Itch Scratched (AKA, I Bought Some Winged Tuners...)

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  1. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Bear with me - my hosting site is not https, so I know these pics won't show up for some of you, but I will put a link to my page with the pics at the end.

    Anyway, I first looked at PRSi way back when in the early days - can't say for sure it was pre-1987, but I definitely was looking at them in 1987. I always wanted to try the winged tuners, and Friday I finally made it happen. But I didn't just grab a set of tuners. I also got my hands on an original sweet switch.

    And some T&Bs. And a Brazilian fretboard. And the rest of the 1987 Custom 24 they were on.

    This was not a planned purchase. I've been looking for an early years PRS for a while, but never found one in the condition I wanted for the price I wanted. This wasn't my finish of choice, but you can't have everything. It's all stock (I specifically asked about the pickups, and when they said they were stock, I was pretty sure I was done.), and it plays beautifully. And it has the small logo I remember so well.

    I ended up w/an extra day off Friday, and since I was going to a record store on the other side of the city, I figured I'd pop into my dealer for a quick look around. Checked their site Thursday night and saw this, so I figured I'd take a peek while I was there. This is maybe the 10th or so of these I've found there over the years, so I wasn't really expecting much, but it was in pretty much pristine condition - no dings that I found, no chips, no scratches. I plugged it in and...oh, there was that early PRS sound. Don't get me wrong - I'm not one of those 'the early days were the best days' folk. I think the recent years have seen the best PRS has had to offer. But this is a sound that they've never really replicated. I have a 2004 CU24 that I put reissue T&Bs in, and they're close, but this just has that sound.

    Popped some Schallers on, and spent all afternoon yesterday playing it. And I'm going to do it again today!

    So, defusing the Hello Kitty timebomb...

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    And a slightly tweaked pic of the fretboard...

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    http://tignanelli.com/PRSCU2487.html
     
  2. Fullmoon 1971

    Fullmoon 1971 New Member

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    Fantastic, what a beauty. may you enjoy playing her in good health for many years to come
     
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  3. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    YES!
    Huge congratulations on this beauty.
    May the Arc Angel of the winged tuners grant you the power of the Christmas Tree Formation. :D
     
  4. bodia

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

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    Hell yeah! Nice grab, Alan.
     
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  5. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    That’s hot.
     
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  6. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Congrats Alan!
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Most excellent!
    And in Sergio’s absence
    Bangin
     
  8. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Looks fantastic!
     
  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Absolute classic beauty, congrats x 87!
     
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  10. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    H3lls yes! Major acquisition, congrats, she's absolutely wonderful!
     
  11. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Beautiful add there, a real classic PRS! Congrats!
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations Alan, she’s a beauty!
     
  13. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Gorgeous!!
     
  14. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid Other Alan!

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    Nice of them to throw in that ok-ish guitar with the purchase of the winged tuners!!

    It's really impressive that it's so clean, my '91 is more dinged up than that, and I'm the only @sshole that's owned it!

    Massive congrats, don't let that one go.
     
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  15. Moondog Wily

    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    Wow, tasty choice! So glad that itch has been scratched for you, considering it has been there a long time!! Hope you are able to enjoy it for many years to come!!!

    Happy '87 pickin'!
    MW
     
  16. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Too cool for school! Congrats
     
  17. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    what a simmering hot beauty, congrats.
     
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  18. PRSAK

    PRSAK I am only an egg

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    Oh yeah. Ginormous score! Congrats!
     
  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    So when are you getting a three-way toggle, Phase III lockers and a Floyd on that baby?




























    ;)
     
  20. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Noice! Monster horns thrown your direction! Watch out…Howard Leese may come knocking on your door…
     
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