1985 Vintage Yellow Custom 24 Serial #5 03XX

 

1985 Vintage Yellow Custom 24 guitar

Another piece of Paul Reed Smith history — an immaculate vintage yellow ’85 Custom with a sub-350 serial number.

Until it’s recent sale, this was a one-owner guitar bought right off the shelf from a Detroit music store. It was there the original owner discovered a brand new line of guitars called “Paul Reed Smith” and quickly fell in love. Then on December 23rd, 1985 he went back to the shop to buy one. He’d only saved enough for the all-mahogany Pre-Standard, but the salesman convinced him the more expensive Custom was really the guitar to have. Together they worked something out and he got an incredible deal on the iconic classic you see here.

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Serial Number 5 03XX is in IMMACULATE, untouched condition, even though the original owner claims to have gigged it in a wedding band. It’s still paired with ALL of the original accessories and paperwork, right down to the hangtag and the original receipt. The flame top is very unique, ghosting on the sides and popping in and out dramatically when rotated in light.

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Brazilian board, wonderfully ornate birds, all-original stamped T&B pickups, sweet switch and electronics, and smartly finished in iconic PRS vintage yellow — this is one of the original Paul Reed Smith Dream Machines, and when he unleashed them in 1985 it forever changed the face of the guitar world.

In February 2011, seller Rick Hogue arranged to take the new owner to the PRS factory and have the guitar signed by Paul himself. When Paul opened the case he said quite simply — “Wow….look at that.”

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