PRS 305 Takes MIPA Award & Guitar Player Magazine's 'Editor's Pick'

There's a ton of great press going around for Paul Reed Smith's new 305 model guitar, and I just wanted to point some of it out to you –– in the last few months this gorgeous guitar has won both the Musikmesse International Press Award (or MIPA,) and the June 2010 'Editor's Pick' from Guitar Player Magazine. The Paul Reed Smith 305, which is b…

Paul Reed Smith Debuts 25th Anniversary Swamp Ash Special Narrowfield

Paul Reed Smith appears to be continuing its move into a "new era" with a host of new guitars recently released. One of the latest to really catch my eye was the new 25th Anniversary Swamp Ash Special Narrowfield –– a gorgeously designed guitar sporting traditional PRS good looks, and armed with a trio of the company's innovative new Narrowfie…

PRS 25th Anniversary Guitars Now Online

Just a quick note for all you rabid PRS fans –– the company's recently announced 25th Anniversary line of limited edition guitars is now online and ready to be ogled. There are a bunch of gorgeous instruments here, but stand-outs for me are the 25th Anniversary Carlos Santana model (check out the purfling on that figured maple top,) 25th Anniv…

Premier Guitar Reviews The PRS Starla

Ooh, there is a really positive review of the PRS Starla coming out of Premier Guitar, so those of you who've been asking for one here (sorry, just haven't had time!) might want to check it out. Matching what we discovered from the poll we took on this very model a few months back, the folks at Premier Guitar seems to be up in the air on whether t…

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 co…

Modern Guitars Magazine Reviews The PRS Mira Maple Top

While we're on the subject of PRS (Paul Reed Smith,) just thought I'd point you all towards Modern Guitar Magazine's new review of the PRS Mira Maple Top. Unfortunately, I've tried on a few occasions to get the good folks at PRS to send me an instrument for review, but so far they've been a no-show. So, we'll have to let Modern Guitar have all the…

Reader Poll: Hmmm, PRS With A Bigsby… What's Your Take?

Okay, so this is your chance to sound off, folks... for the last week or so I've been trying to wrap my brain around the basic aesthetic design of the new PRS Starla, but I just can't seem to come up with a definitive opinion on what I think. First off, hey––I love a Bigsby! But bolted onto a singlecut solidbody bearing the standard futuristic…

Guitar Player Reviews Three New PRS SE Model Guitars

Well, the busy folks over at Paul Reed Smith (PRS) agreed to send me an SE One for review a few months back, but unfortunately the guitar has never materialized, and to be honest, with the chaos I've been through recently I probably won't have time for another hands-on review for at least the next few weeks anyways. So seeing as how I've gotten a …

Vintage Guitar Magazine Reviews The PRS 513

PRS's newly updated 513 is named for it's unique electronics layout––namely, five proprietary single-coil pickups, producing a full thirteen different tonal configurations via two separate pickup switches: a traditional 5-way pickup selector, and en extra 3-way "mode" switch (for your choice of: single-coil, clear humbucking and heavy humbuckin…

Vintage Guitar Magazine Reviews The PRS SE Custom Semi-Hollow

If you've been drooling over a PRS guitar but don't exactly have the pocket change to drop on one of their top-of-the-line instruments, you might want to take a look at the company's less-expensive import models. Import models? Yep, the PRS SE Series was apparently created at the urging of Carlos Santana, in the hopes of bringing PRS's high qualit…