Buying NOS

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by fgeorge097, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. fgeorge097

    fgeorge097 New Member

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    Dealer has a killer NOS PRS at a great price.

    My concern is that it is from 2008.

    What precautions are there to buying NOS? How can I tell if the quality is there buying a ten-year old guitar online?
     
  2. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    It might need to be tuned
     
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  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    They made fine guitars in 2008. Like every year.
    No worries - take the deal.
     
  4. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    if the price is right, and you like the guitar, it would be foolish to get hung up in the NOS worry.
     
  5. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    2008 was a watershed year for PRS. It's bound to be a good guitar. If it's got 57/08 pickups in it, it's probably a great guitar.
     
  6. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I got a 2008 NOS the day after Experience 2016. Was perfect. I wouldn't have a single worry.
     
  7. jay

    jay Happy Member

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    My only advice is: being an online store, ask for recent photos. If this has been kept under the light for a long time, the color might have faded and the photos might have been taken years ago.
    Not necessarily a bad thing, but you don't want to have surprises when you open the box.

    Enjoy!
     
  8. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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    It depends -- Sweetwater, Dave's, Brian's, Moore, Island, I wouldn't have a problem. Big box stores like Guitar Center or Musician's Friend , you might need to change the strings right away.

    But duude? What are you worried about ? It'll be under warranty !
     
  9. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    Dust it down and you're good to go
     
  10. bodia

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

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    Wouldn't hesitate at all if it were something I was looking for. I say, go for it!
     
  11. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout New Member

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    I have my eye on a sweet semihollow singlecut limited run, from 2007 I think, but can't justify it at the moment. I would not hesitate if I was in a different situation
     

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