Bought my first 80’s PRS today....

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  1. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    On my way back to CT from Boston today I stopped into a GC just off the MA Pike to kill a little time. Almost made it out of the store unscathed and was just looking back towards the used wall as I headed for the door when way up top I saw a white PRS. Thinking it was just a Navarro I almost kept walking but noticed moons instead of birds.

    Sign on it said vintage PRS so I asked the salesman to please bring it down for a peek. Turns out it is an 1989 Standard 24 in what looks like pearl white, moons, winged tuners, rotary, and a sweet switch. Probably a one piece trem and braz board also given the year. Pups TBD but I will pull them tonight to see what they are.

    Looks dam near clean save for a little fret wear, nothing too groovy but a little. When I say clean I mean super clean, no dings or issues I can see. Opened up the electronics cavity and all looks right and original. Even comes with the og case with the metal PRS plaque on it, never saw one in person before. Case doesn’t look like it was used much, the guitar fit into it super snugly, no movement.

    Tag says it has been in-store since October, I use this to tweak the price with them a few hundred bucks and when the smoke clears I walk out with it for $2599, not sure if that price is great or even barely just OK, but I am psyched to own a true vintage PRS.

    Pics later tonight when I get her home.
     
  2. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Nice one Wedge!!
     
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  3. bodia

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

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    You da bomb! That's a sweet score! Looking forward to seeing your pics!
     
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  4. Audie

    Audie New Member

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    Sweet!!!
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    (Bangin’! Reserved until pics)
     
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  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Excellent.
    But I want to see it, preferably by the pool.
     
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  7. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Paul scores!
     
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  8. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

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    Good story! (which is all it will remain until validated by pics) ;)

    FWIW, I'da been mighty tempted by that as well.
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Ooooohhhh yeaaaaaaahhhhhhh
    Bow bow… chucka chucka, chucka chuckaaaaahhhhh…

    :cool:
     
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  10. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    Need pics....
     
  11. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Early prs guitars are the bomb beotch!!!!!
     
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  12. tonytester

    tonytester PIC YOUR STRINGS WISELY

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    this may be a trick , unless we see some pics. lets move it . It's been almost 4 hours.
     
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  13. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Ok, glamour pics will have to wait for a sunny day but here are some proof pics. Got it restrung and oiled the dry fretboard. Gonna let it acclimate and go over the setup as best I can tomorrow. Not a huge fan of the standard treble and bass pups but it does sound good. I bet a set of 59/09’s would slay in this all hog guitar.

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  14. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    That looks like it is in REALLY good shape for its age. Score.
     
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  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Freakin' cool!
     
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  16. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    Looks like you have a jem!
     
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  17. Buildermike

    Buildermike Can you have too many?

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    Nice score, but would it be better if it was pink? :)

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
     
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  18. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    ABSOLUTELY WOULD!

    :cool:
     
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  19. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

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    Dammit!!

    I was afraid it would look that good [jealousy sets in].
     
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  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Officially Bangin’!
     
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