Located in Stevensville, Maryland, Paul Reed Smith Guitars is one of the world's premier guitar manufacturers. Since their beginning in 1985, PRS has strived to create the highest quality instruments possible. Guitar building is a very personal thing at Paul Reed Smith, and most of the staff are dedicated players. They have a deep commitment to the craft, and their dedication to quality is very apparent in the instruments they produce.
The Minor Chord stocks several lines from Paul Reed Smith:
The PRS S2 Series is made in Maryland. These guitars offer the famous fit, finish, feel, and attention to detail of PRS craftsmanship at a surprisingly affordable price.
The SE Series is designed in the Paul Reed Smith facility in Maryland and manufactured in Asia to strict PRS quality standards. These are high-quality yet reasonably priced instruments for the working musician or for the student who is ready for a step up. The amazing new SE Standard models, the most affordable instruments in the SE line, start at under $500 but still have that unmistakeable PRS quality.
We also stock PRS SE electric basses. These instruments have the same impressive build quality of the PRS SE guitar line and are worth a look if you're in the'market for a better bass.
As of October 25, 2017 we have the following Paul Reed Smith instruments in stock. Click on a model or just scroll down to see descriptions and photos of each instrument.
- S2 Singlecut Std with Bird Markers
- SE Santana in Santana Yellow
- SE Standard Santana in Tobacco Sunburst
- SE Standard Santana in White
- SE Kestrel bass in Metallic Red
- SE Kestrel bass in Black
PRS S2 Series Guitars
This instrument is similar to the S2 Singlecut Tri-color Sunburst described above except it has a full mahogany body and top.
All that mahogany gives you a tone that's more focused in the mid-range compared to the maple-top S2 Singlecut.
The vintage mahogany finish is elegant in an understated way, dressed up with an attractive three-ply black pickguard
PRS SE Series Guitars
Based on on the popular PRS Santana models, this more affordable version is a lot of guitar for the money. It features a mahogany body, a maple top with a striking flame maple veneer, and a mahonagy set neck with a rosewood fretboard. 'Bird' fretboard inlays give it that classic PRS look.
The scale length of the neck is 24-1/2 inches, a bit shorter than the usual 25 inch scale of most PRS guitars. The neck also has a generous width and fat profile. Anyone who prefers a beefy neck, has larger hands, or likes to fingerpick their electric should like the feel of this guitar.
The SE Santana humbuckers deliver the fat tones you'd expect, but can also produce a smooth sound - just like Carlos Santana himself!
Our guitar features a nice Santana Yellow finish that shows off the flame maple top, but the same model can be ordered in Santana Red or a cool Jet White.
PRS SE Standard Series Guitars
The PRS SE Standard guitars are a super addition to an already great PRS SE line. With the SE Standards, you can get into a Paul Reed Smith instrument for under $500! These guitars are comfortable to play and are a far better investment than many competitors at a similar price level.
Value-for-the-dollar is very high with the PRS SE Standard 24 guitars. For under $500 you get a full mahogany body, set-neck construction, a maple neck with a wide/thin profile, a rosewood fretboard with 24 frets, bird inlays, a PRS-designed tremolo, and dual PRS humbuckers.
All in all, this is a kick-butt rock-solid guitar that won't let you down.
And finally, for players who prefer a shorter-scale instrument, here is the PRS Santana SE Standard in a gleaming gloss white finish. Its wide, fat neck has a short 24-1/2 inch scale.
PRS SE Bass Guitars
PRS SE bass guitars deliver the same fit, finish, solid construction and affordable price to the bassist that guitar players have enjoyed for years with the PRS SE line.
The Kestrel features an alder body with a very stable 5-ply maple/walnut neck-through design. 34 inch scale length, 22 frets, rosewood fret board, bird inlays, and solid Hipshot bridge and tuners.
The PRS-designed passive single-coil electronics give the Kestrel a brighter tone overall with a bit more bite. Rolling down the tone control can warm it up, of course.
You can't miss this Kestrel with its deep Metallic Red finish, its white 3-ply pickguard and neck binding.
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This is the same model bass as the one above except in a glossy black finish.
You can't miss this Kestrel with its elegant black finish, its solid 3-ply pickguard and neck binding.
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