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[24 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on PRS Torero – “A Shredder’s Dream” | 19,702 views]
PRS Torero – “A Shredder’s Dream”

Announced back in September, the PRS SE Torero has arrived and sees a bit of a departure for PRS. Paul Reed Smith referred to the Torero as “a shredder’s dream”. It certainly has many of the required attributes.  Let’s take a look.
For a start, it’s the first PRS to be fitted with a Floyd Rose and locking-nut.  Tick one for shrediosity value.  It’s got a pair of EMG pickups – tick two.  It’s also the first PRS with a through-neck construction.  Perhaps not essential but it allows a blended, sculpted …

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[27 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on PRS – SE Singlecut Korina | 8,488 views]
PRS – SE Singlecut Korina

You can now get yourself an SE Singlecut PRS made from Korina.
What’s all the fuss you ask?
Well, Korina is a splendid wood to make guitars from.  The first Gibson Flying V and Explorers were made from Korina and it’s being used more and more lately.  Korina is, in many ways, very similar to mahogany (they’re close cousins really) – it has a similar grain pattern, although it’s usually a little lighter in colour.  It’s also often lighter in weight than mahogany too although individual pieces will obviously vary.  Korina sounds …

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[12 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on PRS And Santana – Now There’s The Abraxas | 6,667 views]
PRS And Santana – Now There’s The Abraxas

PRS have had a pretty long run with Carlos Santana and it’s a relationship that has produced some nice guitars. Here’s the latest.
The Abraxas or, to give it its proper name, the Carlos Santana SE One Abraxas is, in PRS’ words ‘in celebration of Santana’s long history with PRS’.
It’s a guitar that harkens nicely back to the Les Paul Junior models.  A fixed, wraparound, stoptail and a single P90-style pickup in a nice, single-cut piece of mahogany is a recipe that promises sweet tone.
The hardware is nickel and it’s got …

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