From the Archives is a series where we explore unique instruments and items from our company archives. In this episode, Paul Reed Smith and Marc Quigley explore a pre-factory build known as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
This 27-fret guitar is full of firsts, featuring uniquely modified pickups, extra tall hand-milled frets, and the first example of PRS’s iconic headstock shape. Be sure to stick around for the end of the episode, where PRS Product Specialist Bryan Ewald plays the Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Paul unearths his original drawing for the build.
0:00 - Introduction
0:35 - Unboxing
0:50 - History
1:41 - Specs
5:41 - Pickups and Wiring
7:16 - More Spec Details
9:37 - Sorcerer's Apprentice Playing Sample
11:28 - An Unexpected Archival Easter Egg
13:10 - Teasing the Next Episode