NRNGD...Cu 24...Surprise “10”...With gut shots...

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  1. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Not really NGD...I already posted about this cool 91 Custom 24 when I picked her up at CME last October. She was pretty clean, and strings/setup were good, so I was too busy enjoying her to properly take her apart for the full “Tosca Spa Treatment”. Found a few pleasant surprises....

    Gold hardware in really nice shape, especially after a quick going over with Maas Polish.
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    Just love the red finish on the backs of these old PRSi...digging that small heel and WIde Thin neck profile...
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    And “the man’s” signature...
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    And Solid shell birds....
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    The top...nicely figured...and just full of character with lots of mineral streaks...
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    But what secrets would be waiting inside????
     
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  2. bodia

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

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    Just. Killer.
     
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  3. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Was wondering which pickups she had...they sure sound good...

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    Any “secrets” in the pickup cavities????

    Apparently she is a secret “10”....not stamped on headstock...but I suspected this...
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    Very minimal finish fade evident under either pickup ring....
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    Answers one question...8/16/1991....

    But who are Brian, “ATS” and “TLEE”????
    I’m sure some of the forum veterans here will fill in the blanks for me.

    And how about this cool trem uproute...I’m thinking she was a special order....
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  4. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    First crack at a string change with wings....

    Well...how did I do Sergio???

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    Looking pretty fresh after her makeover...
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    She takes her place at the head of the line with her younger sisters...age before beauty...or is she the most beautiful too???
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Mighty fine bit of guitar there.

    You did well with the strings. Good thing, because we wouldn’t have wanted to wing police to confiscate it on you.
     
  6. WA Paul

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

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    I love everything about this thread
     
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  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Wonderfully special axe there, congrats!
     
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  8. gwayne

    gwayne New Member

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    That is beautiful! Love those mineral streaks.
     
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  9. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

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    Love old ones like that where you can see the finish sunken into the grain of the mahogany.
     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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  11. bodia

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

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    Nice job on the wings. Can’t believe this is your first!
     
  12. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Such a great classic PRS!
     
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  13. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Didn’t “discover” PRS until well after wings...they are pretty cool though.
     
  14. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Wow, so much better shape than my '91, and I'm the original owner! THE SHAME!
     
  15. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    Nice!! Love those early ones!!
     
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  16. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    Did you check if the "10" is slightly embossed at the back of the headstock. They did not always marked them with the same pen as the s/n.
    On my 1992 it is not very visible unless you really look for it.
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  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Looks great!
     
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  18. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Woooah! She's a classic beauty! Congrats buddy!!!
     
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  19. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    I’ve looked VERY closely. There is nothing either stamped or written there. Not sure when they started stamping or writing the 10 for ten tops....someone here will know. Perhaps they did not do this for special orders...like current wood library runs which don’t have “10” on the headstock even when they are ten-tops? Maybe I’ll inquire with customer service on the SN and see what they have...but it’s a killer guitar either way.
     
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  20. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    WTB Tosca Spa Treatment PST
     
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