Searching for long lost 1991 Custom 24 . . .

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  1. MarcelR

    MarcelR New Member

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    Greetings!
    I realize this is a total long shot, but...I lived in Los Angeles during the late 1980s/early 1990s.
    While living there, I found and purchased a used Whale Blue 1991 PRS Cu 24 - kind of a dream guitar,
    at that time. When I moved back to the midwest in the fall of 1993, I sold that PRS prior to moving
    and have always regretted it. So . . . all these years down the road, for total sentimental reasons,
    I am searching for this certain PRS. If anyone on this forum by chance knows of the whereabouts
    of this guitar, I would greatly appreciate it if you would contact me here as I would be interested in
    buying the guitar back.
    Here are the details:
    1991 Paul Reed Smith Custom 24, Whale Blue finish, serial number 1 11281
    - stamped 'B' on the
    back of the headstock. This guitar has a wide/thin neck, moon inlays, has white label HFS pickup in the bridge and a white label Vintage Bass pickup in the neck position. This PRS came in its original black PRS hard case. I may have left Schaller strap locks on the guitar, and there may be a Biohazard guitar pick in the case. I do have a couple photos of this 1991 Custom 24.
    Thank you all for your time,
    MarcelR
     
  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Good luck.
    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  3. MarcelR

    MarcelR New Member

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    Hi - thank you!
    Note - my profile picture is the
    1991 Custom 24 Whale Blue I'm trying to find...
    Thanks!
     
  4. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Good luck.
     
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  5. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Welcome. :)

    I don't envy you the search. The odds aren't good. Still I wish you luck.
     
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  6. MarcelR

    MarcelR New Member

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    No doubt, you are right.
    If it's meant to be, it's meant to be.
    It was the first-ever PRS I'd ever owned;
    maybe she'll circle-around again.
    We'll see!
     
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  7. bodia

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

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Good luck on your quest.
     
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  8. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Welcome, and if you're patient enough, it'll find its way back to you.
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    There’s a lot of good people here, they are a lot who are “Eagle-eyed”, so who knows.
     
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  10. MarcelR

    MarcelR New Member

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    Thanks to all for the kind words and well-wishes.
    It's very cool that, for so many of us, guitar is still one of
    the true, great uniting entities.
     
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  11. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    Welcome and good luck!
     
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  12. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Marcel, I gotta be honest...if that guitar sounds as good as it looks, I don’t think I would tell you if I had it!:p:D
    Seriously, good luck with getting it back home.
     
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  13. MarcelR

    MarcelR New Member

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    Thank you, Distort6 - I hear ya!
    Truth is - I was using two older PRS Customs back in the early 90s, playing with two bands around the LA area for a very short while -
    a 1986 vintage yellow and this whale blue 1991 - and due to the pickups, they couldn't have sounded different. But 'good different.'
    What I really recall is how well the blue one recorded. These were just amateur recordings - Tascam 4 track - but that blue guitar was a
    recording monster! BTW - those Harmonic Generator amps are totally under-rated; you can dial in a killer Marshall sound on the
    red channel!
     
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