It’s hard to tell when someone or something will change your life. It’s usually only when we look back we can see it with clarity. Paul Reed Smith created an instrument that changed my life. My dad bought me my first PRS guitar in 1999, an emerald green custom 24. That guitar was my first piece of pro gear; it changed my tone and passion for guitar forever. Fast forward 22 years, and I’m still in love with these instruments. They have fueled my musical career (I’ve been a PRS artist since 2006), supported my music school, allowed me to meet and work with incredible musicians, and given me a lifetime’s worth of inspiration from Paul’s passion for innovation. This week I have the absolute honor of interviewing the man himself, Paul Reed Smith.