30 years! Wow I can still vividly remember seeing photos of Phil Hilborne in Guitarist magazine for the first time back in 1989/1990 and thinking that his PRS was amazing. I used to go to Musical Exchanges in Birmingham (UK) as a young teenager and stare at these rare, beautiful and very expensive guitars hanging on the wall and think, you will be mine, oh yes, you will be mine. 25 years later and I’ve never owned a PRS… go figure, I did buy a Patrick Eggle in ’94 which, at the time, was a poor man’s PRS before the SE or S2 range existed. I should point out that I’ve never owned a Fender or Gibson guitar either, yes I know, I’m weird. Anyway enough reminiscing from me, congratulations to Paul Reed Smith on successfully growing a boutique guitar brand into the number 3 guitar brand in the US. So let’s check out the new 30th anniversary models.
“PRS is offering a series of 30th Anniversary Custom 24 guitar models in each of their electric guitar product families including the US-made Private Stock, the distinguished US-made Core line, the vintage-inspired US-made S2 and the PRS designed SE guitar, each incorporating the visionary design and masterful craftsmanship that has become synonymous with the brand.”
“Based on PRS’ iconic, top-selling model, the 30th Anniversary Custom 24 features a highly figured maple top with mahogany back, a 25” scale length, 24 fret mahogany neck and PRS’s patented tremolo system with locking tuners which enhance the playability and feel of the guitar. The alluring carved body shape of the 30th Anniversary Custom 24 is available in 18 finish colors that deliver a delicious depth to the natural wood grain with colors such as Blood Orange, Jade, and Vintage Sunburst. PRS 30th Anniversary bird inlays on a rosewood fretboard further enhance the beauty of the model. PRS’s new 85/15 treble and bass pickups come standard with a 5-way blade switch and volume and tone controls, providing exceptional clarity and a killer versatile voice.”
PRS 30th Anniversary Private Stock Custom 24
PRS 30th Anniversary Custom 24
PRS S2 30th Anniversary Custom 24
PRS SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24
For more info – http://www.prsguitars.com/.