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Have you ever wondered how a PRS acoustic guitar (or any acoustic guitar for that matter) is made? If you’re a guitar geek like me, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” Well, your wait is over.
The PRS website now includes an in-depth look on how the company builds its line of acoustic guitars and the philosophy behind the choices it makes in the construction process. Included is a series of 13 videos that provide just over an hour of the following guitar building and lutherie geekery:
Paul Reed Smith on the philosophy behind PRS acoustic guitars
An acoustic production line walk-through with Mike
Herman on wood selection and book-matching
Applying rosettes and binding with Cliff
Pete on side and box assembly and Joey and Phil on the binding process
A demonstration by Brian on the CNC machines used in the building process
Neck and body assembly (NBA) with Austin
JJ on how finish is applied to a PRS acoustic
Randy on grainfilling, wetsanding, and buffing
Final assembly with Jake
And finally, Paul Reed Smith on play-testing every acoustic guitar before it leaves the factory