1986 PRS Banana Yellow Standard Serial #6 14XX

 

This stunning early Standard is an extremely rare PRS for several reasons. First, to date only four Banana Yellow Standards that have surfaced. That’s right — just four. Second, this is the only one of them that has Birds. Perhaps 99% of Standards came with Moons, so to find one with such a rare color AND Birds is simply like winning the Lottery for a PRS enthusiast.

1986 PRS Banana Yellow Standard Serial #6 14XX1986 PRS Banana Yellow Standard Serial #6 14XX1986 PRS Banana Yellow Standard Serial #6 14XX1986 PRS Banana Yellow Standard Serial #6 14XX1986 PRS Banana Yellow Standard Serial #6 14XX

But wait — there’s still more to the story. A few years later, the original owner gave it a crazy swirl paint job and carved out an up-route for the trem! Ouch, right? Good Lord, the things we all did in the ’80′s. But here’s the cool part — just recently, the owner made amends by sending it to the PTC at Paul Reed Smith Guitars for a complete restoration to bring her back to 1986 brand-new showroom floor condition. As you can see, they did an incredible job, and you can actually follow the process they went through step-by-step here at the PRS Guitars Forum –

http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?1164-PTC-Project-86-Swirl

1986 PRS Banana Yellow Standard Serial #6 14XX1986 PRS Banana Yellow Standard Serial #6 14XX1986 PRS Banana Yellow Standard Serial #6 14XX1986 PRS Banana Yellow Standard Serial #6 14XX

Fully restored and ready for action, the current owner now has himself a minty-fresh Banana Yellow ’86 Standard with all original electronics, sweet switch, T&B pickups and choice Brazilian fretboard. In this case, all’s well that ends well thanks to the PTC.

Taken by sgtsteiner » Posted on September 1, 2012 » Filed in 1986, Banana Yellow, Brazilian, Pre-Standard, Stamped T&B pickups, Standard » Link

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