Rob Harris on The Fiore

Rob Harris Plays The PRS Fiore

Rob Harris puts the brand new PRS Fiore through its paces!

Rob comments – “it has its own distinct sound…it just has it”. Mark Lettieri phones in to say hi…

The Fiore 

The PRS Fiore model continues PRS Guitars’ journey into the bolt-on, single-coil guitar world. Developed with guitarist, composer, producer, and instructor Mark Lettieri, the PRS Fiore offers a modern aesthetic, effortless playability, and an addictive and sophisticated tonal canvas.

The newly-designed PRS Fiore pickups were carefully voiced by Lettieri and PRS to allow players a platform to explore and find their voice. The Fiore-S single coil offers exceptional malleability in tone. Capable of capturing all the articulation found in everything from whisper-quiet melodies to full on funk and rock explosivity, this pickup reacts to each players unique approach.

The Fiore-H humbucker fulfills Lettieri’s desire for extensive versatility in the bridge position: enough power and punch for high-gain lead tones, but with a smooth top end that allows the pickup to be played clean, even with the volume knob wide open. Both the Fiore-S and -H work seamlessly together, producing balance, clarity, and that elusive ‘bloom’ in all five positions.

But the tone exploration doesn’t stop there. The Fiore model features a 5-way blade switch with traditional wiring (bridge/bridge + middle/middle/middle + neck/neck). The Fiore also features a single volume and two push/pull tone controls, which further adds to this guitar’s tone-shaping abilities.

Lettieri brought several personal design choices to this model, including a custom truss rod cover drawn by his very own mom. Other appointments include a Swamp Ash body, 22 fret maple neck with maple fretboard, and 25.5” scale length for classic look and feel.

Available in three colour finishes – Amaryllis, Black Iris & Sugar Moon (as played in the video)

The Fiore is available to pre order in Europe from your local PRS Dealer (see Dealer tab)

PRS Virtual Experience 2021

Watch the PRS Guitars Experience 2021 now on YouTube. Including artist clinics, inside looks from the factory floor, messages from Paul Reed Smith and PRS employees.

“Our Experience PRS events are a way to open our doors, throw a great party, and say a big thank you to everyone for their support in believing in our products and craftsmanship,” said Paul Reed Smith. “While we’ll miss seeing everyone in person, this will be a great event.”

This Experience, PRS Guitars invites you help support our flagship charity: The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Two Ways To Support

  • Make a donation now at the Experience PRS 2021 “GIVE NOW” tip jar: Kimmel Cancer Center | Experience PRS 2021
    This site will remain open through Sunday, 7/11.

  • Also in conjunction with PRS Guitars Experience PRS 2021 virtual event, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh has donated several items to benefit the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, including a PRS McCarty 594 Singelcut Joe Walsh Limited Edition guitar from his personal collection with a hand-penned note from Walsh himself and #3284/5000 of a History of The Eagles Super Deluxe Limited Edition box set. This special grouping of items will be available for purchase on Reverb.com starting at 7:00PM ET on July 8, 2021 with all proceeds benefiting the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Since its opening in 1973, the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center (Baltimore, Maryland) has led the world in studying cancer and developing new ways to treat it. Since 2000, PRS Guitars has raised more than $3 million for the Living with Cancer Resource Program. Focused on the supportive care needs of cancer patients and their families this important program provides emotional support, assistance with temporary housing and transportation, help with finances and legal matters and spiritual care – all free of charge.

PRS Guitars Pulse Artist Program Applications for 2022 Open now!

Continuing to Keep the Pulse of Music So Bands and Fans Can Discover Each Other

PRS is pleased to announce they will begin accepting applications for the Class of 2022 Pulse Artist Program. Last September, PRS Guitars announced the start of Pulse Artist Program through which PRS and the company’s dealer network helped shine the light on leading local artists around the world. The 2021 Pulse Artist roster boasts more than eighty guitarists representing a diverse range of playing styles from fourteen countries. Due to the program’s success, all 2021 Pulse Artists will remain on the roster as the program grows into its second year.

Guitarists interested in becoming a new 2022 PRS Pulse Artist must submit their application through any Authorized PRS Dealer or Distributor. Submissions for the 2022 class will be accepted from July 1 – August 15, 2021. All applications will be reviewed by the PRS Artist Relations team.

“We’re delighted to have developed this ongoing, global program that helps support influential regional players while also helping fans and musicians discover each other. Our Pulse Artist Roster for 2021 released numerous albums, EP’s and Singles; interviewed with magazines, livestreamed performances, and even helped us with our product launches,” said Bev Fowler, Director of Artist Relations. “We look forward to connecting with potential new Pulse Artists and seeing the program continue to help amplify these musicians.”

PRS Guitars is typically associated with A-list artist endorsements including Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti, and John Mayer, and many more, but the Pulse program turns the focus towards emerging PRS players who are making waves in their local music scenes. Pulse Artists are granted exclusive discounts on guitars, amps, and accessories through their local Authorized PRS Dealer. Pulse Artists also receive exposure through editorial content on the PRS Guitars website and posts on its social platforms. The goal is to promote these musicians and their art and help to connect more people through music.

“The Pulse Artist program also served as a stepping-stone for four guitarists from the 2021 roster who will be advancing to PRS’s Official Artist roster,” stated Bev Fowler. “They are Sophia Gripari, Jimena Fosado, German Gallardo, and Daniel Fonseca. These musicians have exhibited the skills and qualities that PRS looks for when extending an official artist endorsement, and we’re excited to continue to work with them.”

Guidelines for Applicants:

• Intermediate/advanced guitar skills
• Online presence with strong social media engagement
• PRS brand is preferred choice of instrument

Artists can submit their application to become a 2022 Pulse Artist through any authorized PRS dealer.

Submissions accepted: July 1 – August 15, 2021.
Application review period: August 15 – August 30, 2021
2021 PRS Pulse Artists announcement: September 15, 2021

Application Deadline: August 15, 2021

For more information on the program and to stay up-to-date on PRS Artist news, visit www.prsguitars.com/artists.

Europe Exclusive Wood Library Custom 24 Fade Edition

There is a special room at the PRS factory in Maryland where beautiful, interesting and sometimes rare tone woods are stored. It became known as the “Wood Library”. PRS Dealers can visit the wood library and hand pick timbers for unique limited runs of 10 or more guitars often with exclusive options not available on regular production models.

Introducing the exclusive to Europe Wood Library Custom 24 Fade edition, limited to 120 guitars.

This very special Wood Library Custom 24 is fitted with our favourite 58/15LT pickups and Pattern Thin neck carve. Other Wood Library upgrades include:

Choice of 6 unique Fade finishes

10 top grade hand-picked Curly Maple carved top

Figured Maple neck

Figured Maple Fingerboard

Black Corian Bird inlays with Green Ripple outlines

Smoked Black Hardware

Black Paisley Hardcase

Available finishes:

SE Custom 24 2021 Range Hits Europe!

SE CUSTOM 24

Roadworthy Classic PRS Design

Shallow Violin Carve | PRS Patented Tremolo | Push/Pull Coil-Tap Control

The SE Custom 24 is a modern classic with roadworthy durability, addictive playability, and wide array of tones, making it a perfect workhorse guitar. Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players, the SE Custom 24 features a maple top with shallow violin carve, mahogany back, wide thin maple neck, rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, and the PRS patented molded tremolo bridge. Its versatile sounds come from the 85/15 “S” pickups paired with a volume, push/pull tone control, and 3-way blade pickup selector.

The SE Custom 24 brings “The One That Started It All” to the high-quality, more affordable SE Series.

Shown in Black Gold Burst

 

SHIPPING NOW IN EUROPE

Contact your local dealer today (Dealers Tab at top of page)

SE P20E Antique White

Small Body – Big Voice

The PRS SE P20E is an all-mahogany, parlor-sized acoustic with a big voice. Featuring PRS hybrid “X”/Classical bracing, which allows the top to freely vibrate, the SE P20E projects with even, bold tone. This limited edition PRS SE parlor acoustic adds an Antique White finish to the model’s solid-mahogany top.

Parlor-sized acoustics can be miscategorized because of their size but make no mistake this is a professional-grade instrument. Plug in, and the Fishman GT1 pickup system delivers dynamic, organic tone, so whether writing, recording, or performing the P20E is sure to impress. This electronics system features an undersaddle pickup and soundhole mounted preamp with easy-to-access volume and tone controls, which essentially transforms what some may consider a “couch guitar” into a workhorse stage instrument. That said, its smaller size makes playing for hours fun and comfortable and allows for more convenient transport.

Other high-quality features include a solid mahogany top, ebony fretboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, as well as PRS trademark bird inlays and headstock design. PRS SE Parlor acoustics come with a gig bag and are strung with 12-53 strings. The Antique White PRS SE P20E is limited to 3,500 pieces worldwide.

Inside Private Stock | Story and Factory Tour

Check out this fantastic video going inside the factory in Maryland to look at Private Stock.

 

PRS Guitars Europe launches CE 24 Standard Satin LTD Run!

 

PRS Guitars Europe are excited to announce a limited run of the CE 24 Standard Satin.

Limited to 125 pieces and exclusive to Europe, the CE 24 Standard Satin combines a mahogany body and bolt-on maple neck – all finished with a thin layer of satin nitro. The mahogany body lends warmth to the snap and response that comes from bolt-on construction, and the satin nitro finish provides an addictively playable neck and stunning resonance and clarity.

Available in 5 finishes: Antique White, Charcoal, McCarty Tobacco Sunburst, Vintage Cherry & Vintage Mahogany.

If you’re looking for sonic versatility, enviable style, and effortlessness playability, look no further.

The CE 24 Standard Satin is exclusive to Europe and available now.

 

Introducing The PRS Guitars SE Custom 24 Fade LTD

PRS Guitars Introduce the SE Custom 24 Fade Limited Run

 

 

Inspired by the PRS Private Stock team’s hand stained fade finishes, the SE Custom 24 Fade limited are available in 4 stunning fade colours; Amber Fade, Charcoal Blue Fade, Charcoal Cherry Fade & Charcoal Fade. This unique ltd run also features the same specs as the original iconic SE Custom 24.

Available across Europe now and limited to 200 of each colour. Contact your local PRS Dealer for more information

Introducing the SE LTD Sand-Blasted Swamp Ash

Introducing the SE LTD Sand-Blasted Swamp Ash

SE SWAMPASH LTD pic

PRS Guitars Europe are pleased to announce SE Ltd Sand-Blasted Swamp Ash. This very striking limited run features a solid Swamp ash top in place of the regular model’s maple top and veneer.  The solid Swamp Ash is sand-blasted and then grain filled to add colour (this great finish is borrowed with thanks from our Private Stock team!)

The result is a stunning and unique look that enhances the natural beauty and very different grain patterns of Swamp Ash; no two of this limited run of only 750 pcs (Europe only) will be alike.

The Sand Blasted Ltd is offered on 4 great models, SE Custom 24, SE Custom 22, SE Custom 24 Lefty, SE Custom 24 Floyd and great in 5 colours: Sand-blasted Frozen Charcoal, Sand-blasted Fire Red, Sand-blasted Indigo, Sand-blasted Yellow & Sand-blasted Emerald.  See below for model and colour availability.

 

Custom 24

Sand-blasted Fire Red

Sand-blasted Indigo

Sand-blasted Frozen Charcoal

Sand-blasted Yellow

Sand-blasted Emerald

Custom 24 Lefty

Sand-blasted Fire Red

Sand-blasted Indigo

Custom 24 Floyd

Sand-blasted Frozen Charcoal

Sand-blasted Yellow

Custom 22

Sand-blasted Fire Red

Sand-blasted Yellow

Sand-blasted Frozen Charcoal

 

Priced the same as the regular Maple SE Custom 24, these stunning guitars will be in stores by the beginning of October across Europe.

Check out the video below with Simon McBride putting the SE Custom 24 LTD Sand-Blasted Swamp Ash through its paces!