1995 PRS Purple Custom 24 10-Top Pawnshop Score!!!

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  1. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    I finally found a killer deal on an old school PRS guitar at a pawnshop.

    I hit pawnshops daily 5 days a week 52 weeks a years.

    Over the years I've scored amazing deals on great guitars, but I'd NEVER found a older PRS until Monday.

    The guitar had just come out an hour before I got there.

    I knew the minute I saw it that is was an older PRS and the neck date confirmed.

    A quick look on my phone on several guitar sites confirmed that it was a killer deal.

    After some haggling back and forth, I got them to go down about $300 more because it didn't have the original case.

    I was happy with the snakeskin case it came with.

    I got this guitar for about the price of a new PRS SE Custom 24 guitar.

    Anyway here's some pics from the shop and a few from the backyard.

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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Seriously Bangin’!
     
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  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Wowzers! All that lurking sure paid off!
     
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  4. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Purple Reign! Great score!
     
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  5. Mark Ray

    Mark Ray New Member

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    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!
     
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  6. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    WooHOO!
     
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  7. JohnPRS

    JohnPRS New Member

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    Very nice, looks in great condition too,
     
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  8. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    That’s killer
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Yeah love me some purple ☔️☔️, great find!
     
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  10. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Ho
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    WIN!
     
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  11. bodia

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

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    Dude! Nice score! Persistence pays off!

    Note to self; find out where the local pawnshops are?
     
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    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    Thanks guys. I'm really blown away that I was able to score this beauty,but there's one issue.

    I love everything about the guitar except the HFS pickup in the bridge.

    It's such a hot pickup, and I want a bridge pickup that's more of a low wind type humbucker.

    For those here who have/had one of the these Vintage Bass/ HFS loaded Custom 24's, what pickup did you pair with the VB ?

    Did most here keep the VB and change out the HFS, or did you change out both pickups?
     
  13. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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  14. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Killer! What a score! I really dig that finish too. Congrats!
     
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  15. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I love your guitar, purple is cool.

    I'm with you, I don't care for the HFS but I do like the VB. I can't remember without looking but it seems the VB has good output for a neck PU so you may have to change both.

    Any of the most recent pickups from prs ,59,57,53,58,85 will be an improvement IMHO.

    Good luck.
     
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    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    Thanks Gush.

    I'll get on the PRS website and youtube to listen to these pickups you mentioned.
     
  18. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Heck ya!
    You scored big time.
     
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  19. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    Oh yeah. That there is the goods. Probably dragon 1's in there if they are original pups and haven't been changed out.

    On a side note, with all of the internet sales sites available now days, I am not sure how pawn shops are surviving. The world wide web seems to have eliminated the need for that middle man. But it looks like it worked out for you in this particular case.
     
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    He shoots, he scoressssssss!
     
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