December 6, 2012
Collective Soul had four platinum albums in the ’90s and guitarist Ross Childress had something to do with that, co-writing songs like “The World I Know.” This Paul Reed Smith ad was running in the wake of their self-titled second album
Scanned from Guitar School, May 1996.
From the Rooney Archive.
November 3, 2012
Reid Laurence Lalonde
In yet another guitar ad that inexplicably crops the guitar in question, here’s Larry LaLonde of Primus with a beautiful Paul Reed Smith. This was scanned from Guitar Player, March 1996, squarely between that band’s albums Tales from the Punchbowl and Brown Album.
October 13, 2012
We’ve shown Alex Lifeson in PRS ads a couple of times before, but this one stands apart as it specifically mentions the guitarist’s solo outing Victor. Scanned from Guitar Player, July 1996.
September 8, 2012
AL for PRS
Rush were between albums when this Paul Reed Smith ad was running in Guitar World, August 1992. Conterparts was on the horizon and the band’s last U.S. platinum release Roll the Bones was still selling on the strength of singles like “Ghost of a Chance.”
See also: Alex Lifeson for PRS.
September 3, 2012
Though Santana’s multi-platinum resurgence of Supernatural was still a few years off, Carlos still merited a full page ad for Paul Reed Smith guitars in the mid-90s. Taken from Guitar Player, October 1995.
July 10, 2012
Mr. Aleksandar Živojinović
Though he’s been a Gibson man throughout his career, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson endorsed Paul Reed Smith in the ’90s. This ad came out following the Rush album Counterparts and was scanned from Guitar World, April 1994.
March 7, 2012
"One guitar makes the rest obsolete."
Here we have a very shiny and mustachioed Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers showing off a beautiful Paul Reed Smith guitar. This full page ad comes from Guitar World, September 1989. What were the Doobies up to in ’89? They’d reformed and released Cycles, an album which made it all the way to #17 on The Billboard 200.
January 27, 2012
Theodore Anthony Nugent
The Nuge at his wooliest in Damn Yankees mode. Ted Nugent was one of the earliest big name PRS endorser, his popularity surging with the Yankees’ success. Full page ad scanned from Guitar World, August 1991.
April 12, 2011
The 34th Dallas International Guitar Festival will take place April 15-17. Their site describes the history of the Texas event:
From its humble beginnings in a small meeting room of a Dallas hotel in 1978, to 140,000 square feet of display space at Dallas Market Hall today, the Dallas International Guitar Festival celebrates 34 years of bringing guitar dealers, manufacturers, collectors, celebrities and music enthusiasts together.
Featured performers will include Redd Volkaert, Reeves Gabrels, Rick Derringer and Paul Reed Smith himself.
Get more information at the official site.
January 17, 2011
If you follow guitarists on the web, for the past several days it’s been difficult to escape the flow of NAMM-related traffic. Understandably so—the concentration of industry personalities and shiny, fresh gear is indeed something to write home about. Peter Hodgson of I Heart Guitar has been filing lots of great reports, including a summary of Paul Reed Smith’s new Dweezil Zappa Limited Run Private Stock Semi-Hollow Electric:
The dramatically different shape of the mandolin inspired body is a departure from any body shape PRS has ever created, and the rowdy bass and treble clef inlay motif pays homage to the Zappa family legacy of eclectic playfulness. Dweezil’s personal model and the limited run of 50 are, however, unmistakably PRS.
Man, the thing is a beauty.
Jump over to IHG to read more and have a look. Right here.