The Paul Reed Smith brand has built an international name as a master guitar crafter, but the man behind it wasn’t always an expert. His first guitar was built on a dare from his professor, hacked out of a solid-core door in the college woodshop. He then built his skills by crafting a guitar a month, testing them at his own gigs and peddling them to rock stars at their concerts.


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PRS: Building An Iconic Brand


Over a decade of fine-tuning, Smith settled on the design that would become a classic and established his business based on that prototype. PRS still upholds the same quality that made Carlos Santana one of its earliest adopters, including player-centered design, master handiwork, and polished details.

PRS continues to manufacture high-end guitars from premium materials, but its line has expanded to include guitars, bass guitars, and amps across a range of price points. The most affordable of its guitars come from the SE series, which offer the build-quality and aesthetics of a far more expensive instrument at a reasonable price. Even the “entry-level” SE Standard 24 boasts sturdy construction, a classic appearance, and excellent performance, making it perfect for beginner and experienced guitarists alike.
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We're a Licensed PRS Guitar Dealer

At Sloan School of Music, our mission is to make music education accessible to everyone who wants it. We’re teachers and music fanatics ourselves, so we know how critical it is for students to be happy with their instruments. That’s why we offer an extensive range of acoustic and electric guitars designed to look, sound, and feel good for years of reliable performance. PRS guitars — and the SE line in particular — meet and exceed those requirements. The Paul Reed Smith name is synonymous with excellence in the guitar industry, and we are proud to bring PRS’s tradition of fine guitars to our students. As a licensed PRS retailer, we are well-versed in the line and our knowledgeable staff is always on hand to help students find the perfect instrument for their current stage of learning. Contact Sloan School of Music today to speak with an expert about PRS products, or to learn more about our lessons for all ages and ability levels.

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