PRS produce a small range of US made Core and Private Stock basses and Asian made SE basses

PRS Guitars, like Taylor Guitars, are a new kid on the block in guitar terms and are celebrating their 35th Anniversary in 2020. In that time they have grown to be a major player in the market with a range of high-end electric, acoustic and bass guitars, a mid-priced range of electric and acoustic guitars and a growing range of high quality tube based amplifiers.

USA based, PRS was founded by guitarist and luthier Paul Reed Smith in 1985, making high-end solid body electric guitars, which he still does to this day as custom models. They have a fully deserved reputation for producing high quality rock and metal guitars. Unfairly known for making guitars too ‘posh’ to play, they have recently introduced a new US line of guitars – the S2 Series – for the working musician, which have won critical acclaim.

In the late 1990’s they astutely introduced a range of mid-priced, made in Asia, guitars – both electric and acoustic – under the SE banner. The range is now wide and continues the high-quality craftsmanship that PRS are known for whilst introducing guitarists to the PRS brand.


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