PRS Guitars: The Stories Behind These Striking New Pieces

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PRS Guitars: The Stories Behind These Striking New Pieces

PRS Guitars - A Storied History and Legacy

PRS Guitars is a company rich with legacy, and through their instruments and these new releases, they've told their story by crafting these unique models, and they're available at Cosmo Music.

PRS Paul's 85
PRS Paul's 85

PRS Paul's 85

Paul's 85 are a special run of Private Stock guitars, painstakingly spec'd by Paul Reed Smith and meticulously crafted by the Private Stock team. Paul picked the tops, the selection of woods, assisted on the neck shapes of every guitar, spec'd the pickups, and played and adjusted each guitar until it was "right." The team executed each detail while he looked after each instrument on a daily basis.

PRS Private Stock Singlecut 594
PRS Private Stock Singlecut 594

PRS Private Stock Singlecut 594

The Orange Glow finish is immediately striking on this bold, handcrafted guitar from PRS' Private Stock. There is only one available in Canada, out of 12 worldwide, and it's here at Cosmo Music.

Built exclusively by the Private Stock team, every guitar offered through the Private Stock model program is crafted with unparalleled attention to detail, using the highest quality materials PRS offers.

PRS 35th Anniversary
PRS 35th Anniversary

PRS 35th Anniversary Custom 24

"35 years...When I look back to 1985, I remember a small group of PRS craftsmen making guitars, teaching each other, and learning as we went. We felt every success and every stumble. We knew we were on a journey and were discovering new things every day. Whether it was a how to make the machinery we needed, how to find and select the best woods, how to dry the wood, how to control the factory’s humidity, or what stains to use – it was very much the beginning of something that you could feel in the shop.

And while so much has changed through the last thirty-five years, that process of listening, learning, adapting, and continually pushing ourselves and our craft forward is still how we operate. We are always trying to retain what is good and improve what needs to be better for our craft and our customers. -Paul Reed Smith

The legacy of Paul Reed Smith is imbued into each of these 35th Anniversary models, featuring stunning figured tops, the iconic PRS bird inlays, tonally rich humbucking pickups, and subtle touches of premium craftsmanship.

PRS Fiore Mark Lettieri Signature
PRS Fiore Mark Lettieri Signature

PRS Fiore - Mark Lettieri Signature

"All guitarists have a sound in their head. A sound that evolves and grows as they progress on the instrument, discovering all of the beautiful idiosyncrasies that define their individual voice. To facilitate this process, players need a vibrant, dynamic guitar that becomes a free space in which their personality can unfold. Paul Reed Smith and I designed Fiore (Italian for "flower") to be this guitar." - Mark Lettieri

The Fiore perfectly encapsulates the passionate vibe of Mark Lettieri. He named it after his daughter's suggestion, as she called the guitar a "flower". He saw the instrument as a tool that makes music blossom and bloom. His Mom designed the flower emblem as well, so there's a strong connection to family in the crafting of the guitar.

Tonally, the single coils and humbuckers were designed to compliment Mark's playing dynamics, giving searing leads and clean, smooth chords. The design was honed by having Mark test out the guitar in a room full of vintage amps, just playing for hours on end.

PRS SE Hollowbody II & Hollowbody Standard
PRS SE Hollowbody II & Hollowbody Standard

PRS SE Hollowbody II and Hollowbody Standard

PRS brings the premium construction of their solid body guitars to a hollow body model, featuring a carved figured maple top, maple back, and mahogany sides. What results is a guitar that truly breathes and resonates. PRS' unique construction, such as using only a small block to anchor the bridge, allows the guitar to have the same general feel of a solid body guitar, but for those that prefer the extra resonance that a hollow body brings.

PRS SE P20E
PRS SE P20E

PRS SE P20E Limited Edition

The PRS SE P20E exudes old school class. This parlor shaped guitar comes in a limited edition "Antique White" finish. Only 3,500 of these were made, and these models feature the same high attention to detail found in PRS' electric models, but with a classic elegance. It's extremely well constructed, with hybrid “X” classical bracing, which allows the top to freely vibrate, projecting bold, even tone.

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