PRS Guitars

Ten Iconic Family-Owned Guitar Brands
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Handcrafting guitars in his Annapolis attic and befriending roadies to gain access to the world’s most renowned players, Paul Reed Smith founded the acronymic company in 1985. Carlos Santana, Jimmy Buffett and John Mayer play PRS guitars, which are known as some of the world’s finest electrics in the niche-upscale market.