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brentrocks
09-23-2012, 09:58 AM
Hi there!

im looking to buy this CU 24 ....looks to be a small heel, pre factory? Stamped 10 top.

is $1750 too much to pay for this guitar?

thanks in advance!!!

brent

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/ebmmquilt/prs4_zps110d5eec.jpg?t=1348412159

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/ebmmquilt/prs1_zpsc09f34a8.jpg?t=1348412158

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/ebmmquilt/prs2_zps90abb3d2.jpg?t=1348412158

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/ebmmquilt/prs3_zpsd4a2233a.jpg?t=1348412158

cjmwrx
09-23-2012, 10:19 AM
No, that is a good price for a used Cu24.

brentrocks
09-23-2012, 10:34 AM
No, that is a good price for a used Cu24.

thanks dude.....is that a pre factory?

CE-man
09-23-2012, 11:23 AM
That's a good price for a `95 Custom 24. If you like it go for it. The PRS operations moved from Annapolis to Stevensville in `95 and was up and running in `96, but probably the determining factor with your guitar being from the old factory or the new factory would be that neck heel. Yours is small so that would be considered from the old factory. Pre factory would be guitars built before 1985. Good luck!

LSchefman
09-23-2012, 11:26 AM
thanks dude.....is that a pre factory?

Check out the PRS Lexicon thread, but basically, "pre-factory" are guitars made prior to serial number 5_0001, which would be some time in 1985.

Everything else was made in a factory. There have been two factories.

People misuse this term, and I know folks who think their post 1985 guitar is somehow "pre-factory." In fact, I produced a record for a band where the guitar player insisted his '95 CU24 was "pre-factory". I liked the guy, so I gave him my copy of The PRS Guitar Book, by Dave Burrluck. I figured he needed it more than I did. I'd send you my copy if he'd only give it back!! ;)

brentrocks
09-23-2012, 01:15 PM
Thanks guys!

so they were using CNC machines in '95?

brentrocks
09-23-2012, 01:44 PM
I decided to pull the trigger. Seemed like a good deal.

CE-man
09-23-2012, 08:53 PM
I decided to pull the trigger. Seemed like a good deal.

If you bought it, it has not been removed as that guitar is on eBay right now. You might want to contact the seller. http://www.ebay.com/itm/paul-reed-smith-custom-24-sunburst-orange-guitar-with-birds-/330796126142?pt=Guitar&hash=item4d04fc4fbe

brentrocks
09-23-2012, 09:13 PM
If you bought it, it has not been removed as that guitar is on eBay right now. You might want to contact the seller. http://www.ebay.com/itm/paul-reed-smith-custom-24-sunburst-orange-guitar-with-birds-/330796126142?pt=Guitar&hash=item4d04fc4fbe

thank you for the heads up....i just talked to him....i guess he has 2 ebay accounts, why he would post it 2 times, is beyond me? he says he is in the process of moving and selling off a lot of stuff.

CE-man
09-23-2012, 09:28 PM
thank you for the heads up....i just talked to him....i guess he has 2 ebay accounts, why he would post it 2 times, is beyond me? he says he is in the process of moving and selling off a lot of stuff.

Okay, I'm glad you spoke to him. Ebay can be both the best and the worst of people.

Nice score!

brentrocks
09-23-2012, 09:30 PM
ill post "good" pics when it arrives and have a tone report too

vchizzle
09-23-2012, 09:33 PM
Thanks guys!

so they were using CNC machines in '95?
Not sure when 1st CNC was used but before that it was the duplicarver which is the same idea as CNC, just less accurate and more prone to wear out. Both do the same thing for the most part.
I think that's right anyhow, someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

Either way- great guitar! Nice buy!

CE-man
09-23-2012, 09:40 PM
Thanks guys!

so they were using CNC machines in '95?

I believe the Annapolis factory had duplicarvers and perhaps some CNC machinery but still used a fair amount of hand operation while the new factory has fully automated computer controlled CNC machinery that makes production fast, tolerances tight, and consistency high.

LSchefman
09-23-2012, 11:58 PM
I believe the Annapolis factory had duplicarvers and perhaps some CNC machinery but still used a fair amount of hand operation while the new factory has fully automated computer controlled CNC machinery that makes production fast, tolerances tight, and consistency high.

Yup, duplicarvers are just analog CNC machines that don't do the job as well, but there's still a ton of hand work even now.

brentrocks
09-25-2012, 06:53 PM
I now have a tracking #...should be here Friday or Saturday

vchizzle
09-27-2012, 09:26 AM
Yup, duplicarvers are just analog CNC machines that don't do the job as well, but there's still a ton of hand work even now.
Very true.

I now have a tracking #...should be here Friday or Saturday
Ohhhh, the agonizing wait!

brentrocks
10-01-2012, 05:14 AM
Well i have the guitar and all is well....except for the nut, so it seems.

when i use the trem most of the strings go sharp. i did lube the nut. am i doing something wrong? it is my first time with the old style locking tuners. it seems to me the strings are hanging up in the nut, i'm using 10s.

any words of wisdom, before i go have a new nut put on this guitar?

brentrocks
10-01-2012, 05:47 PM
Is it possible the phase 1 tuners are causing the tuning problems?

AP515
10-01-2012, 06:02 PM
Well i have the guitar and all is well....except for the nut, so it seems.

when i use the trem most of the strings go sharp. i did lube the nut. am i doing something wrong? it is my first time with the old style locking tuners. it seems to me the strings are hanging up in the nut, i'm using 10s.

any words of wisdom, before i go have a new nut put on this guitar?

Congrats on a fine guitar. The tuners are probably not the problem. It's the nut or the trem. Make sure the trem is setting in the groove in the 6 screws holding it to the body and that it is level with the body and about a 16th of an inch from the body. If it still won't stay in tune it is the nut.

brentrocks
10-03-2012, 06:13 PM
i decided to send into PRS for a complete setup, including a new nut

CE-man
10-03-2012, 08:53 PM
i decided to send into PRS for a complete setup, including a new nut

Congrats on your new guitar! Sending it to the PTC is a good idea. As already mentioned there may be an issue with the tremolo and or/nut and the PTC should be able to address all of those issues.

brentrocks
10-09-2012, 03:35 PM
just got a call from Shawn at PRS....it will be shipped back tomorrow

themike
10-09-2012, 03:45 PM
i decided to send into PRS for a complete setup, including a new nut

Smart, smart man!

prsguitarman101
10-09-2012, 04:01 PM
Congrats on the "new to you" guitar.
:prslogo:

brentrocks
10-09-2012, 05:42 PM
Smart, smart man!

would you please tell my wife that:biggrin:

brentrocks
10-13-2012, 05:53 AM
I got it back from PRS yesterday, unfortunately it still has tuning issues. Looks like it will be going back?