Here are a few guitar corporations which might be well-known for their high quality and their record of celebrity guitarists. PRS Guitars is one such business. Paul Reed Smith, proprietor and creator of PRS Guitars, made his first guitar while he was a scholar at St. Marys Faculty in Maryland. He continued to construct guitars following faculty and after he completed one, he would convey it to concert events and convince the musicians to test them out and offer him feedback.
Paul Reed Smith eventually encountered Carlos Santana. The top result of this encounter was that Santana ended up trying out his guitars. (He tried 3 total.) Santana was impressed, and this finally altered the course of Paul Reed Smith’s existence. Santana put Smith in touch with a man named Ted McCarty, who eventually became his teacher.
Ted McCarty is a experienced person of the guitar business. He was the president of Gibson Guitars for numerous years and he innovated the Gibson ES-335, Flying V, and the Gibson Explorer guitars. Like Santana, McCarty also knew that Smith had skills and took him under his wing. The two collaborated and developed a series of guitars together. These guitars are actually added within the PRS line.
Perhaps this was due to McCarty’s alliance with PRS that in the end lead to the conflict. Nevertheless, Gibson sued Smith over the Singlecut, that they claimed had been significantly similar to the Gibson Guitars Les Paul design. Eventually Gibson Guitars lost the case, however P.R.S guitars could not make the guitars during the courtroom case proceeding. But the case was decided in Paul Reed Smith and McCarty’s PRS guitars favor.
PRS Guitars have a list of present stock models and private stock of PRS guitars which are all listed on their official website. There are the Singlecut that had been previously discussed, the PRS guitar SE Series which is a inferior model and barely less expensive, the SE Torero, 513 Rosewood, and the Santana SE Guitar. Nevertheless, these are just some examples of the intensive list provided on the site.
There have been a lot of well-known players who’ve played one. These include Al DiMeola, Carlos Santana, Peter Lindgren, Dave Navarro, Tim Mahoney, Mark Tremont, Larry Lalonde of Primus, Larry Hanson of Alabama, Neal Schon of Journey, Rich Williams of Kansas, Vince Neil of Motley Crue and Steve Stevens with Billy Idol.
Here’s what one person had to say about their PRS:
About the Custom 20th Anniversary
“I love the way this guitar looks. I had wanted a quilt finish guitar, but the actual spec would have taken 3-4 months on a particular order and cost lots extra, so I bought this one, and have not regretted it for a second. Extraordinary rich tones – as quickly as I took it to the very first practice, everyone in the group could notice the difference (had formerly been playing USA Standard Stratocaster and Les Paul Studio). Lighter tone than the Les Paul, yet so adaptable. The tone control is usable and the choice between single/double wound pickups creates a real variation. Amazing.”