Paul Reed Smith Custom

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Paul Reed Smith

Description Custom flametop transparent green finish bird inlays prs trem
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On 8/28/2005, Jim Ackerman (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
I own a few great guitars but this is an excellent instrument. I own a Fender strat Mexican, (I like the neck) I have a Brian Setzer Gretch. A 1932 National, a 1989 Martin D-41, an old Gibson, A few other practise instruments. I would replace it if it was stolen.
Model Year: 1995
Price: $1800.00 (new)
Where Obtained: huber & breese music
Features:
Made in usa mahogany 24 fret 6 string 1 volume 1 treble 1 5 position selector knob 2 humbuckers black solid body floating bridge locking tuners
Playability:
It plays great but is affected by weather conditions
Sound Quality:
I use a Gnx4 I was using a dual rectifier I play many different styles from country to rock to jazz It is suited well for all styles Sound is full and warm and cuts through the mix nicely No comparing this guitar to any other except and old Paul Reed Smith copy by Washburn that I once owned. That guitar played nicely and had EMG's in it that sounded fantastic. I have not considered modifying this guitar at all. THe guitar is quiet and is great in either studio or srage.
Durability:
I have played this guitar for 10 + years nearly every weekend and it is right there. I have adjusted the truss rod when I play on the water.It is a geat guitar. I have probably paid for this guitar time and time again
On 3/31/2002, Stephen Lindsay (442) posted:
Overall Rating:
I got myself a bit of a bargain when buying this guitar from a friend who is a recording engineer and wanted to finance some purchases of recording gear. Had this opportunity not arose I might have found myself settling for a standard strat, but I got this and a whole lot more in a very versatile PRS. The opportunity to buy a PRS has never been greater due to the introduction of new models made in Korea. If they are half as good as my guitar they'll be worth every penny.
Model Year: 1988
Price: $1000.00 Pounds Sterling
Where Obtained: Bought privately
Features:
This guitar is a 1988 model (built in US) and was bought from a friend around 1994 at less than half retail price for a new model. Until the addition of special models (eg Dragon series), this model was the top of the range. The body is Brazilian Mahognay with a Bird's Eye Maple top finished in vintage yellow. I assume the 24 fret neck to be made of the same mahogany and the fretboard is rosewood? with bird in-lays. Shaller locking tuners bind the strings at the neck end and at the bridge end there is a patented PRS vintage type trem. Pick-ups are two PRS "hybrid" pick-ups giving a range of tones from old and modern PAF to vintage and modern Strat. Tone control is replaced by a "sweet switch" which adds brightness at each pick-up position if selected.
Playability:
Having quite small hands, I find this neck just oozes to be played. String action is low and as the neck is not particularly wide it fits like a glove. Bending strings is effortless though if you wish to change to a heavier string I'd recommend you get the springs on the trem re-adjusted to suit. The guitar is quite heavy and feels solid when playing standing up.
Sound Quality:
I am constantly being approached by punters after gigs who praise my guitar sound. I mainly use the "old PAF" setting as I like the thick creamy tone that it delivers when set with some gain. Think Gary Moore a la "Still Got The Blues" and you'll know what I mean. Equally though if I want a nice clean strat tone such as that on Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" or SRV's "Tin Pan Alley" then this is achievable with ease. This guitar really does sing like a bird and I've yet to hear anything that compares with it on the semi-pro circuit that I play in.
Durability:
I have used this guitar live almose every weekend for the past nine years. In that time I have had two problems, neither of which happened during a gig. The first was a noisy pick-up selector, which when cleaned up by my local guitar tech was brand new. The second was a loose wire at the pick-ups and required one soldered joint. Consequently I rate it as 99% reliable.
On 3/27/2001, John Southern (86) posted:
Overall Rating:
This guitar would be nice with a fender style 5-way switch located close to the bridege which would allow for quick and precis pickup switched with a flick of the pinky. One of the best guitars available today without taking out an extreme loan.
Price: $1500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Emporium
Features:
It has Locking Tuners.. a five way rotary Switch with selections of: neck, bridge, neck and bridge, inner two coils of each humbucker, outer two coils of each humbucker.
Playability:
Plays above average. A very mid-thick sounding guitar with lots of singing sustain.
Sound Quality:
Fits all musical styles. Best for blues, jazz, funk, fusion, rock, hard rock, reggae, semi country tones.
Durability:
Very True tone live. Very good in extreme weather. A very Good Instrument all around.