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Located in Stevensville, Maryland, Paul Reed Smith Guitars is one of the world's premier guitar manufacturers. Since their beginning in 1985, PRS has strived to create the highest quality instruments possible. Guitar building is a very personal thing at Paul Reed Smith, and most of the staff are dedicated players. They have a deep commitment to the craft, and their dedication to quality is very apparent in the instruments they produce.

The Minor Chord stocks two lines from Paul Reed Smith:

  • The PRS S2 Series is made at the company headquarters in Stevensville, MD. These guitars offer the famous fit, finish, feel, and attention to detail of PRS craftsmanship at a surprisingly affordable price.

  • The SE Series is designed in the Paul Reed Smith facility in Maryland and manufactured in Korea to strict PRS quality standards. These are high-quality yet reasonably priced instruments for the working musician or for the student who is ready for a step up.

Although we do not usually stock guitars from Paul Reed Smith's top-of-the-line Core Series, the factory keeps us up-to-date on available models and we would be happy to order one for you.

Current Inventory

As of April 23, 2015, we have the following Paul Reed Smith instruments in stock. Click on a model or just scroll down to see descriptions and photos of each instrument.

Of course, we can also custom-order any PRS instrument to your specifications.

S2 Mira Dots in black

Right away, we fell in love with the look, feel and sound of this awesome guitar.

US-made in Stevensville, Maryland, the guitars in the S2 Series represent great value. This Mira features an asymmetric beveled thin mahogany body with a set-in neck in the usual 25 inch PRS scale length. The neck profile is chunky - without going too far - and very comfortable. The super-solid stop tailpiece has brass poles and gives this guitar amazing sustain. The S2 Mira pickups at both neck and bridge positions can be switched into coil-tap mode.

The full solid-mahogany body adds a nice warmth to the sound. This guitar can really growl at high gain settings but can also do the warm jazzy thing nicely as well.

The S2 Mira Dots is a new favorite of ours here at The Minor Chord!

S2 Custom 24 in grey/black

A more affordable version of the famous PRS Custom 24, this guitar features a mahogany body in the original Custom 24 body shape with an asymmetric book-matched figured maple top with a gray/black finish. The neck is mahogany with a 25 inch scale and a rosewood fingerboard with sharp-looking trademark PRS 'Bird' inlays

The pickup configuration includes an S2 HFS at the bridge and an S2 Vintage Bass at the neck. Both can be switched into coil-tap mode for a more 'single-coil' tone. The bridge is an S2-style tremolo.

Any fan of the original top-of-the-line PRS Custom 24 should check out this more affordable S2 Series version. It maintains that classic PRS look, feel and sound. And it's still US-made - but at a fraction of the price.

S2 Custom 22 in black cherry

Here is a new take on the famous PRS Custom 22 - but this time, it's hot off the press as a member of the more affordable Maryland-built S2 line. This guitar has the classic pairing of a mahogany body and a maple top with a gorgeous black cherry finish.

Mahogany neck with a 25-inch scale and a rosewood fingerboard with PRS signature 'bird' inlays. Locking tuners. The S2 tremolo bridge works well, staying in tune nicely after you use the whammy bar. The PRS-designed humbucker pickups sound great for a wide range of styles and can be operated in coil-tap mode for even more tonal options. (The chrome covers on the humbuckers happen to look particularly nice paired with the black cherry finish.)

Anyone looking for a versatile US-made guitar should certainly check this one out!

SE Zach Meyers

We're excited to get this popular PRS SE signature model!

Zach Meyers, of the band Shinedown, helped design this beauty. It features a chambered mahogany body with a single f-hole, a striking flamed maple veneer top, a wide- and fat-profile neck, and a rosewood fingerboard with bird inlays. For hardware, it boasts an adjustable stoptail bridge and SE245 humbucker pickups.

Right away, we saw why players dig this instrument. The semi-hollow body delivers a nice warmth and the humbuckers sound extra rich.

From hard rock to blues to jazz, this versatile guitar can expand your sonic landscape.

SE245 Singlecut in gold metallic

A more affordable take on the classic solidbody singlecut electric, the SE245 is a great value. Mahogany body, maple top, wide mahogany neck with a 24-1/2 inch scale length and a rosewood fretboard with attractive'bird' inlays.

The full gold metallic finish really sparkles, taking you back to the 1950s when that look was really popular.

The stop tailpiece and PRS-designed humbucker pickups give you a full, warm sound with plenty of sustain and smoothness - great for rock, jazz, and many more styles. (On the other hand, if you are looking for more growl and bite, check out the SE245 Soapbar below!)

SE245 Soapbar in black

This guitar has the same body, neck and scale dimension as the SE245 Singlecut above, but with its single-coil pickups it produces a completely different sound.

If you are looking for a dark and mysterious-looking electric, we think this SE245 with its sleek gloss-black finish is a great choice.

The stop tailpiece matched with PRS SE single-coil pickups produce a tone that snarls and bites. This guitar rips through blues, rock, punk and slide just as well - if not better than - quitars that are double or triple its price.

(On the other hand, if you prefer a warmer, smoother tone, check out the SE245 Singlecut above!)

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