Paul Reed Smith Showcase at Ish Guitars September 22nd

Paul Reed Smith Showcase at Ish Guitars September 22nd

Exciting announcement - Paul Reed Smith is coming to Ish Guitars!

On September 22nd, Ish Guitars is welcoming guitar building legend Paul Reed Smith for his first-ever visit to Syracuse. A showcase of guitars and amps, (and of course some autographs and hand shaking), 1-Day PRS discounts, and giveaways will be happening all day. Here is a schedule of the full-day event with details about the schedule, parking, and everything you need to know. Space is extremely limited, signup is now closed, but you can still walk-up.
Paul Reed Smith at Ish Guitars

WHAT: PRS Showcase, Masterclass, and Giveaway

  • DEMO: Guitar Staining with Private Stock Director Paul Miles
  • MEET & GREET: Paul Reed Smith, Jim Cullen, Peter Schuelzky, Paul Miles
  • GIVEAWAY: USA built PRS S2 Custom 24 valued at $1399!
  • SALE: 15% off all new PRS Orders, 10% off ALL in-stock PRS inventory on 9/22 only.
  • FREE STUFF: PRS Merch for all!
  • MASTERCLASS 1: Emil Werstler - Gypsy Jazz and Metal
  • MASTERCLASS 2: Boscoe France - Heavy Blues
  • MASTERCLASS 3: Paul Reed Smith - about whatever the heck he wants


All seating is first-come-first-served. We are expecting a lot of people, so don't show up late! 

WHO: Paul Reed Smith & Friends

Attending from PRS Staff

  • Paul Reed Smith
  • Paul Miles, Private Stock Director
  • Jim Cullen, National Sales Manager
  • Peter Schuelzky, Northeast Sales Representative

Attending PRS Artists

WHEN: Friday, September 22nd

  • 11am - Ish Guitars opens. Giveaway Entry begins, PRS Sale begins, Northeast Sales Rep Peter Schuelzky will be available to answer all questions.
  • 4pm - Paul Reed Smith & Friends arrive
  • 5pm - Guitar Staining Demo with Private Stock Director Paul Miles (he is really, really good at staining)
  • 6pm - Meet and Greet, shake Paul Reed Smith's hand or have him sign your face, we don't care either way!
  • 7pm - Masterclasses start for Emile & Boscoe - first come, first served as there will be limited seating available
  • 8pm - Paul Reed Smith Masterclass 
  • 8:45pm - Giveaway drawing outside Ish Guitars for PRS S2 Custom 24 (valued at $1399). Must be present to win. Read full terms here before entering.
  • 9pm - End of Event - Paul will be leaving very shortly after the event ends, so please get your meet and greet on earlier in the day!

 WHERE: Ish Guitars, Armory Square

  • 410 S Franklin St, Syracuse NY 13202
  • Call 315-447-3243 or email with questions/press inquires
  • Street Parking FREE after 5pm
  • Several Parking Garages located within 1 block, see below!


    • Can I bring my guitar? YES! But... please be mindful we have VERY limited space and are not responsible for any lost or broken instruments. It might be a better idea to just bring a backplate if you want Paul Reed Smith to sign something.
    • Will there be food/drink? No, and please do not bring your own food or drink besides water, there will be many people and we want to keep our beautiful showroom mess-free.
    • Will you have PRS Amps? Yes! We will have several various amps, hopefully our J-MOD will still be in stock for the event.
    • Do I need to be present to win the guitar? Yes, the drawing will happen promptly at 8:45pm on the day of the event. See full giveaway terms here.
    • All other questions, please email us at