Value of a 1993 Custom 22 and where is it on the chain of guitars from PRS?

Rod Welles

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I have a chance to buy a wrap tailpiece Custom 22 built 1993. Anyone know what a fair price would be? Great condition. Flamey top. All original. With hard case… is this a good year? (Silly question?)
What pickups did they use for this year?
 
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Going Modal

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'93 was the first year of the Custom 22 model. They were based off the original Dragon design (PRS's first 22-fret guitar), but obviously without all the fancy detail work & such. I'm pretty sure those (and also the CE 22, another early 22-fret model) came with Dragon pickups at that time. [But I could be wrong?]
 

Mark Ray

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Going Modal has it right. Dragon 1 pickups if they haven't been changed, which are my favorite PRS pickups.

Also, is it marked "10 Top?" Does it have birds?
 

bluenova

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PM’d. I bought a 1993 custom 22 10 top with dragon 1 pickups earlier this year…

Edit: added a pic of it for fun

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Rod Welles

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PM’d. I bought a 1993 custom 22 10 top with dragon 1 pickups earlier this year…

Edit: added a pic of it for fun

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Thank you all for all the valuable information! OMG…I couldn’t resist. Picked it up the 93 Custom 22 this morning from a great local music store here in Portsmouth NH. Gary’s Guitars…good fair price
My guitar looks just like this except it has the 5 way rotary switch. Yes it has MOP birds, 10 top. Original pickups. Original wrap bridge is buzzing.. gonna change it. From the looks of @bluenova ’s , the newer bridge will fit ok?
 
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Newer bridges will fit, but that one is a mannmade bridge, which also fits... ;);)
Small headstock logo as well?
 

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Thank you all for all the valuable information! OMG…I couldn’t resist. Picked it up the 93 Custom 22 this morning from a great local music store here in Portsmouth NH. Gary’s Guitars…good fair price
My guitar looks just like this except it has the 5 way rotary switch. Yes it has MOP birds, 10 top. Original pickups. Original wrap bridge is buzzing.. gonna change it. From the looks of @bluenova ’s , the newer bridge will fit ok?
Hell yeah! Nice grab
 

Rod Welles

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Good eye. Mann 2300 and the old school small signature on the headstock. Those pickups practically play themselves too.
The pickups and guitar sounds incredible through my Amp1…What a great neck…. so glad I went for it. Originally wanted another DGT but just couldn’t justify the funds and I like the wrap bridge. Reminds me a lot of my old Goldtop McCartyi used to own, but with a beefier neck………
 
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