Check out this PRS '89 Custom Employee Guitar on CL

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Texsunburst59, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. dogrocketp

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

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  2. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    ONE HUNDRED PERCENT FAKE. RUN.
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Headstock shape and lower horn (from the back) don’t look right!
     
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  4. Bill SAS 513

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

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    Agree with the posts above...but...some of those things actually look pretty close, in a strange, weird kinda way. The PU routes, the neck pocket (showing pre-drilled screw holes on the Set-In neck???), the cavities...all seem pretty damned close?????
    The top of the headstock moon carve is all wrong (too symmetrical) , the lower horn carve from the back does look a little wonky...Hmmmm, Pass.

    2 hours later... I still think some of these things are close...maybe the employee wanted extra meat in the lower bout cut away for easier upper fret access...And I've unfortunately seen a headstock that got whacked, and reshaped...OR...Original neck replaced cheaply...serial number is just plain silly...the pull-up route around the bridge is questionable...NOT saying its authentic...just interesting. And dammit, I love the top.
     
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  5. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    The headstock was the one thing that has me skeptical.

    I'm not interested in the guitar at all, but just wanted to know what the forum opinion on the guitar was.
     
  6. toothace

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

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    Fakety-fake-fake
     
  7. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    If that isn't a fake, it is the poorest-shaped "PRS" to come off that production line! And that serial number! My eyes, they bleed...

    And dots, not even moons? What employee would go for birds?

    Maybe the "employee" made it in his/her spare time, and didn't quite know what they were doing?
     
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  8. Bill SAS 513

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

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    Or possibly snuck it out the "back door", when no one was watching??? the neck/headstock wings on the back are also close...maybe threw a damaged bolt-on neck in there????
     
  9. Shawn@PRS

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    It looks like a project guitar made by an employee, but not an "Employee Guitar"
     
  10. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I think it’s entirely possible there’s some legitimacy to that guitar, but I would want a first-hand backstory.
     
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  11. Mark Ray

    Mark Ray New Member

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    Run To The Hills!
     
  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    C’mon... it’s hard to get $1750 for a legitimately nice 90’s CU24/22 in this market.
     
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  13. Bill SAS 513

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

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    True...very true.
     
  14. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    My take is it's real but odd. Nobody counterfeits a guitar with a top like that and winged tuners, with period correct screw locations no less. Still it isn't a production guitar. Shawn probably has it right (of course). Where do HFS II's come in? Never heard of them.
     
  15. Steve's addiction

    Steve's addiction New Member

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    My 89 CE headstock is pointer than this
     
  16. n24re

    n24re Enjoying the ride...

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    I have often wondered if in the early days of PRS if the crew would build their own guitars from the scraps or rejects. Kind of like me coming into the office to use the copy machine on the weekend. Maybe an employee used some tools/materials to build their own.
     
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  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    They came in some EG’s.
     
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  18. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    These were kinda my thoughts on the guitar as well.

    Since I'm not a PRS expert, I figured the VETS here would be able to figure it out.
     
  19. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    If I was going to pay that much then I would have to insist replacing the missing low E saddle spring.............
     
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