Why PRS is gaining share in the guitar market

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  1. Shawn@PRS

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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Very cool.

    PRS guitars rank pretty [email protected] high on my list of favorite things, and it brings me immense joy to know that y’all are doing well.
     
  3. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    An interesting read...thanks Shawn.

    Effective Leadership -> A clear vision -> Development of exceptional employees -> A superior Product

    Such an easy formula...yet so incredibly difficult to achieve.
     
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  4. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    And a seemingly obvious formula, yet so many places get it wrong.
     
  5. Steve Dombroski

    Steve Dombroski New Member

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  6. Shawn@PRS

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    We fly under the radar.
     
  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Outstanding!
     
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  8. drjenkins

    drjenkins I Don't know what to put here...

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    Very nice write up!
     
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  9. garrett

    garrett Lurkin'

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    Wow, those numbers are very impressive. I'm glad that the commitment to the vision is paying off for you guys!
     
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  10. Buildermike

    Buildermike Can you have too many?

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    If you build it, they will come.

    Sorry I couldn't resist, nice article.
     
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Tell the boss “hi” from me;)
     
  12. Audie

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    Thanks for sharing Shawn. PRS moving on up!
     
  13. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Thanks for sharing this. I love seeing the numbers. It helps with perspective.
     
  14. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Killer read Shawn! Congratulations to all of you guys! The sense of ownership, especially when it comes to quality and consistancy is truly a beautiful thing. Every single employee of PRS is proud of what they do and it really shows in the end products. I can't imaginge a more deserving group of folks getting the accolades they so deserve! As I've always believed...success is a byproduct of hard work, commitment and dedication to being the absolute best at what you do! Yeah, I would say you guys have being the best on lock bro! Kudos!
     
  15. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Cool article. Thx for the heads up Shawn!
     
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  16. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Great read Shawn...thanks for posting!
     
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  17. Shawn@PRS

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    Thanks for your support!
     
  18. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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    Nice article. Thanks for posting Shawn!
     
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  19. Kiwi

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    Thanks for posting this, Shawn.

    As a business guy by day - I was genuinely impressed by the sales growth numbers for PRS in what is supposed to be a difficult market for electric guitars these days. When you build guitars that people want to buy, they'll buy them from you and not the other companies.

    As a PRS player by night - I'm always encouraged by the fanatic attention to detail and quality that PRS exhibits, and its commitment to innovation. I bought several flawless core PRS models in the late 1990s, then was away from PRS for over a decade. When I came back to PRS in 2013, I noticed that the core guitars had gotten ever so slightly better in small things like fit and finish, and way better in the pickups department.

    As a regular citizen and worker bee - I'm really proud to buy guitars from a company that has nearly zero turnover, treats its folks decently, pays cash bonuses (sharing the wealth in good times) and promotes from within. I don't know why this business model should be as rare as it seems to be.

    I'm up to six core USA models now. They're that good. Shawn, if you possibly can, please let the 300 employees at PRS know that we, the longtime PRS customers, appreciate what they do every day, for every guitar, and how well they do it.

    =K
     
  20. Shawn@PRS

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    Thank you for the kind words! I'm going to ask that your post is included in our employee newsletter
     

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