John Mann's Guitar Vault News http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Thu, 28 Oct 2021 02:51:37 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 09/04/21 - CLOSED for Labor Day weekend holiday http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10711 <div style="text-align: center;">We are <span style="color: #d0131a;"><em><strong>CLOSED</strong></em></span> Saturday thru Monday in observance of Labor Day holiday, so our team can enjoy a much deserved break.</div> <div style="text-align: center;">We re-open for business Tuesday morning at 10 am.<br /><br /></div> <div><img width="600" height="208" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/600x208_labor_dayjfif.jfif" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></div> 08/31/21 - CLOSED - EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10700 <p><span style="color: #d0131a;"><strong>08/31/21 - CLOSED TUESDAY. <span style="color: #000000;">EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY</span> <span style="color: #000000;">!!!</span></strong></span></p> <p>We will be spending the day having a party in slow motion, out on Lake&nbsp;Winnipesaukee, the jewel of New Hampshire!</p> <p>Needless to say... we won't be answering the phones. But we will re-open Wednesday 09/01/21 at 10am.<br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/party_boat.jpg" alt="" width="1257" height="500" align="" /></p> 08/26/21 John Mann's Annual Children's Charity Raffle is now SOLD OUT !!! http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10686 John Mann's Annual Children's Charity Raffle is now <strong><em><span style="color: #d0131a;">SOLD OUT</span></em></strong> !!!<br /><br />Thank you all that purchased a raffle ticket and <strong>GOOD LUCK</strong> to everybody.<br />Stay posted for the drawing.<br /><br /> 08/18/21 John Mann's Annual Children's Charity Raffle http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10671 <strong>2021 Annual Children's Charity Raffle</strong><br /><br /> <p>For our 10th year, John Mann&rsquo;s Guitar Vault is raffling off this beautiful&nbsp;package of&nbsp; a DGT guitar, DG 30 Head &amp; DG 2x12 Speaker Cab, Floating Stand, and cables to raise money for the Webster House, which is a safe home for children here in New Hampshire.</p> <p>&nbsp;Each year we have done this, it has been a huge success! To date, I have donated over $45,000 to the kids at the Webster House, in behalf of all of you.</p> <p>The MAP price of this&nbsp;package is $9190</p> <p>Only&nbsp;200 tickets (max) will be sold. Each ticket is $100 (plus $3 processing fee).</p> <p>Details and Rules (see below)<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #2d00ff;"><strong><a href="https://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/shop/Guitars/2021-Raffle/p/2021-Annual-Childrens-Charity-Raffle-x59488746.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #2d00ff; text-decoration: underline;">Purchase your Raffle Ticket Here</span></a></strong></span></span><br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/dgt_dg30_2021_raffle.jpg" alt="" width="1066" height="1600" align="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>_______________________________________</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>DGT SIGNATURE GUITAR</strong></p> <p>Black Gold Burst - 10 Top<br /><br />The DGT (David Grissom Trem) is the result of more than 20 years of collaboration between Paul Smith and David Grissom. The DGT is based on the McCarty with a unique DGT neck shape, taller frets, special pickups, and a revised control layout. Grissom and Paul spent a year A/B-ing more than forty sets of pickups before nailing the vintage-voice of DGT humbuckers. When paired with individual volume controls for each pickup and a push/pull master tone control that operates the coil taps, DGT pickups provide versatility and articulation.<br /><br />&ldquo;The DGT is a product a lot of miles down the road: a lot of gigs, a lot of records. It&rsquo;s like picking up a vintage guitar. It sounds like a vintage guitar, and out of the box it&rsquo;s ready to go. There&rsquo;s a whole lot of thought gone into this. The DGT is pretty perfect to me.&rdquo; &ndash; David Grissom<br /><br />SPECS:<br />BODY</p> <ul> <li>Top Wood Carved Figured Maple</li> <li>Back Wood Mahogany</li> </ul> <p>NECK</p> <ul> <li>Number of Frets 22</li> <li>Fret Wire DGT Fret Wire (Jumbo)</li> <li>Scale Length 25"</li> <li>Neck Wood Mahogany</li> <li>Neck Shape DGT</li> <li>Fretboard Wood Rosewood</li> <li>Fretboard Inlay&nbsp;Birds</li> </ul> <p>HARDWARE</p> <ul> <li>Bridge PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III</li> <li>Tuners PRS Phase III Locking with Faux Bone Buttons</li> <li>Hardware Type&nbsp;Hybrid</li> </ul> <p>ELECTRONICS</p> <ul> <li>Treble Pickup DGT</li> <li>Bass Pickup DGT</li> <li>Controls Two Volume Controls with Push/Pull Tone Control and 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector</li> <li>Strings 11's with Unwound G</li> </ul> <p>ADDT'L INFO:</p> <ul> <li>Comes with PRS Hardshell Case</li> <li>FREE 70 Point Inspection &amp; Setup</li> <li>Serial Number: 0306171</li> <li>8.2 lbs</li> </ul> <p><strong>_______________________________________</strong></p> <p><strong>PRS DG&nbsp;CUSTOM 30 AMP HEAD</strong></p> <p>Blonde<br /><br />The DG Custom 30 is the culmination of a three year collaboration between myself and Doug Sewell. After extensive designing, redesigning, and repeated comparisons to the amps I have cherry picked over the years, we have come up with an amp that would rival the best of my vintage amps. Equally well-suited to both live situations and studio work, this amp is far from a knockoff. I am blown away. I'm hopeful that other players will find it as inspiring and musical as I do." David Grissom</p> <div></div> <div>Developed and refined over many years, the PRS David Grissom signature DG Custom 30 amp brings Grissom's discriminating tone to players looking for a highly-responsive, musical amp rig. The PRS DG Custom 30 comes in blonde vinyl with a cherry stained mahogany fascia and un-tinted salt and pepper grill cloth. It features four EL84/7581 power tubes and several tone-sculpting features, including bright switch, reverb, boost/normal gain switch, presence control, and top cut control.<br /><br />SPECS:<br />ELECTRONICS</div> <ul> <li>Wattage (Nominal)&nbsp;30</li> </ul> <div>FRONT PANEL CONTROLS</div> <ul> <li>Front Panel Controls&nbsp;Volume, Reverb, Treble, Middle, Bass, Master</li> <li>Channels Single</li> </ul> <div>HARDWARE</div> <ul> <li>Cabinet Material / Construction&nbsp;Pine, Fingerjointed</li> <li>Covering&nbsp;Blonde Tolex</li> <li>Grill Cloth&nbsp;Untinted Salt and Pepper</li> <li>Panel&nbsp;Mahogany, Vintage Cherry</li> </ul> <div>TUBES</div> <ul> <li>Power Tubes&nbsp;(4) EL84/7189</li> <li>Preamp Tubes&nbsp;(3) 12AX7, (1) 12AT7</li> </ul> <div>MEASUREMENTS</div> <ul> <li>Amp Width&nbsp;24"</li> <li>Amp Depth&nbsp;10"</li> <li>Amp Height&nbsp;11.5"</li> <li>Amp Weight&nbsp;38 lbs.</li> </ul> <p><strong>_______________________________________</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>DG 2X12 OPEN BACK SPEAKER CAB</strong><br />Blonde w/ Salt &amp; Pepper Grill Cloth &amp; Vintage Cherry Fascia<br /><br />SPECS:</p> <ul> <li>Speaker(s): Celestion Vintage 30</li> <li>Power-Handling: 120 Watts</li> <li>Impedance: 8 Ohms</li> <li>Dimensions, LxWxH: 32" x 11"x 22.5"</li> <li>Weight: 48 lbs</li> </ul> <p><strong>_______________________________________</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>PRS FLOATING GUITAR STAND</strong><br />Silver/Black Base<br /><br />The PRS Guitars floating guitar stand is the perfect<br />way to display your favorite guitar. Its sleek,<br />minimalist design lets the stand disappear allowing<br />your favorite guitar to take center stage!<br /><br />Features:<br /><br />&bull; Heavy Duty Construction.<br />&bull; Fits most brands acoustic and electric guitars.<br />&bull; Heavy weighted base ensures the stand will not<br />tip over.<br />&bull; Three pointed base engineered for maximum<br />stability.<br /><strong>_______________________________________</strong></p> <p><strong>PRS Signature Silent Instrument Cable</strong>&nbsp;- Straight to Right Angle - 18 foot<br /><br /><strong>PRS Signature Speaker Cable</strong>&nbsp;- Straight to Straight - 3 foot</p> <p><strong>_______________________________________<br /></strong></p> <p><strong>2021 Children's Charity Raffle Details and Rules:</strong><br />1.) Only 200 tickets (maximum) will be sold. A minimum of 80 tickets must be sold.<br />2.) Winning ticket will be drawn on or before 9:00 pm, November 11, 2021.<br />3.) Ticket sales shall begin with public announcement of the contest and end 1 hour prior to drawing the winning ticket. (Exact time TBD)<br />4.) In the event that the minimum of 80 tickets are not sold by 10:00 am, November 11, 2021, I reserve the right to reschedule the drawing date &amp; time, or end the raffle and refund all purchases (less the $3.00 processing fee).<br />In the event of raffle cancellation, the guitar will be available for sale.<br />5.) All items shall remain the property of John Mann's Guitar Vault in the event that less than 80 tickets are sold.<br />6.) All monies received will be held in escrow until the winning ticket is drawn on or before November 11, 2021.<br />7) There is no limit to the number of tickets that may be purchased by any individual.<br />8.) You do not have to be present to win.<br />9.) You do not have to reside in the USA. Raffle is available worldwide.<br />10.) Winner is solely responsible for any and all taxes, duties, and fees incurred.<br />11.) Winner is solely responsible for all shipping and insurance expenses incurred.<br />12.) John Mann, John Mann's Guitar Vault, Mann Creative LLC. and it's representatives shall not be liable for any expenses and or damages incurred by the winner.<br />13.) PRS Guitars is not affiliated with this raffle, shall not be liable for any expenses and or damages incurred by the winner.<br />14.) Principles and their relatives, and or employees of the following are not eligible to win this raffle. Including: John Mann's Guitar Vault, Mann, Creative LLC., MannMade USA, PRS Guitars, any authorized PRS Guitars dealer, any bonafide music manufacturer, music related dealer, service, repair, distributor or retail business, Webster House and Granite State Blues Society board members, and direct relatives of John and Roxanne Mann. These in-eligible persons are free to donate to this charity raffle, even though they are in-eligible to win the guitar.<br />15.) Proceeds will be donated to the Webster House, Manchester, NH not later than December 31, 2021.<br />16.) Winner will be notified within 24 hours after ticket is drawn.<br />17.) If the winner does not claim the guitar within 30 days of notification, he/she forfeits their claim to the prize and it shall remain the property of John Mann's Guitar Vault and will be available for sale.<br />18.) The guitar shall remain at John Mann's Guitar Vault will be on display. You are welcome to visually inspect it until day of raffle.<br /><br /></p> 08/06/21 - CLOSING EARLY - Saturday August 7th http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10659 <strong><span style="color: #d0131a;">CLOSING EARLY - Saturday August 7th&nbsp;</span></strong><br />Store hours this Saturday are 10:00am - 3:00pm<br /><br />Going to the Granite State Blues Festival !<br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/gsbs_festival_08_21.png" alt="" width="817" height="465" align="" /><br /><br /> 07/01/21 - Happy Fourth of July Holiday ! http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10610 <div style="text-align: center;">Happy Fourth of July Holiday !</div> <div style="text-align: center;">Our showroom will be <strong>CLOSED</strong> for our annual summer vacation shutdown from July 4th thru July 12th.</div> <div style="text-align: center;">Our online webstore is always <strong>OPEN</strong> 24/7 365.&nbsp;All online orders placed during this timeframe will be shipped upon re-opening Tuesday July 13.</div> <div style="text-align: center;">We hope you have a fun and safe holiday!&nbsp;~ Roxanne, John and Team<br /><br /></div> <div><img width="416" height="260" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/416x260_fourh_of_julypng.png" class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" alt="" align="" /></div> <br /><br /> <div></div> 06/16/21 - The guitar that started it all http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10576 <span><span>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.</span><br /><br /><span>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.&nbsp;<br /></span><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #3d00ff;"><strong><a href="https://youtu.be/mHPcrazZT_U" target="_blank"><span style="color: #3d00ff; text-decoration: underline;">Here is the story...</span></a></strong></span></span><br /><br /></span><span><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/the_story.png" alt="" width="660" height="595" align="" /><br /><br />Special thanks to Greg Mann, Terry Harrison &amp; Paul Reed Smith.</span> 06/12/21 - CLOSED TODAY - Saturday June 12th http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10568 Gone Fishin'...<br />We re-open on Tuesday, June 15th at 10am<br /><br />See you then! 05/11/21 - PRS GUITARS RELEASES NEW ARCHON AMPLIFIERS http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10494 <p><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/archon2021_14.jpg" alt="" width="2000" height="1333" align="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PRS Guitars has announced the return of their popular Archon amplifier. The new line-up features both a 50-watt 1x12 combo and a 50-watt head with matching 1x12 and 2x12 cabinets. Fans of PRS amps may have noticed the model disappear from the lineup at the start of 2021, but the Archon is now back and better than ever.<br /> <span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;Reissuing a historically successful amplifier always has a unique set of challenges. One must collect and filter through years of performance data and feedback, then work to legitimately enhance the amp without fixing anything that isn&rsquo;t broke,&rdquo; said Doug Sewell, PRS Amp Designer. &ldquo;With that in mind, our goals with the Archon were clear: adjust the gain controls on the lead channel to allow for a wider array of rock tones, retain and enhance the stellar crystal-clear tones of the clean channel, and design it to provide maximum value. The process took some time and effort, but the Archon is everything we had hoped for and more.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;The PRS Archon is a commanding two-channel amplifier with versatile lead and remarkable clean channels. The lead channel&rsquo;s gain controls have been voiced to provide more variety of tones &ndash; from earlier/more traditional rock to the Archon&rsquo;s signature searing metal. The clean channel has remarkable clarity and offers a great pedal platform thanks to its ample headroom. The Archon is powered by two 6CA7 power tubes, which offer the best combination of EL34 and 6L6 tubes. They are smooth up top with tight low end; they are crunchy but articulate. The layout of the Archon is simple and intuitive, allowing for plenty of control. The preamp section features volume, bright switch, treble, middle, bass, and master for each channel as well as global presence and depth controls to push the tone 3D. All this at the most affordable price to date, the PRS Archon delivers a lot of value.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The Archon gets a lot of attention for the very high gain on the lead channel. What people might not realize is that it has a great clean channel too. There are several country players using Archons,&rdquo; said Paul Reed Smith. &ldquo;Doug and the team did a great job of making sure the Archon not only kept its quality and versatility, but they made significant improvements. That&rsquo;s not so easy.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;The new PRS Archon has recently made its way to a few Artists, and the amp has gained praise from Wes Hauch from Alluvial and Devin Townsend, Jason Richardson of All That Remains, Chris Cain of Bad Wolves, Ben Eller, and music producer Mark Lewis, who has worked with the likes of White Chapel, Trivium, and The Black Dahlia Murder.</p> <p>&nbsp;<span style="color: #1600ff;"><strong><a href="https://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/shop/Amps.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #1600ff;">To PRE-ORDER your Archon click here</span></a></strong></span><span style="color: #0007ff;"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;For full specifications, demo videos, and more on the PRS Archon, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com">www.prsguitars.com</a></p> 04/27/21 - PRS Guitars announces Joe Walsh McCarty 594 Limited Edition http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10465 Introducing the McCarty 594 Singlecut Joe Walsh Limited. Featuring a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, stainless steel frets, and hand signatures by Joe Walsh and Paul Reed Smith. Limited to 200 pieces worldwide.&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="https://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/shop/Guitars/PRS-Guitars/Wood-Library--Limited-Edition/p/PRS-McCarty-594-Singlecut---Joe-Walsh-Limited-Edition---McCarty-Sunburst-x56727622.htm" target="_blank">PRE-ORDER here<br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/dsc_5555_pc_ross_halfin.jpg" alt="" width="2000" height="1331" align="" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://bit.ly/PRSJoeWalshLTD" target="_blank">Full video here</a> 03/17/21 - New Store Hours http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10377 Effective April 5th, our new store hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm<br />We will be<span style="color: #d0131a;"><em> CLOSED</em></span> Sunday and Monday 03/09/21 - PRS Guitars announces a Limited Edition SE Parlor Acoustic in Antique White http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10360 March 9, 2021 &ndash; PRS Guitars today announced a Limited Edition SE parlor acoustic in Antique White. This Limited Edition maintains all the original appointments of the PRS SE P20E with the addition of an Antique White solid-mahogany top paired with natural mahogany back and sides. The Antique White PRS SE P20E is limited to 3,500 pieces worldwide. PRS Guitars has long been known for its solid-body electric instruments, but PRS proudly announced its first-ever Parlor acoustic guitars in May 2020. The PRS P20 and P20E are parlor-sized acoustics with big presence. Featuring PRS hybrid &ldquo;X&rdquo;/Classical bracing, which allows the top to freely vibrate, the SE parlors project with bold, even tone. These guitars boast all-mahogany construction, and have an organic, warm voice. Their smaller size makes playing for hours effortless and comfortable. &ldquo;The SE parlor acoustics have been received very well by players at all levels, and from their inception, we thought this would be a good platform to have a bit of fun with color,&rdquo; said Jack Higginbotham, PRS COO. &ldquo;From Davy Knowles to PRS Pulse Artist Sophia Gripari to thousands of players at home, these guitars offer a new and unique tool for writing, home-recording, and getting lost in playing for hours without ending up with a sore strumming shoulder.&rdquo; High-quality features include a solid mahogany top, ebony fretboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, as well as PRS trademark bird inlays and headstock design. PRS SE Parlor acoustics come with a high-quality gig bag and are strung with 12-53 strings. The Limited Edition PRS SE P20E Antique White also comes standard with a Fishman GT1 pickups system. Plug in, and this system delivers dynamic, organic tone. Whether writing, recording, or performing, the SE P20E is sure to impress. Parlor-sized acoustics can be miscategorized because of their size, but this electronics system features an undersaddle pickup and soundhole mounted preamp with easy-to-access volume and tone controls, which transforms what some may consider a &ldquo;couch-only guitar&rdquo; into a workhorse stage instrument. <br /><br />John Mann's Guitar Vault is proud to have 6 of these limited run guitars on order ! <a href="https://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/shop/c/p/PRS-SE-P20E---Antique-White-x55187903.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0d2fef;"><span style="color: #0d2fef;">CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER</span></span>&nbsp;</a><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/p20e_antique_white_2021_straight.png" alt="" width="1064" height="363" align="" /> 01/14/21 - PRS Guitars 202 New Products Launch http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10244 <img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/prs_2021_launch.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="600" align="" /><br /><br /><header class="blog_header_container_2019"> <h1>MEET THE NEW 2021 PRS PRODUCTS</h1> <p class="published_date">It's one of our favorite days of the year, the day we get to share our newest products with PRS fans around the world!&nbsp;The PRS team has worked hard to bring these products to life with the same quality, care, and attention to detail we want musicians to think of when they hear PRS.<br /><a href="https://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/shop/Guitars/PRS-Guitars/BoltOn/p/PRS-Silver-Sky-Lunar-Ice-x54409808.htm" target="_blank"></a></p> </header><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="color: #d0131a;"></span></strong></span></span> <div class="blog_post_body_2019"> <p>Below, have a scroll through our new offerings!</p> <h2><strong>NEW FOR CORE</strong></h2> <h3><strong>SPECIAL SEMI-HOLLOW</strong></h3> <a href="https://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/shop/Guitars/PRS-Guitars/BoltOn/p/PRS-Silver-Sky-Lunar-Ice-x54409808.htm" target="_blank"> <div class="full_width_image"><img src="https://www.prsguitars.com/images/blog_images/SpecialSemiHollow_blog_1200_b.jpg" alt="" /></div> </a> <p><em>22 Frets | Hum-Narrowfield-Hum Pickup Configuration | PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III&nbsp;</em></p> <p>The PRS Special Semi-Hollow offers players a versatile hum/ &ldquo;single&rdquo;/hum configuration with two PRS 58/15 LT humbuckers and a PRS Narrowfield middle pickup. PRS Narrowfield pickups deliver the bite of a single coil, so they cut through the mix with plenty of clarity and punch &ndash; without the hum. Paired with a 5-Way blade switch and two mini-toggles that tap the 58/15 LT humbuckers, this guitar can handle myriad sounds and styles (with twelve pickup combinations in total). Roll back the tone control for added growl, turn it up for some shimmer, and have fun exploring this versatile tonal palette.&nbsp;</p> <p>Additional specifications include a maple top, mahogany back, 22-fret 25&rdquo; scale length mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, Phase III tuners, and PRS Gen III patented tremolo. The volume levels between the humbucking and single-coil settings remain very even, and the semi-hollow body with single f-hole provides a welcome airiness and depth to the guitar&rsquo;s tone.</p> <div class="blog_cta_button"><a href="https://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/shop/Guitars/PRS-Guitars/BoltOn/p/PRS-Silver-Sky-Lunar-Ice-x54409808.htm" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/special_semi_hollow_2021">LEARN MORE</a></div> <p><strong>New 2021 colors:</strong><span>&nbsp;</span><em>Cobalt Blue, Eriza Verde, Purple Iris</em></p> <h3><strong>STUDIO</strong></h3> <div class="full_width_image"><img src="https://www.prsguitars.com/images/blog_images/Studio_blog_1200_b.jpg" alt="" /></div> <p><em>22 Frets | Narrowfield-Narrowfield-Hum Pickup Configuration | PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III&nbsp;</em></p> <p>The PRS Studio model is a modern take on a traditional single-single-hum guitar. With PRS&rsquo;s proprietary Narrowfield pickups in the middle and bass positions and a 58/15 LT humbucking bridge pickup, the PRS Studio offers punchy singlecoils, vintage scooped tones, and the chunky kick of a bridge humbucker screaming in one instrument. This whole new scope of sounds (that are only possible with a three-pickup guitar) are easily accessible in the Studio model thanks to the push/pull tone control and 5-way blade switch. With seven combinations in all, the PRS Studio covers classic tones but maintains a unique voice making it a perfect &ldquo;desert island&rdquo; guitar.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/studio_2021">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p><strong>New 2021 colors:</strong><span>&nbsp;</span><em>Cobalt Blue, Eriza Verde, Purple Iris</em></p> <h3><strong>CUSTOM 24-08</strong></h3> <div class="full_width_image"><img src="https://www.prsguitars.com/images/blog_images/Custom2408_blog_1200.jpg" alt="" /></div> <p><em>85/15 Pickups | Eight Pickup Combinations | PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III&nbsp;</em></p> <p>The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar: the iconic guitar that started it all back in 1985. The Custom 24-08 keeps all of the same foundational specifications as the original Custom &ndash; maple top, mahogany back and neck, 24 frets, 25&rdquo; scale length, the PRS patented Gen III tremolo, and dual 85/15 pickups &ndash; but adds a new level of versatility with its simple switching system. Featuring mini-toggle coil tap switches, the Custom 24-08 has eight different pickup settings that provide an array of humbucking and singlecoil tones. For classic PRS playability, reliability, and tone with ultimate flexibility, check out the Custom 24-08.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/custom_24_08_2021">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p><strong>New 2021 colors:</strong><span>&nbsp;</span><em>Cobalt Blue, Eriza Verde, Purple Iris</em></p> <h2><strong>NEW FOR BOLT-ON</strong></h2> <h3><strong>FIORE // MARK LETTIERI SIGNATURE</strong></h3> <div class="full_width_image"><img src="https://www.prsguitars.com/images/blog_images/Fiore_blog_1200.jpg" alt="" /></div> <p><em>25.5&rdquo; Scale Length | Swamp Ash Body | Single-Single-Hum Pickup Configuration&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&ldquo;All guitarists have a sound in their head &ndash; a sound that evolves and grows as they progress, discovering all of the beautiful idiosyncrasies that define their individual voice. To facilitate this process, players need a vibrant, dynamic guitar that becomes a free space in which their personality can unfold. PRS and I designed Fiore (Italian for &lsquo;flower&rsquo;) to be this guitar.&rdquo; &ndash; Mark Lettieri&nbsp;</p> <p>The PRS Fiore model continues PRS Guitars&rsquo; journey into the bolt-on, single-coil guitar world. Developed with guitarist, composer, producer, and instructor Mark Lettieri, the PRS Fiore offers a modern aesthetic, effortless playability, and an addictive and sophisticated tonal canvas.&nbsp;</p> <p>The newly-designed PRS Fiore pickups were carefully voiced by Lettieri and PRS to allow players a platform to explore and find their voice. The Fiore-S single coil offers exceptional malleability in tone. Capable of capturing all the articulation found in everything from whisper-quiet melodies to full on funk and rock explosivity, this pickup reacts to each players unique approach.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Fiore-H humbucker fulfills Lettieri&rsquo;s desire for extensive versatility in the bridge position: enough power and punch for high-gain lead tones, but with a smooth top end that allows the pickup to be played clean, even with the volume knob wide open. Both the Fiore-S and -H work seamlessly together, producing balance, clarity, and that elusive &lsquo;bloom&rsquo; in all five positions.&nbsp;</p> <p>But the tone exploration doesn&rsquo;t stop there. The Fiore model features a 5-way blade switch with traditional wiring (bridge/bridge + middle/middle/middle<br />+ neck/neck). The Fiore also features a single volume and two push/pull tone controls, which further adds to this guitar&rsquo;s tone-shaping abilities.&nbsp;</p> <p>Lettieri brought several personal design choices to this model, including a custom truss rod cover drawn by his very own mom. Other appointments include a Swamp Ash body, 22 fret maple neck with maple fretboard, and 25.5&rdquo; scale length for classic look and feel.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/fiore_2021">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p><strong>New 2021 colors:</strong><span>&nbsp;</span><em>Amaryllis, Sugar Moon, Black Iris</em></p> <h3><strong>SILVER SKY LIMITED // LUNAR ICE</strong></h3> <div class="full_width_image"><img src="https://www.prsguitars.com/images/blog_images/SilverSky_LunarIce_blog_1200.jpg" alt="" /></div> <p><em>1,000 Pieces Worldwide | Maple Fretboard and Neck | Lunar Ice &ldquo;Flip-Flop&rdquo; Finish&nbsp;</em></p> <p>The PRS Silver Sky is an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar where every detail adds up and sets this guitar apart from the pack and the past. The result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith, the Silver Sky is based off of years of development. Incorporating Mayer and Smith&rsquo;s favorite elements of 1963 and 1964 instruments with an eye toward modern references, the PRS Silver Sky delivers the warmth and familiarity of an old guitar with the finesse of a brand-new instrument.&nbsp;</p> <p>This limited-edition Silver Sky is outfitted with a unique polychromatic finish that accentuates the lines of the Silver Sky&rsquo;s body in opalescent splendor. From shades of green, pink, blue, purple, and more, this &ldquo;flip-flop&rdquo; finish reflects hue and light differently at different angles, giving the guitar a dynamic look that is both delicate and powerful.&nbsp;</p> <p>Some of the Silver Sky&rsquo;s other unique features include the headstock shape, tuners, bridge, pickups, and neck and fretboard options. The headstock shape is based on PRS&rsquo;s trademark design, but inverted both to accommodate Mayer&rsquo;s playing style and also to keep a consistent length of string behind the nut, which makes staying in tune easier. The tuners are a traditional vintage-style, closed-back tuner, but with PRS&rsquo;s locking design. The steel tremolo takes the patented PRS design and incorporates Gen III knife-edge screws. Setup flush to the body in the neutral position so that the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch, the bridge&rsquo;s increased contact with the body allows the guitar itself to be acoustically louder, which in turn improves the signal to noise ratio of the single-coil pickups. The 635JM single-coil pickups are very round and full, with a musical high end that is never &ldquo;ice-picky&rdquo; or brash.&nbsp;</p> <p>This Silver Sky Limited Edition comes with a maple fretboard. Other high-quality specifications include a bone nut, a molded metal jack plate (curved to make plugging and unplugging a guitar cable hassle-free), retooled knobs, and PRS&rsquo;s double action truss rod (accessible from the front of the headstock for ease of use). PRS premium gig bag included.&nbsp;</p> <div class="blog_cta_button"><a href="https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/silver_sky_limited">LEARN MORE</a></div> <h2><strong>NEW FOR SE</strong></h2> <h3><strong>SE CUSTOM 24-08</strong></h3> <div class="full_width_image"><img src="https://www.prsguitars.com/images/blog_images/SECustom2408_blog_1200.jpg" alt="" /></div> <p><em>Shallow Violin Carve | Eight Pickup Combinations | PRS Patented Tremolo&nbsp;</em></p> <p>The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar: the iconic guitar that started it all back in 1985. The Custom 24-08 keeps all the foundational specs of the instrument, while taking the Custom platform to new sonic territories. Like the Core Series instrument, the SE Custom 24-08 features two mini-toggle coil tap switches that individually split the humbuckers into true single coils for a total of eight pickups configurations. Classic design elements include a maple top, mahogany back, rosewood fretboard, 24 frets, 25&rdquo; scale length, bird inlays, signature headstock logo, and PRS patented tremolo.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/se_custom_24_08_2021">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p><strong>New 2021 color:<span>&nbsp;</span></strong><em>Eriza Verde</em></p> <h3><strong>SE CUSTOM 24</strong></h3> <div class="full_width_image"><img src="https://www.prsguitars.com/images/blog_images/SECustom24_blog_1200.jpg" alt="" /></div> <p><em>Shallow Violin Carve | PRS Patented Tremolo | Push/Pull Coil-Tap Tone Control&nbsp;</em></p> <p>The SE Custom 24 is a modern classic with roadworthy durability, addictive playability, and wide array of tones, making it a perfect workhorse guitar. Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players, the SE Custom 24 features a maple top with shallow violin carve, mahogany back, wide thin maple neck, rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, and the PRS patented molded tremolo bridge. Its versatile sounds come from the 85/15 &ldquo;S&rdquo; pickups paired with a volume, push/pull tone control, and 3-way blade pickup selector.&nbsp;</p> <p>The SE Custom 24 brings &ldquo;The One That Started It All&rdquo; to the high-quality, more affordable SE Series.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/se_custom_24_2021">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p><strong>New 2021 colors:</strong><span>&nbsp;</span><em>Black Gold Burst, Bonnie Pink, Faded Blue Burst</em></p> <h3><strong>SE ZACH MYERS</strong></h3> <div class="full_width_image"><img src="https://www.prsguitars.com/images/blog_images/SEZachMyers_blog_1200.jpg" alt="" /></div> <p><em>Figured Maple Veneer on Top &amp; Headstock | Satin Finish on Neck | Volume &amp; Tone for Each Pickup&nbsp;</em></p> <p>The SE Zach Myers is packed with features that will satisfy even the most demanding musicians. Featuring a chambered mahogany body with maple cap, flame maple veneer, and single f-hole, the SE Zach Myers provides smooth mid-range tones with a natural, resonant internal reverb. The resonance of the semi-hollow body paired with the smooth feel of the satin finish neck will make an immediate impression in your hands. Additional appointments to the PRS SE Zach Myers signature model include a 22-fret, 24.5&rdquo; scale length neck, PRS adjustable stoptail bridge, vintage-style tuners, and PRS-designed 245 &ldquo;S&rdquo; pickups paired with two volume and two tone controls and a 3-way toggle pickup switch. These pickups bring high-end clarity, low-end power, and an overall aggressive punch that maintains a certain sweetness.&nbsp;</p> <p>Zach Myers, lead guitarist of the multi-platinum rock band Shinedown, picked up a PRS Custom 22 at the age of fifteen and announced his first SE signature model in 2010. As a guitarist who has rocked PRS on stage and teched for several PRS bands, Myers has an intimate understanding of how a guitar should feel and what the build quality should be. Those details have again created an eye-popping player&rsquo;s guitar that can take a beating.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;When I was younger, I always wanted a &ldquo;Private Stock&rdquo; guitar, but I couldn&rsquo;t afford one. When I told Paul the SE Zach Myers reminded me of that, he laughed, but also slightly agreed. The goal of the PRS SE Zach Myers has always been to make a guitar that stood out in the long line of amazing, affordable guitars that is the SE Series. The appointments we selected for this guitar, I feel, make it one of the best guitars you buy on the market right now &ndash; no matter the price point...even though this guitar is priced for everyone to afford. I hope players of all styles and levels enjoy it.&rdquo; &ndash; Zach Myers&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/se_zach_myers_2021">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p><strong>New 2021 color:</strong><span>&nbsp;</span><em>Myers Blue</em></p> <h3><strong>SE KINGFISHER</strong></h3> <div class="full_width_image"><img src="https://www.prsguitars.com/images/blog_images/SEKingfisher_blog_1200.jpg" alt="" /></div> <p><em>34&rdquo; Scale Length &amp; 24 Frets | Neck Through Body Design | Figured Maple Veneer&nbsp;</em></p> <p>The SE Kingfisher has a modern signature sound that will grab your attention. Dual humbucking pickups give sparkling top end with a high midrange growl to give the Kingfisher a personality that will cut through the mix while holding down the band with its sweet warm fundamental tone.&nbsp;</p> <p>Designed in PRS&rsquo;s Maryland shop, the Kingfisher&rsquo;s offset Swamp Ash body and neck- through construction provide sustain and evenly balanced tone, while the figured maple veneer adds a touch of class. The 24 fret maple/walnut neck allows unlimited possibilities for your creativity and sonic palette, and the 34&rdquo; scale length makes this an instantly comfortable bass for players old and new. Kingfisher (4B &lsquo;H&rsquo;) pickups are deep, thick-sounding humbuckers with plenty of top end clarity and punch. These modern pickups have a distinct old-school tonal character that delivers that huge &ldquo;clacky&rdquo; tone missing from some modern basses.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/se_kingfisher_2021">LEARN MORE</a></p> <p><strong>New 2021 color:</strong><span>&nbsp;</span>F<em>aded Blue Wraparound Burst</em></p> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> </div> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="color: #d0131a;"><span style="color: #d0131a;"><br /></span></span></strong></span><br /><br /> 12/25/20 - Holiday Hours http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10190 <div style="text-align: justify;">Happy Holidays from our family to yours</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span>Meet our staff!&nbsp; Click on our picture to hear who we are and what we do...<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://youtu.be/KhYX7grs6pU" target="_blank"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/christmas_2020_20201225132717.png" alt="" width="623" height="430" align="" /></a><br /></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span><em>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;L to R - Michael Vincent, Roxanne Mann, John Mann, Jim Nicotera, Scot Gibbs, Tom Keating.&nbsp; <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Not shown - Beth Naser and Jack Mastrodicasa<br /><br /></em>VACATION SHUTDOWN - December 25, 2020 thru January 3, 2021 The entire company including Showroom, Tech Dept, Shipping Dept &amp; Offices will be closed from December 25th thru January 3rd. Sorry... we will not be answering our phones or email during shutdown. <br /><br />Our webstore is OPEN 24/7/365 for all online purchases, items ordered during shutdown will be shipped on January 4th, 2021. Roxanne, myself and our great staff thank you for your continued support and we hope you have a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year! <br /><br />John and Roxanne<br /></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><em>&nbsp;</em></span></div> 12/17/20 - PRS SE Parlor Guitars are here ! http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10174 <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">PRS Guitars today announced a Limited Edition SE parlor acoustic in Powder Blue just in time for the 2020 holiday season. This Limited Edition maintains all the original appointments of the PRS SE P20E with the addition of a striking blue solid-mahogany top paired with its natural mahogany back and sides. Fewer than 1,000 of these guitars will be available worldwide.</span>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; float: left;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/320x400_se_parlor_bluejpg.jpg" alt="" width="320" height="400" align="" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">PRS Guitars has long been known for its solid-body electric instruments, but PRS proudly announced its first-ever Parlor acoustic guitars this past May. The PRS P20 and P20E are parlor-sized acoustics with big presence. Featuring PRS hybrid &ldquo;X&rdquo;/Classical bracing, which allows the top to freely vibrate, the SE parlors project with bold, even tone. These guitars boast all-mahogany construction, and have an organic, warm voice. Their smaller size makes playing for hours effortless and comfortable. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&ldquo;The SE parlor acoustics have been received very well by players at all levels, and from their inception, we thought this would be a good platform to have a bit of fun with color,&rdquo; said Jack Higginbotham, PRS COO. &ldquo;From Davy Knowles to PRS Pulse Artist Sophia Gripari to thousands of players at home, these guitars offer a new and unique tool for writing, home-recording, and getting lost in playing for hours without ending up with a sore strumming shoulder.&rdquo;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">High-quality features include a solid mahogany top, ebony fretboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, as well as PRS trademark bird inlays and headstock design. PRS SE Parlor acoustics come with a high-quality gig bag and are strung with 12-53 strings. The Limited Edition PRS SE P20E Powder Blue also comes standard with a Fishman GT1 pickups system. Plug in, and this system delivers dynamic, organic tone. Whether writing, recording, or performing, the SE P20E is sure to impress. Parlor-sized acoustics can be miscategorized because of their size, but, this electronics system features an undersaddle pickup and soundhole mounted preamp with easy-to-access volume and tone controls, which transforms what some may consider a &ldquo;couch-only guitar&rdquo; into a workhorse stage instrument.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong><span style="color: #4400ff;"><a href="https://guitarvaultusa.rainadmin.com/shop/Guitars/PRS-Guitars/SE/Acoustic.htm?maxPrice=599" target="_blank"><span style="color: #4400ff;">Purchase yours today here!</span></a></span></strong><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br /><br /></span></p> 11/15/20 - MannMade USA releases new Fixed Bridge for PRS SE Holcomb & SE 277 guitars http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10098 <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span dir="auto" class="style-scope yt-formatted-string">Michael Vincent "A-B" demo of a PRS SE Holcomb guitar with the stock Steel cast hardtail bridge and the new MannMade USA "PRS Fatback" Hardtail Bridge. <br /><br />The MannMade USA bridge was originally designed by John Mann, who pitched it to Paul Reed Smith in the late 1980's. At the time, Paul decided not to use the design. It lay dormant for years until PRS released the SE Mike Mushok Baritone, which has morphed into the 277 Baritone. The signature SE Mark Holcomb also shares this bridge. <br /><br />MannMade USA expects to have this bridge available in early December 2020. It is precision machined in Bedford, NH, USA from billet Brass and uses the same saddles and hardware as all the other PRS related products that MannMade USA has produced since 1985. <br /><br />It will be available to purchase at John Mann's Guitar Vault - www.JohnMannsGuitarVault.com <br /><br /><a href="https://youtu.be/9FwOthbzUhU" target="_blank"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/prs_mann_fixed_bridge_demo.jpg" alt="" width="959" height="535" align="" /></a><br /><br /></span><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23guitar" dir="auto">#guitar</a><span dir="auto" class="style-scope yt-formatted-string"> </span><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23MannMadeUSA" dir="auto">#MannMadeUSA</a><span dir="auto" class="style-scope yt-formatted-string"> </span><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23PRSGuitars" dir="auto">#PRSGuitars</a><span dir="auto" class="style-scope yt-formatted-string"> </span><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23PaulReedSmith" dir="auto">#PaulReedSmith</a><span dir="auto" class="style-scope yt-formatted-string"> </span><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23JohnMannsGuitarVault" dir="auto">#JohnMannsGuitarVault</a><span dir="auto" class="style-scope yt-formatted-string"> </span><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23JohnMann" dir="auto">#JohnMann</a><span dir="auto" class="style-scope yt-formatted-string"> </span><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23Holcomb" dir="auto">#Holcomb</a><span dir="auto" class="style-scope yt-formatted-string"> #277 </span><a class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" spellcheck="false" href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23SE" dir="auto">#SE</a></span> 11/04/20 - Drawing the Winning Ticket for John Mann's Guitar Vault 11th Anniversary Raffle http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10064 10/22/20 Paul Reed Smith Announces "Paul's 85" Limited Edition Private Stock Model http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10039 <p>As PRS Guitars&rsquo; approaches the end of their 35th Anniversary, Paul Reed Smith and the Private Stock team have one last instrument created to celebrate the occasion...&nbsp; "Paul's 85" Limited edition Private Stock Guitar.<br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/pauls_85_private_stock_paul_reed_smith.jpg" alt="Paul Reed Smith" width="888" height="589" align="" /></p> <p>Paul&rsquo;s 85 are a special run of Private Stock guitars, personally spec&rsquo;d by Paul Reed Smith and meticulously crafted by the Private Stock team. The instruments started with a special selection of wide-curl maple tops that Paul set aside. He also selected all of the other woods, assisted on the neck shapes of every guitar, spec&rsquo;d the pickups, and played and adjusted each guitar until it was &ldquo;right.&rdquo; The Private Stock team, who together has more than 200 year&rsquo;s of guitar making experience, executed each detail while Paul looked after each instrument on a daily basis.</p> <p>&ldquo;We believe guitar making is an ongoing process of discovery, and this Paul&rsquo;s 85 guitar utilizes all of the parts, processes, and workmanship I have spent my career (to date) seeking, testing, refining, and teaching our craftsman. My hope is that these benchmark instruments are something remarkable for our company and the industry. There is no better way to close out our 35th Anniversary than with these extraordinary, hopefully magic, guitars,&rdquo; said Paul Reed Smith.</p> <p>The chosen specifications also include dark Peruvian mahogany necks, Honduran rosewood fretboards and headstock veneers, solid red abalone birds with mother of pearl outlines, bone nuts, vintage-style tuning pegs, and aluminum stoptail bridges with brass inserts and brass studs.</p> <p>Additionally, every piece of guitar-making knowledge at PRS is in these guitars: the wood drying methods, the feel of the neck, the color and stain technique (Electric Tiger Glow &ndash; an exquisite stain and spray technique that accentuates the beautiful wide curl maple), the finish (a very special paper-thin, vintage-formula nitrocellulose that will crack over time), and the pickups (PRS TCI pickups that were spec&rsquo;d to be full, clear, and musical).</p> <p>These guitars are available exclusively through Authorized PRS Private Stock dealers, and there are only 85 of them worldwide.<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="color: #001eff; text-decoration: underline;">To Pre-Order Yours CONTACT John @ 603.488.92 or info@GuitarVaultUSA.com<br /><br /></span></strong></span><strong><a href="Paul Reed Smith Announces &quot;Paul's 85&quot; Limited Edition Private Stock Model" target="_blank">More Info here&nbsp;</a></strong><br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/prs_paul_85_01.jpg" alt="PRS Paul's 85 Private Stock" width="801" height="556" align="" /><br /><br /><br /></p> 09-23-20 John Mann's Guitar Vault presents donation to Lou Catano, of The Webster House http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10027 <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">September 23, 2020 - John Mann's Guitar Vault, Bedford, NH 03110</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">John and Roxanne Mann of John Mann's Guitar Vault present a check for $10,000 to Webster House Executive Director Lou Catano. The donation was funded thru the annual raffle of a Private Stock Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Guitar. To date, John and Roxanne have donated over $50,000 to the Webster House.</span></p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/d_GH9Kmj_gQ" target="_blank"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/2020_raffle_donation_l_catano.png" alt="" width="1283" height="725" align="" /></a><span style="color: #d0131a;">To watch video, click on photo</span>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Since 1884 the Webster House has been providing a safe haven for children unable to live at home. The home was originally called &ldquo;The Manchester Children&rsquo;s Home&rdquo; and in 1976 the name was changed to &ldquo;The Webster House&rdquo;. Local churches along with the Amoskeag Mills helped launch this home that continues to serve children today and well into the future. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">The Webster House exists to meet a condition that is prevalent in New Hampshire: youth who are unable to live at home for some period of time. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">The Staff's intent is to address four areas of the youth's life. </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Physical: By providing a safe home. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Social: By applying the norms of society. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Personal: Through counseling, activities and a wide range of interpersonal relationships. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Family: By rebuilding the bonds and reuniting the family.</span></li> </ul> <p><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href="http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com" target="_blank">John Mann's Guitar Vault</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href="https://www.websterhousenh.org/" target="_blank">The Webster House</a></span></p> 10/15/20 - John Mann's Guitar Vault celebrates our 10th Year Anniversary ! http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10016 <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>October 2020, John Mann's Guitar Vault celebrates our 10th year of business !<br /></strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">From our humble beginning in 2010, as a small part-time business, we have grown to become one of the premier PRS (Paul Reed Smith) Signature Guitar dealers in the USA.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">I want to acknowledge several people who have played an important role in making this all happen...&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">My parents, <em><strong>Jack and Gloria Mann</strong></em>, who gave and taught me all the skills I needed in life.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><em><strong>Roxanne Mann</strong></em>, my wife and partner in all that I do. Without her help and support, I probably would have a mess of it all.</span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><em><strong>Paul Reed Smith</strong></em>, one of my longest and dearest of friends. He believed in me enough to take a chance on me as a dealer.</span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><em><strong>Michael Vincent</strong></em>, my assistant, who takes care of everything I don't have time to do, and then some.</span><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">And the rest of my team, <em><strong>Scott Gibbs</strong></em>, <em><strong>Tom Keating</strong></em> and <em><strong>Beth Naser</strong></em>. Each one plays a vital role here to keep things running smoothly.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">If you have not purchased from us before, find out why you should!&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">We offer the best products in the world, coupled an awesome sales, service and support team who are acknowledged as among the best in the business.&nbsp;We stand ready to assist you however we can.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">You can shop in our Bedford, NH showroom or online 24/7/365 !</span><br /><br /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><br /><br /><br /></div> 10/03/20 - A GUITAR BUILDING MASTERCLASS WITH PAUL REED SMITH http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10014 Hosted by Guitar.com<br /><br />FEATURING: PAUL REED SMITH Paul Reed Smith is a guitar-maker, musician, and the founder and Managing General Partner of PRS Guitars. Paul&rsquo;s Guitar.com Live masterclass starts with the premise that everything on a guitar contributes to that instrument&rsquo;s ultimate musicality. By detailing the unique factors of both electric and acoustic guitar design from &lsquo;nose to tail,&rsquo; Paul will provide a vocabulary for musicians, builders, techs, and more to understand what to look for when owning and/or buying a guitar and how to diagnose and communicate needed repairs and upgrades. This is a masterclass not to be missed by those who enjoy the details and share PRS&rsquo;s passion on the never-ending quest for tone. <span color="#d0131a" style="color: #d0131a;"><strong>CLICK ON PHOTO TO WATCH PAUL !</strong></span><br /><br /><a href="https://youtu.be/Ut4S-LRlPpk" target="_blank"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/paul_smith_guitar_com_10_03_20.png" alt="" width="1279" height="683" align="" /></a> 09/23/20 - PRS GUITARS ANNOUNCES PULSE ARTIST PROGRAM http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9999 <p>PRS Guitars Pulse Artist program, announced today, is designed to support leading local artists around the world. While PRS is known for A-list artist endorsements from Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti, John Mayer, and more, this program turns the focus to PRS players who are making waves in their local music scene.</p> <p>&ldquo;As the world of music progresses past big-budget label deals and relies more on discovery, we wanted to develop a program that supports and showcases influential regional players,&rdquo; said Bev Fowler, Director of Artist Relations. &ldquo;We are excited to be able to help amplify these musicians and their art and help to connect more people through music.&rdquo;<br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/pulseartist_artistpage_850.jpg" alt="" width="850" height="566" align="" /></p> <p>This unique program will utilize PRS&rsquo;s extensive dealer network to provide local access to some of the benefits of an endorsement, while also serving as a potential &ldquo;stepping stone&rdquo; to becoming an Official PRS Artist. With their annual membership, Pulse Artists will be granted exclusive discounts on guitars, amps, and accessories through their local PRS dealer and will be showcased on a dedicated Pulse Artist roster on PRS Guitars website. PRS social platforms will be utilized as well as the creation of editorial content to amplify these Artists and share their music, news, and progress as they pursue their musical journey.&nbsp;<br /><br />Artists can submit their application to become a Pulse Artist through any authorized PRS dealer. Submissions will be accepted September 1 &ndash; October 31, 2020. All applications will be reviewed by the PRS Artist Relations team. The inaugural group of 2021 PRS Pulse Artists will be announced on December 15th, 2020.</p> <p>For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/artists" target="_blank">www.prsguitars.com/artists</a></p> 08/18/20 PRS Guitars announces new SE Custom 24 35th Anniversary Limited Edition in Faded Blue Burl http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9904 <p>The PRS 35th Anniversary SE Custom 24 is here to celebrate 35 years of guitar making and innovation. Designed around the one that started it all, the Custom 24, this limited-edition model captures the foundational elements of an iconic model and adds the musical functionality of the Paul&rsquo;s Guitar, creating a new, versatile platform. The 35th Anniversary SE Custom 24 features TCI &ldquo;S&rdquo; treble and bass pickups with two mini-toggle switches that allow players to put either or both pickups in humbucking or true single-coil mode. The clarity and unique tones of these vintage-inspired pickups are both big and nuanced, so players can easily find their sweet spot.</p> <p>Additional features include a 24-fret wide thin neck, abalone &ldquo;old school&rdquo; birds, and PRS&rsquo;s patented tremolo design.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #1953dc;"><strong><span style="color: #1953dc;"><a href="https://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/shop/c/p/PRS-SE-35th-Anniversary-SE-Custom-24---Faded-Blue-Burst-Limited-Edition-x50586584.htm" target="_blank">PRE-ORDER yours today at John Mann's Guitar Vault</a>&nbsp;- <span style="color: #d0131a;">We are expecting delivery in late September 2020</span></span></strong></span></p> <p><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/art_shot.png" alt="" width="783" height="591" align="" /></p> <p><br /><strong>Specifications:</strong></p> <strong>BODY</strong><br />Top Wood: Beveled Maple<br />Top Veneer: Figured Maple - Faded Blue Burst<br />Back Wood: Mahogany<br /><strong>NECK</strong><br />Number of Frets: 24<br />Scale Length: 25&rdquo;<br />Neck Wood: 3-Piece Maple<br />Fretboard Wood: Rosewood<br />Neck Shape: Wide Thin<br />Fretboard Inlays: Abalone &ldquo;Old School&rdquo; Birds<br /><strong>HARDWARE/ELECTRONICS</strong><br />Bridge: PRS Patented Molded Tremolo<br />Tuners: PRS-Designed Tuners<br />Truss Rod Cover: 35th Anniversary<br />Hardware Type: Nickel<br />Treble Pickup: TCI &ldquo;S&rdquo; Treble<br />Bass Pickup: TCI &ldquo;S&rdquo; Bass<br />Controls: Volume and Tone Controls with 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch and Two Mini-Toggle Coil-Tap Switches<br /><strong>MISCELLANEOUS</strong><br />Included Accessories: Gig bag<br />Strings: .09-.42<br /><br /><br />*Approximately 3,500 Black Gold Burst guitars were made<br />*Fewer than 3,000 Faded Blue Burst guitars are available worldwide.<br /><br /><br /> 08/01/20 Winning Ticket for our Annual Children's Charity Raffle http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9878 <strong>Congrats to Perry C. from Auburn, NH&nbsp; !!!</strong><br />He is this years winner of our Annual Children's Charity Raffle, which benefits the NH Webster House.<br />THANK YOU everyone who supported this great cause.&nbsp;<br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/400x711_20200801_174240jpg.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="711" align="" /><br /><br /><br /><br /> 07/28/20 PRS Guitars announces Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V 200 Piece Limited Run http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9867 Specially appointed to commemorate the 2020 Experience PRS event, which was celebrated virtually in May, this limited-edition Modern Eagle V is an innovative instrument that offers highly musical tones for both recording and playing live.<br /><br />The Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V utilizes a hum/single/hum (five-coil) pickup configuration and introduces a new and unique switching system that gives players a vast array of tones in one guitar. The 5-way blade switch selects the pickups just as the 509 does (treble, treble and middle, middle, middle and bass, bass). The two paired mini-toggles separate the slug-side coils, turning the humbuckers into true, &ldquo;TCI-tuned&rdquo; single coils. There is a single volume and a push/pull tone control that activates both humbuckers when engaged; this allows players to access three pickups simultaneously. Finally, there is a third mini-toggle that changes the volume pot value from 500k to 250k, which gives the guitar a different palette of tones. This electronics design puts a whole set of classic and new tones at your fingertips.<br />The Experience PRS 2020 Modern Eagle V will be available from a select group of Authorized PRS Dealers. 200 instruments will be made in two finishes: Charcoal and River Blue.<br /><br />&ldquo;While Experience PRS 2020 was unable to happen at the PRS Factory this year, it is important to us to still release the products we had planned to the guitar community. These Modern Eagle guitars are very sophisticated pieces of gear both electronically and mechanically. They are highly musical instruments.&rdquo; Paul Reed Smith<br /><br />Available in Charcoal and River Blue<a href="https://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/shop/Guitars/PRS-Guitars/PRS-Wood-Library.htm" target="_blank"><br /><br /></a><span style="color: #d0131a;">UPDATE !!!&nbsp; The guitars are in&nbsp;here in our showroom !!!</span><br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/1000x375_experience_prs_modern_eagle_v_river_blue_02bjpg.jpg" alt="" width="1000" height="375" align="" /><br /><br /><br /> 07/13/20 We are back from vacation and OPEN http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9842 Hi. We are back from a much needed vacation and ready to serve your musical needs !<br />Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we request you&nbsp;schedule an appointment with us, so that you have the entire showroom to yourself.<br />Our summer hours are&nbsp;Monday -&nbsp;Friday 10am - 6pm. Other hdays and hours by appointment only!<br />For safety, please wear a mask... we will too! 07/04/20 thru 07/12/20 VACATION SHUTDOWN http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9694 <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>We will be CLOSED July 4th, 2020 thru July 12th for our Summer Vacation !&nbsp;<br /></strong><br />The entire company including Showroom, Tech Dept, Shipping Dept &amp; Offices will be closed.<br />Sorry... we will not be answering our phones or email during shutdown.<br /><br /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Our webstore is OPEN 24/7/365 for all online purchases, items ordered during shutdown will NOT be shipped until July 13th, 2020.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Roxanne, myself and our great staff thank you for your continued support and we hope you have a safe July 4th holiday!<br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/600x382_july_4jpg.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="382" align="" /></p> 06/23/20 PRS Guitars Introduces SE Series Hollowbody II with LR Baggs/PRS Piezo System http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9688 <p><span>&ldquo;Just a few years ago, it would not have occurred to us to bring a guitar with the Hollowbody II Piezo&rsquo;s feature set into the SE Series, but we feel it is another example of how we are advancing our SE lineup,&rdquo; said Jack Higginbotham, PRS Guitars COO. &ldquo;We have worked very closely with Lloyd Baggs and the LR Baggs team to take our award-winning piezo system and design a no-compromise version for the SE Series. At the end of the day, our goal is to offer players professional-grade tools across all our lines. Due to its versatility and adaptability, we are especially excited to see how this guitar plays into recording at this time, and it will be a exceptionally unique tool when gigging players are able to resume their performances.&rdquo;</span><span></span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span>The SE Hollowbody II Piezo combines the clear, resonant tone of a hollowbody instrument with the power and stability of a solid-body electric guitar. Constructed with a maple top and back with mahogany sides, the SE Hollowbody II Piezo offers a balanced voice with light shimmer and snap in an attractive package. The 58/15 &ldquo;S&rdquo; pickups deliver a clarity that sounds big and musical in a hollowbody platform.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/prs_se_hollowbody_2_piezo_2020.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="700" align="" /><br /> <p>The&nbsp;<span>SE Hollowbody II Piezo</span>&nbsp;combines the balanced, clear, resonant tone of a hollowbody instrument with the power and stability of&nbsp;a solid-body electric guitar. Constructed with a maple back and top with mahogany sides, the SE Hollowbody II Piezo offers a&nbsp;light shimmer and snap in an attractive package. The 58/15 &ldquo;S&rdquo; pickups deliver clarity and balance that sound big and musical in a hollowbody platform.</p> <p>Now boasting a newly-designed LR Baggs/PRS Piezo system, the&nbsp;SE Hollowbody II Piezo provides musicians with the versatility of wielding both acoustic and electric tones in one instrument. The instrument is designed with two discrete volume controls (magnetics and piezo) and output jacks (mix/piezo and magnetics). Players can plug into the &ldquo;Mix/Piezo&rdquo; jack and use the individual volume controls to blend the 58/15 &ldquo;S&rdquo; pickups with the piezo&rsquo;s acoustic tones. Alternatively, players can plug into the jacks separately, so the guitar can run magnetic pickups into an amp and run the piezo through an acoustic amp or DI into the soundboard. When using the magnetic output jack in isolation, the piezo battery is bypassed completely, acting as a failsafe (in this scenario, the magnetic pickups still&nbsp;work even if the piezo battery has run out of juice). This is the most versatile SE instrument in the Series nearly twenty-year history.<br /><br /><span style="color: #3500ff;"><strong><a href="https://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/iishop?form_version=2&amp;showSearchResults=1&amp;search_keyword=SE+Hollowbody&amp;image=Search" target="_blank">MORE INFO HERE</a><br /></strong></span></p> 05-20-20 PRS Guitars announces its first-ever Parlor acoustic guitars http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9680 <p><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/separloracoustics_news_850.jpg" alt="" width="850" height="567" align="" /><br />PRS Guitars has long been known for its solid-body electric instruments, but today PRS is proudly announcing its first-ever Parlor acoustic guitars. Building on its successful SE acoustic lineup, PRS&rsquo;s new assortment of SE Tonare Parlor Acoustics are available in several colors and are offered both with and without electronics.</p> <p>The PRS SE P20 &amp; P20E are parlor-sized acoustics with big presence. Featuring PRS hybrid &ldquo;X&rdquo;/Classical bracing, which allows the top to freely vibrate, the SE Parlor acoustics project with bold, even tone. These guitars boast all-mahogany construction, and have an organic, warm voice. Their smaller size makes playing for hours effortless and comfortable.</p> <p>&ldquo;We intended to release these guitars in conjunction with our Experience PRS 35th Anniversary event. We are extremely disappointed we had to cancel that celebration, but, over time, we will still release a series of new products that were slated for that celebration. We are happy to offer these new instruments as the first of those announcements,&rdquo; said Jack Higginbotham, PRS Guitars COO. &ldquo;At a time when players might enjoy a new and unique tool for writing, home-recording, and getting lost in playing for hours without ending up with a sore strumming shoulder, we thought these guitars would make a good companion.&rdquo;</p> <p>Parlor-sized acoustics can be miscategorized because of their size, but, make no mistake, this is a professional-grade instrument. Plug in, and the Fishman GT1 pickup system delivers dynamic, organic tone, so whether writing, recording, or performing the P20E is sure to impress. This electronics system features an undersaddle pickup and soundhole mounted preamp with easy-to-access volume and tone controls, which essentially transform what some may consider a &ldquo;couch-only guitar&rdquo; into a workhorse stage instrument.</p> <p>&ldquo;This thing is absolutely ready to take on stage. The pickup sounds beautiful and natural. It&rsquo;s just an all-purpose instrument,&rdquo; said PRS Artist Davy Knowles. &ldquo;I mean it&rsquo;s a great guitar for keeping at the end of your couch and picking up on the sofa, and it&rsquo;s super comfortable in that respect, but I think as an actual touring, gigging instrument &ndash; fantastic. And, as a recording instrument, it&rsquo;s beautiful. I&rsquo;ve already used it on recordings of mine, and I was super pleased.&rdquo;</p> <p>Available in three satin finishes with herringbone rosettes and accents, PRS SE Parlor acoustics look as good as they sound. Other high-quality features include a solid mahogany top, ebony fretboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, as well as PRS trademark bird inlays and headstock design. PRS SE Parlor acoustics come with a high-quality gig bag and are strung with 12-53 strings.<br /><br /><span style="color: #2600ff;"><strong><a href="https://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/shop/Guitars.htm?search_keyword=parlor" target="_blank">MORE INFO HERE</a><br /></strong></span></p> 06-01-20 John Mann's 9th Annual Children's Charity Raffle http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9636 <strong>John Mann's 9th Annual Children's Charity Raffle<br /></strong> <p>For our 9th year, John Mann&rsquo;s Guitar Vault is raffling off this beautiful PRS Private Stock McCarty Guitar to raise money for the Webster House, which is a safe home for children here in New Hampshire.&nbsp;<br />Each year we have done this, it has been a huge success! To date, I have donated over $40,000 to the kids at the Webster House, in behalf of all of you.</p> <p>The MAP price of this guitar is + $10,000</p> <p>Only 150 tickets (max) will be sold.&nbsp;<br />Each ticket is $100</p> <p>The winning ticket will be TENATIVELY drawn at the Granite State Blues Society&rsquo;s annual Barnful of Blues Festival on Saturday, August 1, 2020 (Covid-19 condtions will be the determining factor).<br />By purchasing a ticket, you are entering a raffle to win this guitar. all proceeds will be donated to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.websterhousenh.org/" target="_blank">The New Hampshire Webster House<br /><br /></a><a href="https://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/shop/c/p/PRS-Private-Stock-McCarty---Dragons-Breath-x42807117.htm" target="_blank"><strong>C</strong><strong>LICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR RAFFLE TICKET</strong></a></p> <div></div> 05-11-20 Showroom is OPEN !!! http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9574 <strong>Effective May 11, 2020 per New Hampshire Governor Sununu's Covid 19 re-opening 2.1 state policy, we are OPEN for business !<br /><br /></strong>Our current hours are Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm<br />Other hours by appointment.<br /><br />Please wear a face mask...<br /><br />Thanks!<br />~ John &amp; Roxanne Mann&nbsp;<br /><br /> 05-07-20 EXPERIENCE PRS 2020 IS GOING VIRTUAL ! http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9550 <strong>EXPERIENCE PRS 2020 IS GOING VIRTUAL</strong>&nbsp; - Experience PRS 2020 is going virtual on PRS Guitars YouTube channel on Saturday, May 9th. After having to cancel the event earlier this spring, but still wanting to celebrate, we have put together a virtual Experience that will premier live on our YouTube channel on Saturday, May 9th in three segments, allowing for even more people to enjoy the event and join in celebrating PRS&rsquo;s 35th Anniversary.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGuJYTNosdQ" target="_blank"><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/400x354_paul_prs_exp2020png.png" alt="" width="400" height="354" align="" /><br /></a><strong><span style="color: #d0131a;">CLICK ON PAUL REED SMITH FOR A SPECIAL MESSAGE</span></strong><br /><br />One of the major components to Experience PRS is the curated schedule of clinics. So, for this year&rsquo;s virtual Experience event, we have put together a series of artist clinics from the same artists that would have been presenting on the Experience stages. These videos have been grouped into two sessions and will air as follows:<br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/600x394_prs_virtual_experiencepng.png" alt="" width="600" height="394" align="" /><br /><br />The culminating piece of Experience PRS 2020 will be a special, star-studded video premier with Paul Reed Smith and several PRS Artists and friends. We are going to turn this into a whole new YouTube series called Long Distance, where we&rsquo;ll air the full conversations between Paul and these artists. This will be a special sneak peek into the conversations, so be sure to tune in to PRS Guitars YouTube Channel Saturday, May 9th. While these videos will premier live on PRS Guitars YouTube channel on Saturday, May 9th, they will be available in perpetuity, so you can tune in anytime.<br /><br />Finally, Experience PRS has always been a destination event for players to see, hear, play, and even purchase their next PRS. Recognizing this, we still plan to make the new product announcements we had planned to coincide with this event. These announcements will be made starting later this month and will continue throughout the summer. <br /><br /> 04/04/2020 - Did you know that we offer Locking Tuner Modification services? http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9399 04/04/2020 12:32pm<br /><br />Modify your non-locking tuner into Locking Tuners, using the same technology as PRS Guitars Phase II &amp; III Locking Tuners!<br />To Purchase our Locking Tuner Modification Service -<a href="https://guitarvaultusa.rainadmin.com/shop/Service/p/Service---Locking-Tuner-Modification-x48465413.htm" target="_blank"> CLICK HERE<br /><br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/500x320_prs_se_phase_ii_tuners_installed_on_a_prs_se_santana_1024x655_20200404102702jpg.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="320" align="" /><img width="500" height="375" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/6824/500x375_13305223_1014559155290530_6264631939943871489_ojpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /></a> 04/03/2020 - New Temporary Store Hours http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9394 04/03/2020 9:30am<br /><br />During the Covid 19 crisis, we are adjusting our business hours to the following:<br /><br />OPEN Monday - Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm<br />CLOSED Saturday &amp; Sunday<br /><br />Other Days &amp; Hours by Appointment only 04/01/2020 - Online Orders are Shipping 5 Days a Week via FedEx & USPS http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9381 <p>Our online store is OPEN 24/7 365 days a year. We ship orders out usually within 2 business days.<br />FedEx and USPS pickup packages everyday.<br /><br />We also offer curb side pick up and drop off for repairs, trade in and consignments.<br /><br />If you need to contact us we are available via email or phone.</p> 03/27/2020 - International Shipping http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9365 <p>03/27/2020 4:30 PM <br /><br />Due to inaccurate shipping rates for international orders, we have temporararily suspended processing all international orders.<br />We apologize for the inconvenience this causes our valued international customers.&nbsp; As soon as this issue is resloved, we will enable this option.</p> <p>If you need a shipping quote on an item you want to purchase, please email us at <a href="mailto:info@guitarvault.com">info@guitarvault.com</a></p> 06/01/2020 - Store Policies Regarding COVID 19 http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9299 <p><span>06/01/2021 - Effective June 1st, if you are fully vaccinated for Covid-19, we no longer require you to wear a mask. If you are not vaccinated, we will require you to wear a mask.&nbsp; Appointments are no longer required, but appreciated. Thank you for your cooperation&nbsp;and understanding!<br /><br />03/17/2021 - Effective April 5th, our new store hours, &nbsp;are now&nbsp;Tuesday&nbsp;- Saturday 10am - 6pm. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="color: #d0131a; text-decoration: underline;">CLOSED</span></strong> Sunday and Monday</span><br />Due to Covid 19, we are still requesting all customers to make an&nbsp;<span><strong><a href="https://guitarvaultusa.appointy.com/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span>APPOINTMENT</span></a></strong></span>, so that you have the entire showroom to yourself !<br /><br />01/04/2021 - We are now <em><strong>OPEN</strong> </em>Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm<br />Due to Covid 19, we are still requesting all customers to make an&nbsp;<span style="color: #1600ff;"><strong><a href="https://guitarvaultusa.appointy.com/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span style="color: #1600ff;">APPOINTMENT</span></a></strong></span>, so that you have the entire showroom to yourself !<br /></span></p> <p><span>05/11/2020 - We are <em><strong>OPEN</strong></em> for business !<br /></span><span>Our current hours are Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm<br /></span>We are requesting all customers to make an <span style="color: #1600ff;"><strong><a href="https://guitarvaultusa.appointy.com/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span style="color: #1600ff;">APPOINTMENT</span></a></strong></span>, so that you have the entire showroom to yourself !<br /><span>Saturday&nbsp;John is available by appointment.</span><br /><br /><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Please wear a face mask... we will be wearing one too !</strong></span></em><br /><br /><span>Thanks!</span><br /><span>~ John &amp; Roxanne Mann&nbsp;</span><br /><br />04/01/2020 09:30am<br /><br />Our showroom is now <em><strong>CLOSED</strong></em> due to recent Sate of New Hampshire temporary emergency regulations. <br />We are&nbsp; <em><strong>OPEN</strong></em> for online / e-commerce, telephone orders. <br />We are accepting repairs, trade-ins &amp; consignments by curb side drop-off &amp; pickup only.<br />We are shipping all orders daily via FedEx &amp; USPS.<br /><br />Per State of&nbsp;New Hampshire temporary emergency regulations , we are obligated to comply to the following :<br /><em>Other Retail &ndash; Curbside Pick Up or Delivery</em><br /><em>1. Retailers who are not otherwise deemed essential on this list may transition to curbside pick up or delivery only for orders taken online, </em><br /><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; by phone, or by other remote means.</em><br /><em>2. On-site cash transactions are not permitted.</em><br /><em>3. Staff necessary to support taking of orders and curbside pick up or delivery may be physically on site, provided that appropriate social</em><br /><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; distancing protocols are observed and facilities are cleaned frequently.</em><br /><em>4. In all other instances the retailer&rsquo;s facilities must remain closed to the public.<br /><br /></em>We continue to follow all federal and state guidelines for remaining safe and healthy.</p> <hr /> <p><br />03/16/2020 10:00am<br /><br />John Mann's Guitar Vault cares about the safety and wellbeing our employees and customers.<br /><br />Because of the current situation regarding the COVID 19 virus, we are taking the following steps, effective immediately:<br />1. Any employee exhibiting signs of illness shall be encouraged to stay home.<br />2. Any customer exhibiting signs of illness shall be encouraged to not visit the store.<br />3. Provide hand sanitizer or disposable wipes so that commonly used surfaces can be wiped down by employees before each use.<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; This includes guitars, amps, doorknobs, keyboards, remote controls, desks, etc.<br />4. Limit store showroom occupancy to 4 customers&nbsp; (not including employees) to give everyone a comfortable shopping experience.<br />5. Arrange private appointments for both purchases or service.<br />6. Arrange for curb-side service for both purchases or service.<br />7. As always, we are available Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm by phone, or email.<br />8. We offer FREE shipping (ConUS) on all orders over $99.<br /><br />As COVID 19 conditions change, we will adjust this policy to ensure your safety and well being.<br /><br />Thank you for your continued support and understanding!<br /><br />Regards,<br /><br />John &amp; Roxanne Mann</p> <p><br /><span style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000; font-family: 'Open Sans', apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, 'Segoe UI', 'Helvetica Neue', arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; letter-spacing: normal; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;"><br /></span><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><strong>CDC - Center for Disease Control &amp; Prevention -</strong> <br /><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff;">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html</span></a></p> 03/16/2020 - Welcome to our new webstore ! http://www.johnmannsguitarvault.comhttps://www.johnmannsguitarvault.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9298 03/16/2020 9:00am - From the desk of John Mann<br /><br />Welcome to our new webstore. It has a whole new look, which will be evolving as we fine-tune it to be a better shopping experience for both our existing loyal customers and new customers as well. The new website has lots of new features that our old website just didn't have. For one...it should be much more mobile device friendly, which in this day and age is very important!<br /><br />What won't change is our great selection of products, our outstanding customer service and support, and our never ending desire to be your dealer of choice.<br /><br />If you have any ideas for improvement, concerns or comments, please reach out to me or any member of our team.<br /><br />Regards,<br /><br />John