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