(STEVENSVILLE, MD) May 5, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, PRS Guitars is teaming up with the Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys. As the exclusive acoustic guitar of the summer-long festival, PRS Guitars will be activating in Warped’s Acoustic Basement at over 40 concert events this summer, starting on June 17 in Anchorage, Alaska, traversing the U.S., and culminating in a final concert on August 8 in Auburn, Washington. PRS also has planned a special appearance at the July 18 Columbia, Maryland, event, where the guitar manufacturer plans to let concert-goers see and play a variety of PRS acoustic guitars, including the newly introduced SE A10E and SE Alex Lifeson signature acoustics.
“We are thankful for our partnership with PRS Guitars and recognize their involvement with, and encouragement of, young artists. Together, we are building a foundation for musicians of the future,” stated Kevin Lyman, founder and producer of the Vans Warped Tour.
Since 2012, the Full Sail University Acoustic Basement stage has featured leading and up-and-coming acoustic acts within the punk/indie/folk genres in the setting and spirit of an intimate basement show. The Acoustic Basement’s semi-indoor tented stage offers a respite from the full-band stages of this massive annual touring festival. Basement audiences are able to get up-close and personal with the artists, relax in the shade, and get a break from the clamor of the crowd at the Acoustic Basement, with PRS SE Angelus A10E acoustics taking center stage.
The new SE A10E guitars are as comfortable onstage at the Vans Warped Tour as they are in your own basement. Made with high-quality components, including all-mahogany body construction, bone nuts and saddles, and PRS-designed SE tuners, these guitars are highly reliable and instantly comfortable to play. The SE A10E shares the same bracing pattern and several distinct construction features as PRS’s acclaimed Maryland-made acoustic line, as well as the company’s trademark bird inlays and headstock design. The Angelus Cutaway body shape is both aesthetically pleasing and provides easy access to the upper frets. These guitars come standard with under-saddle electronics that are accessible via the soundhole with both tone and volume controls.
“The A10E adds a new option to our SE Angelus line at a great price point for players looking to add an affordable, reliable acoustic to their arsenal,” said Jack Higginbotham, President, PRS Guitars. “All-mahogany acoustics have long been a great tool for musicians. They are known for their straightforward tone, which is perfect for players looking for a guitar that is easy to mic or that will fit well into a mix that is getting a range of tones from other instruments. Have a solo gig in a small- to medium-sized club? The strong fundamental that these guitars provide is rich, smooth, and full of sustain — perfect for that application and many others.”
Concert-goers looking to get a break from the sun and the high decibels of the main stage can visit the Acoustic Basement for intimate acoustic performances by Brian Marquis, Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, Koji, Pvris, SayWeCanFly and more. While there, fans are sure to hear the lush sounds of PRS SE steel string acoustics. SE acoustics will also be used for lessons and demonstrations at the TEI educational space on the Vans Warped Tour festival grounds.
For more information and full specifications on PRS SE Angelus guitars, visit www.prsguitars.com/products.
For tour dates, tickets, and more information about the Vans Warped Tour, visit http://vanswarpedtour.com/.
About PRS Guitars
Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high-quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland, and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric and acoustic guitars and guitar amplifiers.