NGD: warning 1988 sweet switch pron inside (pic heavy)

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  1. darkmavis

    darkmavis New Member

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    Hi again, I was lucky enough to add the following to my hareem. A 1988 all original sweet switch custom 24.
    Another that puts to bed the rumour the tops of these old instruments are not as good as the new ones.! Not much else to say bedsides the chap I bought it off was a super nice guy! Ill let the pictures do the talking.


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    #1 darkmavis, Jul 20, 2016
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  2. bodia

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

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    Sweet as sweet! Congrats!
     
  3. jay

    jay Happy Member

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    That's wonderful ...

    (you wrote 1998 in the post and 1988 in the title)
     
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  4. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Sweet Mother of...

    Congrats on that one!!!
     
  5. vox801

    vox801 New Member

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    Very cool! Congrats!
     
  6. shallbe

    shallbe New Member

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    Love it. I would play that a lot. Regular/std neck carve?
     
  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Most excellent.
    I really like the colouring.
     
  8. Bob Turner

    Bob Turner New Member

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    Beautiful ! Color and Flame are Stunning! Nice addition to the harem Sheik.
     
  9. clasbtenn

    clasbtenn New Member

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    I would say that beyond this new guitar being gorgeous, I find that most of the flame wood I have seen on tops was better earlier in PRS's offerings, then currently.

    Now I see guitars that are listed as a 10 top that wouldn't have been listed that way maybe 10 years ago.
     
  10. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    SWEET !!!!
    Congrats
     
  11. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Great guitar, and very similar in looks to my first one, a 1991 bought new back then.

    I'll take small issue with your statement that there's somehow a rumor that the new ones are "better."

    They're different in some details. That's not a rumor, it's a fact. "Better" involves a value judgment, and what's best for one person isn't necessarily the best thing for another person.

    Having owned many PRS guitars since 1991, I think recent PRS guitars' changes are "improvements." You might disagree. That's not a bad thing!

    PRS customer since '91, and I saw plenty of variability in the flame wood on 10s back in the day with my own two eyeballs. The eyes don't lie.

    And during that past 25 years, I've owned an awful lot of them, and ran through plenty of racks of PRS guitars while shopping.

    In fact, I remember ordering a guitar with a ten top back in December of 1999 or 2000 (one of the first Singlecuts), that had a spectacular top that I though should have been an Artist top - it was certainly the equal of my 1993 Artist II - and that very night went on the old PRS Forum only to see someone make the claim that 10 tops had declined in quality. The irony made me laugh.

    So I'm not convinced by pictures posted by collectors on the internet, they're going to be heavily skewed towards the prettiest examples.
     
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  12. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    Love that finish!
     
  13. watelessness

    watelessness Member

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    that one is so awesome i'll not even mention the missing sweet switch washer...
     
  14. Viper_Rising

    Viper_Rising New Member

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    That is beautiful
     
  15. AkiraSpectrum

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    seriously stunning
     
  16. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    THAT FINISH AND TOP ARE SENSATIONAL. CONTROLS??? PULL TONE FOR SWEET?
     
  17. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    That looks incredible!
     
  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Really Bangin'!
     
  19. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Holy Moly!!

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  20. BMiller

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    Stunning guitar there! Looks a lot like my '91!

    My '91 doesn't have a washer under the sweet switch either.....hmmm.....
     

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