Second Hand 1988 Paul Reed Smith 24 in Vintage Yellowinc Arm and Hard Case
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Please note this guitar does not have CITES certification so we can only ship this in to limited areas. Please get in touch about delivery if you are interested in this guitar
Paul Reed Smith factory guitars do not come much older than this. Paul opened up his first factory in 1985 after a successful first NAMM show from which he built a lot of the amazing guitars you still see artists play today. This special second hand guitar is an original 1988 Paul Reed Smith 24 with the classic sweetener switch, rotary selection dial and other unique tools that were central the PRS sound of the time.
Back in 1988 these guitars were built very much in the same way they are today. With a Mahogany back and Figured Maple top matched up with a Mahogany neck and Rosewood fingerboard. This is no ordinary Rosewood though, this is Brazilian Rosewood. Known for its sleek black look and incredible tonal qualities this is a strong and sturdy material that is highly sought after. Unfortunately as this guitar does not have CITES certification we cannot ship this guitar outside of the UK.
Mike Deeley Mark
This is a really cool part of this guitar. Mike Deeley was one of the first employees of PRS Guitars and was in charge of many different aspects of the build in the early days. One of the things that started all the way back in 1985 is that when Paul himself signed off on a guitar it got a little star in the pickup cavity. As the years went on and production went up and up these became rarer and rarer...and this guitar has it. Paul knows a good guitar when he plays one so for a guitar to have this mark means it has passed one of the harshest tests a guitar can face and passed.