <p>The PRS SE Angelus shares the same proprietary bracing pattern and several distinct construction features as PRS’s acclaimed Maryland-made acoustic line, as well as the company’s trademark bird inlays and headstock design. </p> <p>The PRS SE Angelus is offered in both a “Standard” and “Custom” package. The Angelus Standard includes mahogany sides, a solid mahogany back and a rosewood fretboard and bridge, while the Angelus Custom includes rosewood sides, a solid rosewood back, and an ebony fretboard bridge. </p> <p>The PRS SE Angelus Standard and Custom models are made with high-quality components, including a solid back and solid spruce top, a bone nut and saddle, and PRS SE designed tuners. A PRS pickup system option is also available, highlighting the instruments’ rich, resonant, and responsive tone.</p> <p>To learn more about these instruments and watch the video with Dave, visit: http://www.prsguitars.com/seangelus/</p> <p>Hear more of Weiner's music and follow him on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/daveweinermusic">Facebook.</a></p> <p>For Steve Vai tour dates, visit <a href="http://www.vai.com/tourdates/">vai.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="400" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aMm4FCdrVhE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-prs-guitars-se-angelus-acoustic-road-dave-weiner-steve-vai-band#comments Dave Weiner PRS PRS Guitars Steve Vai Acoustic Guitars News Gear Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:18:07 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/19347 PRS Guitars Introduces S2 Series of Maryland-Made, Mid-Priced Solidbody Electric Models http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-s2-series-maryland-made-mid-priced-solidbody-electric-models <!--paging_filter--><p>PRS Guitars has announced its new S2 Series of instruments.</p> <p>The new models — the S2 Mira, S2 Starla and S2 Custom 24 — offer the fit, feel, and attention to detail of PRS craftsmanship in a fresh, straightforward design. </p> <p>Meaning “Stevensville 2,” the S2 Series is named for a second manufacturing line created inside the PRS Stevensville, Maryland, shop that blends new manufacturing techniques with practiced quality control and workmanship to create instruments at a new price point for players. The S2 Series will be in stores in early August and will be made up of the S2 Mira ($1,179), the S2 Starla ($1,249) and the S2 Custom 24 ($1,399).</p> <p>“We are extraordinarily excited about the S2 Series. This has been a textbook example of how a very dedicated team can come together to create not only a fantastic series of guitars, but a state of the art production line to build them on. We look forward to offering this new series of guitars to an expanded artist and customer base while giving our current customers more options,” said Jack Higginbotham, President, PRS Guitars.</p> <p>A diverse group of artists, from indie to rock to punk, have road tested these guitars and found them to embody everything they require in an instrument. S2 Artists include Thomas Fekete from Surfer Blood, Steve Stout from Blondfire, Dave Knudson from Minus the Bear, JJ Grey from MOFRO, Isaac Ellsworth from MoneyPenny, Jesse Lawson from Sleeping with Sirens and more.</p> <p>“This guitar has already changed the way I play. The sounds you can get out of it are incredible. Right out of the box at the house the Starla's were a blast. Even without an amp they're really loud and very easy to play! Probably one of the greatest things about these guitars is that they refuse to go out of tune which is HUGE. Staying in tune is such a big deal for me and having total confidence in a guitar is like having total confidence in the people you play with onstage. I can't say enough about these guitars!” - JJ Grey on his S2 Starla.</p> <p>This significant investment from PRS is the continuation of a long-term plan to diversify the company and its offerings both vertically and horizontally and to supply more artists and players with tools to create music. With their retro-inspired vibe, hallmark PRS quality, and popular pricetag, the S2 Series is perhaps the strongest example of this yet from PRS.</p> <p>To explore the S2 Series from PRS Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/s2series/">prsguitars.com/s2series</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zxutfG_XRmw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-s2-series-maryland-made-mid-priced-solidbody-electric-models#comments PRS PRS Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:15:23 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/18755 PRS Guitars Introduces David Grissom Signature Amplifiers and Cabinet http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-david-grissom-signature-amplifiers-and-cabinet <!--paging_filter--><p>Developed and refined over many years, the PRS David Grissom signature amplifiers “DG Custom 30” and “DG Custom 50” and signature “DG Custom 2x12 cabinet” bring David’s discriminating tone to players looking for a highly-responsive, musical amp rig.</p> <p>“I've used them on hundreds of gigs and sessions and found them to be equally well suited to both live situations and studio work. Both amps do their own thing, and are far from knockoffs of any classic designs that boutique makers often strive for. I'm excited and proud that these amps are now in production. I'm hopeful that other players will find them as inspiring and musical as I do,” said Grissom.</p> <p>The PRS “DG Custom 30” features four EL84/7581 power tubes and several tone-sculpting features, including bright switch, reverb, boost/normal gain switch, presence control, and top cut control. The PRS “DG Custom 50” is a straight ahead, articulate, and organic sounding amplifier across the tonal spectrum. With four EL34 power tubes delivering 50 watts, this amplifier has a breathy, open tone.</p> <p>David and Doug also worked together to design a unique “DG 2x12 cabinet,” featuring Vintage 30 speakers and a custom internal structure that gives these amps a bigger all-around tone. The back panel is dual ported, which keeps the low end and smooth high end of a closed back cabinet while allowing the amp to really fill the room.</p> <p>The DG Custom 30 and 50 amplifiers come in blonde vinyl with a cherry stained mahogany fascia and un-tinted salt and pepper grill cloth. For full specifications, visit:</p> <p>• <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/dg_custom30">DG Custom 30</a><br /> • <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/dg_custom50">DG Custom 50</a><br /> • <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/dg_customcabinet">DG Custom 2x12 cabinet</a></p> <p>For more about PRS, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/">prsguitars.com</a>.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202013-09-23%20at%205.17.35%20PM.png" width="620" height="583" alt="Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 5.17.35 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-david-grissom-signature-amplifiers-and-cabinet#comments David Grissom PRS PRS Guitars Amps News Gear Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:18:56 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/19309 PRS Guitars Announces Its Top 10 Most Popular Guitar Finishes of the Year http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-announces-its-top-10-most-popular-guitar-finishes-year <!--paging_filter--><p>PRS Guitars has released its take on this year’s top 10 most popular electric guitar finishes.</p> <p>At the top of the list for 2013 is Tobacco Sunburst (pictured).</p> <p>This is the second year in a row that black-finished guitars failed to take the crown. Last year, Faded Blue Burst was the hottest finish for PRS.</p> <p>This year, for PRS's Maryland-made and SE guitars, it is all about vibrant translucent stains that make the figured and curly maple woods of the guitars really stand out. </p> <p>“Guitarists are gravitating to new colors that look great on stage and off,” says Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitar’s managing general partner and working founder.</p> <p>Major recording artists and PRS signature artists including Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge, Neal Schon of Journey and Carlos Santana gravitated toward vintage translucent burst finishes. Next year? Who knows! Stay tuned!</p> <p><strong>TOP 10 ELECTRIC GUITAR FINISHES OF THE YEAR</strong></p> <p>01. Tobacco Sunburst<br /> 02. Black<br /> 03. Whale Blue<br /> 04. Santana Yellow<br /> 05. Scarlet Red<br /> 06. Orange<br /> 07. Grey Black<br /> 08. Vintage Cherry<br /> 09. Blue Matteo<br /> 10. Vintage Sunburst</p> <p>For more about PRS Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/">prsguitars.com</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-announces-its-top-10-most-popular-guitar-finishes-year#comments PRS PRS Guitars News Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:58:27 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/19137 PRS Introduces High-Output \m/ Metal Pickups http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-introduces-high-output-m-metal-pickups <!--paging_filter--><p>PRS has introduced its new \m/ (metal) pickups. </p> <p>The pickups are designed for heavier styles of music and were created with the hard-rock and metal communities in mind. </p> <p>From a PRS press release:</p> <p>"The treble and bass \m/ pickups are wound at PRS and utilize ceramic magnets for full, powerful and crystal-clear tones. Whether used with massive amounts of gain or played clean, \m/ pickups are the perfect tool for the player who wants aggressive and articulate tone.</p> <p>"These high-output humbuckers are the first pickups to be sold exclusively as an aftermarket accessory through PRS dealers and the PRS Guitars online store. Because they were made to be compatible with a five-way selector switch or a three-way switch with a push/pull tone control, these pickups will work with any PRS model."</p> <p>The pickups list for $199.</p> <p><strong>Specifications:</strong></p> <p>• Magnet: Ceramic<br /> • DC Res: 15.7k treble, 8.5k bass<br /> • Compatible with: 5-way pickup switch | 3-way pickup switch with push/pull tone control<br /> • Available w/ gloss nickel cover only.</p> <p>For more information, visit the <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/">main PRS site</a> and its <a href="http://www.prsaccessories.com/collections/pickups/products/metal-pickup">accessories site.</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202013-06-27%20at%2010.20.30%20AM.png" width="620" height="514" alt="Screen Shot 2013-06-27 at 10.20.30 AM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-introduces-high-output-m-metal-pickups#comments PRS PRS Guitars Accessories News Gear Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:24:31 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/18652 PRS Guitars Introduces Piezo-Equipped P22 Trem Solidbody http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-piezo-equipped-p22-trem-solidbody <!--paging_filter--><p>PRS Guitars has introduced the P22 Trem model guitar. </p> <p>The solidbody piezo-equipped P22 Trem is essentially two guitars in one, providing the same classic humbucker tones and authentic acoustic sounds as the original P22 now with the added versatility of PRS’ prized tremolo bridge.</p> <p>The P22 Trem’s voicing, EQ, layout and feel as well as the redesigned PRS/LR Baggs piezo board are all maintained in this trem-equipped model, and the materials and design of the bridge have also been upheld without sacrificing any proprietary specifications. </p> <p>There are two output jacks on the P22 Trem, allowing guitarists to plug into their favorite electric or acoustic guitar amp or DI into a soundboard. By utilizing the separate blend control, the tone of the P22 Trem’s 57/08 pickups can also be combined with acoustic sounds through a single output.</p> <p>Starting with the tried-and-true combination of a figured maple top, a mahogany back and neck and a rosewood fretboard, the P22 Trem looks as good as it sounds. For more information and to watch a demo video, visit www.prsguitars.com/p22trem. </p> <p>For more about PRS Guitar, head to <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/">prsguitars.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Wh9rftNHvDY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-piezo-equipped-p22-trem-solidbody#comments PRS PRS Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:33:07 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/18155 Review: PRS 22 Electric Solidbody Guitar with Piezo Bridge http://www.guitarworld.com/review-prs-22-electric-solidbody-guitar-piezo-bridge <!--paging_filter--><p><em>The following content is related to the August 2012 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-aug-12-van-halen/?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=indeep">online store</a>.</em></p> <p>In the following video, <em>Guitar World</em>'s Paul Riario reviews the new 22 electric solidbody guitar with Piezo bridge from Paul Reed Smith.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience1699004932001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1699004932001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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