Where are Prestige Guitars made?
All wood billets are purchased, and blank cut to our specifications, here in Vancouver, BC - Canada. We meticulously inpsect each batch to bring you the highest grade reserve Flame Maple and Quilted Maple Tops. We pride ourselves to offer you these AA – AAA Grade quality woods at a reasonable cost, as they are available on all Standard and Elite models respectively. These Canadian "made for Prestige" Billets are then boxed and shipped out to our factory in South Korea; where, they are further manufactured, finished and sent back to us here in Vancouver.
All Hardware and Seymour Duncan Pickups are Original USA Products which are sent up to us direct for final assembly, wiring, and setup procedures. Every guitar goes through rigorous inspection before leaving our factory.
What type of Pickups does my Prestige Guitar have?
Since 2006, all our Guitars feature Seymour Duncan Original USA Pickups. Below is the list of Guitars and their configuration:
|Pickup Type||SH-1’59 (Neck)||SH-4 JB (Bridge)||SP90-1 (Neck)||SP90-1 (Bridge)|
What type of Strings does your Prestige Guitar have?
We proudly use D’Addario USA Strings on all our Guitars and Basses. Here are the String Gauges on the following models:
- Heritage Models, Classic Model, Musician Models, NYS Standard Model:
- D'Addario EXL110 XL Reg. Light Gauges: .010; .013; .017; .026; .036; .046
- NYS Deluxe Models:
- D'Addario EXL115 NPS Blues/Jazz Gauges: .011; .014; .018; .028; .038; .049
- Wylde Bass:
- D’Addario EXL170 Soft/Long Scale Gauges: .045, .065, .080, .100
What is a truss rod?
A truss rod is an adjustable metal rod that sits inside of the neck, underneath the fingerboard.
When should you adjust the truss rod?
The short answer is that your truss rod should be adjusted when your neck develops a bit of a bow in it. The reason for the bow is a combination of the string tension that is constantly applied to the neck along with changes in relative humidity. Humidity is the most important part of this equation. Wood reacts to changes in relative humidity when it absorbs or loses moisture.
Absorbing moisture causes the neck to expand which results in a back-bow in this case loosening the truss rod slightly will allow the neck to return to its original form. When a neck dries out it will under bow, which can be treated by slightly tightening the truss rod.
WARNING: Over adjusting your truss rod can cause irreparable damage to your guitar and therefore should only be handled by a qualified guitar technician.