Tremonti is one of rock’s leading guitarists. As the guitarist
of Alter Bridge and Creed, he has met extraordinary success and
continues to grow as both a guitar player and songwriter. While
Creed was on tour in support of their first record, My Own Prison,
Mark was contacted by PRS and asked if he would like to try one
of their guitars.
"I jumped at the idea to play one of PRS’ guitars.
PRS was one of those guitars that I could never afford in high
school or college and had always wanted to play one." PRS
sent Mark a McCarty model which he instantly fell in love with.
He played that guitar exclusively for a while, but ultimately wanted
a guitar that was more suited to his playing style.
Mark Tremonti began to collaborate with PRS on his dream guitar
that would soon become the Mark Tremonti Signature Model. He needed
pickups that were a little more aggressive and could complement
his rhythm playing which contains a lot of palm muting. The neck
of the guitar needed to accommodate his style, influenced by thrash
metal, shred, and traditional blues. PRS met these needs with the
Pattern Thin neck carve.