PRS SE Angelus Acoustic on the Road with Dave Weiner of the Steve Vai Band

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Dave Weiner, Veteran virtuoso of the Steve Via Band, opens up each show on the tour with an acoustic set featuring Paul Reed Smith's SE Angelus guitar.

Dave Weiner has been a member of Steve Vai’s band for more than a decade and has toured the world with him seven times over. On their latest tour, Dave was given the opportunity to not only play with Vai’s band, but also to open with a solo acoustic set, supporting his instrumental album A Collection of Short Stories.

“When you’re opening the show for him [Vai], things can’t be compromised on any level. So I needed reliable, amazing-feeling, amazing-playing, amazing-sounding instruments, and PRS sent me (two SE Angelus Custom acoustics)…If they didn’t hold up I certainly wouldn’t have used them in the Vai show, and of course opening up playing this unaccompanied acoustic stuff where all your hearing is the guitar speak…It performed absolutely flawlessly. I will be taking my SE acoustics out with me again.” – Dave Weiner

The PRS SE Angelus shares the same proprietary 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 PRS SE Angelus is offered in both a “Standard” and “Custom” package. The Angelus Standard includes mahogany sides, a solid mahogany back and a rosewood fretboard and bridge, while the Angelus Custom includes rosewood sides, a solid rosewood back, and an ebony fretboard bridge. The PRS SE Angelus Standard and Custom models are made with high-quality components, including a solid back and solid spruce top, a bone nut and saddle, and PRS SE designed tuners. A PRS pickup system option is also available, highlighting the instruments’ rich, resonant, and responsive tone.

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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, 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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