Carlos Santana began playing the guitar at a young age and his unique
Latin-Blues style started turning heads almost immediately. In the
1970s, Carlos began breaking the boundaries and fusing his style with
other genres. It was during this journey, when Carlos Santana was turned
on to PRS guitars. After borrowing a PRS to use on his 1981 record,
Zebop!, he knew he had to have one of his own.
Carlos collaborated with Paul Reed Smith to build a guitar unlike any
other. This guitar had to sound and play as good as it looked. This
guitar eventually made it to production as the Santana II in 1995.
As Carlos’ style matured, his guitar had to mature with him. He wanted a
guitar that could do it all. "Let’s work on a guitar that’s like a box
of crayons. So you can get all the colors, all the flavors. Why not have
chocolate and peanut butter? Why not just put them all together?" It was
this idea that spawned the new Santana MD or Santana ‘Multi-Dimensional’