PRS is pleased to announce the addition of six new translucent maple top colors to its US-made Core electric guitar and bass line: Aquableux, Blood Orange, Faded Whale Blue, Obsidian, Violet, and the color name that raises the most eyebrows - Leprechaun Tooth.
PRS Guitars is proud to announce that Paul Reed Smith has been awarded the Music and Sound Retailer Magazine Lifetime Achievement/Hall of Fame Award. Every year for 28 consecutive years, The Retailer’s large community of musical instrument dealers are asked to nominate a distinguished innovator whose musical contributions have achieved elevated levels of acclaim and respect within the musical community.
The PRS Guitars acoustic department, now in its fifth year, has officially aligned more directly with the company’s Private Stock program. The PRS acoustic team, a small group of nine people, continues to largely handcraft instruments at exclusive numbers under the company’s Private Stock brand.
After a lot of thought, we have decided not to hold Experience PRS 2014 this September. We are very actively planning some special celebrations for our 30th year both at our factory and elsewhere. I can’t talk specifics just yet, suffice to say we have big plans, and we will be spending a great deal of energy to get things rolling. We’ll keep everyone posted on the specifics as we can. To the fans, dealers, distributors, press, and artists who journey to Stevensville every year to enjoy and absorb our Experience PRS event, we thank you. Your support has been paramount to that event’s success.
PRS Guitars has named Jon Croft as Acoustic and Amplifier Sales Manager. In his new post, Jon will be responsible for all acoustic and amplifier sales activity and will work with the PRS team to develop compelling products while addressing market needs and opportunities. Jon will report directly to Jim Cullen, National Sales Manager of PRS Guitars.
PRS Guitars is proud to announce a new partnership with Mel Bay, the most renowned publisher of music instructional courses in the world, which exclusively offers PRS customers access to free gift packages and valuable discounts. Beginning now, US customers will receive a free Mel Bay/PRS gift package when they purchase a PRS Guitar and return a warranty card.