Watch Robben Ford take his signature PRS guitar for a debut spin at intimate Helsinki club gig

Robben Ford (left) and drummer Jussi Lehtonen perform at the Koko Jazz Club in Helsinki, Finland
(Image credit: Robben Ford/YouTube)

Last June, electric guitar virtuoso Robben Ford took to social media to show off a six-string that very much appeared to be his first-ever PRS signature guitar.

Finished suavely in black, the guitar sports an oversized headstock – an homage, Ford explained in last year's Instagram post, to CBS-era Stratocaster headstocks – with Ford's name on the truss rod cover, a pair of humbuckers branded with Ford’s personal seal, and a pickup-splitting mini-toggle.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.