Incoming NGD: 1986 PRS Standard 24

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  1. rmg471

    rmg471 New Member

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    I’ve always wanted a guitar built in my birth year, and I finally found one. A 1986 Standard 24 in Antique Cherry finish.

    It has the T and B pickups, wing tuners, and sweet switch. I’ve never had a guitar with any of those. I’m excited to try it out!

    Does anyone know what to check out on these older PRS Guitars? Is the finish nitro?

    Any tips or tricks for the old school guitars are appreciated!

    -Ryan
     
  2. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Congrats on your find, I don't know much about this model, except it's fantastic
    so I'm looking forward to see the pictures, Pronto :D
     
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  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Great choice for 86.
     
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  4. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Congrats! When do we see pics??o_O
     
  5. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul New Member

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    Birth Year!! 1986 ? Damn I was in my second year of college...... SH@T I'm old!! Congrats
     
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  6. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Super cool!

    No nitro, it'll be poly.

    I was born in 1979, so a birth year PRS would be VERY expensive. :eek:
     
  7. bodia

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

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    Congrats on a great score, youngster! :D
     
  8. bodia

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

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    My 1st year of college....I'm old with ya. But, we're still younger than a lot around here. So, there's that! :p
     
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  9. rmg471

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    Got it all “polished” up just in time for practice tonight. I’ll take pics and post this evening. I think I’ve got the wing tuners figured out. I did put new strings on. Gave it a full (and I mean full!) setup. Truss rod, string height, intonation, pickup height, and floated the tremolo (which works great!).

    This thing is definitely player grade, which is fine. It’s been played so much that, though the frets are original, they are very worn. Also, the fretboard has grooves worn in between the strings. I’m talking noticeable grooves.

    Someone loved this one for many, many years.
     
  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Not sure if he was making them in my birth year. But even if he wasn’t a ‘79 would be nice!;):D
     
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  11. rmg471

    rmg471 New Member

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    It’s my only PRS with moons and also my only one with no maple cap, unless you count the silver sky.
     
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  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    ..... and people talk sh!t about millennials.


    Bangin’!
     
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  13. Andrew Paul

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    I love the older PRS’s ! That T&B pickup combo with the all mahogany body is a killer rock and roll combo! Your gonna love it!
     
  14. Andrew Paul

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    Lol. There is hope! BTW do we get AARP discounts on PRS guitars? :confused:
     
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    You're old?!?!?!?!:rolleyes: You were in your second year of college? I was through undergraduate school, through graduate school and employed for a decade!:eek:

    This thread has no purpose other than a way for @rmg471 to slap (electronically) all us geezers in the face:mad:

    Ryan, I have been looking, not hard, but slightly for a pre-CBS (early 60's) Fender Strat. Someday I'd like to find one. I played a Fender Bass in a band in high school. And now that I'm trying to play guitar (6 string) I'd like to find a Fender from my high school years. So I do appreciate what you're doing. Enjoy your find and let's see those pictures.
     
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  17. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    come on lads I'm a year older still, but as the saying goes "we're young at heart"...
    and we play awesome PRS guitars so... Life is good :D
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I love that one! New forum guitar? I think you’re on to something! Just put locking tuners or change headstock to Santana type with eagle inlay. I’m in for that!
     
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