PRS guitars began in 1975 when PRS himself built a guitar for a college project. After getting an A, he decided that this was something he was quite good at and began building small batches from his bedroom. He’d build guitars and peddle them up and down the country and to some of the biggest artists at the time in order to catch a break. Santana and Al Di Meola believed in his product and are part of the reason that the guitars began to take off.