PRS 25th Anniversary

2010 sees a major milestone in the career of one of the so-called new boys of worldwide guitar manufacturing; the 25th Anniversary of Paul Reed Smith guitars. In the next issue of Guitarist we´ll be helping the company celebrate with a huge feature that´ll outline the evolution of the PRS name, take a close look at the Custom, the model that started it all, plus a run-down of the of 25th Anniversary models, some of which have a very limited production run indeed.

I remember the first time I saw and played a PRS. It must have been 1986/7 and the shop at which I worked, Musical Exchanges in Birmingham, took delivery of a whale blue Custom 10 Top complete with Sweet Switch. It was a truly awesome guitar and gave players a genuinely new design, feel and palette of tones to get to grips with.

Gracing the cover of next issue will be this example of the Private Stock program, PRS´s ‘business inside a business´. It´s #2561 made on 9th February 2010 and the 29th of just 50 Violin McCarty solidbodies intended for production, and if it doesn´t whet your appetite, then nothing will.

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The June issue of Guitarist, GIT329, is on-sale 11th May 2010

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Total Guitar magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.