Paul Reed Smith Guitars Archives

Posted Sep 21, 2012 at 7:47am

A Bevy of Beaties, Both Historical and Modern, from the PRS Vault


by Jon Chappell




One of the things I always look forward to when attending the open house PRS holds every September is their archives. This is where the company displays the history of PRS Guitars through the prototypes and early production models to all their famous guitars.


What's especially nice to see up close is some of the inlay work--much of it related to dragons--which is a feature in so many private stock and custom guitars. Here now is a photo gallery of just some of the guitars in the PRS Archives.



Dragon 2005 Body.




Dragon II Teal Black Prototype #2. Built for Paul Smith.




Dragon I Teal Black Prototype #1. Built for Paul Smith.




25th Anniverary Dragon Matteo Mist Prototype.





Dragon 2001 Grey Black Prototype #3.




Dragon 2000 "Millennium Dragon" Black Cherry, Prototype #1.




McCarty II McBurst Prototype.




CE-1 Black Prototype.




Chris Henderson Vintage Sunburst Triple Pickup CH Prototype.




Singlecut Vintage Sunburst Second Singlecut Produced.




Tremonti Trem Grey Black. Tremonti Trem Prototype #1.




SC58 Amber Black.




Modern Eagle Faded Denim. Prototype #1 Hand-Rubbed Finish.




Modern Eagle Faded Denim, Neck.




Modern Eagle II. Faded Blue Jean Prototype.




Hollowbody II 12 String. McCarty Sunburst Prototype #2.




Hollowbody II 12 String, neck.




Hollowbody Spruce Vintage Natural Prototype #7.





Tree of Life Makena Blue.





Makena Blue, neck.


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