1987 PRS Standard with Floyd Rose Pro

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  1. Chris Roberts

    Chris Roberts New Member

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    I just picked up this 1987 Standard locally here in San Diego. I thought I would ask if anyone knows anything about early PRS guitars with Floyd Rose tremolos. Were any factory installed or did the factory do after sale mods? I am also going to fix it up a bit so if anyone has a spare G string winged tuner they would sell or a complete used set please PM me.

    Thanks!


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  2. gush

    gush New Member

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    That's cool man!
     
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  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Cool guitar.
     
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    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    Eddie kim New Member

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    Really love that blue.
     
  6. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    That’s hot. Desecrated an oldie but way hot.
     
  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Not factory IMHO, but so what!
    Get a replacement wingy tuner and play it!
     
  8. shimmilou

    shimmilou New Member

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    Nice score Chris!
     
  9. Jazzedout

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    Didn't these Floyd Pros come way after 1987? Also the routing for it looks to be trapezoid and not rectangular like the factory would do.
    Looks really clean though and I love the color!

    Also: Finding the exact same winged tuner would not be very easy, since yours have the small PRS logo on the wing which was only done for a short period of time... they are exactly the same as pre 1999 winged tuners with the shared D&G screw in functionality, but have this small PRS logo on the wings.
     
  10. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Exactly.
     
  11. Chris Roberts

    Chris Roberts New Member

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    Good point on the date of the tremolo. Could not find an exact date for Floyd Rose Pro first being available but it was likely several years later.
     
  12. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    That puppy looks rad and ready to shred!

    I wouldn't fiddle with the wings. It's a Floyd, after all. I'd be inclined to put on a set of Schaller non-locking and just do a quick lock-wrap when restringing and let the Floyd do its thing.
     
  13. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Seriously bad-a$$ guitar!
     
  14. Chris Roberts

    Chris Roberts New Member

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    It looks like a pro install. Maybe a CNC machine? The route is very precisely done. Definitely had a 6 screw originally. T and B pickups still in place.

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  15. gush

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    Non lockers and put the ball end at the tuners
     
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    TRJC24PRS Kiesel sucks

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    Good luck on finding a single winged tuner!
     
  17. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout New Member

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    That's what I do with Floyd Rose equipped guitars as well.

    But there is something about the winged tuners that looks right on the PRS headstock regardless of the Floyd...
     
  18. gush

    gush New Member

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    I like it because if you leave a few wraps then when it breaks at the saddle just clip it unwind some string and reclamp it.
     
  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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  20. Chris Roberts

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    Thanks for the link!
     

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