“Anything that touches the string is God”: PRS has re-engineered the shape of its tuners – and the new design could have a game-changing impact on tone

PRS Wing button tuners
(Image credit: PRS)

PRS is well-known for the sheer scope of its electric guitar engineering efforts, but its latest innovation – a new approach to tuning machines – might just be its most intriguing yet.

The latest development ushers in the Maryland brand’s new ‘Wing button’ tuner shape, which has sought to completely re-define and re-engineer the performance of the humble tuner, both aesthetically and tonally.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.