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kramerlover
03-26-2006, 04:34 PM
I have a 1st production year PRS that I thought you shredders would like to see...

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a69/kramerlover2/000_0143_edited.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a69/kramerlover2/000_0139_edited.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a69/kramerlover2/000_0142_edited.jpg

Act of God
03-27-2006, 06:07 AM
I've always wanted to know what they play like. The lefty ones aren't too rare, but freakin guitar shops treat them like they are made out of freakin diamonds.

BananaHead
03-27-2006, 08:30 AM
That thing is fuggin sweet, Bill...must be worth some change too

D-EJ915
03-27-2006, 08:30 AM
I've always hated the rotary switch, I wish they would use the normal switches more.

kramerlover
03-27-2006, 08:33 AM
I've always wanted to know what they play like. The lefty ones aren't too rare, but freakin guitar shops treat them like they are made out of freakin diamonds.


Here's why...


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7398872639&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

(same year and options as mine - but mine is all original and lower serial # )

toneseeker
03-27-2006, 12:32 PM
I've always wanted to know what they play like. The lefty ones aren't too rare, but freakin guitar shops treat them like they are made out of freakin diamonds.

The ones i've played have been nice, but nothing special. I'm not trashing PRS, their build quality and fretwork are exceptional, and they are beautiful guitars, but i've NEVER had one speak to me.
I've heard some PRS dudes that have been playing them for a while say that the old do slay the new ones; they feel more like a hand made guitar.

kramerlover
03-27-2006, 01:39 PM
The ones i've played have been nice, but nothing special. I'm not trashing PRS, their build quality and fretwork are exceptional, and they are beautiful guitars, but i've NEVER had one speak to me.
I've heard some PRS dudes that have been playing them for a while say that the old do slay the new ones; they feel more like a hand made guitar.


I do agree that the first two years of production guitars that I have played were the sweetest! Even details like the inlays... the later ones have more filler around the birds than the early ones. I have owned several... but this 1985 is the nicest!:eusa_danc

toneseeker
03-28-2006, 05:28 AM
I'd like to try one of the early ones, or even one of his pre-production models. I think I read somewhere (probably on Ed Roman's site a long time ago) that Paul has been making his guitars since the late 70s.

Those first couple of years go for some serious coin nowadays.
I figure in twenty or thirty years, the first PRSs will probably be more valuable than anything made after 1970.

MapleShredder
04-24-2006, 12:07 PM
Did you change those tuners on that PRS ? :eusa_thin I see Schallers on there but I thought all the PRS guitars had "PRS" stamped on the back of the tuners.

A PRS Custom has been on my "wanted guitar list" for awhile now but the price keeps me from getting one. They are beautiful looking axes...just wish I had a chance to see what one played like.

kramerlover
04-24-2006, 12:29 PM
[QUOTE=MapleShredder]Did you change those tuners on that PRS ? :eusa_thin I see Schallers on there but I thought all the PRS guitars had "PRS" stamped on the back of the tuners.

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Those are original. I believe they changed the tuners they used in 1987 or around then.