Monday, October 7, 4:30–5:15 p.m.
American guitar maker Paul Reed Smith will present a custom-made electric guitar to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in The Sackler Wing's Temple of Dendur, followed by a demonstration of the instrument by legendary guitarist John McLaughlin.
In 1985, Paul Reed Smith founded PRS Guitars, and in that time his instruments have become well-known for their beauty of finish, as well as the high-quality wood used to build them. PRS has become one of the most successful and influential guitar companies in the world, and Smith's instruments have been used by many of the most prominent electric guitarists of the last quarter century.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is pleased to add this guitar—representing one of the most important contemporary guitar makers—into its encyclopedic collection of musical instruments.