1986 PRS Emerald Green Custom 24 Serial #6 07XX

 

1986 Emerald Green Paul Reed Smith Gutar

Discovered while scouring the used inventory on a corporate music store website — Sweet Switch having caught his eye — the lucky owner of this Emerald Green ’86 Custom with Moons may have scored himself the deal of a lifetime. Her asking price was a fraction of what she’s worth, and she turned out to be completely original and in killer shape with all the ’86 hallmarks — Sub-1000 serial number, Brazilian board, Stamped T&B pickups and Sweet Switch.

Like many early Customs, the top has a wonderful slight fade which accentuates the maple top. You can look right at what appears to be a dead area, shift the guitar half an inch and the flame pops out in wild combinations.

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Here’s the owner’s tone report — “As far as tone, she’s just a tiny bit brighter than my 88 Standard, which I expected due to the maple top. She’s just a little bright for my Trainwreck, but she sounds HEAVENLY through my Plexi. I feel like the luckiest guy out there when I’m playing this guitar. I just love how familiar these old models are, but how they have their own totally different vibe than the later guitars. The feel of the T&Bs — where the notes and harmonics just leap off the fretboard — is incredible.”

Taken by sgtsteiner » Posted on April 15, 2011 » Filed in 1986, Custom 24, Emerald Green » Link

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