PRS players, luthiers and guitar nuts will be able to see the same tour up-close and in person at Experience PRS, which takes place September 19th and 20th. The annual event is a celebration of the PRS guitar and includes a packed schedule of events that is essentially two days of PRS bliss: factory tours, demos, artist appearances, clinics, free food, prizes, etc. Registration is required as this is a private event -- for details go to www.prsguitars.com/experience.
On with the tour... below are four segments that take you from a warehouse of raw wood coming in from all over the world to the final person who touches up a finished, tested guitar and puts it in the case. As you''ll see, PRS is very adamant about letting people do what people do best and letting machines do what they do best.
Part 1 - Raw wood, bookmatching tops and CNC milling.
Part 2 - Body fixtures, necks, fretboards and sanding.
Part 3 - Staining, painting, sanding and breaking in a neck.
Part 4 - Electronics, final assembly and finishing.
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