PRS Experience 2010 Sees Six New Electric Models and More
Posted by Michael Mueller on September 27, 2010 at 8:26 AM
This past weekend, Paul Reed Smith Guitars welcomed more than 2,200 PRS enthusiasts from all over the world for the unveiling of six new electric guitars that will be part of PRS 2011 product offering. Several limited run amps and ground-breaking new guitar model appointments including an all new "V12" finish, new neck shapes, new pickups, and a high tolerance two-piece adjustable bridge. The weekend also included clinics, seminars, factory tours, master classes, and home recording studio demonstrations as well as performances by Ricky Skaggs, Orianthi, Zach Myers, Howard Leese, Davy Knowles, Martin Simpson, David Grissom, Cody Kilby, Bugs Henderson, and Derek St. Holmes, among others.
Among the new guitars unveiled are the JA-15, which is studio legend Paul Jackson, Jr.'s first signature model PRS. "The JA-15 was designed with one goal in mind: to be the best-sounding hollow body guitar, period," said Jackson, Jr. "I believe that we have reached that goal. This instrument is not only one of the best sounding, but one of the best playing guitars I've ever picked up."
PRS also showed their newest three-pickup guitars the DC3 and NF3, which feature proprietary PRS pickups and their all-new flat body shape for a classic look and sound.
The new PRS McCarty 58 pays homage to legendary guitar maker Ted McCarty. It's a vintage inspired double-cutaway with a figured maple artist-grade top, V12 finish, and proprietary 57/08 pickups. PRS also unveiled the new vintage inspired singlecut SC 58 with similar appointments.
There was an update to the brand's Modern Eagle series, as PRS debuted the ME Quatro, which features the V12 finish, 53/10 pickups, and "Pattern" neck shape.
PRS announced the official launch of the SE Santana, which is the very first SE offered with a 24.5" scale length and is also the first SE created using the same silhouette as Santana's American-made model. The guitar will be in stores in October.
Finally, PRS also expanded their highly touted amplifier line with several limited-run amplifiers, including the Experience PRS 2010 Recording Amp, a prototype of the company's first two-channel amp, and a very limited number of Sweet 16 and PRS "30" amps with special aesthetic appointments.
For more info on all the new products shown at Experience PRS, visit www.prsguitars.com, and for first-hand coverage of the weekend and its products, visit the Facebook page of our friends over at Premier Guitar magazine.