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    Happy Birthday PRS Guitars

    As most of you know, tomorrow is the Forumís 1st birthday and coincidently Wednesday is the 28th birthday of PRS Guitars. Here are some early photos of Paul and co. I apologize in advance for the poor photo quality. I took these pics through the plastic of a scrap book page cover.

    Early Paul circa 1976



    Here is one from 1982-ish



    An early guitar he built for Ted Nugent



    The factory began being set up and organized in April 1985, but guitars did not start shipping until the summer of '85



    Early trem idea



    Geoff has been here since '85 and now heads up our IT dept. He was but a pup in this photo.



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    Awesome stuff Shawn! Thanks.

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    Man, look at that roller trem!

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    Great pictures. Awesome to see a shot of Geoff. He's a super cool dude. I always look forward to sharing a beer with him when I visit.
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    NAMM 1985





    Jack Higginbotham is now president of PRS Guitars. Photo circa 1986




    First business card



    Carlos Santana 1982



    Christmas card from Brad Whitford of Aerosmith circa 1987


    Paul has achieved the American Dream over the last 28 years. He has gone from a skinny kid making guitars in his attic apartment to one of the most well respected luthiers in the word. Comngratulations Paul and Happy Birthday PRS!

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    Absolutely Awesome! Happy B-Day PRS!!!

    BTW...what I would do to get my hands on that METAL!!!!!!!!!!!
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    That is very cool. I can't believe how young Paul looked in those photos!! Happy Birthday PRS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    Paul has achieved the American Dream over the last 28 years. He has gone from a skinny kid making guitars in his attic apartment to one of the most well respected luthiers in the word. Congratulations Paul and Happy Birthday PRS!
    Amen!



    Last edited by 11top; 04-22-2013 at 02:45 PM.
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    Happy birthday PRS. Heres to another 2£8 years.
    I am not a luthier but i am in my own workshop.
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    Happy Birthday, PRS Guitars!
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    Happy b-day PRS guitars!

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    Cool Pic's thanks for sharing!

    Happy B-Day PRS!

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    Great pics!

    Happy Birthday PRS Guitars!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
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    I gotta' say, I think the "black t-shirt" is a major improvement...


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    Great pics here Shawn. Thanks for posting them. Happy Birthday to Everyone at PRS Guitars, as well as here on the forum!

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    Congrats and Happy Birthday PRS!! Here's to MANY, MANY more!!
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    Happy, Happy Birthday!

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