ABOVE: Paul Reed Smith plays catch with what appeared to be a ’50s goldtop Les Paul but was actually a recent reissue that his team had given a relic treatment. The breathtaking stunt allowed him to make the point that PRS is capable of relic’ing, and doing so quite convincingly, but that the company has decided not to sell relic’d guitars. “We’re going to let players put real wear and tear on our guitars,” Smith said.
RIGHT: Orianthi rocks the main tent with a 12-minute, jaw-droppingly energetic rendition
of “Voodoo Chile.”
206 PREMIER GUITAR NOVEMBER 2010