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06/16/21 - The guitar that started it all

Some of you that have met me and asked how did Paul Reed Smith and myself cross paths and start working together on the now famous PRS Vibrato Bridge design.

I met Paul Reed Smith at his West Street shop, in Annapolis, Maryland in late summer of 1978, to have a 1966 Gibson SG Special repaired . This meeting is what set me on the path to becoming a guitar bridge / hardware designer and manufacturer. 

Here is the story...

Special thanks to Greg Mann, Terry Harrison & Paul Reed Smith.