UPDATED 9/21 - Vintage Guitar Center Score! Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  1. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Sorta.
    Traded it for my ‘94 Custom22.
     
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  2. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations. Looking forward to the thread where you show us all your hard work.
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Keep an eye out, I never pay more than $100 for ‘em. The people that want $200-300 used for them are smokin’ waaaay better weed than me.
     
  4. Woggers

    Woggers What’s love got to do with it?

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    Glad to hear that, the only people selling them right now are smokin more weed than all of you. $400. :eek: I’ll definitely keep an eye out.
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Yeah. No.


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  6. Woggers

    Woggers What’s love got to do with it?

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    Thanks! I will definitely add more photos as things progress.
     
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  7. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    Great find.
     
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  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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  9. dogrocketp

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

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    Straight six got it right. The really good ones will always be played. Go Sergio on the bridge when you disassemble and clean. I replaced all the screws and the trem springs, and everything cheap that was rusted when I got my beat to snot 03 CE 24. It was so bad my luthier laughed and shook his head. Now it takes names and kicks ass.
     
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  10. EVADOLL75

    EVADOLL75 New Member

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    Once he had the guitar, he told me it was really beat up. He also told me that he didn’t think it was actually CE. My heart sank a little, but I convinced him to send me some photos so I could see for myself. Here’s what I got a few minutes later:
     
  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Great project, congrats!
     
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  12. Woggers

    Woggers What’s love got to do with it?

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    Anyone in here have a recommendation for a polish to use on the body? Not trying to make it look new, just wanting to brighten up some of the dull areas.
     
  13. Woggers

    Woggers What’s love got to do with it?

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    Hell yeah, I’m hoping this one will be a Cinderella story as well.
     
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  14. mark cassidy

    mark cassidy New Member

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    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!
     
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  15. dogrocketp

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

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    There is a polish called guitar scratch remover that can only be bought at guitarscratchremover.com that is the best I’ve ever used. Head straight for it and check out the video. It does exactly what they say it will.
     
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  16. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    The video looked impressive. Might have to get me some as well.
     
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  17. Woggers

    Woggers What’s love got to do with it?

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    Wow, looks pretty great. I appreciate the recommendation
     
  18. Woggers

    Woggers What’s love got to do with it?

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    Got the guitar today, and I am PUMPED!!!

    Upon opening the case, I was pleasantly surprised to find the following unlisted items waiting in the storage pocket. Two very nice braided cables, A quality leather strap, two sets of elixers (my brand! wrong size though..), some string clipper, a string winder, three additional trem springs (I'll be needing these soon), and of course... a random pick or two.
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    The next surprise came when I examined the neck. It is in GREAT shape. No dents, scratches or dings and it's straight as an arrow. Can't tell you how happy I was to see this.
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    Next, the frets. These things were very, very, verrrrrry dirty... The worst I'd ever seen. But after cleaning I discovered only a few small indentations. They've definitely been leveled a time or two, and they're definitely gonna need to be replaced soon, but I'm gonna rock them as is for a little while.

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    Next, the bridge. As many of you eagle-eyed wizards noticed, it is indeed a mil-com. Score!!

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    Next, possibly the biggest and best surprise of all.... Thank you Guitar Center!!!

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    Here's a shot of the electronics.
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    And a few more shots of the guitar. Notice the back of the headstock, girl has seen some tuners in her day!
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    Next stop is a full setup, and a cleaning of the bridge. Also have Phase 1 tuners, a new nut, and proper PRS strap buttons on the way. Will keep this thread updated as the mods are done. Thanks for checking her out!
     
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  19. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Dragon I’s!
    Score!
     
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  20. SinSir

    SinSir New Member

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    Random, I was just thinking about this guitar. Man, an even better score than expected! Congrats!
     
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