PRS Myles Kennedy / NF53

PRS Myles Kennedy / NF53


Introducing Myles Kennedy’s first signature model. Known for his work in Alter Bridge, Slash and the Conspirators, and his own solo recordings, Kennedy is an accomplished guitarist who brings blues and jazz style to rock guitar playing. This new signature model mirrors Kennedy’s rock sensibilities with a nod to historic designs. While the aesthetic may have players hearing chicken pickin’ in their heads – and this guitar can certainly reach twang territory – it is made to play like a rock machine.

Myles Kennedy - Alter Bridge // Slash and The Conspirators

One of the most distinctive voices in modern music today, Myles Kennedy is a consummate musician. Equally accomplished as a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter, he is also one of the of the hardest working men in the business. Well known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for both Alter Bridge and Slash's band, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, he also maintains an active solo career. On top of all that Myles remains an in-demand collaborator, having worked with artists including Sevendust, Gov’t Mule, Disturbed, Halestorm and Mark Morton and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Lamb of God and Run DMC respectively. Based in Spokane Washington, Myles also possesses a rich history as an instructor and session guitarist. His longstanding relationship with PRS Guitars has most recently birthed the Myles Kennedy Signature model.


PRS: Congratulations on the recent release of the new PRS Myles Kennedy model! There’s so much that goes into the launch of a signature instrument, what was your favorite part of the process?

Myles: Thank you! It was a fun process overall. I enjoyed riffing (pun intended) with everyone during the R&D phase. My favorite part was unboxing the initial prototypes. It was an incredible thrill to finally play what we had all put our heads together to develop, that’s when it all started to feel real and tangible to me. I’ll never forget that.

PRS: After field testing your new signature model for quite some time, how would you say it has added to your experience as a songwriter and performer?

Myles: For me, an instrument should inspire you in several ways, not only to motivate you to play but to help pull something out of you on a spiritual level. I know that might sound a bit silly, but for me it’s paramount. It should have mojo….that elusive vibe! It should be a creative tool to help you tap into a deeper part of yourself. Once I started performing and writing with the signature guitar I realized we had developed something that would help me achieve my goals as an artist.