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.
As of June 20, 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.
- S2 Custom 24 in grey/black
- S2 Custom 22 in black cherry
- SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24
- SE Zach Meyers
- SE245 Singlecut in gold metallic
- SE Santana in yellow
Of course, we can also custom-order any PRS instrument to your specifications.
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.
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!
The Custom 24 shape is the go-to design for PRS fans. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its introduction, PRS has released special Custom 24 models in all of its lines. This guitar is part of the PRS SE line, which represents exceptional value and quality at an affordable price point. Here, we have a mahogany body and a top featuring a flame maple veneer that really catches your eye.
The specs: 25-inch scale length neck with 24 frets. Maple neck with rosewood fretboard and bird-inlay markers. Wide but thin neck profile. PRS temolo bridge. SE HFS treble and SE Vintage bass humbucking pickups.
This guitar plays easy and sounds fantastic! The humbuckers are warm and full-sounding, but with the coil-tap wiring you can pull out the Tone control for an incisive single-coil sound as well.
The SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24 sounds good either clean or cranking into a high gain setting on your amp. And the orange flame maple finish is simply... Awesome!
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.
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.
Based on on the popular PRS Santana models, this more affordable version is a lot of guitar for the money. It features a mahogany body, a maple top with a striking flame maple veneer, and a mahonagy set neck with a rosewood fretboard. 'Bird' fretboard inlays give it that classic PRS look.
The scale length of the neck is 24-1/2 inches, a bit shorter than the usual 25 inch scale of most PRS guitars. The neck also has a generous width and fat profile. Anyone who prefers a beefy neck, has larger hands, or likes to fingerpick their electric should like the feel of this guitar.
The SE Santana humbuckers deliver the fat tones you'd expect, but can also produce a smooth sound - just like Carlos Santana himself!
Our guitar features a nice Santana Yellow finish that shows off the flame maple top, but the same model can be ordered in Santana Red or the plainer Jet White.
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