If You are Thinking That Black is the Most Popular Guitar Finish – Think Again

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PRS Guitars announces the Top Ten Most Popular Guitar Finishes of the Year.

Tobacco Sunburst takes center stage

PRS Guitars, an award winning Maryland based manufacturer of electric guitars, has just released this year’s new “TOP TEN” most popular Electric Guitar finishes.

At the top of the list for 2013 is the classic-looking Tobacco Sunburst.

Surprised? Don’t be. According to PRS Guitar’s Managing General Partner and working founder, Paul Reed Smith, “Guitarists are gravitating to new colors that look great on stage and off.”

This is the second year in a row that the ever classic black-finished guitars failed to take the crown. Last year, Faded Blue Burst was the hottest finish for PRS MD-made guitars. This year for PRS MD-made and SE guitars, it is all about vibrant translucent stains that make the figured and curly maple woods of the guitars really stand out. Major recording artists and PRS signature artists including Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge, Neal Schon of Journey and Carlos Santana gravitated towards vintage translucent burst finishes. Next year? Who knows! Stay tuned.

Top Ten Electric Guitar Finishes of the Year

1. Tobacco Sunburst
2. Black
3. Whale Blue
4. Santana Yellow
5. Scarlet Red
6. Orange
7. Grey Black
8. Vintage Cherry
9. Blue Matteo
10. Vintage Sunburst

PRS Guitar Top Ten Most Popular Guitar Finish list data is gathered from sales of PRS’ electric guitars all across the globe including United States, European and Japanese PRS electric guitar sales.

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 designs and builds 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 compliments the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric and acoustic guitars and guitar amplifiers. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, Linkin Park, Orianthi, Opeth, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Ricky Skaggs, Cody Kilby, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.

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