December 2016

PRS

The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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PRS Updates Core and S2 Series Electric Guitars for 2017

November 18, 2016
The coming year's highlights include the introduction of the McCarty Singlecut 594, 509, Santana Retro, and Gen III tremolo bridge in Core and new pickups for the S2 Series.
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Rig Rundown: Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy

November 16, 2016
Big, loud amps and a handful of PRS guitars power one of modern rock’s most formidable guitar duos.
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Vintage Vault: 1985 Paul Reed Smith Custom

November 3, 2016
A pre-production PRS that foreshadowed the guitar builder’s future successes.
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PRS Guitars Announces the Tremonti Baritone

October 7, 2016
This limited-edition guitar features a 25.5" scale length that allows players to tune down but ditch the wound 3rd string.
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PRS Guitars Announces the CE24 Standard Satin

September 30, 2016
The CE24 was re-envisioned to deliver the snap and sparkle of traditional bolt-on guitars with increased playability and an updated sound.
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Mod Garage: Strat-PRS Crossover Wiring

August 26, 2016
Want a vast sonic palette at your fingertips? Here’s a way to get 10 unique sounds from one guitar.
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PRS Unveils the Private Stock Custom 24 8-String

August 19, 2016
Only eight of these instruments will be made for August 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary.
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PRS Guitars Unveils SE Signature Model with Periphery’s Mark Holcomb

June 28, 2016
A more affordable signature model that features Seymour Duncan Alpha and Omega pickups and 3-way blade pickup switch with push/pull tone knob for coil splitting.
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PRS Guitars Celebrate Experience PRS Event with Limited-Edition Custom 24-08

June 7, 2016
The simple and intuitive switching system, also featured on the PRS 408 model, allows for eight distinct pickup combinations.
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PRS Guitars Introduces the McCarty 594

May 24, 2016
The McCarty 594 can move from humbucker to single-coil tones thanks to the 58/15 LT pickups and push/pull coil taps on the tone controls.
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Rig Rundown: Living Colour's Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish [2016]

April 20, 2016
Armed with a boatload of pedals of every size and shape, the funk-rock tandem demonstrates the sonic mayhem they create on a nightly basis. Bonus: Bass legend Billy Cox crashes the party!
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PRS Guitars and John Mayer Introduce Limited-Edition Private Stock Super Eagle

March 11, 2016
The guitar features a scale length of 25.375”, specially-wound 58/15 JM treble and bass pickups with a specially-wound Narrowfield JM pickup in the middle position, and a JCF Audio preamp.
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Tools for the Task: Cables

February 26, 2016
Is it time to take inventory?
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PRS SE A15AL Alex Lifeson Review

February 12, 2016
PRS honors the Rush guitarist with a slim, nimble, and fast-playing flattop.
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Rig Rundown: Kenny Greenberg

February 10, 2016
One of Nashville’s most prolific guitarists takes us to the legendary Blackbird Studio and shows us the rig he uses in sessions for the likes of Taylor Swift, Buddy Guy, Kenny Chesney, and more.
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NAMM '16 - PRS Guitars P245, SE Angelus, CE24, and McCarty Demos

January 24, 2016
Paul Reed Smith unveils a new semi-hollow, acoustic, and two solidbodies.
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PRS SE 277 Baritone Review

January 19, 2016
This B-to-B-tuned 6-string is easy to play and boasts versatile, articulate, wide-ranging tones.
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Rig Rundown: The Revivalists

January 6, 2016
The New Orleans rockers show off the gear that powers their energetic live shows.
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