PRS Gets Back In The Amplifier Business

I’m still catching up on all the news coming out of the 2009 Winter NAMM show, but one of the bigger stories this year was that PRS Guitars is getting back in the business of amplifiers.

Apparently they’ve been collaborating with amp guru Doug Sewell for nearly four years to bring three new high-end guitar amps to market.

And they appear to be covering all the basses, with The Dallas and the Original Sewell producing a more traditional ’50s American amp tone, and the Blue Sierra harkening back to classic British tones with a bit of what PRS calls “Texas attitude” thrown in to boot.

Each of the new PRS amps are available as a 50-Watt Head, 100-Watt Head, 50-Watt 1×12 Combo, or 2×12 Comb (50-Watt or 100-Watt,) and as far as I can tell they are all tube-driven, as expected.

You’ll get a choice of EL34 or 6L6 tubes, and cabinets will be solid pine, available in closed back and open back configurations. No word on pricing or availability at this point.

I’ll be very interested to see how these pan out in the long run. Keep an eye out for a hands-on review if/when I can actually get me greedy paws on one.