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


Veel succes!




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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

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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



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


Stunning New Private Stock Models From PRS Guitars Head to Europe


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


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

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