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PRS Guitar (1986) Collector's Piece SOLD

Collector's Piece
PRS Guitar  1986

Serial # 6 0697

This 24 fret "PRS Guitar" is a true collector era guitar as the 697th guitar manufactured by Paul Reed Smith in its first production factory.  Imagine if you could have purchased a second year production Fender back in 1970.

In April 1985, Smith and his crew moved into their Virginia Avenue factory in Annapolis MD.  The first "production" serial-numbered instruments came of the line in August 1985.  By October '85 they had only produced the 100th guitar, yet by June 27th 1986 the 1,000th guitar came off the floor.  Although 1986 was second "calendar" year of production, this guitar was actual produced within the first year (12 months) of PRS company. 

This guitar was the pre-cursor to the "Standard" model which got its name change in 1987, but this all mahogany instrument was initially known simply as "PRS Guitar".

Ships in original hard shell case that has seen some action.  Tolex a bit torn and freyed on bottom, but certainly not a disaster.

Weight:  19.6 lbs in case
Exterior Dimensions:  16" W  x  4.5" D  x  41.5" H

Factory spec. for this model are:
    * Back angled 3 on-a-side non-veneered headstock
    * One-piece mahogany glued in neck, regular shape
    * 25 scale length, 24-fret
    * Single-action truss rod (double action truss rod fitted from late 91).
    * Brazilian rosewood fretboard. (Brazilian rosewood was standard until it was phased out by early 90 - 91)
    * Mother-of-pearl/Abalone moon inlays (birds were optional).
    * One-piece mahogany body.
    * Pickups were originally Standard Treble and Standard Bass.
    * PRS Tremolo System, Schaller/PRS locking tuners, low friction nut.

This guitar has the early "Sweet Switch" mini toggle for tonal variety.  The Guitar has a master Volume and 5 Way Selector which configures Treble Pickup - Power Out of Phase - Both Pickups - Single Coil - Bass Pickup.  This particular guitar has something funky going on with the Bass (Neck) Pickup.  There is sound, but not normal.  Needs assessment and correction.

This Fire Red is one of 4 solid colors offered on this early model. Other colors inlcuded Magenta Pearl, Black Pearl, Pearl White and Mahogany Sunburst.

SEE Pictures for noted blemishes on this 21+ year old guitar. Note couple of dings in photo (Neck Heel, Edge of fret board, Head stock horn) rest is shiny and smooth.  Bridge has bit of oxidation evident.

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