Paul Reed Smith started after building a series of prototypes with the PRS factory established in Annapolis, Maryland in 1985.

Key dates

1995 moved to current location Kent Island, Stevensville

2001 Korean SE series introduced.

Some general background on PRS guitars and links to interviews can be found at wikipedia.


Dating Paul Reed Smith Guitars by serial number

Paul Reed Smith Catalogs/Pricelists – please share catalog scans pre 2006



PRSguitars2008 | PRS_2008_retailpricelist






2014 Paul Reed Smith Pricelist

2015 Paul Reed Smith Catalog

2016 Paul Reed Smith Catalog

2017 Paul Reed Smith Catalog


Paul Reed Smith Reference Books

The PRS Guitar Book: A Complete History of the Paul Reed Smith Guitars – 3rd Edition

Paul Reed Smith guitar forums

Birds and moons

PRS Forum

Image courtesy of Albatros, Aussie Guitar Gear Heads

Image of Custom 24 courtesy of G Simon:

Paul Reed Smith 10 top

Image courtesy of Albatros

PRS Limited Edition