Blog Posts - Paul Reed Smith



Refinishing A PRS Custom 24 Part 2 | The Final Reveal

In our last article, Refinishing A PRS Custom 24 Part 1, we detailed the removal of the guitar's cloudy green lacquer and extensive prep work for the big refinish -- entirely in nitrocellulose lacquer -- by luthier Luca Quacquarella.In my humble opin...
by The Guitar Column on May 11, 2016

Refinishing A PRS Custom 24 | Part 1

If you read my previous two posts about my good friend Reggie Tan's Music Man Luke guitar, what I didn't mention was that Reggie had also sent in his PRS Custom 24 for a refinish at the same time.His PRS, built in 2004, had developed a strange c...
by The Guitar Column on May 9, 2016

PRS Torero SE -- Poised To Capture the Shred Guitar Market?

PRS is set to release their first Floyd Rose-equipped guitar. Dubbed the Torero SE, a lot of thought it seems has been put into the design of the neck, making it as shred-friendly as possible.  With a 24-fret ebony fingerboard sans fi...
by The Guitar Column on Dec 22, 2009

PRS Guitars Sweepstakes -- Win a PRS SE Custom 24 Signed by Orianthi!

PRS Guitars will be giving away a PRS SE Custom 24 in Whale Blue (retail value: US$1023), signed by Orianthi.No purchase is necessary, but this one only applies to US Residents. To enter, visit www.facebook.com/orianthi, click the “ENTRY” button...
by The Guitar Column on Dec 14, 2009

Nine Inch Nails Selling Tour Gear On eBay!

After playing their last show at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on 10th September, Nine Inch Nails have decided to auction their touring gear on eBay.According to the band's website NIN.com:"We've been going through the NIN touring and studio rig...
by The Guitar Column on Dec 3, 2009

Orianthi Plays Eddie Van Halen's Beat It Solo

Here's a vid of Orianthi Panagaris playing Eddie Van Halen's iconic solo from Beat It.Following in the footsteps of Michael Jackson's previous touring guitar veteran Jennifer Batten, Orianthi was all set to embark on Jackson's This Is It comeback tou...
by The Guitar Column on Dec 1, 2009

Crystal Frets by Erich Stone

I recently received a comment from the folks at http://www.crystalfrets.com/. The brainchild of artist Erich Stone, using quartz crystal for frets has to be one of the most radical innovations to have come along since Leo Fender's solidbody or Ned's...
by The Guitar Column on Oct 15, 2009

Buddy Guy And Carlos Santana at Experience PRS 2009

Carlos Santana and Buddy Guy got together onstage for a surprise jam at the annual Experience PRS event in September.Carlos was introducing his new 25th Anniversary Santana model as seen in this clip, while Buddy played an all-white, maple-neck PRS 3...
by The Guitar Column on Oct 2, 2009

PRS Al DiMeola Signature Model

Now this is a beautiful instrument -- almost too beautiful to play. It should come with its own glass-case, halogen spotlight and velvet rope.Al DiMeola has been playing various PRS's since the late '80s, alternating them with his mainstay axe, his f...
by The Guitar Column on Sep 12, 2009

PRS Al DiMeola Prism.. and the Bird from 'Up'?

While watching the movie 'Up' I was quite taken by the colorful plumage on Kevin the Bird.And I couldn't shake this feeling that I had recently seen that same color combination somewhere. It was all too familiar. Hmmm... But seriously..See my next po...
by The Guitar Column on Sep 12, 2009

Paul Reed Smith Guitars -- A Question of Scale Lengths

There are two basic guitar scale lengths in general use -- the 25 1/2" 'Fender' scale and the 24 3/4" 'Gibson' scale.Just to clarify, a guitar's scale length is determined by measuring the string's length immediately after the nut to the exact point...
by The Guitar Column on Aug 21, 2009

Carlos Santana Gear - Signature PRS guitar

Carlos Santana gear - Signature PRS Guitar MDCarlos Santana the smoothest cat on guitar, his playing "re-arranges the molecular structure"!!! Carlos Santana is probably the most famous guitar player to use a Paul Reed Smith (PRS), and to ma...
by Guitar Heroes Gear on Aug 10, 2009

Andes To Amazon

  Andes To Amazon A Musical Journey Andes To Amazon. I have always liked natural history documentaries And in particular Andes to Amazon. I loved the title music and the incidental music throughout the series. In one episode there was a piece on a M...
by Guitarists Info Store on May 21, 2009

Andes To Amazon

  Andes To Amazon A Musical Journey Andes To Amazon. I have always liked natural history documentaries And in particular Andes to Amazon. I loved the title music and the incidental music throughout the series. In one episode there was a piece on a M...
by Guitarists Info Store on May 21, 2009


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