New SE Standard Santanas!

The PRS SE Standard range, which launched at the end of 2014, has been going down a storm over the last few months.

All mahogany construction, great PRS-designed pickups, birds inlays – these guitars really are fantastic, despite their £399/€499 price tag.. They even come with an excellent SE gigbag!

So we’re pleased to announce the arrival of the final models from the range, the wonderful Santana and Santana Special guitars. The former are fitted with humbuckers and trem, while the Special gets a pair of PRS-designed P90s and a stop tailpiece for super-stripped down rock’n’roll action.

With their flat tops, 24 1/2″ scale length, wide-fat necks and vintage-inspired colours these are set to be stars of the Standard line-up, and they’ll be in shops very soon!

SE Standard Santana

SE Standard Santana

SE Standard Santana Specials

SE Standard Santana Specials

 

30th Anniversary Private Stock Dragon Takes Flight!

The unveiling of a new PRS Dragon guitar is always exciting – and the latest incarnation of this legendary instrument is particularly spectacular.

First glimpsed at NAMM 2015, the PRS Private Stock 30th Anniversary Dragon is the first PS version of the super-exclusive limited edition guitars whose lineage traces back to 1992. And it’s one of the most eye-catching of them all.

As with all of the previous seven Dragon guitars, the Private Stock 30th Anniversary’s most prominent feature is the sumptuous inlay work. Designed by fantasy artist Jeff Easley (famed for his Dungeons & Dragons rulebook covers), the inlay work was created by Aulson Inlay and features more than 285 individual parts fashioned from a wide array of gorgeous materials including jade, azurite, lapis, pyrite, abalone, and mother of pearl.

But the inlay is only the icing on the cake, of course.  Extraordinary Private Stock grade tone woods were hand selected for this very limited series and include a curly maple top (with a “pre-factory” style carved top and available in Tiger’s Eye and Nightshade colours), African ribbon mahogany back and mahogany neck (with “pre-factory” style Pattern Regular carve) with a 24 fret Madagascar rosewood fingerboard. The newly introduced 85/15 treble and bass pickups are some of our favourites too – really powerful but perfectly balanced and versatile as a result. And the 30th Anniversary Dragon’s hybrid hardware includes PRS Phase III locking tuners and the PRS patented tremolo system.

Only 40 of the Private Stock 30th Anniversary Dragons will be produced, with just a handful heading to Europe. Demand is expected to be extremely high, so you’ll need to speak to your PRS dealer without delay if you don’t want to miss out on a piece of guitar history…

Interested? Contact these dealers

GERMANY

Cream Music

www.cream-music.com

Frankfurt, Germany

Guitars Shop

www.guitars-shop.de

Hochstadt, Germany

Musikhaus Thomann

www.thomann.de

Burgebrach, Germany

Station Music

www.station-music.de

Jettingen-Scheppach, Germany

UK

Guitar Guitar

www.guitarguitar.co.uk

Newcastle, UK

Guitar Village

www.guitarvillage.com

Surrey, UK

Professional Music Technology

www.pmtonline.co.uk

Essex, UK

World Guitars

www.worldguitars.co.uk

Gloucestershire, UK

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Mark Holcomb (Periphery) Signature Model Unleashed!

One of the hottest metal acts in the world right now, Periphery’s hard-hitting blend of polyrhythms, crushing riffs and soaring lead lines takes no less than three guitarists to deliver. We’re very pleased to have one third of the trinity, Mark Holcomb, in the PRS family – and super-excited to announce the release of his new signature model!

Based on the classic PRS Custom 24, Mark’s guitar has lots of artist-specified features that make it a proper fire-breathing metal monster. Flat fingerboard, Mark’s signature Seymour Duncan pickups, a new design plate-style bridge, green abalone “J” birds, black Hipshot O-ring controls and glow in the dark side dots add up to a very distinctive, characterful addition to the PRS line-up. And these features complement the guitar’s carved, figured maple “10” Top, mahogany back, 24 fret Pattern Thin neck, PRS Phase III locking tuners, and volume, tone, 5-way blade switch control layout.

If you fancy getting your hands on one of the most aggressive PRS guitars currently available, be quick! There is no limit to the number of Mark Holcomb Custom 24s being produced, BUT the ‘order window’ for the guitar is open only until 6 March 2015. So be sure to get your order in with your PRS dealer before this date if you don’t want to miss out..!

Full specifications and a video with Mark can be found at here, and you can check out a short Q&A on his signature model, advice for aspiring musicians, and more here!

PRS SE Standards Unveiled

It’s hard to believe that PRS Guitars’ SE range has been around for 13 years. But it’s true – since 2001 the series has been offering incredible quality and great tone at affordable prices.

Now the new SE Standard line-up is taking this philosophy to another level! Inspired by Paul Reed Smith’s early pre-factory guitars of the 1970s and early 80s, the SE Standards are built using all-mahogany construction and deliver fantastic tone thanks to their PRS-designed pickups. Despite their stripped-down price (the SE Standard series starts at just £399 / €499)  the new guitars also sport a host of features shared with top-of-the-line PRS models including the iconic birds inlays, PRS stoptail or trem bridges and PRS’s legendary wide-thin or wide-fat neck carves.

Of course, PRS’s renowned manufacturing standards are very much in evidence in the SE Standard range and with every guitar receiving a comprehensive pre-delivery inspection, they’re gig-ready right out of the box! Each model even ships in a PRS SE gigbag…

There is a great choice of models in the series too, including versions of much-loved PRS classics (with a couple of others due early in 2015 – stay tuned for news!)…

 

Standard Custom 24:

25″ scale length, 24 frets,  PRS design tremolo, Wide Thin neck profile, PRS design HFS and Vintage Bass pickups, three-way blade pickup selector and push-pull coil-tap

Colours: Black, Platinum, Vintage Cherry, Trans Blue, Tobacco Sunburst

 

Standard Custom 22:

25″ scale length, 22 frets, PRS design stoptail, Wide Fat neck profile, PRS design 245 treble and 245 bass pickups, three-way blade pickup selector and push-pull coil-tap

Colours: Black, Platinum, Vintage Cherry, Trans Blue, Tobacco Sunburst

 

Singlecut Standard

24.5″ scale length, 22 frets, PRS design stoptail, Wide Fat neck profile, PRS design 245 treble and 245 bass pickups, two volume/two tone, three-way toggle selector

Colours: Black, Platinum, Vintage Cherry, Trans Blue, Tobacco Sunburst

 

Tremonti Standard

25″ scale length, 22 frets, bound fingerboard, PRS design stoptail, Wide Fat neck profile, PRS design SE treble and SE bass pickups, three-way blade pickup selector switch and push-pull coil-tap

Colours: Black, Platinum, Vintage Cherry

 

PRS Guitars: Celebrating 30 Years

In 1985 a long, curly-haired Paul Reed Smith took a selection of PRS Custom and PRS Guitars (later known as the Custom 24 and Standard 24) to a tradeshow and PRS Guitars was born. Unbeknownst to everyone at the time, Paul was becoming “arguably the first ‘little guy’ to give guitar making giants…a run for their money. By upping the ante on quality, PRS compelled big American companies to improve their game, resulting in a full-blown American guitar renaissance,” (Guitar World). From two electric guitar models, to a full line up of electric guitars and basses, acoustic guitars, and amplifiers, PRS has kept that quality standard and has grown into a major industry presence.

In celebration of the last three decades, PRS will be creating a series of blog stories recounting moments from the last 30 years as well as inviting and presenting testimonials from artists and players on their experiences with Paul and PRS guitars.

Please join us in celebrating the history, and future, of PRS. http://www.prsguitars.com/30/

Stunning New Private Stock Models From PRS Guitars Head to Europe

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Private Stock Models For Europe

 

We’re very excited about the new Private Stock Model series, it has to be said..

Brought to you by the same team responsible for the pinnacle of PRS’s output (the ‘fantasy spec’ Private Stock ‘Built To Order’ guitars), the new Private Stock Models are a range of six instruments with predetermined spec options, built using the highest quality materials available. And because they’re built in small batch runs, the Private Stock Models come with lower price tags than their ‘one-off’ cousins (from £5995 / €6995 to £6995 / €8495).

All the guitars feature Private Stock grade woods, beautiful abalone and Mother Of Pearl inlays and the cream of PRS Guitars’ pickup selection. To learn more about the Private Stock models visit http://prsguitars.com/privatestock/models/

 

The Private Stock Models line-up currently available in Europe comprises the below:

 

McCarty Singlecut – a direct reflection of Ted McCarty’s work on solidbody guitars in the 1950s and everything he taught Paul Reed Smith decades later.

Features include a McCarty Sunburst carved figured maple top, thick mahogany back, 24 1/2” scale length, 22 fret “Pattern” mahogany neck, figured maple bound Madagascar rosewood fretboard, Madagascar rosewood headstock veneer, mammoth ivory bird inlays and headstock eagle, plated nickel/silver 57/08 pickups with two volume and two tone controls with a 3-way toggle pickup switch on the upper bout, the trademark Santana headstock shape, bone nut, PRS Phase III locking tuners, “flat jumbo” fretwire, custom–machined PRS two-piece bridge, nickel hardware, and a paisley hardshell case.

 

Custom 24 – the Private Stock Model interpretation of the quintessential PRS guitar, with 53/10 humbuckers.

Features include a McCarty thickness African ribbon mahogany body, Madagascar rosewood fingerboard and headstock veneer, “Pattern Regular” carve mahogany neck, green ripple abalone birds inlays with Mother Of Pearl outlines (neck and headstock), 53/10 treble and bass humbuckers with volume and tone controls and 5-way blade selector switch, gold/nickel PRS tremolo, Phase III locking tuners with ivoroid buttons.

 

Tremonti – a beautiful take on Mark Tremonti’s signature guitar with Private Stock grade mahogany body and neck and abalone/Mother Of Pearl birds inlays.

Private Stock model features include Private Stock grade mahogany body and neck, Madagascar rosewood fingerboard, “Pattern Thin” neck carve, green ripple abalone birds inlays with Mother of Pearl outlines, Tremonti treble and bass pickups with individual volume and tone controls and 3-way toggle selector switch, nickel PRS tremolo with trem up-rout, Phase III locking tuners with ivoroid buttons.

 

Santana #2 – the distinctive outline of the regular Santana model with some stunning touches including abalone Private Stock Eagle headstock inlay and original Santana treble humbucker with 57/08 bass humbucker.

Features include Private Stock grade mahogany body and neck (with Santana neck carve), Madagascar rosewood fingerboard, green ripple abalone “old school” birds fretboard inlays, green ripple abalone Private Stock Eagle headstock inlay, original Santana treble humbucker, 57/08 bass humbucker, volume, tone and 3-way toggle switch, nickel PRS tremolo, Phase III locking tuners and Madagascar rosewood ‘OM’ symbol trussrod cover.

 

Paul’s Guitar – carrying on the tradition of the PRS Modern Eagle, Paul’s Guitar is based on the instrument that Paul currently uses on stage and in the studio.

Private Stock Model features include Private Stock grade mahogany neck and body, Private Stock grade Madagascar rosewood fingerboard, “Pattern” neck carve, green ripple abalone birds inlays with Mother Of Pearl outlines (fingerboard and headstock), Paul’s Guitar treble and bass pickups, volume and tone controls with 3-way toggle selector and 2 mini coil-tap switches, nickel PRS tremolo, Phase III locking tuners with ivoroid buttons.

 

Violin II – treated to the  glorious glowing amber/gold ‘Violin’ finish, the Violin II are rooted in Paul Reed Smith’s belief that the guitar is the violin of our times.

Violin II instruments pair curly maple necks with ebony fretboards, “Violin” finish colour (a beautiful glowing amber/gold reminiscent of old violins), and Private Stock’s new “Strad” purfling on the neck and headstock. Features include a carved figured maple top, lightweight mahogany back, 25” scale length, 22 fret “Pattern” curly maple neck, ebony fretboard and headstock veneer, gold Mother of Pearl “Violin” bird inlays and headstock eagle, beautiful “Strad” fretboard and headstock purfling, plated nickel/silver 57/08 pickups with one volume and one push/pull tone control with a 3-way toggle pickup switch, PRS Phase III locking tuners, PRS stoptail bridge with brass inserts (PRS tremolo option available), hybrid hardware, and a paisley hardshell case.

PRS SE Bernie Marsden Ltd Edition Colours!

Bernie Marsden’s signature PRS SE model is a truly fabulous guitar, designed to deliver big, fat vintage-style tone in a seriously good-looking package. With its super-comfortable wide-fat 22-fret neck and a pair of SE 245 humbuckers, Bernie’s guitar just feels and sounds spot-on. Reviews of the guitar in the press have always been glowing too. Guitarist magazine’s Dave Burrluck reckons the SE Bernie Marsden is, “A more vintage-informed version of the SE245 – if you like your single-cuts rooted in the fifties, you’ll like this!”

So we’re really excited to introduce no less than five Limited Edition colours for the SE Bernie Marsden in Europe (alongside black, which is now a standard colour option for the guitar). The new limited colours available are Black Cherry, Santana Yellow, Sapphire and Gold Metallic, with spalted maple also a new option. Just how good do they look!?

Translucent colours feature a flame maple veneer top, with every version based around a classic mahogany body and 22-fret, 24.5” scale length mahogany neck. Cream body binding and bound rosewood fingerboard set off the simple good looks of the SE Bernie Marsden, which is powered by a pair of SE245 humbuckers, two volume controls, single tone control and 3-way toggle selector switch.

Even better, the new Limited Edition colour versions are available at the same price as the original, at just £714 / €869 (inc VAT) including PRS SE gigbag!

For full details on the SE Bernie Marsden, visit the main PRS Guitars websitePRS Bernie Marsden LTD RUN

New Website Launched

We have re-launched our PRS Europe website!

Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to add.

WIN your favourite PRS S2 model!

Since their introduction in 2013 the PRS S2 Series has been going down a storm with press and players alike.

Made on their own special production line in Maryland, USA, the S2 Series brings the tone and feel of US-made PRS guitars to a wider audience than ever. And whether you’re into the classic PRS styling of the Custom 22 and Custom 24 models, the stripped-back Mira, vintage vibe of the Starla or hard-rocking nature of the Singlecut, there’s an S2 model for you.

And now we’re giving one lucky winner the chance to get their hands on their favourite model from the range. Just head over to the PRS Guitars Europe Facebook page

Click here to enter!

Full details on the PRS S2 Series are here

Gewinne eine PRS S2 Gitarre deiner Wahl!

Mit ihrer Einführung in 2013, hat die preiswerte und in den USA hergestellte PRS S2 Serie, einen Sturm der Begeisterung ausgelöst.

Presse und Gitarristen sind begeistert von der Bespielbarkeit und Ton der in Maryland USA hergestellten Gitarre. Durch den Einsatz von neuen und modernen Maschinen ist es uns gelungen, eine Made in USA Gitarre in dieser Preislage herzustellen. Endlich ist es möglich eine echte PRS in einer Preislage zu bekommen, die bis dahin für unmöglich galt.

Gewinne nun eine S2 Gitarre deiner Wahl! Ja, du hast richtig gelesen – der glückliche Gewinner darf sich seine Traumgitarre aus der neuen S2 Serie aussuchen! S2 Custom 22 und 24, Singlecut, Mira und Starla stehen in dieser Facebook Frühjahrsaktion zur Auswahl.

Egal ob du das klassische PRS Design der Custom Modelle, das Vintage Feeling der Starla, die ehrliche Arbeit der Mira oder die hart rockende Singlecut liebst, jetzt ist deine Chance da!

Klicke HIER um zu starten!

Die kompletten Infos der S2 Serie findest du HIER!

GAGNEZ votre PRS S2 préférée !

Avec la série S2, PRS a réussi le tour de force de fabriquer aux USA une gamme de guitares à la fois de haute qualité et abordables. Pas étonnant que le lancement de cette nouvelle série en 2013 ait eu l’effet d’une véritable tempête.

La presse et les musiciens ont unanimement encensé le toucher et le son des différents modèles S2. Ces instruments sont produits dans l’usine PRS du Maryland aux USA et bénéficient d’une toute nouvelle ligne de production qui leur est dédiée et qui utilise des nouvelles techniques de fabrication. Ceci permet aujourd’hui à PRS de proposer des modèles US à une clientèle plus large que jamais.

Et maintenant vous pouvez gagner votre modèle S2 préféré ! C’est vrai – nous donnons la possibilité à l’heureux gagnant de notre concours de printemps sur notre page Facebook, de choisir un modèle de la gamme S2 parmi les Custom 22, Custom 24, Singlecut, Mira et Starla.

Que vous soyez amoureux du style classique PRS des modèles Custom, de la touche vintage de la Starla, du côté dépouillé de la Mira, ou de l’appel au son hard-rock de la singlecut, votre chance est venue de mettre la main sur le dessus du panier !

POUR PARTICIPER CLIQUEZ ICI!

Pour avoir tous les détails sur la série S2, visitez le microsite PRS Guitars ici

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This competition is organised by PRS Guitars Europe and is open to EU citizens and citizens of Switzerland and Norway. The closing date is 31 May 2014. Winner will be notified within seven days of the closing date. No substitute prize will be offered and the judge’s decision is final. This competition is closed to employees of PRS Guitars Europe and members of their immediate family.

CONDITIONS GENERALES

Ce concours est organisé par PRS Guitars Europe Ltd et est ouvert aux citoyens de l’Union Européenne, de la Suisse et de la Norvège. La date de clôture est le 31 mai 2014. Le gagnant sera tiré au sort et averti dans un délai de sept jours ouvrables à compter de la date de clôture. Aucun gain de substitution en numéraire ne sera accordé et la décision des membres du jury est irrévocable. Le concours est interdit aux employés de PRS Guitars Europe ainsi qu’aux membres de leur famille proche.

PRS Gift Pack Promo!

With the sun shining on us again (well, occasionally), it’s time for another PRS Summer Promo! This time, we’re spoiling you with a free £100/€120 Gift Pack containing all sorts of PRS merchandise, including strings, strap, tee-shirt…

The Gift Pack promo applies to customers buying US-made PRS models (excluding the new S2 Series) from participating dealers in the UK, France and Germany between 1-31 August. All you need to do to claim your Gift Pack is download the claim formhere and return it with your proof of purchase to the address on the form.

Happy summer 2013!