1989 PRS Custom 24 "10" Quilt Top with Birds - Vintage Sunburst
Insanely clean...investment piece. Over 25 years old and definitely vintage in the PRS world, where this was just the 5th year of manufacture - and it was built at the original Annapolis factory.
This is one for the collectors - one of the cleanest vintage PRS's I've ever seen, with no buckle/button scratches, no pick scratches, and clean hardware. Best of all, it's a quilt top, which retailed around $200 higher than a flame top.
This one is marked "10" in the pickup cavity, but without the "10" stamp on the back of the headstock. As you probably know, the early years had the marking in the cavity only, but by '87 or so, they also had "10" impressed on the headstock. I think this guitar could have gone either way. It obviously started out as a potential 10 but after staining and finishing, it didn't quite make the grade, probably due to two small irregularities in the wood. This model has the same features as the '85 model, before some major changes in '91. The pickups are the same as the '85 models, but instead of "T" and "B" etched into the bottom they have labels marked "Standard Treble" and "Standard Bass". Additionally, it has the Brazilian fretboard and one-piece "Mil-Com" bridge made by MannMade.
Other early features include the short neck heel, small logo, and "Sweet Switch" instead of a tone control. Like all PRS during this era it's truly a hand-made guitar, built 6 years before they brought CNC machines into the shop
Other features include 24 fret mahogany neck, 1-piece mahogany body with maple cap, Wide-Thin neck profile, and the early version PRS locking tuners. There's something truly magical about the tone of most of these older PRS's, some of which is in that sweet switch. With the sweet switch down, it has the creamy, sweet sustain that Santana was famous for. Rich and thick, just like a milkshake BABY!!!!!
I have seen many 10 tops that weren't as nice as this one and, combined with bird inlays
Unlike a new one, it's guaranteed to be an investment piece right away. Original PRS case and trem arm are included as with case candy.. I mean look at the Case.. This is a under the bed find... In my book and values this is Mint.. No I am not going threw this with a 2 million dollar microscope to try and find something, and if you are anal and try and come back on me using the word Mint and want to argue, please move on... This is 25 years of being in a 1 owners house. It was babied. Hell theres not even dust anywhere...
This isn't a been around the block Rare Paul Reed Smith from EvilBay.. This is a Great Find from Me...:)
You PRS Collectors... stop drooling***
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