Hi there, I'm new but I've owned this PRS for a long time, looking to learn more about it

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  1. VBdude

    VBdude New Member

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    Hey there everyone! I've found my people at last!

    Like the title says, I bought this PRS from a Guitar Center in Chicago back in 1990/91 I believe. If I remember correctly the guitar had been special ordered by another customer who had made a deposit on it but hadn't come to pick it up in time so they were selling it. Everything pictured is how it came from the factory, I feel like I haven't seen a pickup configuration like that a lot but I'm definitely no PRS expert.

    I was hoping someone here might be able to give me a little more information about it, such as what the model is, what wood it might be made out of, etc... Anything would be helpful, it plays like a dream but I've never been terribly educated about the guitar itself.

    Thanks!

    https://imgur.com/a/AhVLpFG . serial #

    https://imgur.com/a/AhVLpFG . body

    edit: obviously i'm a total noob that hasn't figured out how to post pictures directly, sorry!


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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Booyakasha!

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    Welcome aboard, buddy.

    That’s what’s called a Studio model, because that’s what they called guitars with the H/S/S pickup configuration, otherwise it’s the same as a Custom 24.

    Mahogany body, maple top, mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard (great chance yours is Brazilian).

    All in all, that’s a an absolutely Bangin’! guitar.
     
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  3. VBdude

    VBdude New Member

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    Thank you, that's pretty cool to know after all this time! Do you happen to know if I'm reading the website correctly that this would be a 1990 model year?
     
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  4. Phil M

    Phil M New Member

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    I’d guess 1990 based on the ‘0’ preceding the serial#.

    That is a seriously cool guitar.
     
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  5. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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  6. bodia

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

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    Hot guitar! Welcome to the forum!
     
  7. gush

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

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    Hot freaking guitar welcome aboard from one new member to another new member
     
  8. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Very nice! I've been looking into the older Studios myself for a little bit. Definitely on the wish list.

    Welcome!
     
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  9. Dancing Frog

    Dancing Frog Senior 513 Whore

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    They were in production from 1988 to 1991, so it all fits.
     
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  10. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Fabulous... welcome and congrats on a stunner!
     
  11. Jack1man

    Jack1man Jack Man

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    Yes cool guitar, I have an 89 Black Pearl only mine has moons. It's funny on the case for my Studio it says "Shanana", I often wonder if at one time it belong to a member of the band.
     

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