NGD...and need some help.

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  1. Lightningflash

    Lightningflash New Member

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    So, a local mom and pop shop listed this PRS on my local craigslist. They said it's been in their back room forever and no one knows where it came from, how it got there, and what it was even there for. I bought it for $380 + tax.

    It needs a nut and some pickups. I tested the truss-rod and it seems to be working fine.
    Now, I need to know what the spacing needs to be on the pickups so I can get this thing put back together.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. sergiodeblanc

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

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    WHAT?!?!!!!!!!! Dude. You did well.
     
  3. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    You are my hero.

    PRS use 49.2mm spaced pickups, but no reason you can't go for something 50mm, or 52mm in the bridge if you want the strings and poles to line up prettier.
     
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  4. toothace

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

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    Dang!! That's a stellar score!!

    Standard humbucker spacing.

    When did the Custom 24 come with J birds??

    How about a pic of the back of the headstock?


    Sweet top!
     
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  5. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    2008 was the year of the hollow birds and some trickled in to 2009, if I remember correctly.

    131111 puts it right at end of '07, beginning of '08.
     
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  6. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    I have a late 2010 with hollow birds. But this is prior to that because it doesn't have lampshades.
     
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  7. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Yeah, 08, 09 were the two years of hollow birds, but those birds are really white. I need a close up of them. Most of the time you can barely see them on the fretboard. For pickups you could just go back with the original HFS/Vintage, or something more modern. I put 59/09's in one of my Cu24's and they are really powerful in it.
     
  8. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    The custom 24 tag is 11/01/2010 S/N 167544
     
  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    What a great find, congrats!
     
  10. Bill SAS 513

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

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    Awesome...repair it to it's original beauty, and you will be hooked for life!! Great top, too!!!!!
     
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congrats, she’s a beauty!
     
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  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Gorgeous guitar! Why not put PRS pickups in it, and bring it back to spec?
     
  13. jb_abides

    jb_abides New Member

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    Sweet deal, congrats! For that savings, you could also send it to the PTC for a complete HW upgrade, etc.
     
  14. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans New Member

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    Nice score!

    I would have fun choosing pickups for that :)
     
  15. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Holy cow!! That’s a find on CL. Plus you survived with both kidneys I presume?

    Gorgeous guitar. You could buy whatever trem spaces pickups or you could buy some PRS ones. Lots on the market.
     
  16. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Congrats!

    Wish I could find a PRS ‘build kit’ like that! :)
     
  17. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    Killer Score the Modcat is in the treble pickup route there is a decoder that will tell you the spec the guitar came with for that low $$$ I would send it back to PRS ( PTC ) and have then return it to 100% new condition and it would still be a steal

     
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  18. bodia

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

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    HOLY SMOKES!!!! For that price, you should send them a nice present, or something. Wow!
     
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  19. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Congrats! Probably the biggest score of the year other than free!
     
  20. Lightningflash

    Lightningflash New Member

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    How much is it to do that?
     

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