PRS Electric Guitar Book

The PRS Electric Guitar Book

A Revised and Updated 30th Anniversary History of Paul Reed Smith Electronics

by Dave Burrluck


It’s been 30 years since Paul Reed Smith set up the first PRS guitar factory in Annapolis, Maryland, and the electric models that have appeared since – the original Customs, the refined McCartys, the decorative Dragons, the upscale Private Stocks, and the latest S2s – have reflected Smith’s continuing desire to develop and improve the instrument that bears his name.

The PRS Electric Guitar Book, written by Dave Burrluck and published by Backbeat Books, follows the company’s progression from its origins in a small workshop to a leading player in the global guitar market, one who’s instruments are highly regarded and played by guitarists such as Carlos Santana, Dave Navarro, Al Di Meola, Zach Myers, Neal Schon, Mark Tremonti and countless others.

The PRS Electric Guitar Book is three books in one. First, there is a comprehensive collection of fine photographs that illustrates every corner of the PRS story. Dozens of historic and current guitars are pictured along with players, ads, catalogs, and rare memorabilia. Second is the absorbing tale that takes readers from the “pre-factory” guitars that Smith built for Peter Frampton, Howard Leese and others, up to the wide array of models that fill the current PRS catalog. Third, there’s a useful reference section that provides all the information PRS players and collectors need that includes a detailed model database, serial number interpretation, specifications, and more.

This revised and updated edition of The PRS Electric Guitar Book is a must for all guitar players and fans.


About the Author:

Dave Burrluck is one of the most experienced guitar journalists in the world and is currently Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist, Total Guitar, and Guitarist Presents Acoustic magazines. He is the author of The Player’s Guide To Guitar Maintenance and a contributor to Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia and Totally Guitar. A working musician, songwriter, and producer, he lives in London England.

PRS cover


Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

Posted on October 24, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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