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1993 Paul Reed Smith
With a Rare and Red Hot
Electric Red Finish
**9.8 out of 10.0 Condition**
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Be sure to look closely at the color of the finish in the photographs below. This is not a flat red finish. I've done my best to capture the brilliant metal flake aspect of the finish on this guitar in the photographs. It shows better in some pictures than others. You can see the metal flake in some of the darker close-ups of the photo spread below.
Here are some things to think about as you look through the rest of the pictures. Be sure to see the description at the bottom of the listing page as well.
A highly collectable pre-factory guitar
Short neck heel
Brilliant Electric Redmetal flake finish
Original White label HFS / VB pick-ups
One-piece Mil-Com bridge
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Though I have several vintage PRS to choose from when I go out to a gig, over the past three years or so pre-factory CE-24's have become my hands-down favorite for week-in / week-out live performance. These alder body vintage CE model guitars are among the very best guitars that PRS has ever created. The new PRS customs are extremely high quality instruments but it's very rare to find one that possesses the magic of a pre-factory guitar. The new CE-24's are also quality built but never get close to the tone and feel of a short heel, vintage alder pre-factory CE like this one.
This guitar is in 9.8 collectors condition and has an extremely comfortable wide/thin neck carve. The neck and headstock are perfect. The finish on the back of the neck is new and glossy from end to end. The frets show no wear or sign of play at all. The fret board has a rich rosewood grain pattern. Here are the noteworthy departures between this guitar and complete perfection...... As seen in photographs 17-20 below, there is a straight line ding in the side edge of the body, a faint streak which you have to look very close to see just forward of the volume knob and I can't be sure but I think the pots may have been replaced. The wiring looks original and the rotary is surely original but the pots don't look like factory issue to me. That being said, the factory original pick-ups do all the work in creating tone. A 500K pot is a 500K pot and if they were changed, perhaps they needed to be. They may or may not have been replaced but the guitar works perfectly either way.
These alder body CE's are rare and will appreciate in value no matter how hard you play them. The vintage white label HFS / VB pick-ups are a great match for the alder / rosewood / maple tone woods of this instrument. The frets are like new. The case is a bit beat-up but still functions perfectly. Comes with the original trem bar.
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This guitar is also listed on e-Bay with a starting price of $300 more than I'm asking here at my home page, due to outrageous e-Bay seller fees. It is also on a rotating consignment schedule in two local music stores but I'm asking more there too, as they take a pretty healthy cut if they sell it. Why pay more than you have to? Check my feedback and buy it here. It may be gone soon. Send me an e-mail and we'll talk.
$1575.00 Includes Ground shipping to the lower 48
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