Paul Reed Smith At The Music Zoo
The Music Zoo is an Authorized PRS Dealer! Shop for your Paul Reed Smith Guitar on our site now, or visit our showroom on Long Island, New York! Like many great American companies, PRS was started with a dream and a set of tools. Starting in 1985, PRS Guitars were started by the man himself, Paul Reed Smith in Annapolis, Maryland. By sheer will and of course – the quality of the guitars he was building, Smiths first big break came when he got one of his models into the hands of the one and only Carlos Santana, and word spread from there that his guitars were something new and exciting in the guitar market.
Today, PRS has many different levels of guitars, basses, and amplifiers that players can find at any price point. There are the overseas-made SE Guitars which even at that level – offer players figured tops and quality hardware and electronics. PRS S2 guitars are built in the USA and offer amazing playability and features at a mid-level price point. PRS Core level guitars include the venerable Custom 22 and Custom 24 models, the McCarty and McCarty 594, Hollowbody I and II, 408, 509, Mark Tremonti Signature, and Paul’s Guitar. The Core models each come with a bevy of finishes to choose from, and can also be upgraded with PRS 10-Top flame maple caps and Artist Packages to upgrade hardware and certain specs such as inlay materials.
At the top of the PRS pyramid are the Wood Library and Private Stock instruments. This is where The Music Zoo – a Private Stock Dealer, gets to take a trip to the factory where we can hand pick the woods used in our Wood Library runs. Wood Library is where we can not only hand-pick the specific tops we want, but also switch out body woods of core models to make something truly unique, such as a korina body instead of mahogany or adding in a cool flame maple neck instead of plain grain. When it comes to Private Stock, no option is off the table for what we can build, and The Music Zoo likes to take it to the limit. To be in the PRS Vault of their premium wood selection is a guitar players dream!
Speaking of dreams: the Artist Roster at PRS is nothing to overlook. Aside from the first man on the list, Santana…there’s also players such as Orianthi, Dave Navarro, Mark Tremonti, Mark Holcomb of Periphery, Dustie Waring of Between the Buried and Me, David Grissom, Alex Lifeson, Zach Myers, and many more players who make Paul Reed Smith their instrument of choice. Perhaps the biggest contemporary guitarist to call the company home is John Mayer - who shook the guitar world to its core with the introduction of his signature guitar; the Silver Sky!
What truly separates PRS from the rest are their attention to minute details, their quality of wood, and their passion for the instrument. Every trip to their Kent Island, MD factory shows The Music Zoo that every person inside those doors cares about the gear being built, from their leather straps all the way to the top echelon of Private Stock instruments. The Music Zoo also has in stock a wide range of PRS parts, PRS straps, PRS accessories and PRS maintenance supplies in stock for your every need. Finance your next PRS Guitar purchase with The Music Zoo Credit Card. Call us today for more info on your new PRS!