PRS Guitars Named the Official Acoustic Guitar of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour

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Press Release:  (STEVENSVILLE, MD) For the second consecutive year, PRS Guitars, a leading US manufacturer of high quality electric and acoustic 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 forty+ concert events this summer, starting on June 17 in Anchorage, Alaska, traversing the USA, and culminating in a final concert on August 8 in Auburn, WA. PRS also has planned a special appearance at the July 18 Columbia, Maryland event where the Maryland 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.

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The new SE A10E guitars are as comfortable on stage 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.

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“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. 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,” said Jack Higginbotham, President, PRS Guitars.

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 Van’s Warped Tour festival grounds.

For more information and full specifications on PRS SE Angelus guitars, please visit PRS at: www.prsguitars.com/products.

For tour dates, tickets and more information about the Van’s Warped Tour, please 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. Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Marty Friedman, Orianthi, Dave Knudson of Minus the Bear, Dustie Waring of Between the Buried and Me, Josh Mix of Casting Crowns, and Zach Myers of Shinedown are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers. 

PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com

About Vans Warped Tour: The VANS WARPED TOUR®, presented by Kevin Lyman’s 4Fini Productions, is well established as America’s premier summer music and lifestyle festival. Since 1995, the tour has been a showcase for the world’s hottest established and up and coming talent. The Vans Warped Tour continues to revolutionize the festival format with groundbreaking environmental and not for profit initiatives every year. Dubbed as “America’s Alternative Classroom”, The Vans Warped Tour prides itself on inviting attendees to take part in multiple non-profit opportunities before, during, and after the events. Alternative Press readers voted the Vans Warped Tour as the “Best Tour/Festival” and Rolling Stone called “America’s most successful festival”. Go to: www.vanswarpedtour.com.

About TEI: The Entertainment Institute (TEI) is a music education platform that provides direct access to musicians and professionals currently working in the industry through customized workshops, both online and in person.  TEI was founded by Kevin Lyman (Creator of the Vans Warped Tour) and Jen Kellogg (20 year concert industry veteran).  Online workshops allow music business professionals to get personalized career advice and the detailed industry knowledge that can’t be learned from a book.  The in person workshops on tour allow fans to have an educational experience and a deeper connection with their favorite artists.    TEI is also a thought leader in the industry, collecting the best music business material from around the web. Go to: www.thinktei.com

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