PRS Bonni Pink Guitars
Love 'em or hate 'em the Paul Reed Smith Bonni Pink, because of it's rarity has to be one of the most collectible guitars on the market today. The color was named after longtime Paul Smith friend and associate, Bonni Lloyd. If you work for PRS for a length of time you can have a guitar built to your own specifications. Bonni asked that her guitar be painted to match her Chuck Taylor Converse tennis shoes, which were Pepto Bismol pink. A pink color was finally derived that matched her shoes and was eventually applied to PRS models ranging from the CE to the Signature.
Here's Howard Leese's story of the Bonni Pink that Paul Smith made for his daughter.:
"In 1990, I saw the first "Bonni Pink" at NAMM. Bonni Lloyd was Paul's secretary at the time. My daughter's name is "Bonnie", and she was a year old at the time. I wanted to get her a Bonni Pink guitar. I had recently acquired the second guitar Paul ever made, a Les Paul Special style axe with wooden pickup covers. It was a little crude, but I knew Paul was trying to get back a few of the old guitars for his archives. He made this guitar in High School. So I told Paul he could have it back if he made a guitar for my daughter. This guitar was under the bed for 16 years, until Bonnie was 17 and could play well enough to really dig it. it is in museum condition, dead mint. H.M.L"