PRS Guitars Europe Announce SE Bernie Marsden Final Run

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. This final run is PRS’s tribute to Bernie and this great guitar; it is limited to just 250 guitars for Europe after which the model will no longer be available. Even better, the Bernie Marsden final run is available in 6  PRS colours, Vintage Sunburst, Black Cherry, Santana Yellow, Trampas Green, Tobacco Sunburst and Grey Black, showing off the classic PRS book matched flame maple veneer top to great advantage – Just how good do they look?!


Add in a lightweight Mahogany body, super-comfortable cream bound wide-fat mahogany 22 fret set neck with a classic 24.5” scale, topped by a rosewood fingerboard all powered by a pair of great sounding SE 245 humbuckers and it’s no surprise that Bernie’s guitar just feels and sounds spot-on.

As Bernie says “I have played my SE on stage and in the studio all over the world, and will continue to do so – it sounds great and has never let me down. I look forward to continuing my relationship with PRS and would like to thank them for making such a great guitar with my name on it!”

The Final Run Limited Edition versions are available at the same price as the original, at just £695 /€995 (inc VAT) including PRS SE gigbag!

These guitars are available across Europe now so contact your local PRS Dealer today!

For full details on the SE Bernie Marsden, visit


PRS Guitars and John Mayer Introduce Limited Edition Private Stock Super Eagle


PRS Guitars and John Mayer have announced a special run of Private Stock “Super Eagle” instruments. The Private Stock Super Eagle is the result of a very close collaboration between famed guitar maker Paul Reed Smith and Grammy-winning musician John Mayer. The goal of the partnership was to create a highly-sophisticated and unique instrument that at once reveres the history of guitar-making and guitar tone but pushes the boundaries of materials, design, and craftsmanship. The result is a truly new PRS instrument that embodies the PRS Private Stock culture of meticulous workmanship as well as Mayer’s keen eye for playability, tone, and detail.

“Working with John has been a truly rewarding experience. His knowledge and understanding of guitars is highly sophisticated,” said Paul Reed Smith. “We were on the phone on a literally daily basis attacking this project, and I am so proud to see this guitar on stage and in the studio with John and to be able to offer it to musicians and collectors to enjoy.”

Some of the more distinctive and personalized specifications Mayer and Smith decided on for this special run of instruments include a longer (for PRS) scale length of 25.375”, specially-wound 58/15 JM treble and bass pickups with a specially-wound Narrowfield JM pickup in the middle position (with three individual coil-tap mini-switches), a JCF Audio preamp with treble boost, as well as a hand-signed sticker in the f-hole of the guitar that was designed by Mayer’s friend David Smith (who also designed the cover art for Mayer’s 2012 “Born and Raised” album). The pickups deliver a bright, clear tone that has been heard in venues across the USA in Mayer’s recent performances with Dead & Company.

But according to Mayer, this guitar won’t stop with Dead & Company. “Paul and I worked very closely to create this guitar, and the result is an incredibly refined and elegant instrument. It has a completely new sound and spirit. It’s been a joy to play and I’m excited to share that experience with other guitar players,” John Mayer.

For more info on the Super Eagle click here


Limited Edition SE A10E Acoustics For Europe!

We’ve been really pleased with the way the press and public alike have taken to the SE A10E acoustic. It’s been warmly-received by players and magazine writers for its mid-rangey, punchy tone – which is down to its all-mahogany construction and X-bracing/classical hybrid bracing.

And now we’re delighted to have a limited edition run of these lovely guitars heading to Europe. We have a single batch of this run – when they’re gone, they’re gone – available in four stunning colours. And they’ll only ever be available in Europe!

In terms of design and build, they stick faithfully to the original A10E, which means mahogany top, back, sides and neck, rosewood fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, PRS-designed tuners and PRS’s trademark bird inlays. The SE A10E is also fitted with undersaddle electronics that are accessible via the soundhole with both tone and volume controls.

The limited edition SE A10E run encompasses four stunning colours – Antique White, Cherry Sunburst, Tobacco Sunburst and Vintage Cherry, available at a recommended retail price of £499 / €699.

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New Fatback 24!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of another ‘exclusive to Europe & Australia’ PRS model – the fantastic Fatback 24, from the Wood Library programme.

Based on the 30th Anniversary Custom 24, the new guitar features a thicker ‘McCarty depth’ body, some amazing hand-selected, up-graded timbers – and just 60 of the Fatback 24s will ever be made available.

Although the body is thicker than a regular Custom 24, the use of lightweight Ribbon Stripe African Mahogany ensures the guitar balances perfectly – and the wide curl flame maple ‘10-top’ makes the Fatback 24 look as good as it feels, of course. The guitar also features 30th Anniversary mother-of-pearl birds inlays, very cool ivoroid fingerboard purfling and a choice of six colours: Charcoal Burst, Dark Cherry Sunburst, Fire Red Burst, Faded Whale Blue, Black Gold and Orange Tiger.

In terms of playability and tone the Fatback 24 features a Pattern Thin carve mahogany neck (with Gabon Ebony fingerboard and headstock veneer) and PRS’s new 85/15 treble and bass humbuckers harnessed to volume, tone (with push-pull coil-tap) order female Cialis online. We’re loving the new 85/15 pickups – they’re incredibly clear, with lots of low-end and a nice sparkly treble that never gets ‘ice-picky’

A PRS tremolo system rounds out the spec of the very special limited edition model, which ships in a similarly limited Black Paisley PRS case.


The Fatback 24 carries a recommended retail price of £3750 / €5400 inc VAT – and remember, there will only ever be 60 of these beauties available!



The Great PRS Summer Promo Returns!

While we’re waiting for the summer to really get going, here’s a little ray of sunshine for you…

The super-popular PRS Guitars Summer promo is back again this year! Buy a US-made ‘Core’ guitar, S2 guitar or US-made amplifier from an authorised dealer before 31 August and you qualify for a great bundle of goodies, including PRS t-shirts, pens, lanyards, strings and more (to a value of £100/€145 in the case of Core guitars, £60/€85 for S2 guitars and amplifiers)

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30th Anniversary “Lefty” Custom 24

Left-handers of the world rejoice!

PRS Guitars has released a left-handed version of the most excellent 30th Anniversary Custom 24 – the original PRS. Fewer than 200 of the special Lefty incarnation will ever be made, and it’s a cracker (of course).

Marking three decades of PRS, the 30th Anniversary “Lefty” Custom 24 sports new 85/15 treble and bass pickups (designed by Paul Reed Smith himself), which have an extended high and low end for incredible clarity. The humbuckers complete the classic PRS recipe of mahogany back and stunning maple top, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with Mother of Pearl Anniversary birds inlays, volume/tone/5-way switch control section and super-smooth PRS tremolo.

The 30th Anniversary “lefty” Custom 24 is available in Europe now with a recommended retail price of £3499 / €4699

Prijsvraag voor de lezers van Gitarist Magazine Nederland

Grote winactie 30 jaar PRS

Jubileum prijzenpakket van meer dan 4000 euro!


Bij PRS vieren we onze 30e verjaardag met het weggeven van 3 geweldige PRS 30th Anniversary Custom gitaren aan 3 lezers van Gitarist in Nederland en België. 


Eerste prijs!
Een PRS S2 30th Anniversary Custom 24 Scarlet Red t.w.v. € 1925,-


S2 Custom 24 30th Scarlet Red


Runner-up prijzen:

Een PRS SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24 in Chestnut t.w.v. € 1059,-


SE Custom 24 30th Chestnut


Een PRS SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24 in Amethyst t.w.v. € 1059,-





Kans maken op deze geweldige Custom gitaren?

Geeft antwoord op de volgende drie vragen:


  1. In welk jaar werd PRS Guitars opgericht?
  2. Dave Burrluck spreekt in de test van de 30th Anniversary Custom 24 (zie Gitarist 289) over het halsprofiel. Hij zegt: “Het is een ‘C’ met afhangende schouders.” Hoe vindt hij deze hals in de hand liggen?
  3. Speciaal voor de 30th Anniversary Custom 24 is er een nieuw element gemaakt. Hoe heet dit element?


Je kunt op twee manieren meedoen:


  1. Ga naar de Facebookpagina van PRS Guitars Europe, like de pagina en stuur ons je antwoord in een ‘bericht’ of ‘message’ (in het balkje naast ‘vind ik leuk’ en ‘volgen’)
  2. Of mail je antwoord naar


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All New S2 Vela

There have been lots of exciting new models from PRS already in 2015, but today’s a particularly good day – because here’s the all-new, made-in-the-US, quirky, stripped-for-action S2 Vela!

Joining the Mira and Starla in PRS’s ‘alt-guitars’ S2 line-up, the Vela is a hugely characterful new addition that brings together the best of vintage and modern guitar design. An offset, bevel-cut mahogany body with pattern regular neck are at the heart of things, but it’s perhaps the pickups and bridge that will first grab your attention…

The humbucker is the (coil-tappable) PRS-designed Starla model, while the neck pickup is the brand new Type-D singlecoil, giving a great swathe of confident, strident and chunky tones to choose from. The  new PRS plate-style bridge has two brass saddles – designed to compensate for intonation – and an aluminum plate, both of which help provide maximum tonal sustain. This bridge harks back to Paul’s early designs and traditional bass plate-style bridges, but is top-loading for easy restringing.

In short, we think this is a fantastic new choice for those looking for PRS standards of build quality and tone in a slightly more edgy, funky package.

S2 Vela finish options comprise Antique White, Black, McCarty Tobacco, Seafoam Green, Sienna, Vintage Cherry and Vintage Mahogany

The S2 Vela will be available in Europe from April 2015 and has a recommended retail price of £1199 / €1699

Vela on Archon_v2_600h


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


Cream Music

Frankfurt, Germany

Guitars Shop

Hochstadt, Germany

Musikhaus Thomann

Burgebrach, Germany

Station Music

Jettingen-Scheppach, Germany


Guitar Guitar

Newcastle, UK

Guitar Village

Surrey, UK

Professional Music Technology

Essex, UK

World Guitars

Gloucestershire, UK