Original PRS Crew


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"35 years...When I look back to 1985, I remember a small group of PRS craftsmen making guitars, teaching each other, and learning as we went. We felt every success and every stumble. We knew we were on a journey and were discovering new things every day. Whether it was a how to make the machinery we needed, how to find and select the best woods, how to dry the wood, how to control the factory’s humidity, or what stains to use – it was very much the beginning of something that you could feel in the shop.

And while so much has changed through the last thirty-five years, that process of listening, learning, adapting, and continually pushing ourselves and our craft forward is still how we operate. We are always trying to retain what is good and improve what needs to be better for our craft and our customers.

It’s special what is going here, and I am very appreciative. Our hope is that all this translates to the guitars, amps, and accessories you use to make your art and in some cases your living. We know we wouldn’t be here without all of you. Your trust and support are fundamental to our ability to live this process. Thank you.”

- Paul Reed Smith

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Celebrating 35 Years


2020 marks the 35th Anniversary of PRS Guitars, and we are celebrating with exciting introductions to the SE Series , long-awaited artist model announcements, updates to the McCarty family of instruments several updates to our Maryland-made guitar lines, including TCI-tuned pickups and a new nitro finish, and three 35th Anniversary Custom 24 models.

We have more announcements coming throughout the year, so check back often to see what’s new! And don’t forget to grab some swag and come celebrate with us at Experience PRS 2020.

35 Years In Moments: A Timeline

PRS Guitars officially started in 1985, but the journey began much before that. Take a look back at 35 moments that have been pivotal to the success of PRS Guitars.

View Our 35 Year Timeline