Paul Reed Smith Explains Our Pickups

Posted Jan 09, 2014

Artist / Behind The Gear / Tech Tips

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times, Paul Reed Smith is a tone junkie. From the woods to the finish, everything can affect the final tonality of your guitar. The pickups are certainly no exception!

Nearly every pickup for our core model guitars are wound here in our Maryland factory by a team of talented people. Additionally, each component of the pickup (wire, bobbin, etc.) is specifically chosen by Paul because he requires only the best for our instruments. We create many different types of pickups here at PRS so that our musicians can capture the tone they seek.

In the video below, Paul tells the story behind some of our most recent PRS pickups.