1987 Paul Reed Smith Custom 24


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Early production Annapolis PRS Custom 24, solid Honduran mahogany body and neck, 8.4 pounds overall, flame maple top in Vintage Sunburst, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with abalone moon inlays, 1 & 5/8″ nut width, feels closer to a “wide-fat” than a “wide-thin” profile but these guitars were largely hand-made back then. An amazing-sounding matched pair of PRS humbuckers, the Treble and Bass, master volume, first-generation 5-way rotary selector, and the famous “sweet switch”, which is actually a 135-nanosecond delay line that simulates 100 feet of cable and provides a further layer of versatility on an already extraordinarily versatile guitar. This one is clean and all-original, has the cryptic “asterisk” production marking in the neck pickup cavity and the serial number and finish designation in the bridge pickup cavity. Hardware includes the first-generation PRS wing-and-collar locking tuners and tremolo. These early PRS guitars were largely handmade and built to exacting standards, and are truly remarkable instruments. This example is no exception, plays great and sounds incredible. Missing trem arm but comes in its factory hard case.