Instruments are different than people. As soon as they’re born, you have a pretty good
idea of what they’re going to be for the rest of their lives. Even though a guitar does mature
some, that first moment you play it is a good indication of its innate personality and
We strive to make the kind of guitar that speaks to you as soon as you pick it up, the kind of
guitar that, even though brand new and full of possibilities, somehow feels as comfortable
as an old friend.
I believe that guitars that make this kind of intimate connection come only from
talented designers and craftspeople who love the long, painstaking process of
creation as much as the resulting instruments. At PRS, we love guitars. Most of
us play every day. We listen, we compare, we analyze, we debate.
And we evolve. One constant over the entire history of PRS is change, the desire to make
our already fine guitars a bit more responsive, a bit more toneful. This year, we’ve revised
and improved a lot of things. The birds are only the most obvious change. Other
improvements may be subtle, and some are unseen, but they matter. They add up.
I believe 2008 will be a landmark year for us and hope that after holding and playing
and hearing these instruments, you’ll feel the same.
If you’re looking for a professional quality, high-performance instrument, we strive to build that
guitar for you, one that makes you realize, from the moment you pick it up —
this is a guitar to cherish for a lifetime.
Above, is the forward written for our 2008 brochure
by Paul Smith. To see more, pick up a copy by visiting
your local PRS dealer and experience PRS.