Paul Reed Smith has been stealthily developing national-security and medical tech alongside PRS Guitars

Paul Reed Smith of PRS Guitars
(Image credit: PRS Guitars)

We’re all aware that Paul Reed Smith is the man behind some of the best precision-engineered electric guitars you can buy today, but did you know that he’s also been quietly developing technology that’s now sought after by national-security and medical professions?

Digital Harmonic is an advanced-imaging firm the luthier founded back in 2015, which has generated interest from leaders in aerospace, defence, auto manufacturing, and even astronomy in recent months.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.