Interview: Paul Reed Smith, Founder, PRS Guitars Brian Berk April 12, 2020 For our annual guitar issue, we placed a call to one of the most iconic and personable people in our industry: Paul Reed Smith, founder of Stevensville, Md.-based PRS Guitars. The September 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now! In the first of a series looking at the chord shapes and sequences used by the Beatles, we get inside the head of John Lennon and find a solid rhythm guitarist with an ear for original chord changes. The November 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now! When I started out building guitars, it was a slow and laborious process to make a high-tolerance body and neck. “I probably look at this a bit differently. It’s going to cut the same shape every time. It only takes a second, and your information is anonymous. Inside Paul Reed Smith’s Home Studio: The Mic Collection November 10, 2020 PRS Product Series: The Breakdown October 2, 2020 PRS Employee Spotlight - Jordan Hoyt // X-Acto Knife Master and Serial Number Writer September 21, 2020 Extreme boutique tones are on tap, unsurprisingly. Paul Reed Smith and PRS had a plan for this year – festivities at the NAMM Show in January were meant to kick off a whole year of celebrations for the brand’s 35th anniversary, culminating in a huge event at PRS’s Stevensville home in April. mentioned, are a part of our process of listening, learning, implementing positive change, and pushing the guitar forward. The latest guitar news, reviews and features delivered to your inbox. The Australian guitarist on her Gibson signature model, Flying Vs, fuzz and why she didn’t sweat the small stuff on new album, O. Paul Reed Smith guitar in hand interview at the 2020 Winter NAMM. “There are scores of things that are better done by high-tech, computer-driven equipment and there are scores of things that will never be done by high-tech computer equipment. Innovation can happen in steps – in my experience, it is usually a summation of steps that play a larger role in pushing the instrument as a whole forward. Country music superstar Brad Paisley has a new signature Fender guitar - an Esquire with a secret weapon. By. We don't have any interview reviews for Paul Reed Smith Guitars. By Pierre Journel Published on 2020-03-4. “So, have we reached a zenith? The final check of an instrument ain’t gonna be done by a computer. A man who founded his own company back in 1985 to realise his radical vision for the future of electric guitar, and in the 34 years since has earned a place at the very top table of our industry. The August 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now. In part two of our look at the chord shapes and sequences which define Paul Simon’s sound, we focus on his early years as a solo artist. Time to remind ourselves of just 20 of his countless great guitar moments. The Student Edition was originally a slab-body, no-maple zone because Paul Reed Smith believed those features would impact on the sales of USA models, yet the range’s latest is the closest so far to a ‘copy’ of PRS’s core models. An Interview With Paul Reed Smith. Here is a new interview with Paul Reed Smith recorded during the 2020 Winter NAMM in the PRS booth. Most notably, in CNC (computer numerical control) and metal moulding. Post an Interview. We caught up with the man himself to talk tone, finding beauty in corners, and why there’s something very special about a black sparkle finish…, The mysterious multi-instrumentalist, producer and guitar-builder discusses his recently released EP, why guitars should look cooler than they sound, and being a body double for Sacha Baron Cohen. Here’s a Part 1 guide to the man jokingly dubbed Slowhand. It only takes a second, and your information is anonymous. There are just some things that are too nuanced to not have a luthier or an artist making the decisions, and there are scores of iterations in the middle.”. An Interview With Paul Reed Smith. By. Paul Reed Smith Guitars Interviews. ‘Vintage’ guitars can be like unicorns to some players, but if you think about it, those same guitars were brand new in the moments that made them so beloved, so it’s not that sacrilegious of a thought!”. 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The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:00 — 11.0MB) | Embed, Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS. My sincere hope is that there are more things that will change in the future, because that means we’re still progressing in our craft.”. This is a rush transcript from "Fox News Sunday," April 28, … To give you an example of each, cutting out the body shape is perfect for computer-driven equipment. And the Silver Sky single-coil pickups taught us how to make better humbuckers. Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Mark Tremonti assisted greatly with the PRS Singlecut and more recently with amp tone sculpting. Post an Interview. In our final part of our look at the stylings of the legendary Three Kings, we tackle the searing style of Freddie King. Large scale, accurate production – at least at the level of accuracy we aimed for – was not possible with the woodworking CNC machines of the day. In an exclusive interview, the PRS main man looks back at the last decade of gear innovation and gives his thoughts on what the 2020s might hold for guitar.