More that a few guitar players were interested in my post on the New Releases from Paul Reed Smith Guitars. Asking, “what makes a Paul Reed Smith Guitar so special?” What are the main differences in models. What are the specifications of each model? I think these are valid questions. If you are in the market of buying a world class guitar and can afford it than there are a lot of great choices out there.
I am not a PRS expert. My friend Allan is. He has been playing them longer than anyone I know. He has even been to the factory. But he is a busy guy, so I will do my best to vibe you up on PRS guitars. As far as I’m concerned, I would be honored if Allan can correct me or add to this article. I know all my readers thought I know everything about every guitar. Ha. Ha. That is far from the truth, so I have chosen to direct you to a couple of sites I have found that give the most realistic un-biased answers we could hope for.
The first site has plenty of information regarding the bulk of questions that were asked and lots more. I find it very refreshing to read un-biased content that gives the good and bad. It is a wealth of information that makes the choice of what PRS guitar suits you best easier. The first page is from Ed Roman Guitars . Ed has a mouthful to spit at us on how to identify the models, differences, parts and design changes or upgrades. He is obviously quite well versed on PRS guitars, as you will see.
There is more here that may be of interest to you. Read what the post has to say, and compare the PRS guitar line with a guitar line created by Ed Roman himself. He claims to have improved on what he considers to be the shortcomings in the PRS guitars. His line is called Quicksilver Guitars. I don’t have an opinion since I’m am strictly a Fender Stratocaster player. However I have played one of Allan’s PRS guitars and can testify that it is a superior sounding and highly playable guitar. If I was forced to choose another brand of guitar, I would choose a Paul Reed Smith guitar.
These are world class crafted guitars and have very precise details including, inlays, hardware and paintwork that will leave you speechless. It is worth a trip to GuitarCenter to play and experience one. I can’t afford one now, but that does not stop me from going to Guitar Center.
Here is a video of some of the great guitar players who use them discussing the finer details.
The consistency in construction and actually getting an instrument that exceeds your expectations is why Guitar Players Center would recommend this brand of guitar. Expect the best from PRS, in fact go play one. that is free. By the way, has anyone ever played a Quicksilver Guitar? Let me know what you think of it. Enjoy.