Check out "Paul's" signature...

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  1. windsongstudios

    windsongstudios New Member

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  2. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul New Member

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    WTF! Never saw that before, must be a fake cert but look at back plate says 24 of 25 huh??
     
  3. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout New Member

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    This style of certificate looks correct for the period...
    Never heard of a limited CE, but an email to PRS Customer Sevice could solve this...
     
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  4. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    One of those rare “screwed neck” models.
     
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    Almost has twang! Now if that isn't a selling point. I suppose something got lost in translation.

    Definitely a curious guitar. I don't know of PRS ever using the term "Custom Shop" but I guess it's possible. By '93 they had made some really cool special editions, but were still a few years away from establishing Private Stock.

    From what I can see, everything on the guitar looks legit. Quilt isn't unheard of on a CE. I think the naked alder back is more interesting.
     
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  6. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    “Serial number 24 of 25”

    Say what?
     
  7. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    I like the "PRS no longer makes maple top covers padded" statement... Most things look right about that guitar, but the toggle switch looks wrong (could be aftermarket tho) and the saddles look really long to me.
     
  8. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Looks like a PRS parts guitar...way too high priced, but still could be nice...for about 2/3 that price...
    (Note "zebra bobbins" on cert.)

    upon further review...could be a neat piece...PUs replaced, anyway.
     
  9. garrett

    garrett Lurkin'

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    I know, right? But it's right there on the neck plate.


    Saddles have definitely been replaced. It's been a player's guitar for sure. Switch is aftermarket. Someone also put white out or something on the side position markers.

    Special or not, it's overpriced by a large margin.
     
  10. Shawn@PRS

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    It's legit, they were made for a dealer. I think it was Sam Ash.
     
  11. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    The dude is in Spain...That would explain the translation into broken English in his description.
     
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  12. Andrew Paul

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    Yep strange, but Shawn says it’s legit
     
  13. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    I can't speak for the guitar specifically but the certificates look completely normal for an early Artist Series.
     
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    I dig it - it's a sharp looking guitar. Now that it has been confirmed I am interested, lol....
     
  15. Shawn@PRS

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    I take that back, it wasn't Sam Ash. I think they were made for the UK distributor at the time.
     
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    "ALMOST HAS TWANG" LMAO
     
  17. bodia

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

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    Would!
     
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  18. JJJ

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    Looks like a regular old CE to me, and those toggles as far as I can tell were optional/factory equipment.
     
  19. Tone-y

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    I think you underestimate how expensive PRS guitars are in Europe. My 53/10 ltd had a list price equivalent to $6070. A private stock super eagle would be $15000!
     
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    This is Legit, it was a custom shop artist series limited edition made for Carlsbro Retail for their 25 anniversary. 25 guitars were made. They wanted a bolt on CE 24 with dragon zebra bobbins, alder body and a quilt maple top in Amber. This guitar cost in 1993 in the UK 1500 pounds, that was aprox 2250 dollars in 1993. That's the equivalent to almost 4000 dollars today. The rotary switch was replaced by a 3 position switch, and the dragon zebra for a 57/08 and a 59/09, worthed more than 420 dollars. I don't think this is overpriced at all...
     
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