Paul Reed Smith Guitars (or PRS guitars for short) is a well-known and high quality guitar company. They are known for their famous double-cutaway solid-body guitar and the single-cutaway version of this guitar. PRS was started in 1975 by Paul Reed Smith. Santana was hugely impressed by the guitar and would later use a custom-made PRS model as his main guitar.

PRS bodies are made of mahogany with a flame maple cap on most models. A few do not have flamed tops- the shortlived Metal models, with a graphic finish, the Standard model, which is all mahogany and sometimes painted, some painted EG models, and some McCarty models. PRS guitars use pickups and hardware made in-house. PRS finishes are usually natural, except on the aforementioned graphic-finish Metal model and some Standard and EG models.

By Johnny Stall

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