26 Nov 2014

PRS SE Standards Unveiled

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It’s hard to believe that PRS Guitars’ SE range has been around for 13 years. But it’s true – since 2001 the series has been offering incredible quality and great tone at affordable prices.

Now the new SE Standard line-up is taking this philosophy to another level! Inspired by Paul Reed Smith’s early pre-factory guitars of the 1970s and early 80s, the SE Standards are built using all-mahogany construction and deliver fantastic tone thanks to their PRS-designed pickups. Despite their stripped-down price (the SE Standard series starts at just £399 / €499)  the new guitars also sport a host of features shared with top-of-the-line PRS models including the iconic birds inlays, PRS stoptail or trem bridges and PRS’s legendary wide-thin or wide-fat neck carves.

Of course, PRS’s renowned manufacturing standards are very much in evidence in the SE Standard range and with every guitar receiving a comprehensive pre-delivery inspection, they’re gig-ready right out of the box! Each model even ships in a PRS SE gigbag…

There is a great choice of models in the series too, including versions of much-loved PRS classics (with a couple of others due early in 2015 – stay tuned for news!)…

 

Standard Custom 24:

25″ scale length, 24 frets,  PRS design tremolo, Wide Thin neck profile, PRS design HFS and Vintage Bass pickups, three-way blade pickup selector and push-pull coil-tap

Colours: Black, Platinum, Vintage Cherry, Trans Blue, Tobacco Sunburst

 

Standard Custom 22:

25″ scale length, 22 frets, PRS design stoptail, Wide Fat neck profile, PRS design 245 treble and 245 bass pickups, three-way blade pickup selector and push-pull coil-tap

Colours: Black, Platinum, Vintage Cherry, Trans Blue, Tobacco Sunburst

 

Singlecut Standard

24.5″ scale length, 22 frets, PRS design stoptail, Wide Fat neck profile, PRS design 245 treble and 245 bass pickups, two volume/two tone, three-way toggle selector

Colours: Black, Platinum, Vintage Cherry, Trans Blue, Tobacco Sunburst

 

Tremonti Standard

25″ scale length, 22 frets, bound fingerboard, PRS design stoptail, Wide Fat neck profile, PRS design SE treble and SE bass pickups, three-way blade pickup selector switch and push-pull coil-tap

Colours: Black, Platinum, Vintage Cherry

 

25 Nov 2014

PRS Guitars: Celebrating 30 Years

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In 1985 a long, curly-haired Paul Reed Smith took a selection of PRS Custom and PRS Guitars (later known as the Custom 24 and Standard 24) to a tradeshow and PRS Guitars was born. Unbeknownst to everyone at the time, Paul was becoming “arguably the first ‘little guy’ to give guitar making giants…a run for their money. By upping the ante on quality, PRS compelled big American companies to improve their game, resulting in a full-blown American guitar renaissance,” (Guitar World). From two electric guitar models, to a full line up of electric guitars and basses, acoustic guitars, and amplifiers, PRS has kept that quality standard and has grown into a major industry presence. In celebration of the last three decades, PRS will be creating a series of blog stories recounting moments from the last 30 years as well as inviting and presenting testimonials from artists and players on their experiences with Paul and PRS guitars. Please join us in celebrating the history, and future, of PRS. http://www.prsguitars.com/30/

24 Sep 2014

SE Bernie Marsden Limited Edition colours

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Bernie Marsden’s signature PRS SE model is a truly fabulous guitar, designed to deliver big, fat vintage-style tone in a seriously good-looking package. With its super-comfortable wide-fat 22-fret neck and a pair of SE 245 humbuckers, Bernie’s guitar just feels and sounds spot-on. Reviews of the guitar in the press have always been glowing too. Guitarist magazine’s Dave Burrluck reckons the SE Bernie Marsden is, “A more vintage-informed version of the SE245 – if you like your single-cuts rooted in the fifties, you’ll like this!”

So we’re really excited to introduce no less than five Limited Edition colours for the SE Bernie Marsden in Europe (alongside black, which is now a standard colour option for the guitar). The new limited colours available are Black Cherry, Santana Yellow, Sapphire and Gold Metallic, with spalted maple also a new option. Just how good do they look!?

Translucent colours feature a flame maple veneer top, with every version based around a classic mahogany body and 22-fret, 24.5” scale length mahogany neck. Cream body binding and bound rosewood fingerboard set off the simple good looks of the SE Bernie Marsden, which is powered by a pair of SE245 humbuckers, two volume controls, single tone control and 3-way toggle selector switch.

Even better, the new Limited Edition colour versions are available at the same price as the original, at just £714 / €869 (inc VAT) including PRS SE gigbag!

For full details on the SE Bernie Marsden, visit the main PRS Guitars website

 

 

03 Sep 2014

PRS Archon Amp Range Expands!

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The Archon amp has been really well received by the press and players since its launch at the end of last year. Its combination of staggering hi-gain tone, full cleans AND a lovely, chunky, responsive overdrive has won it a lot of fans.

So we’re really excited about the arrival of the new Archon 50 head and combo for those players who want the original’s amazing tone in a more compact, lower wattage package. With 50 watts – switchable to 25 via the amp’s back panel – the Archon 50 breaks up at a lower volume, resulting in a more classically driven tone than its predecessor.

The added option of 6L6 or EL34 power tubes allows players to further personalise the tone and feel of the Archon 50. 6L6 tubes offer plenty of versatility and warmer, more balanced tone across the full range of frequencies. They will also push with less saturation for a bit of a sweeter, smoother tone. EL34 tubes offer focused, tight, punchy gain – they run a little hotter, distort earlier, and deliver a wider range of overdriven, crunch tones that are great for rock distortion.

The 1×12″ Archon 50 combo gets a classic Celestion G12-75T speaker, making it a killer package for rehearsals, in the studio or smaller gigs (on its own) or even bigger venues with an extension cab. The two-channel amp is really set to make waves when it arrives in Europe in October – in the meantime there’s loads of further information in terms of specifications and video content on the amp here!

30 Jun 2014

PRS Summer Gift Pack Promo!

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Our super popular PRS Summer Gift Pack promotion is back for 2014. Buy any US-made PRS ‘Core Line’ model between 1 July and 31 August 2014 and we’ll send you £100 (€120) of fantastic PRS merchandise absolutely free – buy an S2 model in the same period and you’ll qualify for a £60/€80 package!
All you need to do to claim your Gift Pack is download the promotion claim form HERE and send it to PRS Guitars Europe at the address on the form with the receipt for your guitar purchase and we’ll get your free gifts on their way to you.

Offer applies to purchases of new PRS US-made guitars from authorised PRS dealers in UK, Germany, France, Holland and Belgium between 1 July and 31 August 2014 only. Offer applies to residents of the previously mentioned territories only. No cash alternative is offered.

 

Unser erfolgreiches PRS Sommer Aktionspaket ist zurück! In der Zeit vom 01.07.14 – 31.08.14 erhaltet ihr beim Kauf einer neuen PRS Core Line Gitarre ein kostenloses PRS Zubehörpaket im Wert von 120,–€.  Beim Kauf einer neuen S2 Gitarre bekommt ihr ein PRS Zubehörpaket im Wert von 80,–€.

Ladet unter folgenden LINK das Formular herunter und sendet es zusammen mit eurem Kaufbeleg an PRS Guitars Europe. Wir schicken euch dann das kostenlose Zubehörpaket schnellstmöglich zu.

Diese Aktion ist nur beim autorisierten PRS Händler möglich und das Zubehörpaket kann nicht gegen Bargeld eingetauscht werden.

 

Notre désormais célèbre et très appréciée promotion d’été PRS “pack cadeaux” est de retour en 2014. Achetez la guitare PRS USA “core line” de votre choix entre le 1er juillet et le 31 août 2014 et recevez 120€ de superbes accessoires PRS gratuitement – achetez un modèle de la série S2 sur la même période et ce sont 60€ d’accesoires PRS que vous recevrez en cadeau!

Tout ce que vous avez besoin de faire pour réclamer votre “pack cadeaux” est de télécharger le formulaire de participation ICI et de l’envoyer à PRS Guitars Europe à l’adresse indiquée accompagné de la facture d’achat de votre guitare. Vous recevrez en retour votre “pack cadeaux PRS”.

Offre valable pour tout achat d’une guitare PRS USA neuve chez l’un de nos revendeurs agréés au Royaume-Uni, en Allemagne, France, Pays-Bas, Belgique et Luxembourg exclusivement entre le 1er juillet et le 31 août 2014. Offre valable uniquement pour les personnes résidant dans les pays listés précédemment. Aucune alternative en cash n’est possible.

08 Feb 2013

New PRS Custom 24 and Custom 22 Video!

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There’s currently lots of excitement about the re-introduction of the classic PRS Custom 22 for 2013, and the fact that the 22 and the Custom 24 are now available with a choice of pickups! Yes indeed, you can now specify either with the rocking combination of HFS and Vintage Bass humbuckers, or the sweet classic stylings of the 57/08 units.

The pickup choice means the number of spec variations now possible with the CU22 and 24 are enormous. With your choice of colour, neck profile and hardware options, there are thousands of combinations, allowing you to select your ultimate guitar!

We recently produced the demo video above at Headline Studios to illustrate the differences between the tonal characteristics of the two pickup options – so sit back and enjoy as Kieran takes you through them…

17 Nov 2012

New UK-Exclusive PRS SE Bernie Marsden 53/10 Ltd!

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One of the most popular PRS SE guitars of recent times has been Bernie Marsden’s signature guitar – press and players alike have really taken to its lovely vintage vibe and warm tones… And it’s just got even better!

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05 Nov 2012

FREE Xmas Gift Pack with PRS Dave Navarro SE models!

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We know it’s early to be talking about Christmas. But it’ll soon be here, so we’re starting the season right now! Read more

03 Oct 2012

PRS SE Tremonti Custom Unveiled

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We’ve been working on this for a while, so we’re really excited to be able to unveil the new PRS SE Tremonti Custom – exclusive to the UK!

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13 Sep 2012

PRS 408 and SE Custom 24 7-String

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PRS have launched a couple of models that we’re really excited about recently – the 408 MT (maple top), 408 Standard and SE Custom 24 7-String… Read more